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07-28-2013 07:38 AM
777funk DBM and Matt, yep that's why I'm saving it.

In my opinion the technology in this truck won't be back ever again so I'd like to keep it. You don't see this kind of power and simplicity before or after the 12V Cummins and NV4500. In my opinion this is the best powertrain ever created in the history of internal comb engines.

But at the same time yes it is frustrating trying to win against rust. At least in a truck all the pieces can be removed if the need to.
07-28-2013 04:22 AM
deadbodyman Even if it isnt worth much everything you'll learn will be valueable..
07-27-2013 11:40 PM
matt167
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Originally Posted by ogre View Post
ew.

my 97 dodge 1500 4x4 went to cash for clunkers because of body rust.
rocker was gone, so was 4 inches of the door inside and out.
hard to heat to say the least
truck ran fine and had just put a new trans in it.
don't waste your time.

poor kids what will they be rebuilding in 10 years
Yes, but a 2nd Gen Cummins is actually worth saving/ putting some money in. The old 12V will just run forever and the trucks aren't bad,The 12V/NV-4500 5spd trucks are really worth saving ( if you could find one ).. In my area, a 12V truck no matter the condition starts at $3k if it runs
07-27-2013 09:57 PM
ogre
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
A 90 something dodge truck ????
ew.

my 97 dodge 1500 4x4 went to cash for clunkers because of body rust.
rocker was gone, so was 4 inches of the door inside and out.
hard to heat to say the least
truck ran fine and had just put a new trans in it.
don't waste your time.

poor kids what will they be rebuilding in 10 years
07-27-2013 09:23 PM
777funk I would if I could but the donor truck is a single cab and the keeper truck is an extended cab. But the mounts that are bad are the ones that are on the single cab.
07-27-2013 07:53 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by poncho62 View Post
Why dont you just use that good cab? Probably easier than trying to change the mounts
X2
07-27-2013 07:17 PM
poncho62 Why dont you just use that good cab? Probably easier than trying to change the mounts
07-27-2013 05:25 PM
777funk Thanks for the offer DBM! You guys are helpful! I needed a new bed for this truck so I bought a spare truck with a bad engine and it has good mounts. So I guess I will need to pull those off and weld them in. I've never done this so I am trying to find the best/easiest way. Sounds like taking those mounts would be the best bet. I also didn't want to tear that spare cab up since it's a good cab and someone else could have a need for it possibly. But the mounts are there so I might as well take em.
07-27-2013 04:59 PM
deadbodyman
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Originally Posted by 777funk View Post
Thanks guys, I was thinking about fabbing them from sheet metal and I figured the parts that attach to the body (curves) would be difficult. Thats why I considered just welding to those existing parts. But it sounds like that's not a good idea?
Making them yourself wouldnt be wise ,replacing them will be hard enough...If you want I can get some good used ones and send them to you...
07-27-2013 04:54 PM
deadbodyman yeah you gotta pull the carpet up anyway.If theres a double layer of steel there and you need to drill them from the bottom ,you can make it real easy by cutting out the outrigger from the frame ,replace the mount then weld the out rigger back on its a lot fasterand easier than working around that thing...just dont loose it. or them
07-27-2013 04:49 PM
777funk Thanks guys, I was thinking about fabbing them from sheet metal and I figured the parts that attach to the body (curves) would be difficult. Thats why I considered just welding to those existing parts. But it sounds like that's not a good idea?
07-27-2013 04:35 PM
123pugsy Yep. Just pull the seat and carpet and drill from the top.
07-27-2013 04:25 PM
deadbodyman Theres only a few spot welds to drill out,why not do it right its easier...first off the new piece wont fit right and you'll be struggling the whole way and it'll never be right...if you can drill a hole with an electric drill you can drill out a spot weld...and do it right...dont worry we wont let you screw it up...you can do it...
07-27-2013 12:53 PM
777funk Would it be unwise to cut off the rust on the existing cab mounts (i.e. most of the mounts until you get right up to about an inch from the floor board) and then just weld in new metal to the old mount surfaces to fab up a new mount?
07-18-2013 06:33 AM
777funk
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Originally Posted by deadbodyman View Post
A 90 something dodge truck ????
2nd Gen Cummins truck (95). You've seen this before?

To my eye, it looks like the welds are right at the seams in patches. Maybe I'll be able to see better once I get the undercoating stripped.

Speaking of undercoating... this truck looks as if it was undercoated and the donor I have (96 1500 V6 Ram that I picked up for $500 for the bed and body parts) is only in paint (no undercoating) and the cab mounts are almost perfect. Could be a coincidence.
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