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Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- cowl crack fix
« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2020, 09:29:44 pm »
Maine requires a catalytic convertor-  88s came with one.  Order it now because most companies have stopped making them for these trucks.
Facotry Y for a 88 was 2.5 inch outlet with 2 inch singles
Dynomax 17749 is the best muffler for these trucks stock by far if needing 2.5. same size as factory.  Supreme sound- but its aluminized so expect 5 years on a daily driver in the northeast slop
1988 W-100 5.9 Magnum/NP-435/241/3.23 177,000 miles
1992 W-250 5.9 Magnum/NV4500/241/4.10-176,000 miles
1988/1993 W150 5.2 Magnum/46RH/241/3.55 160,000 mile
1993 W-250 club cab CTD i/c 518/205/3.54- 300,000 miles!

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- cowl crack fix
    « Reply #51 on: January 20, 2020, 08:19:11 am »
    Thanks Jersey.  On the catalytic convertor not being available, is that vehicle specific, aren't there universal ones out there?
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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- cowl crack fix
    « Reply #52 on: January 20, 2020, 12:51:46 pm »
    Cats are availalble for the TBI trucks like yours, but not for the 92-93 magnum trucks and several companies have gotten out of that market, including Walker.  Eastern sold out to AP and I'm just noticing less and less options. Its not easy is Maine to find a shop to custom bend stainless pipes to weld to your universal convertor.

    I think of these trucks like they were made last year but the reality is that my 88 is now the same as having a 58 model truck back in 88.  30+ years have passed.
    1988 W-100 5.9 Magnum/NP-435/241/3.23 177,000 miles
    1992 W-250 5.9 Magnum/NV4500/241/4.10-176,000 miles
    1988/1993 W150 5.2 Magnum/46RH/241/3.55 160,000 mile
    1993 W-250 club cab CTD i/c 518/205/3.54- 300,000 miles!

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- cowl crack fix
    « Reply #53 on: January 20, 2020, 05:37:26 pm »
    Yes, it sneaks up on you.  I remember when I bought my 74 W100 back in 92, it seemed ancient but it was only 18 years old.

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- cowl crack fix
    « Reply #54 on: February 17, 2020, 06:22:25 pm »
    Got back into it after some time away.  Changed out doors today.  Because these have no trim holes in them.  And no dents and no rust and will be easy to paint. 

    However I had to pull my nice assembled dash apart to change out the door wiring harness out b/c one single pinout plug was different in 93 vs 89.  And I didnt want to cut and solder. 

    Took me 3 attempts and new hinges to get the DS door right.  Its like butter now- just perfect. 
    Took me 2 attempts on PS door- still about 1/16 inch too far forward but I'll live.  I ain't taking factory hinges off the factory set up at the cab. 

    Next step is weld up the trim holes on the cab
    1988 W-100 5.9 Magnum/NP-435/241/3.23 177,000 miles
    1992 W-250 5.9 Magnum/NV4500/241/4.10-176,000 miles
    1988/1993 W150 5.2 Magnum/46RH/241/3.55 160,000 mile
    1993 W-250 club cab CTD i/c 518/205/3.54- 300,000 miles!

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- door swap
    « Reply #55 on: February 17, 2020, 08:08:21 pm »
    I know itís kinda counter productive but why not swap tbi manifolds onto the magnum and use the Y for those....then just use a universal cat
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    1991 W350, 360, 435, 205, 60/70
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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- cowl crack fix
    « Reply #56 on: February 18, 2020, 05:20:05 pm »
    Yes, it sneaks up on you.  I remember when I bought my 74 W100 back in 92, it seemed ancient but it was only 18 years old.
    I ordered my '74 W-100 when I was 19.
    It seemed brand new to me.  ;D
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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- door swap
    « Reply #57 on: February 18, 2020, 07:22:46 pm »
    Iím guilty of the same thing as Jersey, I go to the parts store to get stuff and canít figure out why they donít have it on the shelf, for some reason they just donít seem that old
    1985 W250, 318, 435, 208, 44/60
    1991 W350, 360, 435, 205, 60/70
    1991 D250, 360, 518, 60

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- door swap
    « Reply #58 on: February 23, 2020, 07:39:24 pm »
    The PS door was totally messed up- wiring harness was worn at the flex in the harness between cab and door.  Someone had been in there before but did the repair at the highest tension point.  And obviously other wires were damaged as well. 
    Anyway, power locks work now, but window motor is bad.  Everything else checks out- power mirrors and speaker

    did this repair in between fixing tie rod and flex joint on the tractor/ fixing a hydraulic leak and the trashed wiring on the tractor.
    1988 W-100 5.9 Magnum/NP-435/241/3.23 177,000 miles
    1992 W-250 5.9 Magnum/NV4500/241/4.10-176,000 miles
    1988/1993 W150 5.2 Magnum/46RH/241/3.55 160,000 mile
    1993 W-250 club cab CTD i/c 518/205/3.54- 300,000 miles!

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- door swap
    « Reply #59 on: February 24, 2020, 02:07:32 am »
    it's actually nice when electrical problems are obvious mechanical issues , thinking LMC has the motors ?

     A question , sorta son-in-law bought a small compact home owner  JD , mower " tractor" low hours , used , it has the re-gen system , hydrostat , I forget the model ,I'll get it tho ,  do you have any "scoop" knowledge on them ? whats the word on them ?  I'm from a different era and size ..
    78 to 93 parts trucks
    91 w250 318 518 44/60 single 9 foot driveway plow locked
    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- door swap
    « Reply #60 on: February 24, 2020, 12:26:56 pm »
    My   Deere knowledge is limited to utility tractors older than 2005, greater than 55 horsepower.  Tier 4 diesels scare me.
    1988 W-100 5.9 Magnum/NP-435/241/3.23 177,000 miles
    1992 W-250 5.9 Magnum/NV4500/241/4.10-176,000 miles
    1988/1993 W150 5.2 Magnum/46RH/241/3.55 160,000 mile
    1993 W-250 club cab CTD i/c 518/205/3.54- 300,000 miles!

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- door swap
    « Reply #61 on: February 24, 2020, 03:02:50 pm »
    I'm in the same boat . What I get a kick out of ... Had a 7.25 HP single briggs simplicity "garden tractor , mowed the lawn ( small brush ) all day on ? gallon and a half , my "new" simplicity 24 HP does the same thing but uses 5 plus gallons and is stamped tin .  Kid has a yard toy with 45 hp (?) and a cab that wants to set the trees on fire LOL

    my yard toy is 24 HP 3 cylinder mitubishie Mahindra normal injection , assembled in Texas , the backhoe is a sub frame ,far better than a shovel , bucket lifts 4x4 rounds off the 2nd row top on the truck . the 560 F/A was no longer needed ,( farm gone) :'(
    78 to 93 parts trucks
    91 w250 318 518 44/60 single 9 foot driveway plow locked
    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- door swap
    « Reply #62 on: March 6, 2020, 09:08:26 pm »
    I'd kill for a deere 2755 mfwd in good condition. 

    Anyway, this is the paint job I'm copying.  Standard GW7 white with 2001 dodge gold bottom and graphite pin stripes between the colors. No emblems. Still undecided on the 91-93 factory wheel wells or not.   Waffling on the factory 5 slot wheels or the Ford 15x7.5 alcoas. 

    Havnt been working on this truck.  Doing the stone foundation on my parents garage - built in 1919 and over the years, the granite blocks the builders put there have moved 2-3 feet in some places. 
    « Last Edit: March 6, 2020, 09:10:55 pm by jerseybud »
    1988 W-100 5.9 Magnum/NP-435/241/3.23 177,000 miles
    1992 W-250 5.9 Magnum/NV4500/241/4.10-176,000 miles
    1988/1993 W150 5.2 Magnum/46RH/241/3.55 160,000 mile
    1993 W-250 club cab CTD i/c 518/205/3.54- 300,000 miles!

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- door swap
    « Reply #63 on: March 7, 2020, 01:56:09 am »
    how they managed to do what they did with the tools they had is simply amazing .
     opinion on last post info :  nice colors , clean simple , I don't like the large plastic wheel house covers , dirt/rust , and the dodge aluminum rims .... mine swelled & every time I tried to remove them I couldn't with out a torch
    ( heat)  they look good BUT after 4 years struggle I gave up on them . ( salt )   all new solid closed end nuts , neversieze every where,  last time I left them kinda loose* , watched them closely , and only 2 nuts outta 20 were stuck after 1 winter , 2 too many           

    * I am the ONLY driver of the truck
    78 to 93 parts trucks
    91 w250 318 518 44/60 single 9 foot driveway plow locked
    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- door swap
    « Reply #64 on: May 20, 2020, 08:03:30 pm »
    So i got the rear bumper and interior trim together in the last 3 months and thats it.  Haying season will start in 2 weeks or so and the main tractor sprung 2 new leaks over the winter.  So if you're expecting truck pics, you're sol.

    Changed the injectors cause they keep fouling.  I think its because I was using tc3w oil as a lubricity additive.  I noted the cummins in the 93 and our 2550 both started smoking a couple summers in after suing that. 

    Note the dual thermostat housing on the 4045.  Lots of coolant flow.  Even more leaks. John Deere also thought it would be awesome to run a 3/4 inch ID piece of 1875mm long hose from under the steering column all the way to the back of the tractor- thats leaking.  Gotta remove 45 gallon fuel tank to get to it.  Guess who filled the tank up for the winter? Siphoned 20 gal off tonight- do the rest tomorrow and find a source for the house.
    1988 W-100 5.9 Magnum/NP-435/241/3.23 177,000 miles
    1992 W-250 5.9 Magnum/NV4500/241/4.10-176,000 miles
    1988/1993 W150 5.2 Magnum/46RH/241/3.55 160,000 mile
    1993 W-250 club cab CTD i/c 518/205/3.54- 300,000 miles!

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt-
    « Reply #65 on: May 21, 2020, 01:25:49 am »
    plenty of fasteners on that outlet , great clamping with no warpage huh ?  hydraulics .. ag / JD liked pipe threads , however engineering says 1 time use , not intended for pressures . slowly ag and JD have begun to get away from pipe , gone to o ring face or JIC .. much betterer ... stainless tube replacement ?
    78 to 93 parts trucks
    91 w250 318 518 44/60 single 9 foot driveway plow locked
    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt-
    « Reply #66 on: May 23, 2020, 06:23:49 pm »
    Got paint on drivers side door. Still too early to cut hay  though its dry enough.  Came out a lighter shade and lots glossier.  Pretty sure I can get it to match with wet sanding the door and cleaning the fender, which is basecoat only though

    Sand down- 80 on a DA, then 180, then 320.  Solvent clean, epoxy primer, basecoat, clear.

    Pick bugs out .
    Might try to do pass side tomorrow, but that one needs some welding first
    « Last Edit: May 23, 2020, 06:30:35 pm by jerseybud »
    1988 W-100 5.9 Magnum/NP-435/241/3.23 177,000 miles
    1992 W-250 5.9 Magnum/NV4500/241/4.10-176,000 miles
    1988/1993 W150 5.2 Magnum/46RH/241/3.55 160,000 mile
    1993 W-250 club cab CTD i/c 518/205/3.54- 300,000 miles!

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- door paint
    « Reply #67 on: May 23, 2020, 08:06:06 pm »
    Iíve very familiar with the last step...bug removal.  Can never figure out how there isnít a bug in sight until you spray paint, then a family of knats hatches on site...
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    1991 W350, 360, 435, 205, 60/70
    1991 D250, 360, 518, 60

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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- door paint
    « Reply #68 on: May 24, 2020, 01:38:39 am »
    Or it's a dead calm day, and all of a sudden 30 mph winds.🤪😬
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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- door paint
    « Reply #69 on: May 24, 2020, 11:08:48 pm »
    Iíve very familiar with the last step...bug removal.  Can never figure out how there isnít a bug in sight until you spray paint, then a family of knats hatches on site...
    Really.
    You'd think they would avoid that smell that could kill them.
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    Re: Project Cheapskate (NOT)- 89/92/93 dodge W150 mutt- door paint
    « Reply #70 on: May 25, 2020, 12:58:46 am »
    na , the smell don't bother 'em at all , getting stuck is what gets 'em
    78 to 93 parts trucks
    91 w250 318 518 44/60 single 9 foot driveway plow locked
    87w150 44/corp727 kandy w/ ghost bats/summer
    86-D/W100 44/corp/318mag/carb/4500/aka shit box/winter
    93w150short/44/corp/360/le/mag "caddie"
    93w250LB51844/60posi 318"New Truck"
    93w350 6 tire CC 60 c/a flat bed dump

     

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