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.
If you've noticed that there have been more recalls than usual this year, you may be on to something. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the US market is on pace to break a record for recalls. In 2013, 22 million cars were recalled. We're only a third of the way through 2014, though, and we've already halved that figure, with 11 million units recalled. That's wild.
Considering the past few months, it shouldn't be a surprise that General Motors is leading the charge, with six million of the 11 million units recalled coming from one of the General's four brands. Between truck recalls, CUV recalls and the ignition switch recall, 2014 hasn't been a great year for GM.
Other recall leaders include Nissan (one million Sentra and Altima sedans), Honda (900,000 Odyssey minivans), Toyota (over one million units in a few recalls), Volkswagen (150,000 Passat sedans), Chrysler (644,000 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs) and most recently, Ford (434,000 units, the bulk of which were early Ford Escape CUVs). So while it's been a bad year for GM so far, its competitors aren't doing too well, either.
So far, whenever we've seen the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT with its 707-horsepower, supercharged Hellcat V8, the muscle car has been smoking its tires. Dodge is finally proving that the SRT can do more than ruin perfectly good sets of rubber, though. In it's latest video, company CEO Tim Kuniskis hands the Hellcat off to the guys from Gas Monkey Garage to show how quickly the automaker's most powerful model can make it down the drag strip.
Of course, the only fitting contender to race against Dodge's latest top muscle car is its grandpa - a Hemi-powered 1971 Challenger, in this case. Before getting to the main event, the hosts also show off some of the SRT's unique features like the blanks in the grille that feed the intercoolers. We'll go ahead and spoil that the Hellcat makes its pass in the 10-second range, and the video admits the tires on the production version would take just a touch longer to cover the quarter-mile. However, you have to watch film to see just how quick it actually goes. Scroll down to see a classic example of American muscle drag racing against its modern legacy.
In a show of generosity in mid-August, Detroit's business leaders donated $8 million to the Police Department and Fire Department in order to buy 100 new police vehicles and 23 EMS ambulances. But now officers have discovered - and complained - that the police vehicles have glaring safety issues, Deadline Detroit reports. It is not made clear what models of the fleet vehicles - which include police versions of the Ford Taurus, the Chevrolet Caprice and the Dodge Charger - are affected by the safety issues.
Officers reportedly have complained that the Plexiglass partition separating front-seat officers and back-seat prisoners is easily breached, and that the front passenger seat is installed too close to the dashboard. Prisoners who manage to writhe out of their handcuffs can bend the Plexiglass and reach into the cockpit, and sitting too close to the dashboard can render airbags more dangerous and make officers more vulnerable to injury in a crash.
Mark Diaz, president of the Detroit Police Officers Association, received the complaints and reportedly said the vehicles would get safety updates addressing the issues. But Deadline Detroit reports that it checked some of the offending police cars and, as of the last few days, they hadn't been updated.