We recently received some images and info on this beautiful Dodge from Brian Lawrence of Salt Lake City. Brian’s wife’s grandpa had purchased the D100 brand new in 1960. Before too long her dad (Brian’s father-in-law) in his youth began taking it out occasionally racing against his friends. The Dodge soon had a reputation as being the fastest truck in town. Years passed and the truck became his future father-in-law’s main transportation. Eventually the old truck was parked behind one of the family’s homes and there it sat. When it came time to sell the property, the truck had to go. That’s when Brian became the truck’s latest steward.
Brian dealt with a bunch of mechanical repairs, then the truck became his daily driver for a while. After putting up with the normal issues that come with an old truck, Brian decided it was time for an engine rebuild. What started as overhauling the engine and just welding up a hole in the floorboard became removing the cab, then the bed, and before he knew it the rebuild became a total frame-off restoration. According to Brian, the hardest issue to overcome was simply that it was a Dodge. There were very few places to find parts to restore this truck and he spent almost as much time tracking down parts as he did working on the truck. By the looks of these photos Brian did one heck of a job, and I’m sure his wife and in-laws are every bit as proud of Brian as he is with the ol’ Dodge.
According to Brian, the hardest issue to overcome was simply that it was a Dodge.
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