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  1. snate66

    Don’t know what to do with this w200

    SOOOOOO, any update on this truck? Parted? sold? Still sitting?
  2. snate66

    Possible "new" old truck....

    So.. I had a few minutes of daylight and scooted under to check a few things. Right side tail light out due to old hacked trailer wiring. Most of the stuff on hand to repair but will wait until the temps climb back up. Also, found a new leak in the rear brake line along the axle. I didn't...
  3. snate66

    Possible "new" old truck....

    Still investigating.... I'm thinking linkage needs some goin' over first. might have to wait until the weekend. These 10 hour work days take a chunk out of my winter daylight hours. I don't mind laying under a truck in the snow...but doing it in the dark makes me ornery.
  4. snate66

    Possible "new" old truck....

    Only amp and oil pressure working. Topped off with ten gallons, checked oil, coolant, lights and gears... was a strong starter. Getting out of low and into hi was a challenge but we prevailed and made the 40 mile trip home at 60ish mph with no problems. Felt good on the road. Total utility beast.
  5. snate66

    Just scored a 77 W200 old New Market Mn Fire Department truck. Standard Minnesota rust but...

    Just scored a 77 W200 old New Market Mn Fire Department truck. Standard Minnesota rust but solid and straight. 62K Should be able to post some better pics this weekend. Now to decide if i appease my lady friend and sell the rusty 03 Dakota...? She says there is no more room in my driveway for...
  6. snate66

    Possible "new" old truck....

    Been looking at a mid 70's w250 with some rust but straight. Any incites as to what to look for or avoid? Not familiar with some aspects of the full time 4wd.
  7. snate66

    Winter beater/ high mileage Dakota

    Settled on an 03 4wd with3.9. Bald tires and a bad ball joint. Cheap enough with the standard MN rust. Not too bad for the 150k + miles. 2 inch receiver and tonneau cover. New BFG /AT tires, ball joint and align and it’s feeling like it’ll do me for a while.
  8. snate66

    It is starting

    Replaced the 04 Dakota with a base model 03 4wd so I'm ready for the next round of snow. This spring is gonna be sloppy.
  9. snate66

    Introducing FTO's Newest Member: P R DeWitt

    Welcome! nice looking truck.
  10. snate66

    Winter beater/ high mileage Dakota

    I'm not planning on a lot of towing but I want to be able to drag a trailer if I need to. Short trips mostly. No long grades around here!
  11. snate66

    Dakota bed patch metal?

    ha! no, that clean shiny straight rust-free 04 is now gone. Or at least the insurance company is auctioning it off.... just grabbed a decent 03 Dakota ex cab with some bad bed spots. Currently debating practicing some patch panel welding in the truck bed or....buying a bed from a salvage yard...
  12. snate66

    Dakota bed patch metal?

    any sources out there for options? I found the wheel arches and wheel well pieces but no listing for Dakota bed floor. only need a couple small patches.
  13. snate66

    Winter beater/ high mileage Dakota

    I believe it is the 4.7 Mag..
  14. snate66

    Winter beater/ high mileage Dakota

    I'm looking for advice or cautionary tales of what to look for and scrutinize on a 200K+ Dakota. after my nice, shiny, clean, straight 04 Dakota was totaled on the HI way... I'm feeling truck less and want to pick up something cheaper to keep me moving and hauling. I've looked around and find...
  15. snate66

    frame damage

    Well the numbers are in. Ive worked it over all the ways I can think of....but I have to let it go. There is no way I can come out ahead financially. Sure was nice to ride a clean straight rust free truck for a little while. Gonna just find a high mileage winter beater truck for now to keep me...
  16. snate66

    Introducing FTO's Newest Member: Angela

    Welcome!
  17. snate66

    Introducing FTO's Newest Member: snate66

    considering taking a step back. I found a 92 Dakota 4x 5.2 with 200K decent shape small rust and drivers door dent. Could probably get it for under around 1k. I just need a truck. I got a daily driver that will last for a while. I haven't heard the numbers yet for pay out on the accident or...
  18. snate66

    frame damage

    still waiting on the numbers...
  19. snate66

    frame damage

    inspector admitted that it is just around the bumper support but still calling it totaled with the $3700 Frame replacement added to the other preliminary estimate numbers.
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