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1965 Dodge D100 build, turbo's and airbags inside

  
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1965 Dodge D100 build, turbo's and airbags inside

 
quik1500 quik1500
New User | Posts: 3 | Joined: 05/11
Posted: 05/08/11
04:59 PM

Hey guys, heres a story and a few pics of my 1965 Dodge D100. My Dad bought this truck around 1987 as a bone stock, slant 6, three on the tree, rust free truck out of oklahoma. By 1990 the truck had a 327 chevy motor with a muncie 4 speed and a GM 12 bolt rear axle out back with 4.11's. The truck was lowered as far as it could go (straight axle was rubbing the oil pan) and the top was chopped 4" with a removable fiberglass hardtop. (All the work was rather crude by today's standards, (remember this was all done in the late 80's before the internet and aftermarket companies made bolt on everything's) Anyways the truck was driven as a daily driver for a few years and then got parked until 2002. The motor got freshened up, it got a new 2-tone paint job, and the rear leaf springs were flipped inside the framerails to make room for new rubber. Still rather dated, the truck was once again on the road. It was loud, uncomfortable, bump steer was horrible, it was almost undriveable. Heres how it looked...

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And the story takes a turn...,  

quik1500 quik1500
New User | Posts: 3 | Joined: 05/11
Posted: 05/08/11
05:13 PM

So, dear old Dad gives me the truck with a promise that ill fix the truck to make it somewhat comfortable to drive, and keeping the drivetrain Chevy (my vote was for a late model f.i. hemi). Looking at the dodge frame, taking measurements for a front clip and back-half, I decided to start fresh and build from the ground up. So i found an '86 chevy frame, striped everything off it, added C-notches and a 4 link, a ford 9", airbags, and an old accel turbosonic kit and started welding things together.

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quik1500 quik1500
New User | Posts: 3 | Joined: 05/11
Posted: 05/08/11
05:32 PM

So the Accel turbosonic kit idea gets dropped in favor of a set of twin turbo's with a blowthru carb (headers currently being built). The frame gets painted with the old 327 in it for mocking everything up.

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Which brings me up to date, getting the dodge cab mounted to the chevy frame.


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