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1958 Dodge D-100 - 2007 Top Truck Challenge Competitor

Posted in Events on November 1, 2007 Comment (0)
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Contributors: Douglas McColloch
Photographers: Sean P. Holman

Al Rhodes purchased his rare Dodge 11 years ago for the express purpose of plowing snow and gathering firewood. After a few years he bought a tractor to do those things so he began modifying the D-100 for trail duty. What he ended up with is this unique, TTC-ready machine that he still uses around the homestead for chores. We'll see if it can complete the ultimate chore of seven brutal events in three days.

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Owner name/city: Al Rhodes/Sandpoint, Idaho
Vehicle model: '58 Dodge D-100
Occupation: Mechanic
Engine/aspiration: Propane-fired 440ci V-8/Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, 3-inch exhaust, Flowmaster muffler
Transmission: TorqueFlite 727
Transfer case(s): NP205, 32-spline, twin stick
Suspension (f/r): Three-link coil with wishbone upper, four Rancho RS 5000 shocks/Four-link coil, four Rancho RS 5000 shocks
Axles (f/r): 2 1/2-ton Rockwell, Ouverson Engineering Ultra Locker, Boyce pinion-brake kit, and hydraulic steering/2 1/2-ton Rockwell, Ouverson Engineering spool, Boyce pinion-brake kit
Axle ratio: 6.72:1
Wheels: 15x12 Eaton steel with custom centers
Tires: 46x19.5-15 Mickey Thompson M/T Baja Claws

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