MINI FEATURE: 1977 D100 DODGE
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.
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