Planning on doing Dakota front swap in my 55 plaza. I'm very curious. Has nybkdy measureed 1st gen Durangos or the 2000s Dakota's for frame fitment? Also the original steering column to steering box. Everything hooked right up? Any advice or What little hold ups to expect would be great! Front clip recommendations Read end recommendations. 8 3/4 preffered. I think I read an a body? I also read the Ford 8.8s? Car has auto with dash lever shifter. No park selector. So e brake a must and I'd prefer disc brakes all around. Any Info would be greatly appreciated. Little background history on the car for those interested. Grandpa bought it in 88, did body and paint, restore in 92. (Stock suspension and flat head 6. I was 4yo at time. for the next 14 years every weekend we went to car shows, cruises, swap meets! He passed away in 2006, I was 17.. Car went to a relative who said "they were gonna love it and care for it, then it turned into a they would restore it eventually" Annnd it sat uncovered for the most part.. for last 12 years.. As I sat quietly but mad as hell for 10 years. And that's when I started trying to acquire the car back. After 2 years of harping and pointing out they would never get it done.. I finally got her for the low price of $300.00 which was compensating them for the engine they purchase and never installed... 318 w a 727' Gonna ditch that and run a 360. This my friends is more then a car, more then a 55 plymouth. This car is a bond between boy and grandfather, a bond so strong that I sometimes sit in what used to be a huuuge passenger seat to me back then, I look over and he's sitting behind that wheel smiling ear to ear .The best part is even after 12 years. It smells just like it did when he had it. (Weird I know) Now it's my turn and it's a bond for me and my son's. A chance to continue a legacy and keep him close to my heart and in my garage. This my friends isn't just MY car. In reality it will always be my Papa's 55 ply. And is not nor ever will be for sale. Pics below are from a 96, expo show. The other is how she sits now after neglect. Color will stay plum crazy and will look just like the photo from back then when finished. It will be an honor and walk down memory lane to revive her again!