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whitebomber63

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Hello i am new here i came over from the Abodies website... i just picked up a Trailduster Sport so i hope some of yall would be willing to share some knowledge once I dig into the project....

First Question I need a new Automatic Transmission what came in these originally? the truck stuff is all new to me only have dealt with Abodies before.

Can't wait to talk trucks with you guys.

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Welcome aboard from NJ. I actually owned a 76 Trailduster Sport way back when. Mine was a 318 4spd with full time 4wd and a sure grip rear! 👍
 

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Only body work that needs to be done is on the right passenger side. What instrument went on the left side of the dash board?? It might be in the truck somewhere still going through parts.

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Welcome. Got to like mystery machines. Just curious were did you buy this that the seller had no idea what it was? A little background to this mystery!!
 

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Welcome. Got to like mystery machines. Just curious were did you buy this that the seller had no idea what it was? A little background to this mystery!!
in the middle of nowhere in a small farm town near Visalia CA when I went to see the truck I had to go a half mile down a dirt road in the middle of nowhere where I thought i was lost at first then 3 different orchards farms met with a clearing of a few dozen cars on about a 5acers clearing with little house was trying to get a price on a 55 chevy pickup 100% complete also but he didn't wanna sell had tons of cool stuff 4x4 vans old dodge tow trucks etc.... up in Visalia i saw tons and tons of old trucks all over just sitting there waiting for someone to save them... very unpicked area of CA unlike San Bernardino high desert.
 

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in the middle of nowhere in a small farm town near Visalia CA when I went to see the truck I had to go a half mile down a dirt road in the middle of nowhere where I thought i was lost at first then 3 different orchards farms met with a clearing of a few dozen cars on about a 5acers clearing with little house was trying to get a price on a 55 chevy pickup 100% complete also but he didn't wanna sell had tons of cool stuff 4x4 vans old dodge tow trucks etc.... up in Visalia i saw tons and tons of old trucks all over just sitting there waiting for someone to save them... very unpicked area of CA unlike San Bernardino high desert.
What a way to find a vehicle. I have had a few of the were the heck are we experiences. There must be a story as how you found this guy with the mystery hoard of vehicles.
 

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What a way to find a vehicle. I have had a few of the were the heck are we experiences. There must be a story as how you found this guy with the mystery hoard of vehicles.
Found him on Facebook trying to sell a Cummings with the truck asked him if he would sell just the roller he said no, then I waited a week and someone had bought the Cummings motor but left the trailduster so I got to talking with him once I saw his ad changed and it was just the truck. he had another guy that was gonna come out before me but we hit it off and I told him I'd pay him what he was asking, he liked that so he held onto the car for me until I was able to come pick it up. If I didn't offer him what he was asking like I did I would of missed out on the truck cause someone was gonna see it a few days before I was but once I said I was gonna pay what he was asking cause I thought it was fair the low ball offer from the other dude disappeared 😎
 

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Found some of the emblems in the car does the trailduster emblem go on the tailgate? And where does the metal plymouth emblem go in the middle???? The grill letters are broken in two spots it's a clean beak tho gonna try and glue it back together. And then I found the power wagon emblems from the frame swap, gonna clean em up and have some cool shelf emblems 😎

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Here's two pictures I got from hamtramck historical.

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Looks like you need another TrailDuster emblem, if they go on the fender like in the pictures.


That link goes right to the 76 brochure.
The right and left emblems are still on the truck this is a 3rd one so I am guessing this one and the plymouth go on the back I have seen one where the trailduster was in the usual spot for the ramcharger emblem and the plymouth emblem was dead center of the truck tailgate or off center to the right center left of the trailduster emblem but it's very very hard to find pictures of the rear of the truck for this year. :(
 
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These are only good rear end pictures I can find. 74 75 76 but I have seen it vary from truck to truck were some trucks will be slightly different with placement.
The plymouth emblem I have is the same size as the emblem on the 74 compared to the smaller plymouth emblem on the 75

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