No freaking way! A second-generation Dodge Ram with more than an extended cab! What type of backyard evil scientist made this Holy Grail?! I need to see more. One picture is not enough! Apparently it runs and drives... Is Frankenstein’s monster is loose?!
I’m going to slow it down now, I am excited to find this truck, but not for the reason some of you might believe. I previously posted about what makes a Holy Grail Dodge Cummins and stirred the online pot so-to-speak for some of you.
The criteria for a Holy Grail was boiled down to the following: 6BT Cummins, 4wd, manual transmission, and four doors. There were a mere TWO options in my opinion that qualified and both would need to be built - not bought.
The two options are either finding a 1985 or earlier Dodge crew cab and adding the drivetrain or finding an aftermarket added crew cab to the second generation Dodge from 94-02. Other than that, I am going to say any other truck is not a Holy Grail. Period. That’s my opinion and I’m sticking with it.
But you’re not me, and you might be more easily swayed... Will this 1996 Dodge Ram 6BT Cummins be the truck you will drink the Holy Water from? It isn’t a manual, but it is 4wd, and it has a “custom cab”.
How custom exactly is this truck? It appears someone took the extended cab from a donor truck and with the help of a welder they mated the two together. You have to appreciate the attempt, even if it misses the mark.
If nothing else this proves that people wanted their trucks to have more room and were willing to chop up two vehicles, conjure up Dr. Frankenstein, and make their own. This is a mostly red, and mostly white monster from the deep lagoon of diesel desires.
As ridiculous as this truck appears, the price could have been listed far higher. At $5000, you get a truck with a non-California based 6BT and 310,000 miles. I don’t think that price is far off the mark from what people are asking for crashed trucks without all the multiple doors duct-taped, and bailing wired together madness.
Who am I to criticize someone’s homemade attempt at getting more room into their second-generation Dodge? This could have been a science experiment that the owner realized was finally a bad idea. The roadworthiness of trucks like these gives me the heebie-jeebies, I surely would not take on completing this project and would doubt my sanity to drive it at any speed.
I do believe that for the money as a parts truck - it isn’t too far off from what I see for sale online. Maybe that’s what the next owner will do. If they put it back on the road - I want to be the first to know.
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