Finnegan has owned a bunch of ramp trucks, but all of them have been in an effort to keep his mind off of the OG ramp truck that has been in the paint shop for the past couple of years. In this latest episode of Finnegan’s Garage Mike and Dave go to pick up the ramp truck and get it back home to Finnegan’s house so they can put it back together with all new stuff. Check it out.
On episode 170 of Mike Finnegan’s Garage, the fabled Roadkill ramp truck is coming back home after a two year stint inside of Concept Collision in Acworth, Georgia. This 1973 Chevrolet C30 3+3 Crew Cab dually was built decades ago with an custom extended chassis and a wedge-style bed for hauling a car to the race track. It was originally powered with a 454ci Big-Block V8 engine and TH400 three-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to the dudes at PowerDriven Diesel, it now sports a Cummins 6BT turbo diesel and 47RH Automatic Overdrive four-speed transmission. The diesel isn’t stock either; before transplanting it from a 1997 Dodge 3500 dually, we upgraded it with ARP head studs, a new head gasket, larger fuel injectors, and better valve springs. We also performed the “killer dowel pin” mod and turned up the fuel injection pump. Topping all of these mods off are a pair of Garrrett compound turbos and a stock Dodge intercooler. The combination of parts is good for 65 psi of boost and over 1,000 lb-ft of torque. Concept Collision repaired the body of the ramp truck, replacing all four doors, the front fenders, and the hood using parts from Brother’s Trucks. David Newbern repaired some rust in the floor and one rocker panel before smoothing the passenger side of the firewall using a filler panel from Slosh Tubs. This video is all about putting the truck back together and then getting the truck back inside of my garage. Hope you enjoy it!