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Wow, heck of a job. Looks like nice work so far.

BTW, just in case you weren't aware, the lug nuts on your right rear are reverse thread (that caused me a bit of cussing prior to learning that!!)[emoticon]


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4x4van wrote:

BTW, just in case you weren't aware, the lug nuts on your right rear are reverse thread


The reverse (lefty tightie righty loosie) threads would be on the LEFT or Driver side. On our 1971 Dodge Van, both Lefts were Left Thread. I replaced the front drum brakes with disc from a 1974, leaving lefty threads on only the left rear. I felt that was going to cause problems at tire shops so I pounded them out and replaced with righty.

Our first Class C was on 1983 Ford E350, and its left had lefty too. Hard to remember now, but I think it was only left rear duals.


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j-d wrote:

4x4van wrote:

BTW, just in case you weren't aware, the lug nuts on your right rear are reverse thread


The reverse (lefty tightie righty loosie) threads would be on the LEFT or Driver side. On our 1971 Dodge Van, both Lefts were Left Thread. I replaced the front drum brakes with disc from a 1974, leaving lefty threads on only the left rear. I felt that was going to cause problems at tire shops so I pounded them out and replaced with righty.

Our first Class C was on 1983 Ford E350, and its left had lefty too. Hard to remember now, but I think it was only left rear duals.
Hmmm...I "thought" it was the right rear on my old '79 E350, but it appears you are right; it was the left rear.[emoticon]

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OUTSTANDING:

Wish I were there to help you fix it up or maybe completely restoring her. First thing, I would address is finding a location where you can work on it over time. Next, remove all bedding. cloth curtains as to MOLE working with a face mask, NO JOKE. MAKING NOTE AS TO SIZING, then closing exam walls and spray it down as best you can with BLEACH a good mold killer. CLEAN OUT WATER HOLDING TANKS with BLEACH as well as replacing water hoses.

Then I would address what needs care under the hood, Tires, older trucks are much easier to work on. BUT Hey have fun lots to be done and the best part you own nothing. You may also want to work up the easement for yourself before putting a lot of money into it for any kind of a future return.


Here is some extra Information I found for you on the web:
1980 Dodge Plymouth, Fargo Desoto Plan Number #6606
VIN: F44 C09 V72 0442

This may be an AMAZON Book you may want to buy you just for the Truck part alone showing here for 1980:

Here is the AMAZON LINK to working on the 1980 Dodge Truck part of your RV

This will help you to fully understand the VIN Number as to Make, Model, Engine type and Much more good stuff you will need I'm sure.

254-Page VIN PDF

In closing, I think you will find the 294-page information on the VIN number very helpful. From what I read that had or still has a wonderful engine.

* This post was edited 04/04/18 11:57am by Songbirds *


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