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FrankenScagMachines
03-21-2005, 07:45 AM
'76 M880 1 1/4 ton military issue, full time 4x4, 360 4 barrel gasser, Torqflite 727 automatic, NP203 full time transfer case, Meyer 7.5' plow with E-47 pump. Tires are Daytona Radial Stag 235x85x16. Skinny with aggressive tread. :blob3: :D

FrankenScagMachines
03-21-2005, 07:46 AM
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03-21-2005, 07:48 AM
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03-21-2005, 07:50 AM
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Smalltimer1
03-21-2005, 10:13 AM
Those old W-350's are good solid basic trucks. Too bad they are very rare. We've had 2 D-100's over the years, those were pretty good as well. The '78 had the 225 Slant 6, it ran great, just wasn't heavy enough to keep on the farm, plus it was in really good shape and someone offered $2500 for it, so it got sold. It was seafoam green. The paint was in good shape but the guy that bought it painted it with a spray can to a darker green and a pretty crappy looking black stripe. :eek: The '75 D-100 had a 318, the guy we bought it from left his 3 yr. old son in it and he bumped it into neutral and it rolled across the street into the side of their neighbors house and messed up the rear bumper and tailgate pretty bad, so we got a good deal on it for $800, and then turned around a little while later and sold it for $1100. payup

Grassmechanic
03-21-2005, 10:20 AM
FSM - Thanks for the pics. Brings back many memories :D

SmallTimer - those weren't W-350's. That truck was built by Chrysler specifically for the military and the military only, using the military's specs. They were not available to the public. They have a true 1 1/4 ton suspension and they were built to take on anything. They can still be had at military auctions, but are becoming more rare.

FrankenScagMachines
03-21-2005, 11:32 AM
SmallTimer, yes as Mike mentioned it is not a W350. They were even one hundred numbers back then, W100, W200, W300, and so forth. This one was produced as a stripped down W200 then shipped to Uncle Sam's outfitters to be made into a M880, including beefed up springs to make it 1 1/4 ton (factory W200's were 3/4 ton). The "150, 250, and 350" models did not come until later on. The W200/M880 conversions were only built with 318 V8's, with 2 barrel carbs. Someone at one point swapped a 360 into this one and put on a Edelbrock 4 barrel carb.

Mike, your welcome LOL. I've had many people tell me that, that they have spent many years in those trucks and they recall those trucks as being strong and going forever, but none of them really want to be back in one lol...

tiedeman
03-21-2005, 01:59 PM
looks good!

Smalltimer1
03-21-2005, 11:55 PM
The local national guard unit used those trucks before they were issued Chevy K-30 4x4's and 3/4 ton K-5 Blazers with the 6.2L diesel. Last I recall seeing one of the M880's was about 5 years ago.