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So about a month ago I bought a 93 dually dodge. It has a 12V cummins and a 5speed getrag. The plans for it are to find a 4wd NV4500 trans, swap it in and hopefully get a T-case with it. Then find the appropriate front D-60 axel.



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When I got her she had several electrical problems.

The starter solenoid wire was worn through from rubbing on the frame. So the PO bypassed it and added a push button.

The AC and heater have been bypassed and hard wired with KO power. Haven't got to that yet.
The fuel shut off switch is a manual plunger on the dash. I'm going to add a elec cut off switch that's ran by the KO power. I'm assuming they came from the factory with a elec cut off switch and the PO removed it due to a failure.

The cab lights have been bypassed and a small light on the dash is the only door operated "dome" light.

The bed/cargo light is a toggle switch on the dash.

The glow plug light, fuel in water and the 3rd indicator light on the dash are wired in to the heater switch. Turn the heater off and they stay on. Turn the heater on and they all go off.

The nice thing is there is a complete dodge wiring schematics book that came with the truck! So over time I will eventually fix everything back to factory.


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They had a full wiring diagram for the truck and still screwed it up that bad? holy cow!

I didn't used to like those trucks, but they've grown on me, but people wanted too much for Dodges so I ended up with a stroke :)
 

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Lol yep exactly! It's hard to understand how they couldn't fix it with that book. It's a very detailed book too!

I got a heck of a good deal on the truck. $2500



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Calculated my mileage tonight. It was a rough estimate on mileage since the speedometer doesn't work but I drove aprox 205 miles from the time I filled up yesterday morning till tonight. She took 10.8 gallons topped off.
I've gotta get the speedo working cuz it's kinda annoying not knowing how fast I'm going.


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Nice find!

I had a '92 D250 (Cummins/getrag) couple years ago. Great engine and trans but everything else was garbage. I made money off mine. Bought it and sold it for more. I recently picked up a '89 W250 for a Cummins swap in my CC F350.

Mine is wrecked It has a d60 but its a far drive for you
 

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Thank you! I'm drivin the hell outa it. This truck came from Oregon actually! Ya that's a long dive. What all are you using off it?


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Holly cow that's 12 hours each way lol.


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Yeah a long drive!

I'm only using the engine. Everything else is useless to me. Its pretty clapped out though. I. Couldnt have bought a nice truck and parted it out.

Here she is...
 


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