so i finaly graduated college and started working for cummins in columbus indiana. so that means i finaly have money to start my project. about a month ago i bought an 05 recon engine that came out of an oshkosh truck and have been buying parts ever since. i got a nv 4500 trans off a 98 ram and i plan on using my stock np 231 t case with an input shaft swap to mate it to the 4500. i got an intercooler with the engine but it wont work with the stock radiator due to the inlet and outlet tubes not being wide enough to go a round the radiator by a 1/4 in. i thought i would just start a thread in hopes that it would be easier to find answers when i start the swap hopefuly some time next weekend. im still trying to figure out what im going to do for a daily for the time being. i have read the other posts on here with other dakota swaps several times but its always nice if somebody has new ideas or chimes in on something that forgot to get posted. any information would be appreciated. thanks.