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Getting Down with the Dodge D-200

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  • Getting Down with the Dodge D-200

    I think I found a better wheel size for the '68 Dodge D-200 pickup truck, and its even a Matchbox wheel:

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    Here we have it with its much taller twin brother:

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    It only took using the cutting wheel on my Dremel to get the suspension knocked down. I didn't even need to drill out the rivets and take it apart. In true red-neck fashion, just like on a real old pick-up, I've put the suspension back together with duct tape, but I think I'll smooth it out better and fabricate a couple plastic plates to glue in later when I've got some time. I may even do some detailing to the front and rear.

    Meanwhile, I'll let big brother haul off the Jeep that served as the wheel donor. The irony here is that I used parts off a "Skyjacker" model to actually LOWER a vehicle:

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    "Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted." - R. Pausch

  • #2
    Oh, yeah, I LIKE it lower like that! I wish it came that way in the store. I may try to cut one of mine down to size, too.


    • #3
      So much better a little lower...Even still looks lifted, but in a way I like better than needing a stepladder to enter..


      • #4
        I knew it wouldn't take long before someone would do this.
        It looks a lot better.