Thread: Project: Doitall Dodge

  1. #201
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    That looks alot like the Dodges the Air Force used in the 50s and 60s for the b-52 bomber crews. It could haul all 6 guys and their gear to the plane on a scramble.
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    The truck has 'air force' doors on it that supposedly came off a six-pack dodge truck on a base in new mexico. Then the dodge went to a fire station after that. There are stickers over the air force logo in the paint. Funny.

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    Fantastic build man! Just went through the post and found myself finally deciding on what to do with all this junk laying around. I've got a 92 D250 with a Cummins and a D60 from a 86 GMC. Guess what Its 4x4 time. Any more up dates?

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    Keep up the great work. This truck is insane! My head is spinning with ideas...
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    Hi everyone!

    Sorry I slowed down so much. Don't think I don't use the truck! I just got back from a 1500 mile thanksgiving road warrior trip. The truck keeps going and going and going! I have been doing some little stuff as time allows. I sealed up part of the inner fenders and made a new air cleaner mount. Hopefully I will have some more stuff to post soon....

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    I understand that, I haven't been able to do anything to my truck right now either.

    Yep, these Cummins just keep going, I wouldn't trade mine for any other truck out there.
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    Funny, I went for a bit of a cruise the other day in my 92 and started thinking about your build. Do you still run the large tires daily? Good to hear it is still getting used
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    yup, every day cruising around on the 39s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metcalf View Post
    Hi everyone!

    Sorry I slowed down so much. Don't think I don't use the truck! I just got back from a 1500 mile thanksgiving road warrior trip. The truck keeps going and going and going! I have been doing some little stuff as time allows. I sealed up part of the inner fenders and made a new air cleaner mount. Hopefully I will have some more stuff to post soon....
    Do you know what kind of mpg's you got with them 39's? And what gears are you running?
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    I'm still running the stock 3.55s with the 38.5" true height tires.

    I got an average of 18.X on the entire trip with a best of 21.2mpg and a worst of 17.4mpg.

    In general if I drive under 63 I get 20+, if I drive 75-80 on the interstate I get in the 17-18 range.

    I think the perfect gearing will be 3.73 gears with the 5-spd manual transmission. I will be changing the rear axle to a slightly wider 14-bolt GM axle when I get an opportunity. 4.10s would work just fine also at the expense of speed on the highway. When I was running 35s and 3.55s I felt like the truck needed more legs on the interstate. The big tires fixed that no problem

    My engine is also basically stock, just an open element air cleaner and a 3" straight pipe. Living in colorado I REALLY need to install a smaller exhaust housing or change the turbo out. I have my eye out for a 04.5-06 he351cw Dodge turbo but haven't come across a good enough deal yet. That turbo should spool MUCH better and support all the power I can get out of the VE pump.

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