1968 Dodge Sweptline, Gettin it on the Street!
This is it 1968 Dodge Adventure D100, Yes thats a 69-71 Hood & 70-71 Grille, we have obtained the 1 year off 1968 hood along with the 1968 Grille, so it will be taking on the 1968 look! 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.
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?
Working on the stance
With the front end taken down to the frame, it would have been a GOOD TIME to go with IFS, which would give it a better ride quality, and power steering, and disc brakes, right? WHY? Easy-Street LLC is growing and in the growth more sales means vendors are starting to see that their is a market for the DODGE TRUCKS! Money Talks and Bullshit Walks! When you continually buy parts and the manufacture's make money, they want more, how can they make more? MAKE MORE VINTAGE DODGE TRUCK PARTS! The 1968 Adventure has been a work in progress that would have been done already but, because of purchases from customers their hasn't been as much time to work on the truck as their was in the past. THAT'S ALL CHANGING! To be clear, hired workers to help with orders and the daily routine. The Adventure will STAY STRAIGHT AXLE, sent the axle to Nostalgia Sid's LLC Dropped Axles Service, for a new kingpins and a 3" drop, upon return, will be adding additional drop of 3-5" in the springs, but at the same time power disc brakes, power steering, and some fresh idea's on ways for a nice ride and performance. LOOK FOR THE 1968 ADVENTURE TO BE ON THE ROAD IN 2016, POSSIBLY IN YOUR STATE AT SOME POINT AND TIME.
This is the power steering box to be used on the 1968 Dodge Adventure, also sold by Easy-Street LLC on the suspension page. Mounts to the frame in the same location as the stock Saginaw box. We also sale both types of Rag Joints, the stock rag joint and the custom rag joint for the power steering conversion for the straight axle
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.