1966 Dodge D200 This was a military vehicle that came from Israel that ended up in the Tama Iowa reservation Wheelbase - 133 in (3,378 mm) (regular cab 9 ft (2.7 m) Utiline bed) Original Engine - 225 cu in Chrysler Slant 6 The D series were made both for the civilian market and for the Israeli army This vehicle has now been highly modified. Many changed were made to engine, suspension and interior. This caused almost everything that need to be modified.
Paint Had been painted white with a brush. The military green was under this coat of white. Vehicle was painted Viper Blue by Steve Suchomel. Many hours of body work were needed to get this vehicle to the point it is today. A donor vehicle was purchased due to bad cab and body damage, but it was in roughly the same shape. We discovered the issues are prone to this model.
Engine Original 2.6 Slant six Replaced with a 360 4 speed. Engine/trans were rebuilt by Brian Gade of Clarence. It has a mild cam improvement. This engine is known as the boss of the small block Chrysler engines. Family is LA. This engine came out of a 1971 Dodge D300. Very low miles with manual 4 speed.
Front suspension by Geurst. Carl Guerst is a known fabricator out of Burlington that makes front ends for Mopar Muscle and specializes in this independent front suspension with coil over shocks and Willwood brakes. The rear end is out of 1974 Imperial that is a 9 . This was the only early year to have disc brakes.
Frame and all body parts were all completed disassembled. Frame was sandblasted and painted with a urethane primer and paint.
All body parts were wetblasted to prepare for body work and to also eliminate any type of warpage.
Brake booster installed. Steven Miles installed Brake lines.
New Hydraulic clutch used.
Wheels 2014 Dodge Challenger, 500 miles on originals
Complete new bed structure. A kit was purchased with all new stainless hardware and optional outside stainless bed style strips.
Radiator checked by Stiffs
A good used set of rear running boards were purchased at Vintage power wagons in Fairfield.
All new window and door weather-stripping
Body has new cab corners, rocker panels and all new cowl pieces.
Seats out of 1999 Silverado. Installed new seat covers and head rest covers.
Front wheels modified to accommodate Willwood hubs.
All new body mounts
Sadler made new PTO shaft.
New wiring harness
New Gauges, made new plate for gauges
New rubber on doors, windows
New front windshield and rear glass
New front bumper
New rear lights
Replaced heater core
New alternator, starter, water pump, power steering pump.