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Old 03-09-2022, 11:48 AM
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Default 2001 Dodgy 3/4 ton 4x4.

So I picked up a second Dodge truck, 360 CI engine, runs good trans is good.

Frame and body are beyond bad.

Going to use it as a donor truck to get my 99 up to snuff and then part out the remaining bits and bobs, and scrap the rest. Summer project.

Picked it up for $1000, thought it was well worth it.

Tossing around the idea of rebuilding the 360 and swapping it with the 318 that is in my 1/2 ton....
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Old 03-09-2022, 12:08 PM
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Do you need or want the bigger gas guzzler engine?


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Old 03-09-2022, 03:00 PM
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Believe it or not the mileage between the 318 and 360 is about the same. So I will take the bigger engine...
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Old 03-11-2022, 09:09 PM
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Out here it’s just the opposite. Everything is worn out and leaking from being in the dusty desert, but the bodies and frames are solid.

Plastics and rubber window gaskets however are cooked after 20 years. Unless a car has been kept in the garage.
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Old 03-12-2022, 04:07 PM
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Plastics and rubber window gaskets however are cooked after 20 years. Unless a car has been kept in the garage.
That's the problem around here. The Sun kills everything, especially paint clearcoat. And beachside Daytona (for example), the sea mist rots in the most unusual areas (like the cowl) and I avoid cars/trucks with any obvious sea rust...
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