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  1. 99 dakota v6...time for a change

    General Discussion
    I am new to the forum and sick of my v6 gasser. My plans are obviously 4bt swap. i plan on using a nv4500 transmission. my truck now is an auto so ill have to do some fabrication for that to work (not worried about that, i can fabricate whatever i put my mind to). I am using a 242 transfer case...
  2. 1954 F100 Crew Cab Conversion - Work truck

    Buildup Showcase Threads - All Engines, Vehicles
    Hello, Been lurking for a while now trying to learn as much as possible before I really get started on my project. I have been in business for myself for the last 20+ years building suspension kits and frames for classic trucks. I was offered a truck of my Father-in-laws ranch about three years...
  3. 2003 dakota ext cab. EXTREME MODIFICATION PLANNED

    Buildup Showcase Threads - All Engines, Vehicles
    Ok guys, I have my 2003 dodge dakota ext cab, mostly stock, (cab clearance lights, cold air intake, 3" suspension lift, cat back performance exhaust, and on board air to run my air horns) 4.7 v8 4x4 backed by a nv3500. So here's my plan, I'm going to buy a second frame to mod, and here's what I...
  4. Turbo for 4BT that'll work for mygas V6. Possible?

    Other Engine Swaps
    Hey guys, I'm piecing my 4bt swap for my 03 dakota V6. My question is. Is there a turbo for the 4bt that I could use for now on my gasser till it blows up? Thx,
  5. heavy duty axles on a dakota

    Axles & Differentials
    Hey guys quick question. Does anybody know about how I can upgrade my axles for more towing capability on a '95 dakota? If I can I would like to be able to keep the independant suspension on the front. is it possible to just swap the rear axle for a more HD one? and would a heavier axle end up...
  6. 6.2d into an 01 Dakota

    General Motors V8 Diesels
    Okay, please don't murder me for asking about this, but I have an 01 Dakota approaching 200k on its 4.7l V8. I am looking at diesel swaps as I intend to do some major off roading and the torque and fuel efficiency would make the diesel a great alternative to a rebuild. My intention is a 6.2...
  7. 2nd Generation Dakota

    Buildup Showcase Threads - All Engines, Vehicles
    A '99 4x4 extended cab 5-speed. Fired up my motor today bolted to a pallet in the garage - love the sound! OEM was 3.9l V6 and I'll retain the 5-speed transmission (154,000 on original clutch so it's not one that's been abused) I got the motor last fall but there were several things I had to...