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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by Roadking41a on November 24th 2010, 6:38 pm

You did a great job on your truck.

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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by Caleb on November 28th 2010, 7:53 pm

OMG!!! I would've never thought that a BRAND NEW Ferrari would look that bad.

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Post by snafu on November 30th 2010, 12:43 pm

Caleb wrote:OMG!!! I would've never thought that a BRAND NEW Ferrari would look that bad.

+1. I'd expect that on a Ford or Chevy, but not a Ferrari! Shocked

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Post by Caleb on December 5th 2010, 5:59 pm

aneat, which sandpaper did you use in your final wetsand?

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Post by ANeat on December 5th 2010, 8:17 pm

Caleb wrote:aneat, which sandpaper did you use in your final wetsand?

I used Meguiars unigrit, cant recall if it was 2000 or 2500 on the final. I think I had the 2500 available but stopped at 2000

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Post by kx59 on December 5th 2010, 9:04 pm

Caleb wrote:OMG!!! I would've never thought that a BRAND NEW Ferrari would look that bad.

after seeing the results that rollers have achieved I look at car paint with a very critical eye. I don't look at the paint, I look at the reflections and I am appalled at what I see on very expensive mercedes and lexus. From what I've seen it has everything to do with what you do before and after you lay the paint down. rollers rule in my humble opinion.

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Post by austin26372 on December 12th 2010, 11:00 pm

Looks really nice...

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Post by ANeat on November 6th 2011, 7:23 pm

Hi folks, just thought I would check in and do an update, been a little over a year now and the paint job is holding up great.

Im also happy that the lettering on the tailgate is holding up like new. Im kind of suprised, its just a number plate decal for a motocross bike I had, didnt know how it would hold up to being out in the weather 24/7.

Anyway, I did paint the wheels over the summer (rattlecan) and wash/wax it a little more often than I used too Wink




These pics are from today










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Post by cac1967 on November 6th 2011, 10:14 pm

Aneat, the old dodge still look's great!!!!! love that color, I may use the same color mix on my 64 falcon! Look's better then a new truck!!!! thumbs up

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Post by rmdhokie on November 7th 2011, 7:32 am

Looks great. Glad to hear it's holding up too.

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Post by retired plumber on November 10th 2011, 12:07 am

Thanks for the update. Still looking good.
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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by snafu on November 10th 2011, 10:55 am

Looks great! That's the perfect color for an old truck.

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Post by Country705 on July 23rd 2012, 11:31 pm

wondering if it is still holding up....could you post some update picures?

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Post by ANeat on November 15th 2012, 12:01 pm

Hello everyone; 2+ years now and still going strong. Didnt baby it at all this year. One wash job back in the summer.

Pic was yesterday, really holding up well


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Post by tbirdsps on February 19th 2013, 1:24 pm

Looks great!

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Post by Prospector on July 25th 2013, 12:01 pm

I first saw your Petty Blue Dodge D250 on Moparts, and it's nice to see it here with an even more thorough documentation and progress reports.  It looks great and I love the first gen, square body Rams.

I have a 1984 Dodge D250 Royal SE Prospector I bought in Georgia about four years ago.   I'm going to do some of the minor bodywork myself with a buddy's help and paint mine with the Roller Method.

Question:  Was your rig originally powder blue or is that the color you wanted?   I'm struggling with doing my truck in the original sand beige and brown metallic two tone job it came from factory since that was a paint combination only offered on the Royal SE Prospector.    I'm not overly fond of it.

I have two choices in my head:  One tone Brightside Flag Blue (darkened a shade darker with black) and a black hood and grille, removing all the bright trim, grinding down the studs, and leaving the Ram's head hood ornament, Prospector Badges, and Ram Script on the side.  (I can't find NOS Royal SE Badges anywhere....).  

Or... going Brightside Hatteras White and leaving all the trim.  

Personally, I'm leaning on the first option.

BTW....I lived in Dayton for 16 years, and my two daughters are still there...one in Troy, and the other a Sophomore at Wright State.   Miss the Miami Valley.

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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on July 25th 2013, 12:46 pm

I grew up in Randolph Township! Right on the outskirts of Englewood. Relatively flat land.

I think that ANeat is within 25 miles of me, so I've kept an eye out for that truck.

I'm not a fan of brown or tan either.
I personally would keep the side trim, and go for a two tone, using the blue and white you mentioned.
But if any of the trim needs to be replaced, I'd ditch it, and maybe then lean toward a single color.  That's a nice truck.  Looking forward to more pics.

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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by Prospector on July 25th 2013, 1:22 pm

Tommy Hillbilly wrote:I grew up in Randolph Township! Right on the outskirts of Englewood. Relatively flat land.

I think that ANeat is within 25 miles of me, so I've kept an eye out for that truck.

I'm not a fan of brown or tan either.
I personally would keep the side trim, and go for a two tone, using the blue and white you mentioned.
But if any of the trim needs to be replaced, I'd ditch it, and maybe then lean toward a single color.  That's a nice truck.  Looking forward to more pics.


All three of my daughters graduated from Northmont HS, and I substitute taught at Northmont for two years. I also taught at Loos Elementary School in Dayton, and at Valley View High School in Germantown. We used to live on Westbrook Road, then sold the farm house and moved to Englewood on Old Salem. Clayton was right across the street. Small world. My truck and I are often seen in the Miami Valley.. we stored a lot of our household goods that the girls didn't pilfer, and we're now in northern Indiana taking care of my wife's mother who is 89 with senile dementia.

Now on to my truck... I have two pieces of trim missing, but it may be easier to find them than grinding those studs down. I'll post pictures and start my own Prospector Project thread when I get the go ahead from the ruler of our house...my wife. Razz 

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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on July 25th 2013, 2:44 pm

Small world indeed.  I lived my first 15 years in the subdivision (Northview Estates) in the South West quadrant of the intersection of Old Salem and Garber, and then we moved across Old Salem into the neighborhood (Savina Hills Estates, I think) South West of Main Street and I-70.  The old train tracks were maybe 1000 feet from my house - though those tracks were torn out at least 100 years ago.  They used the right of way where the giant power wires cross Old Salem, roughly halfway between Garber and Taywood.  Those wires continue North West to the power station on Taywood just South of I-70.  Kinsey Station was on Kinsey Road, just West of Taywood.
I graduated from Northmont in 1984.  Northwood was my primary school.

Here are some links to the history of the area.  

http://www.rths.org/englewood.htm

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=kinsey%20station%20englewood&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CFMQFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.englewood.oh.us%2Fbrochures%2FEnglewoodHistoryByEarlHeck.pdf&ei=xG_xUYGtEMex4AONhYDgAg&usg=AFQjCNH9KIpFcAR_WnqRPzKieRLzRWq2Vg&cad=rja

Kinsey Station had a facebook page, but I can't find it now.

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Post by Tommy Hillbilly on July 25th 2013, 2:50 pm

I'm pretty sure ANeat still checks back here from time to time, so I'm sure he'll have a more on-topic response...

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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by ANeat on September 3rd 2013, 7:46 pm

Prospector wrote:I first saw your Petty Blue Dodge D250 on Moparts, and it's nice to see it here with an even more thorough documentation and progress reports.  It looks great and I love the first gen, square body Rams.  

I have a 1984 Dodge D250 Royal SE Prospector I bought in Georgia about four years ago.   I'm going to do some of the minor bodywork myself with a buddy's help and paint mine with the Roller Method.

Question:  Was your rig originally powder blue or is that the color you wanted?   I'm struggling with doing my truck in the original sand beige and brown metallic two tone job it came from factory since that was a paint combination only offered on the Royal SE Prospector.    I'm not overly fond of it.

I have two choices in my head:  One tone Brightside Flag Blue (darkened a shade darker with black) and a black hood and grille, removing all the bright trim, grinding down the studs, and leaving the Ram's head hood ornament, Prospector Badges, and Ram Script on the side.  (I can't find NOS Royal SE Badges anywhere....).  

Or... going Brightside Hatteras White and leaving all the trim.  

Personally, I'm leaning on the first option.

BTW....I lived in Dayton for 16 years, and my two daughters are still there...one in Troy, and the other a Sophomore at Wright State.   Miss the Miami Valley.

Hey Prospector, I cruise thru here from time to time... Looking forward to see your Dodge get all fixed up....

On mine the original color was light blue metallic. You can see bits of it in the first posts here. I wanted to stick with something kind of close but wasnt to concerned about getting a perfect match or doing my door jams or anything....

If you go too drastic a color change will your interior match?

There is a guy near me with a two tone brown/beige Dodge that looks pretty nice but I can understand you not really feeling it with that color

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Post by ANeat on September 3rd 2013, 8:06 pm

BTW, A couple trucks before the blue one here I had an 85 prospector, 1/2 ton.. it was white with kind of a burgundy/red on the sides, red interior.

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Post by Prospector on September 4th 2013, 10:57 am

The color change won't effect the interior..I'm pulling it to rustify the cab floor just for grins, and I'm changing the tan interior pieces and dyeing them a different shade..a combination of chocolate brown and buckskin.

So the Autumn Bronze I'm going to roll the truck in will be pretty close to the Spice Brown on the truck now, just a bit more depth and more orange. Close to a burnt orange, or a burnt sienna.

I'll keep the two tone Prospector paint package in a way...the cab over and the rockers will be spinnaker white...so, in a way, my way...it's still a two tone paint combination like the Prospectors of old.

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Re: 1984 Dodge D250

Post by ANeat on October 31st 2016, 1:55 pm

Still going strong after 6 years,  Outside in the weather year round,  just the occasional wash and wax.

Even the decals on the tailgate are holding up, not any sign of peeling yet, really suprising









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WOW!

Post by Mercurymarc on November 12th 2016, 4:42 am

Looks awesome!

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