I built this truck myself using the frame anddrivetrain from a salvaged 2011 Nissan Armada (it was a light roll over). I then fit to it the cab from the 1948 Dodge truck and the truck bed from, Ibelieve, a 1977 – 1979 Dodge Warlock. I reallyenjoyed building this truck and cruising it, but I just have too much stuff,and now a new project, so it’s time to move on.
I don’t think I’d be loading a couple ofHarley’s, but light bikes will be fine, if that’s your passion- I recently put a new MAF sensor on it- The hoses are in good shape and I recentlyinstalled a new serpentine belt- I custom built the center section of the hoodbecause the Armada was so much wider than the ’48- I solved the challenge of the tilt front endby simply making it wider (rather than building in the complication of asliding front end or cutting the fenders (like on a tractor trailer). Inmy twisted mind it looks a bit like the front fenders and door of a Dodge Viper- As you can see in the photos the sides of thetruck bed tilt up for easy access to service the air pumps/lines, fuel tank(and to fill the fuel tank – the Charger style fill cap is not functional)- Inside the truck, only the original Armadagauges work, and the AFR gauge, which I had intended to be temporary during thetune, but I’ll include it at this point. – The front grill is composed of cool scrapmaterial I had laying around- While cool looking, the halo headlights do not project well – muchbetter bulbs would be necessary if you are going to routinely drive this truckat night and at high speed- As necessary on my end, I will work with ashipper whom you employ and manage- Payment by certified check, cash, Venmo or wiretransfer will be required before taking possession of the vehicle.
ThoughI’ve replaced the ignition switch (electrics), on occasion, the connector seemsto come lose (or one of the pins in the wire connector is loose?) It alwaysstarts, but seems to like a “wiggle” from time to time. BTW,the tune removed the need for a chip in the key, so there’s that.
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