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55 Dodge truck build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Shagrat, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. Shagrat
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 212


    Since my plan to build a shop this spring fell through, I am keeping busy with a project that can be managed under the proverbial shade tree.
    As it is not really HAMB friendly, I won't waste much bandwidth on it. Just mentioning here for the truck guys and Mopar freaks.
    I am basically taking a 1975 D200 truck minus the body and putting a 55 H-series (2ton) cab on it. The 75 is a complete chassis with factory 440/727 & Suregrip 4:10 Dana 60. I plan to build a custom utility/flat bed for it. I'm still working on a design. Nothing I have drawn up looks quite right. I am keeping the long wheelbase, as this is going to be my trailer puller.
    I am posting lots of pix and updates on my cardomain page:
  2. I like it, but as you can see by my avatar, I am partial to those trucks....
  3. I love it, should make a great tow rig!
  4. that is a face is one only a mother could love.. that front clip just looks like someone making a funny face.. I think its cause of the bent grille bar and tin? holding it together.. it will be a badass truck once its fixed up though..

  5. Shagrat
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 212


    Made a little progress today. The cab mounts are done. Getting ready to trim the inner fenders and work on the radiator support mount. Did a little scrubbing on it also. It has yellow paint under the faded red, so it's got an orange look to it. I like it.[​IMG][​IMG]
  6. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,314


    Cool ass truck, go for the gusto bro. NOt another usual chebby or Ford, atta boy!! ~Sololobo~
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2010
  7. Inspirational, keep on truckin man.
  8. StephensonMopars
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 3

    from Hawaii

    looks great keep up the good work keep it all mopar i have many projects in army leaving for iraq shorty

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