1984 Dodge Crew Cab Rock Crawling 4x4 Truck
A Dodge For All Occasions
By Jerrod Jones, Photography by Jerrod Jones
Up front, Scott added 6-inch Skyjacker Softride leaves with some Boomerang shackles. Pretty standard, and a good combo for his frontend. But in the rear, Scott wanted to revamp Dodge's original plans and make his own leaf-spring setup. The shackle hanger has been flipped for a compression shackle, while the front hanger has been moved forward to accommodate 63-inch-long Pro Comp leaves. Since Dodge used blocks from the factory, Scott decided it'd be OK to get a shorter one and add it in so he could use even flatter leaves in the rear. He angled his shocks inward to gain the maximum amount of travel he could from his Rancho 9000 shocks. That rear Dodge Dana 60 is built the same as the front, with 5.13 gears, a Detroit Locker, and 30-spline axleshafts.
The length and uniqueness of the body was what really caught our attention in Moab and provoked us to shoot Scott's truck. Scott is a Southern California escapee in Utah. He started building his Dodge for the common theme of prerunning in the desert, but in the process moved to Utah where he settled with his family. Those old-school Walker Evans Racing white fiberglass fenders had been sitting in Scott's garage for years, and he had finally added them just days before Moab, hence the lack of paint on them. For some reason, we kind of like the way they stand out in white, and it almost adds to the curvy lines the fiberglass brings to the old boxy body. The rear fiberglass attaches to a rear cage fabbed by Outer Limits Motorsports in Salt Lake City. The entire factory bed was ditched, but basic rails were formed out of tube, and a storage box was mounted in back of the cab for equipment storage.
Engine: 360ci V-8
Transmission: Four-speed manual
Transfer Case: Atlas 4.3:1 low range
Tires & Wheels: 40x13.50-17 Goodyear MTRs on 17-inch Weld Racing wheels with Champion bead locks
Suspension: 6-inch Skyjacker front leaves, 63-inch Pro Comp rear leaves
Front Axle: Dana 60 with Detroit Locker
Rear Axle: Dana 60 with Detroit Locker
By Jerrod Jones
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