1954 C-series Dodge pickup started as a renovation project among friends and grew into a fully customized truck is finally ready to sell. This project was intended to take 1 year but with the many modifications it has stretched to a 4+ year project with the goal of having fun building it then selling it and looking toward another project.
This truck has a 5.7 HEMI with a completely rebuilt drive train and frame from a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 truck. The engine is fuel injected with rebuilt heads. The suspension has been customized for coil-overs in the front and a parallel four link suspension with coil overs in the back. The rear end has been rebuilt, all the brake calipers, rotors, pads and wheel bearings are new as well as all the brake lines and fuel lines. Every inch of the chassis has been gone over and sandblasted and painted. The bed has been customized with a steel frame with a hydraulic cylinder to make it a dump bed. The front body (hoods, fenders and nose) has been customized to make it a tip forward front body feature to fully exposed the engine compartment and the original gull wing hood panels are also functional. A customized rear panel holds the LED brake and directional lights and minimizes the amount the dual exhaust tips stick out from the back. The front directionals are also LED behind the RAM logo built into the nose panel. The customization of the outside body panels are subtle to keep the basic look of the original 1954 Pilot House style truck but with the stance and close up viewing to make it obvious this truck is all custom, and all Dodge.
The interior has new mechanically adjustable seats, seat belts, window rubbers and all new windows with the exception of the original curved corner windows. The guage cluster is from the 2003 Dodge Ram as well as the heating control panel, radio/CD player and tilt steering wheel. The dash retains the original style glove box and the original cowl vent is functional. The entire interior was coated with a sound deadening spray material prior to final painting. It has the controls for heat and AC but the condensor assembly and compressor have not been installed but these original parts come with the truck if you wish to install them.
The truck has taken first place at a local car show in the truck division (among 26 trucks) and with the modern chassis and drive train is intended to be a daily driver if desired. Delivery options can be discussed, payment by escrow.com or cash. Please email if you have any questions or require more photos. Reduced to $32,800 or make an offer.