Anything But Wasted Wages
We admit it: we're suckers for old trucks-especially clean, old trucks that still get used. Garage queens are nice to look at, but nothing really impresses like some old truck still getting used in the dirt or sand. Well, Brandon Miller's old Dodge could go either way. Seeing it parked on the street, you'd think to yourself, "Garage queen. There is no way anything this clean spends time in the dirt." Well, we've seen firsthand that this truck gets run and used-just like it's supposed to. After all, what's the point of owning some bitchin' truck if you don't use it?
When Brandon picked up his ride 7 years ago, he had a plan. A lot of money and a lot of time later, and Brandon has ended up with what you see here. Just like any good project, he knows it that it will never be finished, but he's happy so far and we can only imagine what will happen to this super-clean '89 Dodge next (wasn't that a four-link we heard you talking about, Brandon?)
Brandon's advice: Never underestimate a Dodge. They are amazing trucks and run like hell!
|Vehicle:||'89 Dodge Power Ram W150|
|Owner:||Brandon Miller, Visalia, CA|
|Chassis:||Factory '89 Dodge half-ton|
|Engine:||318ci EFI V-8, modified heads, cam, K&N air filter, Accel Ignition, Optima Yellow Top, Flowmaster exhaust|
|Drivetrain:||518 transmission, NP241HD T-case, Precision Offroad Dana 44 front w/ Warn Premium hubs, Chrysler 9.25 rear w/ Trac Lock differential, Trans Dapt diff covers, Genuine Gear 4.11:1 gears|
|Suspension:||Tuff Country 6-inch front springs, Skyjacker Platinum 9000 shocks, custom shackles, 4-inch BDS lift blocks in rear, 9/16-inch U-bolts, Energy Suspension bumpstops|
|Steering:||Solid tie rod and factory draglink, Superlift steering block, Skyjacker steering stabilizer|
|Brakes:||Factory front discs and rear drums|
|Tires/wheels:||33x15.50R15 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZs on 15X12 Weld Racing Scorpio Vs|
|Interior:||Bucket seats, door panels Miller-made out of 1/16-inch steel and wrapped in tweed,|
|Grant steering wheel, Cobra 19DX IV CB with Wilson antenna, Mag Lite with mount, fire extinguisher, stereo system, train horn release valve w/ 200psi gauge|
|Other Parts:||Paint and body was done by Brandon Sisco of Sisco's Customs in Visalia, California, powdercoated Fabtech light bar, three KC Daylighters, everything underneath powder coated by Visalia Powder coating of Visalia California, A&L truck supply chrome bolt covers (helps keep rust out when in the dunes), Cen Cal Distributing onboard air system w/ 5-gallon nine-port air tank, 280C Viair compressor, United Pacific train horn with manual release valve mounted inside of cab|