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Thread: 90 Dodge CTD build(pics)

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    The first gens can take a serious beating, get killer fuel mileage and tow just about anything! Love the 80 and the NV both are great upgrades. I would have kept my 92 5speed forever if it would have had 4 doors.

    Nice truck looking forward to your build Btw when you say Dana 61 do you still run 3.07's or did you have to use a ring gear spacer in the front for a lower gearset?
    91- F350 CC - 7.3-IDI IH diesel - ATS Turbocharger - ZF 5speed - 1981 Four Wheel Camper
    79- Toyota Hilux 20R 4x4.

    My Gypsy wagon buildup: http://expeditionportal.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=38047

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    And that is why I love this truck. I just wish Dodge knew how to wire a truck correctly.

    If I were to do the rearend swap again I would probably go with a good old 14 bolt with 3.73s.

    They used a 61 in all the early or N/IC trucks AFAIK, mine came from the factory with 3.54s because it was originaly a Getrag truck and I believe 90 was the first year for internal hubs on the 60/61 fronts all the older ones had the old Selectro external hubs which are kinda weak.

    BTW I love the 35s and 3.54 combo, I got enough grunt down low using 1st and can cruise 70 at 1800rpms.
    Last edited by pulltilbroke; 07-07-2010 at 08:04 AM.
    90 Dodge W250 CTD, NV4500, D60,D80,NP205, Lots of engine mods
    Build thread http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...uild%28pics%29
    93 Dodge W350 ext cab dually, D60,D70,G360,NP205, a few adjustments
    Build thread http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...st-gen-Cummins

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulltilbroke View Post
    They used a 61 in all the early or N/IC trucks AFAIK, mine came from the factory with 3.54s because it was originaly a Getrag truck and I believe 90 was the first year for internal hubs on the 60/61 fronts all the older ones had the old Selectro external hubs which are kinda weak.

    BTW I love the 35s and 3.54 combo, I got enough grunt down low using 1st and can cruise 70 at 1800rpms.
    The 61 came in the 89-91 TF727 auto trucks to make up for not having an overdrive. 91.5-93 had an overdrive so they ditched the 61's. My brother put an overdrive trans in his early 91 with the 61's and it idles down the freeway. He can usually pull well over 25mpg with a light foot.

    Getrag trucks came with either 3.54 or 4.10's. Mine had the 4.10's with 265's and it was great for pulling and fourwheeling but forget about being in a hurry on the interstate LOL Early 89's had the Selectro's which are really cool I think, but like you said not as strong as the internal hubs.
    91- F350 CC - 7.3-IDI IH diesel - ATS Turbocharger - ZF 5speed - 1981 Four Wheel Camper
    79- Toyota Hilux 20R 4x4.

    My Gypsy wagon buildup: http://expeditionportal.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=38047

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    Well got the shell on and covered up the open bed space looks a little odd but oh well I can't complain it was free.Also scored a free mini fridge that might work decent after I get an inverter in there.







    Heres the free fridge I got.

    90 Dodge W250 CTD, NV4500, D60,D80,NP205, Lots of engine mods
    Build thread http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...uild%28pics%29
    93 Dodge W350 ext cab dually, D60,D70,G360,NP205, a few adjustments
    Build thread http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...st-gen-Cummins

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    That does look a bit strange. But can't argue with free.

    If you watch craigslist you could probably find a longbed version eventually. It took me a while but I got one.

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    I got a couple spotted right now so we'll see what happens.
    90 Dodge W250 CTD, NV4500, D60,D80,NP205, Lots of engine mods
    Build thread http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...uild%28pics%29
    93 Dodge W350 ext cab dually, D60,D70,G360,NP205, a few adjustments
    Build thread http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...st-gen-Cummins

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    I still feel your truck style is the best Dodge has come out with to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outback View Post
    I still feel your truck style is the best Dodge has come out with to date.

    I agree. Its too bad they never put a Cummins in a crew from the factory though. I bet they would have sold a lot of em.
    90 Dodge W250 CTD, NV4500, D60,D80,NP205, Lots of engine mods
    Build thread http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...uild%28pics%29
    93 Dodge W350 ext cab dually, D60,D70,G360,NP205, a few adjustments
    Build thread http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...st-gen-Cummins

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    I didnt know that. Your right they would have sold a bunch. I like the adition of the modern wheels. I would love to find one like yours. Add some Power Wagon wheels and some 4" National Springs lift. That would be about the perfect expedition platform you could find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulltilbroke View Post
    I agree. Its too bad they never put a Cummins in a crew from the factory though. I bet they would have sold a lot of em.
    That would have been the ultimate truck! If Dodge would have held onto their crew cabs for only a few more years... Or if Ford or GM would have put the Cummins in their crew cabs--either way works for me LOL

    Needing 4 doors I had no choice but to settle for the mechanical IDI--which is the next best thing in my mind but its no 6 popper 12V
    91- F350 CC - 7.3-IDI IH diesel - ATS Turbocharger - ZF 5speed - 1981 Four Wheel Camper
    79- Toyota Hilux 20R 4x4.

    My Gypsy wagon buildup: http://expeditionportal.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=38047

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