I'd been looking for a 2wd short bed truck project for a couple years. Not many 2wd trucks up here.
Found this '79 D100 semi locally. Was originally a MT DOT truck. Seller had bought it from the state in 1995. Had been his summer daily driver since then.
Original paint, not much rust, kind of beat up, tired 318 with 904 automatic. This was 2 years ago. Thought I had a tread going but I couldn't find it.
On the way home. Make the 3 hour drive with no issue. Cruises down the road nice.
Pulled the interior and windshield when I got home. Just a little surface rust.
New carpet, repaired seat cover, added tach, new windshield.
Exterior cleaned up. Grandpa special.
In the mean time found this '79. Warlock package, 440, 727 trans, 8 3/4 rear end with LSD. Pretty nice. Was going to keep this one but it was a little rustier and just didn't feel like
it was mine. Felt like somebody elses project.
Sold on Ebay to a Mopar guy in Utah for what I paid for it.
Last summer the trans started to leak heavily. Parked while I decided what to do. The negative of a Mopar vs. a Chevy is parts aren't as plentiful. I could get a crate Chevy 350 or 383 for $2k-$3k all day long. Mopar is double that. Plus I needed a trans. A beefed up 904 is $1k and it's still inferior to a 727.
Watching CL I found this semi locally this week. 360ci with cam, headers, Edelbrock intake and carb with a 727. Plus all the needed parts for the trans swap and driveshaft.
Pretty excited to get this back on the road with a mildish hop up. Plan is to swap it in this winter. It needs a suspension/brake refresh as well. I'm debating keeping it at the stock height or dropping with new LCA's and a rear axle flip. Whichever direction this thing will remain a very low buck project. There have been a couple threads recently re. building a muscle car for under $10k this should be around $5k.
Vid of "new" powertrain from seller. Picking up next week.