1968 Dodge Sweptline, Gettin it on the Street!
This is it 1968 Dodge D100, Yes thats a 69-71 Hood & 70-71 Grille. This is without engine and transmission, front doesn't sit that high, but the owner will be making the changes. The owner just happens to work for Easy-Street! LLC and this truck will be doing advertising for the company. All the parts will be purchased through Easy-Street! LLC, and we will do some things with this truck that have never been done.
front clip off, now we've got to address the suspension, granted we could go IFS, but doesn't everyone do that? So we're going to keep the I beam, and do some improvements, especially in the steering and brake department. The truck needs to be versitile, that is it will serve duty as a truck, but the appearance needs to be pleasant, and it should be able to attend the hangouts and be interesting.
Believe it or not this truck was offered to thousands of people who own 1961-1971 Dodge trucks and they all passed on it? Go figure? The crack will get welded after suspension is dealt with
In these pictures you can see what you see so many times with people, the project sits around and becomes a storage area, then in most cases interest is no longer present and the desire to do something with it leaves, even possible persuasion from others living in the household say "get rid of it", "your never going to get it done" and then you see them for sale, or maybe given away. In this case, its different, its now under construction. See the bed just outside of the door? guess where its going?
Workin on the stance
yes the decision is to go with 3 spring pack on the front, and power steering, disc brakes.
Power Steerting, Hey its Mopar!
This is the mock up of the power steering box mounted to the D100, Yes its all Mopar, for those of us who prefer to keep it Mopar, why not thats why some of us buy them to begin with, right! More to come, the Box is off a newer Van 2500, so you know its heavy duty!
In this group of pictures you see the D200 axle and springs, notice the arch, these came out of a 4x4 which has less arch than the standard 2 wheel drive trucks. The front frame has been cleaned up and painted, notice the transmission mount for the np435 has been cut out! not needed! useless metal that gets in the way for exhaust, we'll box this area in as the factory did on 69-71 models. Notice their is also an added transmission mount, it will also be gone soon, that is unless we see its needed for any reason (unlike the other useless mount). Down to the basic's, now for about 10 yrs I've always wondered why hasn't anyone looked at Mopar Disc? Why is it they always have to put Chevy or Ford parts on? We all know that none of the factory's make any vehicle where the parts are unique to that vehicle! right? Well if you have ever seen pictures of some of the car mastercylinders you'll notice that their are some cars that use the same dual resivoir as the D100. I may have come across even more than that, you'll see it will be very, very, soon.
The Tear down is complete and almost time to start putting it all back together, which is the rewarding part. Will be spraying the Second Skin over the floor of the cab, along with the firewall.