Hit Counter Dodge Pickup

08/26/11

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HOOLIGAN HAULER

This one was my roommate Wades.  we traded for one months rent for the dodge. 

After I drove it around the block I brought it home and took it apart.  I am glutton for punishment.

The plan is to make it a nice Old Skool Work Truck.  I am aiming for a traditional look, with the ability to really work.  It has to tow, haul, and haul-ass.  It has to look good......but not too good.  I will keep it affordable.  I will try to use stuff from around the garage, and I will do as much labor myself as possible.

I sold the engine, transmission and front frame and suspension and rear end for $300 more than I was owed for rent.  Off to a great start -$300 into the project.  Just the way to start.  I had a nice but tired 350ci Chevy Small Block that I took out of my Camaro when I installed a new GM ZZ4 crate motor in the Camaro.  A quick call to PAW and I had new pistons, rings bearings, cam, lifters, gaskets etc.  I was in business.  The block, crank, rods and pistons came back from the machine shop and the engine was assembled (click for details)

I took a 77 Chevy Camaro sub-frame, and a 12 bolt posi rear end, and a sawzall and the truck was on its way to being a nice custom cruiser.  This suspension is about 9 inches lower than the stock setup.  The front is still a touch too high, but I will cut the springs to solve that issue soon.

The wheels are just temporary until I can get some nice solid steelies with bullet caps and beauty rings.

Now that it is lowered, I removed the misc parts to start getting down to business.  I also started filling the holes that I do not need like the antenna and the gas filler neck holes.

The bed and front clip came off also

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