You can throw a rock and find a well-sorted square-body GM pickup truck, and for good reason: they are simply one of the best pickup truck designs out there, ever. If you hunt around, you might find a Ford or two built up. But you don’t normally see a Dodge done up as a hot rod. Lifted? Oh, yeah…a lifted Dodge will have a field of followers, half of them chanting, “Cummins swap” like some kind of coal-rolling zombie hoard. But an actual muscle truck built off of a Dodge D-series platform? Outside of Steve Dulcich’s property, finding one of those will be a stretch. But eBay is always good for a random find, and this 1984 Dodge D-150 is the perfect random.
For an eBay listing, the details are pretty skimpy, but there’s plenty of pictures that tell enough of a tale. Underhood is a small-block Chrysler mill, which we hope is at least a 340, if not our favorite, a 408 stroker combination. Backing it is a manual trans that isn’t specified, but we highly doubt that there is disappointment here. An A-833 four-speed would’ve been a factory choice, and the sky is the limit after that. The rear has been tubbed and a fuel cell sits dead in the middle of the tubs, so if you were hoping to haul sheets of plywood around in style, only count on a couple of boards at best.
Low, black, and built to rock. You can’t hate this thing for what it is. Get in, step the clutch and give those tires hell. It’s the American way!