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Old 08-20-2010, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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It was a pretty sad time to be a Dodge dealer

The only bright spot of this time was the Lil' Red Express
yeah and don't for get the ramcharger and dodge Ram power wagon of the 80's they were awsome 4x4's
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I have heard Dodge will stop making the mega cab soon also. Maybe my diesel will be a collectable some day also ? ...If the body and chassis hold together as long as the Cummins , that is.
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Old 08-21-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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We used to use these quite a bit when I was in the Navy. We had a ton of Chryslers after the bailout. We'd use these for supply runs. The 2.2 is a horrible, horrible engine and the things drove like bricks, but they were the right size for what we needed them for.
I dunno, some of the turbo 2.2s were badass. The Spirit R/T was one of the quickest sedans you could buy back in the day; the only production sedan that could best it through the 1/4 was the BMW M5.
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:03 AM
 
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I thought I was gonna click on this thread and see a Hummer HUT. This has got to be the smallest bed out there.

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Old 08-22-2010, 07:09 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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I thought I was gonna click on this thread and see a Hummer HUT. This has got to be the smallest bed out there.
Those Hummer want a be's are a big joke. The only real Hummer is a H1. No wonder they went out of business. All show , and no hauling space , inside or outside.
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:15 AM
 
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The engine was just rebuilt and I need to rebuild the carb and fix the breaks...
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Back in COLORADO!!!
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International had the same idea back in the 60's. Except the little Scout pick up wasn't based on a car chassis.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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And it's more useless than a Subaru Brat how?
The Subaru Brat at least had all wheel drive and could be used as a light duty ranch truck. The Dodge was a front wheel drive only. Put cargo or trailer in the back and it lifts up on the front end. The GM and Ford car/truck at least had rear wheel drive.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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The Subaru Brat at least had all wheel drive and could be used as a light duty ranch truck. The Dodge was a front wheel drive only. Put cargo or trailer in the back and it lifts up on the front end. The GM and Ford car/truck at least had rear wheel drive.
So true , front wheel drive for a truck or truck like vehicle does not work well. I had a GMC Motor home front wheel drive ( Toronado engine and driveline), and it was a bear on slick roads and pulling a trailer.Otherwise drove like a car. Nothing beats rear wheel drive...or all wheel drive.
The best balance were the velicles that also had rear mounted transmissions. Nothing new, My 1913 Marmon had that. Also VW bugs with the trans axel set up, and all mid engine cars. My Pantera could turn on a dime and had great traction.
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Old 08-22-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I would not nind a late 80's early 90's jeep cherokee comanche with the 4.0 I-6 and a 5-speed manual tranny
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