MINI FEA­TURE: 1977 D100 DODGE

4 Wheel & Off Road - - LAND OF THE SUN -

In the late-1970s, Dodge built some very po­tent 1⁄2-ton trucks pow­ered by 440-cu­bic RB big-blocks. It’s not ev­ery day that you see one of these trucks, let alone one that has been all decked out with cus­tom sus­pen­sion for play­ing in the dirt. This Dodge D100’s orig­i­nal 440 is heav­ily breathed on with a solid-roller cam, Edel­brock heads, head­ers, and more. The truck also has ex­ten­sive tube work to al­low lots of wheel travel from the fac­tory front Dana

44 axle via King coilover shocks. Out back the fac­tory Chrysler Cor­po­rate 9 1 ⁄ axle also trav­els thanks to King coilovers mounted on a can­tilever. This was done so the bed of the truck could re­main us­able and com­pletely un­cut. Tires are 35x12.50R15 BFGoodrich

KM2, and they’re on al­loy wheels. Be­tween the unique sus­pen­sion, the rar­ity of the truck, and the sound of that big-block, this truck makes our hearts go pit­ter-pat­ter for sure.

Who doesn’t want a Fuso-based minia­ture ver­sion of a rally truck? We sure do. While most folks are spend­ing their days turn­ing 4x4 Fu­sos into over­land­ing campers, this guy mounted spares, built a canopy, and tuned the sus­pen­sion so he could have his very own Dakar Rally–style sup­port/race truck. Hope­fully next on the docket for this truck is some race livery and rad air time.

SOURCE

TIERRA DEL SOL FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CLUB OF SAN DIEGO td­s4x4.com

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