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Name
Richard
Year
1994
Make
Dakota
Model
LE
Color
Silver
Package
Rear drive 5.2, auto, 3.55:1 rear,
History
Just old left behind truck, used hard
Lots of junk to use up...so ideas came to dually this, left for parts 94 Dakota. This led to idea for a shop and yard helper, while having some fun.
All works, and drives as new. Gone over everything, and upgraded items before this build.
Winch is an old 9500lb. Laying around. Lifts and holds 3500 lbs easy. Extended only 2 feet extra it lifts and drives with 1600lbs easily, and does not bottom out over normal terrain. Every piece or iron was salvaged, or leftovers, but one 3x3 tube I had to buy, and the 5" pulley to build the cable pulley block. All built at home, but the wheel adaptors from Dakota 4.5 on 6" to 2006 Sprinter van 15 wheels 8, 1/8 on 6". 2.5 spaced and hub centric to axel and wheels. BFG Ko2 tires.
Averages 19 to 21 mpg Canadian on hyway trips. Not towing. .lol , and rides better than my new Ram.
Extends about 5ft 6" , for lifting engines, diffs, cabs, boxes etc. Has 5th wheel for light loads.
Whole rig adds about 800 lbs
I will add a wheel lift In time. Just because I can...lol
Whole rig, except roll bar removes in approx, 3 min with a cordless impact. 1 electrical plug.
Has 2 years daily use, and Canadian winters.
About 25000 klms as a dually. No issues.
Always an ongoing project to add to.
Not sure if it will ever see paint.

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