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    Default turning 1985 dodge into a real workhorse

    I havent been on here in awhile due to working on my latest project for the last couple of months and I finally got it done so I thought I'd share some pics.

    The truck is a 1985 Dodge W350 with dana 60's, 35x16x16.5 boggers, and a custom 203-205 double transfer case.

    Here's how we started:
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    Default Re: turning 1985 dodge into a real workhorse

    The new motor. 5.9L Magnum swap. Ahhhh the cold weather reliability of fuel injection
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    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

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    Default Re: turning 1985 dodge into a real workhorse

    Rebuilt the trans and transfer cases. I had to notch the bellhousing for the crank trigger, and grind the weight off the torque converter because the 5.9L's have the weight on the flexplate
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    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

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    Default Re: turning 1985 dodge into a real workhorse

    Now for the good stuff...The dump bed.

    This is the under hood goodies
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    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

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    Default Re: turning 1985 dodge into a real workhorse

    Some pics of the fab work
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    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

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    Default Re: turning 1985 dodge into a real workhorse

    Testing it out before the paint job
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    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

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    Default Re: turning 1985 dodge into a real workhorse

    Final product, with custom bumper
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    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

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    Default Re: turning 1985 dodge into a real workhorse

    Wow Nice job!!!!!

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    Default Re: turning 1985 dodge into a real workhorse

    The final figures work out to be 20000lbs dump force to a 48.5* angle.

    It is a bit more force than I had in mind when I was first sketching but once the fabbing started I was able to get the pivots in better locations than I anticipated resulting in about 3x's the force I really need. Which isn't a bad thing because the pump will only develop enough force to do the work, which will be about 1000psi. So I shouldn't have to worry about blowing any hoses anytime soon.

    I also forgot to add that the pump runs about 4.8gpm @ 3000psi, which is 2000 truck rpm. It takes 16 sec to full raise but about 2 min to come down, due to not being a power down(which I may change because the DCV has a port for that that I just blocked) so All I would need is about another 25 ft of hoses and fittings.

    The Hyd resivoir is a 3 gal that I put 2.5 gal in ( my tractor takes 7.5 gal so it works out perfect fo 2 buckets)

    The pump is ran off the AC clutch so it doesn't run but only to dump so I only need enough fluid to fill the cyls.

    Heres some pics of my figures if any of you other math/hydraulic fellows want to check my #'s The flash got me in the first pic they are 2.5" x 30" cylinders
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    ".........there is only one way to find out."
    "Ok, hold my beer and watch this.........."


    Ford 5500 Backhoe
    Kubota L3400GST W/LA463 FEL
    2005 Dodge 3500 4x4 Diesel
    8N Rebuilt and restored
    Bushhog 306
    3 Homemade wood hauling trailers
    Dolmar 6400 84cc ported
    Sachs-Dolmar 120SI Ported
    (4) Sachs-Dolmar 116SI Ported
    Dolmar PS540
    Sachs-Dolmar 115i
    Sachs-Dolmar 117
    Sachs-Dolmar 112

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    Default Re: turning 1985 dodge into a real workhorse

    Very cool. I would love to have that around my place for the nasty jobs.

    Chris

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