Currently the recognizes 31 trucks with these packages or combinations of them. A pair of modern six cylinder engines helped efficiency: the tough, advanced , producing 101 horsepower from 170 cubic inches or 140 horsepower from 225 cubic inches. Nonetheless, the light duty pickup cabs from the current design were utilized as they had been in preceeding years. Sweptline Dodge Truck Cruise Sept. Big D-series truck cabs were identical to Sweptline Era pickup cabs but were set up differently to accomodate the heater, accessories and chassis wiring. There were numerous other changes — see our. More specifically, the upper tilting cab body was of aluminum while the lower portions of the truck including the headlight panels and wheel surrounds were of fiberglass.
Since these trucks could vary in so many ways, only a brief overview of each type is included on this page. Optional engines were available, including the big block 361 and 413 engines. These replacement Medium Duty vehicles included a front nose which looked nothing like their light duty pickup counterparts. Any Dodge Truck rated over one ton was considered a Medium Duty Truck, and these trucks were available from D-400 to D-700 in size. See the or visit the. We also have original style offset ratio adapters for truck applications - Call for details.
In some rare cases, the oil cooler was mounted within the body but the exterior air cleaner is still present. Some of which are known to be the 426 Max-Wedge, Hemi, 440, etc. Special thanks to Scott Blaylock, Proprietor of both aforementioned sites, for his collaborative efforts and hard work. Bet you never knew these existed! Wheelbases also increased for some models. Even a 440 was available starting in 1974 : it produced 235 net horsepower when clumsily set up for modern emissions standards.
Visitors services are not available at the Forest Service office on Highway 103. Post photos of your truck or browse through the extensive forums to find what you're looking for. The inner cable and ends are 300 series stainless steel. This truck's high performance package included a 426 Wedge engine that generated 365 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque; it had a three-speed automatic, power steering and brakes, tach, dual exhausts, and rear axle struts. Want to attend with your truck? In addition to the slant sixes, Chrysler's latest technological wonder, the alternator, was added to its trucks in 1961. The 170 slant six was gone, leaving the more suitable 225 as the base engine, while the modern 160 hp was now available as an economical V8.
Take Highway 5 to the top of Mount Evans. Tools were moved under the hood. Check it out on the blog page direct link to article here:. Cabs were available in standard or sleeper configurations, along with the choice of Cummins, Caterpillar and Detroit Diesel powerplants. Medium-Duty D-Series Trucks Image from Dodge Truck Sales Literature Most of the D-series trucks we are all familiar with are of the D-100 through D-200 designation along with the occassional D-300 one ton.
The 170 was an option only for the lighest duty model D100 , while the 225 was standard across the board - meaning you could buy a one-ton truck with a 140 gross; roughly 110 net horsepower engine, which was an improvement over the L-heads. All were installed with premium components which generally referred to the high quality of the cranks, rods, bearings, and other internals. A whopping 2,087 square inches of lightly tinted windshield glass allowed for excellent visibility. Commercial Duty D-Series Postcard Images D-800 Dump Truck Tow Trucks 24K Images Submitted by Steve Dreibelbis One exception is that the D-800 Conventional cab truck was considered to be a Heavy Duty vehicle. These trucks had both form and function. If you would like more information on Medium and Heavy Duty Dodge Trucks, be sure to consult the book by Don Bunn. These could be configured with an unlimited supply of options, engines and transmissions to fit various wheelbases and load requirements.
Lubed and ready to install. Premium engine with Hydraulic Lifters is standard for W300, D400, D500, D600, C500, W500, S500 and S600 models after approximately 9-17-63. Virtually any engine, transmission and drive axle configuration was available since these trucks were suceptible to such hard working conditions and built in far lower quantities than other Dodge vehicles. Compression ratios were also raised as the level of each engine increased 413-2 vs 413-3, for instance. Learn more about these unique trucks on the. Vehicles D-300 and up were built on straight frames, leaving the engine lower in its compartment.
Medium duty trucks covered C-500 through C-700 trucks, while heavy duty was reserved to desiginate C-900 and C-1000 trucks. See The tough, powerful because an option in 1967 across the board, pumping out 258 horsepower and a stunning 375 lb-ft of torque. Image from Dodge Truck Sales Literature D-series Sweptline Era truck bodies were prevalent in the Medium Duty category clear through to late 1973 when the new Life-Style Era cab was utilized in place of the older body style. Images submitted by Aaron Arnold. Engine Notes for 1961-1968: Six cyl. Kyle's site is a salute to Bighorn, Medium Duty, and Heavy Duty Dodge Trucks from the 1960's and 1970's.
This page covers the original D series. The Camper Special got a new electrical hookup, and a standard 25 gallon gas tank. Engine Stamping Location: All these stampings will be on a flat machined surface located on the block. L-1000 Tilt Cab L-1000 With Babe 25K 59K Images Submitted by Steve Dreibelbis. All lengths and terminations available.