Video: 51-year-old Dodge Pickup Truck Turned Into A Diesel Restomod
The Mopar division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), which creates and manufactures parts and accessories, has prepared a Lowliner restomod for the SEM tuning show. It is based on the 1968 Dodge D200 pickup truck.
The classic car received a modern 5.9-liter six-cylinder Cummins turbodiesel with 330 hp. (827 Nm). This is very uncommon for restomods - they are usually equipped with gasoline engines. The diesel engine is combined with a six-speed "mechanics".
- The pickup underwent a complete restoration, during which the door handles and the fuel tank cap were removed from the surface of the body. Also, Mopar specialists moved the front axle forward by 76 millimeters, made the entire front part of the folding, lengthened the wheelbase, introduced the floor of the cargo platform from the new Ram 1500, installed 22-inch wheels of various sizes, air suspension and LED optics.
- Inside, the ceiling, door cards, sofa and sun visors are trimmed with brown leather. However, the interior remained spartan due to the large amount of bare metal. Of the modern details, there is only a dashboard with an aluminum backing.