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Old 08-10-2017, 08:35 PM   #1
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Cheap work truck

So I just picked up an 86 dodge 1500 for a daily driver / work truck
All the upgrades that I will do are to make the truck better on the cheap, so I am not afraid of crossing any lines
So 1st upgrade since it came with straight pipes I needed a muffler, I found this sweet Toyota muffler for 20$ off of a Tacoma. Thinking I should put a trd sticker on it
2nd upgrade was the battery box, the battery is just held in place by 2 bungee cords so I bent some scrap 90 pieces of scrap steel I had lying around and bolted them to the original box. More pics soon, got dark
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:47 PM   #2
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So this is the carb on it. Might be a stupid question, but is it stock? Im thinking not, but I have no idea. If someone could tell me what type of holly carb it is and is it good for a setup of mpg or not
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Does that truck have a/c ?
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Yes it does
The plan will be to bypass the ac condenser since the ac doesn't work, also looking into an electric fan also. I was looking at the 16" single fan from flex a lite, should work.
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I guess I'm going to 86 the a/c as well,maybe hook it back up in the spring... can you upload a pic of the power steering pumps mounting brackets for me?i think mine had a small bracket hooked to the main bracket... I'm starting to panic.
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Pics of motor and lines. I was hoping I could go straight from the crank to the alternator
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I'm about to put all that back in today,I'll post a pic of the brackets I have left over,maybe that will jog a memory or 2.
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