One for three?

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  1. patrick66

    patrick66 Senior Member

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    I've had my '68 Dodge D100 pickup for seven years this month. Added a Fargo tailgate and emblems to it, she's pretty much sorted out, other than rocker rust and couple of other spots. Paint is original/primer. Done lots to it over the years.

    My neighbor about a mile away, is a Mopar nut and has always liked my blue truck. He has three later Dodge trucks he wants to trade to me for the '68 - an '88 D350 SRW 4x2, a '78 D150 and a very straight '72 W150 Power Wagon. All LWB trucks with 360 automatics. No A/C in the '78. All are about 30 minutes each from running/driving. All titled.

    So, once he can find the papers on the W150, I do believe we've got a deal. The plan is to build the W150 into a nice truck, and utilize the '78 as a parts truck. The D350 will become my grunt truck, doing all the dirty jobs, and towing.

    In all my excitement today, I didn't take a single picture. I'll get some later In the week. I think it's a pretty fair deal, especially that the "Lifestyle" series (72-'78) are picking up in value. Can't go wrong with a Power Wagon.

    I've had the Fargo seven years today. Time to move on to more fun. I know, I've been bitchin' about "too many irons in the fire"...yeah yeah yeah. A Power Wagon has my name on it! Some dash work and a new seat is really all that truck needs! Nice wheels/tires will help, too, of course.

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    thrashingcows Senior Member

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    I have always loved the sweptline dodge trucks...that's a sexy beast!
     
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    Rapidtrans777 Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

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    72's had, IMO, the best looking grille. A 4" lift and some 33's that Power Wagon would be a head turner.
     
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    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    To me, the '71 and back straight-axle Dodge pickups had an allure all of their own. Especially the SWB models with a set of aluminum slot mags and wide "steam roller" tires to match. Strong engine, strong TF, and a nice exhaust note complete the mix.

    Enjoy!
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    patrick66 Senior Member

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    Forgot to mention, the '72 is an A/C, cruise control, and AM/FM truck. Nicely optioned for a '72.

    Took my Fargo out for its' first cruise night tonight. The Strip was fulll of rides from all spectrums...fun time! And yes, it's a regular Sunday cruise now, in its third Sunday! Put 100 miles on it this weekend. Feels good to drive the oldies!
     
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    patrick66 Senior Member

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    There are a LOT of things about both the '68 & '72 Dodge trucks that make them a bit of a red-headed bastard tranny stepchild. The '68 has a unique '68 hood, but has the '61-'67 dash, no ashtray on top, and other things. The '72 4x2 has one-year-only tie rod ends, scarce and expensive. All '72s have the one-year only grille, one-year wiring harness, and other little nits that are '72-only.
     
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    patrick66 Senior Member

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    Gonna shoot over to where the trucks are after work, to get some pics of all three. If the '72 were not a PW, I'd likely not do a trade. But it's the nicest truck, overall, and the closest to being able to actually drive home.
     
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    Here are two of the three. The blue truck is the '72 W100, and the other is the '88 D350.

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    The '78, likely to be the parts truck for both. It has the LRE/StreetVan stamped steel slotted wheels, which will go on the PW.

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