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1983 longbed tow vehicle
« on: Feb 08, 2013, 03:33:23 PM »
Hello everyone, Fixing up an 83 longbed, Im an avid elk hunter here in NM and want to use this mostly for that. Driving this gutless rattlebox on the interstate however makes me nervous. I am considering hooking a towbar to it and dragging its ass into elk camp with my dodge dually with overhead camper and my quad in the back of the toy. Question is: Do I need to disconnect drivelines to use as a tow vehicle? Any advice is welcome.
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Re: 1983 longbed tow vehicle
« Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2013, 07:16:19 PM »
yes the rear is a must

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Re: 1983 longbed tow vehicle
« Reply #2 on: Feb 09, 2013, 07:19:15 PM »
Thanks for the response.  Thats what I thought. much appreciated!

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Re: 1983 longbed tow vehicle
« Reply #3 on: Feb 10, 2013, 09:59:17 AM »
There's a company, I think Trail Tough, that makes a shift lever rear disconnect. It's around $450.
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Re: 1983 longbed tow vehicle
« Reply #5 on: Feb 10, 2013, 10:47:27 PM »
Cheaper to just undo 4 bolts, and wire up the driveline.  It only takes 10 minutes to but together or undo!
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Re: 1983 longbed tow vehicle
« Reply #6 on: Feb 11, 2013, 06:13:36 PM »
unbolt the four bolts. cover the splines with a plastic bags. takes five mins.. took my 1st gen to KOH this weekend that way... buy the cheapo tow lights from Harbor frieght..
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Re: 1983 longbed tow vehicle
« Reply #7 on: Feb 19, 2013, 10:29:05 AM »
Thanks guys! I agree, rear driveline is a cinch.

 
 
 
 
 

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