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1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD 440/727

Started by charlesm1982, January 27, 2016, 04:13:24 am

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SixGun

I wouldn't worry about the 74 RC.  74's were very unique in many ways. It would be confusing.  Good price but if you were to find a 77 FSM for that price it would be ideal. You might contact the seller and see if he carries one.
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket

SixGun

I looked back at my conversation with DB.  He pointed me towards one that had red writing at the bottom stating "Service procedures also apply to the 1978 models".  See pic below. At the time there were quite a few sellers and this ones jacket was a little rough but I picked it up for $9.99. He said not all 77 FSM's had that note at the bottom.
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket

SixGun

"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket

charlesm1982

Today I should have the wiring harness!!

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1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360
1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360

charlesm1982

New Engine harness!!!

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1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360
1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360

charlesm1982

Found these on ebay.....

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1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360
1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360

crazzywolfie

that looks like a pretty nice score. that harness looks like it is practically brand new

charlesm1982

February 07, 2016, 11:26:57 pm #22 Last Edit: February 07, 2016, 11:44:01 pm by charlesm1982
Quote from: crazzywolfie on February 03, 2016, 07:31:13 am
that looks like a pretty nice score. that harness looks like it is practically brand new


Thanks!!!!..............Yes its brand new with oem wire color and labeling
1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360
1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360

charlesm1982

The engine harness is in.....correct alternator on.....new starter is on....a flat out c*nt to get in & out w/440 and exhaust, previous owner had one bolt and nut holding it on then had to re-tap threads on tranny dig for new bolt and stud but all is well if it ends well right?.....ripped out all radio, speaker wires, disc changer garbage there was even 10ft. electrical cords plugged into one another used as speaker wire lmfao :dontknow:.....Did not try to start it up yet going over dash wiring with FSM first!
1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360
1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360

charlesm1982

Here's couple pics....

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1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360
1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360

rjtx667

Looking good... hopefully you hear it running soon  :great:
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1935 Dodge KC Truck
1991 &1993 RamCharger
2000 RamCharger
2005 Cummins

charlesm1982

Its like opening Christmas presents when the mail comes!!

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1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360
1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360

charlesm1982

There was a ford starter relay mounted on the LH inner fender that was half @ss wired so I went down to Oreilly's and ordered the correct relay. Somebody worked harder to rig this truck up this way than fix what was wrong with it! Lucky only the starter cables caught on fire last time it was running. If I get a couple of hours this weekend should have her running again.

I bought a 1976 Dealer brochure off ebay for $6. Looks like this was ordered by an individual its has the sport package with 440 auto, cruise, roll bar, bench seat, power steering, skid plates, engine block heater, heater only no A/C, 35 gallon tank, heavy duty shocks, stabilizer bar, Sunburst orange paint. Originally I think this was bought from somewhere up north and made its way to Texas down the line somehow.

 
Quote from: SixGun on January 29, 2016, 02:40:16 pm
I wouldn't worry about the 74 RC.  74's were very unique in many ways. It would be confusing.  Good price but if you were to find a 77 FSM for that price it would be ideal. You might contact the seller and see if he carries one.


I purchased the 1975 & 1976 Supplement Service manual first and after going through wiring diagrams realized I needed the 1974 FSM to get complete diagrams because 75 & 76 sup. manual only shows what's new in 75 & 76. In 1977 they came out with a new FSM lots of changes, which wouldn't have helped me.
1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360
1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360

SixGun

Interesting I haven't run across that. Good deal.

Now get that cool truck going.  :thumbsup:
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket
"You may all go to Hell and I will go to Texas" - Davy Crocket

charlesm1982

April 25, 2016, 10:56:11 pm #29 Last Edit: May 16, 2016, 09:21:11 pm by charlesm1982
Work on the Trailduster has been going slow. There's multiple shorts in the dash harness. I hook up the battery its sounds and looks like I'm welding lol. Almost every wire has been cut stripped and another wire twisted on.


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1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360
1976 Plymouth Trailduster 4WD W/440
1976 Jeep J20 4X4 W/401
1999 Durango 4X4 W/360
2001 Dakota Motorsports Edition W/360