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Maelthra
04-22-2007, 03:13 PM
So I'm looking at a very cheap, very solid 1983 Crew cab dodge, but the problem is that its been sitting in someones yard for about a year and a half, without a back window or cover.

So it's kinda rusty, kinda faded, and kinda dirty. I'm wondering how hard it is to find (Straight) body panels and interior bits for one of these trucks, because I'm not a Dodge guy so I don't know a whole lot about them, except for the drivetrains. :dontknow:

epic3
04-22-2007, 03:34 PM
whats rusty on it

Maelthra
04-22-2007, 04:18 PM
Little bit O' rust on the box wheel well, and a little bit by the front driver side wheel well.

And it needs a rear window. Its got alot of dents though.

epic3
04-22-2007, 06:28 PM
all that will be the same from ram charger to pickup so parts should be easy

Maelthra
04-22-2007, 07:57 PM
Alright, cool.

Maelthra
04-22-2007, 08:04 PM
Anybody know what transmission is in the truck? I can't find anything about a manual four speed transmission in that body style.

crazylike
04-22-2007, 08:51 PM
theres a few, A230,250,390,230,833/overdrive-4
np2500
np435 and np445
nv4500
there should be a tag on one side or the other for everything but the np435 and nv4500 which are located on the pto cover. located by the drain and fill plugs is a square piece of metal with looks like 6 bolts.
if you need tranny or np205 tcase i just happen to have one for cheap.

Bocephus
04-22-2007, 09:11 PM
is there mold inside the cab from lack of rear window? if so i wouldnt buy it theres gonna be mold inside the air ducts for heater and air conditioning and when u trun the air on itll be hell and ull never get that shit out

Maelthra
04-22-2007, 09:46 PM
I didn't see any mold in there. I'm gonna take a really good look probably tuesday.