Work Truck Wheeler
This truck has stuck around a lot longer than I thought it would. it started as my off-road toy but it’s become a pretty versatile work truck that still goes off-road regularly. It’s my all-around beater.
Stomping Ground: Ocotillo Wells, Moab, Glamis, Lowe's, Industrial Metal Supply, and the local dump.
Vehicle Year: 1973
Engine: AMC 360 V-8
Transmission: T-18 with 6.32:1 First gear
Transfer case(s): Dana 20 with Advance Adapters 32-spline rear output
Front axle/differential: Closed-knuckle Dana 44/open
Rear axle/differential: '82 Ford F-150 9-inch/Eaton Detroit Locker
Axle ratio: 4.10:1
Front suspension: Hell Creek 4-inch lift springs
Rear suspension: Stock springs with flipped shackles
Tires: 37x12.50R15 Goodyear MT/R
Wheels: 15x10 Amaerican Eagle 0589 with Champion beadlocks
Bumpers and armor: NOS Warn front bumper, stock rear, custom DOM rocker guards
Other cool stuff: Warn 8274 winch, Holley Pro-Jection EFI, Performance Distributors DUI ignition and wires, MTS fuel tank, tool box, bed-mounted spare tire, Smittybilt lumber rack (trimmed 6 inches), Kragen HID lights
Why you built it: I built it for general four-wheeling, and then switched gears to make it a work truck too.
What you would do differently: I need to install the open-knuckle '74-'79 Wide-Trac Dana 44 front axle that has been sitting in the garage.