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Old 02-19-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
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Project cheap tow rig, 94 cummins...

Well this was going to be a donor truck for the crew cab but I had no luck find any cabs or anything for it. So I will now just be fixing up this truck

1994 cummins 308k miles, 5 speed. No blow by from I can tell.

Plans are to go through everything replace most wear parts change fluids. And then I will dye all the interior black and do something about the seat inside. Then finally it will be painted, I'm not sure what color, but it will be some sort of silver or gun metal.

Performance mods planned, are 3k GSK, new intake, BHAF, boost elbow, and 4" exhaust. I don't want to get too crazy just a little more power and mpg's. Edit: and fuel plate

The truck was 0 I hope to have less than 4K in when done, but we know how that goes.


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Old 02-19-2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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sweet. I had one EXACTLY the same as that. its was even grey too.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:44 PM
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It shouldn't be looking the same for long

Heres an Idea(s) of what I'm shooting for.















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Old 02-19-2011, 05:51 PM
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I think I want to black it out too

It looks kinda cool and everything on this truck doesn't look too good so painting it body color (gun metal) or black will make it look nicer

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Cool project, not sure about the total blackout though.
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:34 PM
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It shouldn't be looking the same for long
Oh I lied, I blended to of my previous dodges. the grey one was ext cab 4x4, the reg cab 2wd stick was green.

this is usually what mine look like after I'm done with them.......



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Old 02-20-2011, 01:17 PM   #7
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I found a extended cab that had a cummins for $800 bucks. It about an hour away. It has a gooseneck hitch already and the bed isn't rusted out. And what body panels are damaged are in good shape on my other truck. The dash is cracked also, but it's not on my other one and the gauges seemed to be in better shape.

Seems like I cant go wrong there

The extra wheelbase will probably help towing also, we plan on getting a gooseneck to hold two trucks, probably about 15k pounds.
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, Really though cummins are freakin legendary. If i wasnt so retarded with diesels id probably try to get one for a tow rig. Only thing im any good at diagnosing and fixing is carbed gas motors though
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The diesel seems to be much simpler than a carbed engine
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The diesel seems to be much simpler than a carbed engine
The 12 valves are about as simple and easy to work on as it gets, not to mention they are built stupid strong.
Since you are thinking about a custom flatbed, check out the old project truck Fourwheeler mag did, project Baja Bomber, it was an extended cab cummins with a race recovery oriented custom bed. IIRC it was a pretty cool design.

As far as your mod list goes for the engine; do a 4k gsk, look at a AFC spring kit, don't waste your money on a fuel plate, either grind your stock one or just ditch it all together. Also look at a Mack rack plug since you have a 160 pump engine, and I would put some more timing in it especially if you haven't checked the KDP yet, since you need to remove the front cover anyway. A mild set of injectors could be nice as well, some great rebuilt ones can go for as little as 350- 400 after core charges, more power and better MPGs you can't go wrong
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The wheeler- April 14 calendar truck - 86 K30 shortened, 454/400/205 52/64's 4.56 60/14 locked and welded, tube bed and other stuff build > http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=292854
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The Beater- 01 VW Jetta 1.8t 5spd..low buck 30mpg city car
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