Archive for the ‘Dodge’ Category

From Rust Bucket to Magazine Cover Truck

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Ask any diesel enthusiast, and he or she will admit that most “project” trucks are never really done; they just become a work in progress.

Such has been the case for our own Project Beat-to-Neat, or Project 1st-Gen, as it has been called from time to time.

Nearly two years ago, we introduced you to our well-worn 1992 first-gen Dodge that was taking up residence in a farm field. The owner bought it for a song and has spent a lot of time and effort transforming it into a first-gen that any diesel enthusiast would be proud to own. (more…)

A Vintage Power Wagon with Cummins Power

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The Dodge Power Wagon has been synonymous with military and off-road duty since its inception in 1940. Originally designed as a military transport, the truck evolved into a civilian version in 1946 and was based on a ¾-ton military chassis with heavy-duty 4×4 running gear.

The Power Wagon was produced as a pickup in both half- and ¾-ton versions through 1968, and after a brief break in production—and partly due to popular demand—the Power Wagon came back again in the ’70s. The final model, a W150, was rolled off the assembly line in 1980. (more…)

Diesel World Alumni

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Big Judd’s Harley Davidson Edition Excursion

Very few diesel owners have had their trucks featured in the pages of Diesel World Magazine more than once. Only a select few could be called DW alumni.

Judd Niederer, of Rexburg, Idaho, is one of them. Judd’s multicolored Dodge pickup graced the cover of the March 2009 issue, and now, he’s built another killer diesel worthy of a look-see in Diesel World. (more…)

A Daily Driver With Attitude

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

What sets an automotive enthusiast apart from a regular vehicle owner? An enthusiast rarely leaves anything stock. He modifies, customizes and builds his truck to his own personal tastes, needs and liking. Such is the story behind Ray Smith’s second-gen Dodge 4×4. (more…)