Drive Type: 4X4
Model: Power Wagon
Number of Cylinders: 8
Elizabeth, Colorado, United States
Up for sale is a 1968 3/4 ton 4-speed vintage Power Wagon with factory LU2 Braden PTO winch. The truck is equipped with Dana 44 front axle and Dana 60 rear. I bought this truck from the 2nd owner. They bought the truck in 1970 and was used on their ranch in Elbert, Colorado. When they bought the truck, they had Dodge install the Braden winch. The truck was originally a 318 V8 but was replaced with a big block 400 in the 80's. The truck had been sitting for quite a few years before I purchased it. I put in a new starter and the engine runs very good; does not smoke and holds great oil pressure ( 80 psi). Obviously, it will need tune-up parts, gas tank and lines flushed. The engine has an old school Offenhauser intake manifold and Holley 4-barrel carb. Brakes and hydraulic clutch will need work (I can bleed brakes and clutch to move the truck). Unfortunately, when the big block 400 was put in the truck, they did not put the pto drive shaft for the winch back on the truck and was miss-placed a few years later and was lost. I do have the drive unit that mounts to the transfer case but no pto shaft and no lever to engage the drive unit (see pics). The pto drive shaft can be made along with the lever. This Power Wagon has the usual cab rust that these trucks have. The rockers, floor boards and three of the cab mounts (driver's side, rear cab mount is good and solid) have rust - nothing to extreme. The fenders, doors, cowl, firewall, radiator support and frame rails are all rust free. For the trucks age the body is nice and straight. The only sizable damage is the passenger fender and is definitely repairable. All glass is remarkably in very good condition for its age. This truck had an old flatbed on it that I took off and scrapped. So as you can see in the pics, there is no bed. There are still plenty of 2-wheel drive D100's and D200's parts trucks out there, and a bed can be obtained. This is a very good foundation for a nice restoration project on a truck that is getting very hard to find. I hate to sell this truck, but I have to finish another project that is close to completion. I will be answering any emails in the evening. I reserve the right to end the auction at any time. Please don't ask what the reserve is; it is very reasonable. If you like the truck, please just bid. I will accept Pay Pal only if the buyer agrees to pay the Pay Pal fees; otherwise cash on pickup. $200. deposit due within 48-hours after end of auction. Thanks for looking.
Dodge is getting ready to spread the Blacktop-themed love to the smallest member of its lineup. Last year, the automaker offered up Blacktop versions of the Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Durango, Grand Caravan and Journey. And now the Dart, too, gets its dark on for 2014, with the $295 package offered on Dart SXT models equipped with the Rallye Appearance Group. The Dart Blacktop will make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show next week.
As with the other Blacktop special-edition models, the Dart Blacktop gets glossy black accents for a "sporty, sinister look." The blacked-out treatment spreads across the 18-inch wheels to the crosshair grille, grille surround and headlamp bezels. The interior sees a similar treatment, with black and light tungsten or black and ruby red cloth to go with red accent stitching on the instrument panel, center console and seat bolsters.
For the 2014 model year, all Dart SXT and Limited models receive the 2.4-liter MultiAir2 Tigershark engine with 184 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque, and since the Blacktop is based on the SXT, that's the powerplant buyers of this special-edition will get, too. Expect the 2014 Dart Blacktop to hit dealers in the first quarter, and while you're waiting, feel free to read more in the official press release below.
Chrysler has announced that it is recalling over 25,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from several markets over concerns about brake feel under hard braking. The affected models are from the 2012 and 2013 model years, although the actual dates of production aren't available. 18,700 are in the US, while 825 are in Canada, 530 are in Mexico and a further 5,200 outside of North America.
According to a statement, Chrysler was informed of the issue by a component supplier for the Ready Alert Braking system, which primes the brakes in anticipation of an emergency stop. A component in the system was restricting the flow of brake fluid too much.
As Chrysler is quick to point out, the way the brakes functioned was in compliance with regulations and there are no reported cases of drivers losing braking power. Instead, the issue rests with what Chrysler calls a pedal feel that "was not consistent with customer expectations." So it would seem Chrysler is being proactive and fixing a problem not because there's a legal issue at work, but simply because it doesn't feel the way the manufacturer wants it to. Well done.
Dodge isn't going anywhere. Despite some rumor and speculation over the future of the crosshair grille and the cars that wear it, Dodge brand boss, Tim Kuniskis, sat down with TheDetroitBureau.com, explaining that the marque isn't going anywhere. His sentiments echo those of SRT boss Ralph Gilles, who told a group of enthusiasts in July that "Dodge is here to stay!"
Dodge's death won't be "a part of a master plan to consolidate brands," Kuniskis told TheDetroitBureau.com. Instead, the brand, which is ultimately under the command of Fiat/Chrysler CEO, Sergio Marchionne, will likely ditch some of its badge-engineered models, like the Dodge Grand Caravan. A more focused Dodge, which was something Gilles has already hinted at, will likely see it exploring areas of the market that haven't been exploited by other Chrysler brands.
Kuniskis, not surprisingly, wasn't willing to delve into any detailed product plans, telling TDB that the size of the brand's lineup "remains to be seen." Regardless of how big the brand actually ends up being (it is presently Chrysler's volume brand - and not by a little), hopefully the statements from Kuniskiss can put the rumors of a Dodge closure to bed.