Dodge Dakota Quad 4X4 ALH

fjdiesel

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What are you planning for the BRM intake manifold? Are you going to make your own race pipe? I haven't seen anything that bolts up to that manifold. I have one as well. Just wondering how you are going to hook it up. Thanks.
 

Motohead1

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What are you planning for the BRM intake manifold? Are you going to make your own race pipe? I haven't seen anything that bolts up to that manifold. I have one as well. Just wondering how you are going to hook it up. Thanks.

Ill either make my own or just tig a short pipe right to it. The cast is really not to hard to tig once you prep it.
 

fjdiesel

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That's what I was thinking as well. But I thought I would ask in case you knew of a bolt on solution. I have a race pipe from a PD150 I think I could tig onto it pretty easily.
 

Motohead1

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Time for a truck update. I put it down last month to SAS it with a D44 HP out of a 77 F150. Here is some progress pics.




I finally got rid of the factory pass side motor mount and put in a hyd mount to match the driverside. This gave me about 5 inches of clearance for the top axle mount link.




Should be able to run 35s if I want but really tall 33s are the plan for now. this is a 34" mock up tire.

Next up is steering box.
 

evguy1

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Nice to hear your staying low. I like big tires but not miles of lift. I actually moved the body of my Ram back 1 1/4" to get 37's under it without a lift.
Rambo front bumper.jpg
 

Motohead1

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Looks good. did you sell your ISB dakota yet?

I finalized the steering box mount today and I might be able to put it back on the stock body mounts. II hope I can it would sit near perfect then.

Next up panhard bar and steering.
 

evguy1

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I spent the last 8 months detailing the Dakota, not much else to do this year.
Pulled the box and detailed the rear suspension and frame, you can eat off them, also Raptor lined the box. Pulled the front end off and did the same to the front suspension and frame as well as pulling the engine and giving it a once over. Hope to have it ready to sell in the spring for a premium dollar. https://dodgeforum.com/forum/3rd-ge...316318-the-truck-dodge-should-have-built.htmlISB170 dakota.jpg
 

SilverGhost

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What kind of spring/link setup are you going with?

I have a Scout II and kinda drooled over this setup LINK But then I'm not building a dedicated trail rig anymore so wish list went back to simple SOA.

Jason
 

Motohead1

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What kind of spring/link setup are you going with?

I have a Scout II and kinda drooled over this setup LINK But then I'm not building a dedicated trail rig anymore so wish list went back to simple SOA.

Jason
Its 3 linked. I have a quote from accutune on some fox 2.5 DSC coilovers. only doing 10inch but that is plenty for what I want this to do. Its a daily above anything else so it needs to ride perfect and be able to run some mild stuff offroad. If it where a trail truck I would do ORIs all day.
 

Motohead1

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Slight update coilovers are in but waiting on a new plasma cutter to arrive as mine released all its smoke the one day I had some time to fab. Everything you see just tacked for now. Slow progress but I caint complain. God is good! Happy mothers day!






 

fjdiesel

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Looks good! I like it!! Looking forward to seeing some more photos of it.
 

Motohead1

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Shocks are in and stock sway bar is gonna work just need to extend the end links an inch and will work fine.




So I drove it today to bed in the brakes and just a road worthy shake down.



And here is full droop on the driver side. You caint tell but tire is off ground. I was adjusting the ride height here.





Tomorrow if I get a chance to work on it Ill go dump the the couple hundred pounds of scrap metal in the bed and then I can work on alignment and the front inner fenders, bump stops and I guess at that point its ready to be a daily again.
 

Smarten101

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Do you mind measuring the distance from the ground to the top of the wheel arch? I’m getting ready to do the solid axle swap and I’m curious how much lift you are at.
 

Motohead1

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Do you mind measuring the distance from the ground to the top of the wheel arch? I’m getting ready to do the solid axle swap and I’m curious how much lift you are at.
43" front and 45" rear but im gonna adjust the rear down another inch with shackles. those are 33.9" tires
 

Motohead1

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I love this truck. Nice clean work and nice to see it back on the road.
Im happy to have it back on the road for sure. Was alot of work but it rides amazing now. I lost 1MPG probably ,need to empty this tank first to see, but well worth it IMHO. Still have a few more plans for this thing but atleast I can drive and work on it now.

 
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