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    Well I finally started my project today. Stripped what was left of the interior out with help. Getting the door glass out was a battle but I can only imagine there was an easy way. Thought I would keep the side windows as they came but I am rethinking that as I wonder if I could get a reasonable seal on them without having them whistle as I run down the road.

    I seem to have more levers than I imagined. Can some one tell me what they all did.

    I also found these wooden blocks under the running boards. Should I have expected these?
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    4 levers that I would like to know more about. One is strapped down while the one on the far side of the shifter has hinges at the floor to keep it from moving but could be lifted when necessary. Sorry for the poor photo.
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    • #3
      Wooden shims found under the running boards.
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      • #4
        The lever with the strap on it is the transfer case Hi/Lo lever.
        Forward, where it is now is high or direct drive range.

        The lever in front of it is the front axle engagement lever.
        It is currently disengaged.
        You pull that lever back to engage the front(4x4).

        Notice that if you pull the hi/lo lever to Low, it automatically engages the front.

        The lever to the left of the shifter with the lock controls the winch
        PTO to wind or unwind.

        The wood blocks were factory spacer/filler for the running boards.

        You need to get some manuals. They help a lot.

        Nice Start on you truck

        Tom
        WDX & Misc. Pics.
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        • #5
          Looks like a nice solid truck. Keep the pictures coming!

          Jeremy

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          • #6
            Day two on the disassemble. Running boards with there braces have been removed. Doors are off- that was a battle getting one of the lower door pins out. The other three came easier. I still have to remove the steering wheel, levers and knobs on the inside. Front fenders and the hood are off along with the radiator and grill. Slow but steady progress.
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            • #7
              Looking good!
              2012 mega cab 3500 cummins
              1982 w350 crew cab
              1977 Dodge short box reg. cab powerwagon 4x4
              1967 Dodge W200 440 magnum 4speed
              1949 cummins power wagon

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              • #8
                Merry Christmas.

                Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you have a wonderful day. Now that the gifts have been exchanged time to try and remove my rusted out floor board.

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                • #9
                  Steering wheel puller

                  Originally posted by Todd M View Post
                  Day two on the disassemble. Running boards with there braces have been removed. Doors are off- that was a battle getting one of the lower door pins out. The other three came easier. I still have to remove the steering wheel, levers and knobs on the inside. Front fenders and the hood are off along with the radiator and grill. Slow but steady progress.
                  I have a steering wheel puller to loan you are welcome to borrow, makes life easier.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bob2 View Post
                    I have a steering wheel puller to loan you are welcome to borrow, makes life easier.
                    Bob - thanks for the offer. If I can not find one here I will email you.

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                    • #11
                      Merry Christmas to you Todd, Let me know when your package arrives from Power Wagon Advertiser.
                      1967 W200.aka.Hank
                      1946 WDX.aka.Shorty
                      2012 Ram 2500 PowerWagon.aka Ollie

                      Life is easier in a lower gear.

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                      • #12
                        Removed the cab today so it can be media blasted and primed. I hope to have it at a shop that can extend it before I have to go back overseas next week. The hope on the extension is so a big guy like myself can sit in it without having to eat the steering wheel.

                        I took the steering wheel, column, and the gear box off as a whole assembly once I had the cab tilted towards the rear.

                        Sorry for the rotated photos. I will hopefully figure that issue out sooner or later.
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                        • #13
                          Body parts cleaned up. They looked a lot better than I expected. One small pin hole at the top back of cab but knew it was there before.
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                          • #14
                            WOW, that is in good shape.
                            I drive a DODGE, not a ram!

                            Thanks,
                            Will
                            WAWII.com

                            1946 WDX Power Wagon - "Missouri Mule"
                            1953 M37 - "Frankenstein"
                            1993 Jeep YJ - "Will Power"
                            1994 2500 4WD Regular Cab - "Old Gray"
                            2006 3500 DRW 4WD Mega Cab - "Power Wagon Hauler"

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                            • #15
                              Auto body shop is ready to stretch the cab. Hope it all goes well.
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