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It was a rare truck to begin with. 1995 Dakota Club Cab SLT, 318, 5 speed, 2 wheel drive, 3.55 8 1/4 Sure Grip Rear.  It's got cruise control and A/C but manual windows and locks.  It's also got bucket seats.  I'd be curious to see how many trucks with these specs were made.  Gen II Dakotas were only made with a 318 and 5 speed in 1994-1996.

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408 c.i. KRC Stroker
8.7:1 Compression
Ross Forged Lightweight Pistons
CAT H-beam Rods
Internally Balanced
New Mopar Harmonic Balancer
Mopar Performance 4 Cast Crankshaft
Mopar Performance Magnum R/T Heads 2.02 intake/1.625 Exhaust
Mopar Performance M1 Two Barrel Manifold
Mopar Performance (Crane) 1.7 Roller Rockers
Smith Bros. Hardened Pushrods
KRC Performance 210 Cam
Rollmaster True Roller Heavy Duty Timing Set
Mopar Performance Black Cast Aluminum Valve Covers
Mopar Performance Chrome Valve Cover Bolts
Melling High Volume Oil Pump
Mopar Dakota R/T Oil Pan
All Brackets Blasted/Cleaned And Painted
New Bosch 120 Amp Alternator
Mopar Starter Professionally Refurbished
Mopar Peformance (Thorley) Headers With Airborne Ceramic Coating
Carsound/Magnaflow Catalytic Converter
Custom Flowmaster Original 40 Series Dual Exit Exhaust
New Mopar Distributor
All New Engine Sensors And New Oil Sending Unit
F&B 55mm Billet Throttle Body
New Mopar (Exide) Orbital Battery, 900 CCA
Modine 3-Row Heavy Duty Radiator
New Mopar Fan Clutch
New Flowkooler High Flow Water Pump
New Stant 180 Thermostat
New Hoses
New Mopar Thermostat Housing
New Mopar Radiator Cap
New Accel Extreme 9000 Spark Plug Wires
New NAPA/Echlin Brass Distributor Cap & Rotor
New MSD 6A Ignition
New MSD Blaster Coil
K&N 14x3 Filter With Xtreme Lid
New Mopar Performance Ram 360 5-Speed Performance Computer
NewFord Motorsports 24lb Fuel Injectors
New NAPA/Carter Fuel Pump/Regulator/Filter Unit
New Mopar PCV Valve
K&N Crankscase Breather
New Goodyear Gatorback Belt
New Goodyear Serpentine Tensioner

Body and Paint:

Complete Body Off Frame Professional Restoration
Brilliant Blue Pearl Coat, Original Factory Color
Frame Has Been Sandblasted And Coated With POR-15
Entire Chassis Was Disassembled, Cleaned, Painted, Reassembled
Converted From SLT To Sport Trim With New Mopar Parts
Cal-Vu Sport Mirrors Custom Fit For Dakota
New Windshield
All New Window Gaskets, Window Wipers, Molding
Sliding Rear Window
Pro Car Parts Clear Corners And All New Bulbs
New Mopar Headlight Housings And Bulbs
New Mopar Tailights
Sir Michaels Roll Pan With License Plate Cutout
New Wheel Well Liners In Rear
New Penda Tonneau Cover
Rhino Liner
Profinish-Proglass Functional Ram Air Fiberglass Hood
AAR Quality Fiberglass Front Bumper With Integrated Air Dam
New Mopar Battery Tray And Battery Hold Down Bolts
New Mopar Tailgate Handle
New Mopar Door Handle
New Windshield Washer Fluid Pump, Tank, And Tank Cap
New Mopar Windshield Wiper Arms
New Bosch Windshield Wipers
Weathertech Weatherflector Snap In Window Deflectors
New Mopar Hood Latch
New Mopar Hood Rod

Drivetrain and Chassis:

New NOT Reman Mopar NV3500 Five Speed Transmission
New Centerforce Clutch And Throwout Bearing
Custom Oversized Shifter Knob
Professionally Built Custom 8 Rear End
489 Case With New Mopar Performance Large Yoke
New Richmond 3.55 Gears
New Auburn Sure Grip (limited slip)
New bearings and seals throughout
Driveshaft shortened, re-balanced, and all new u-joints
New Raybestos Rotors & Pads, Drums & Shoes
New NAPA Rear Brake Rebuild Kits and Wheel Cylinders
New Mopar Brake Hoses
All New Brake Lines
New Mopar & NAPA Emergency Brake Cables
New Raybestos Calipers
New Timken Bearings And Seals
Conversion To 5 on 4.5 Bolt Pattern
Centerline Telstar Lightweight Rims 15x7 Front, 15x8 Rear
McGard Lug Nuts
Firestone Indy 500 Tires, 235/60-15 Front, 255/6-15 Rear
2/3 Suspension Drop
Belltech 2 Drop Spindles
Western Chassis Adjustable 3/3.5/4 Shackle & Hanger Kit
Belltech NitroActive Drop Shocks
Professional Alignment After Drop
Factory Front Sway Bar
New Mopar Coil Springs
New Leaf Springs
Control Arms Sandblasted & Painted
Energy Suspension Polygraphite Bushings
Energy Suspension Polygraphite Cab Mounts
New Mopar Power Steering Hoses

Customized Interior Including:

Katkzin Leather Bucket Seats From 99 Dakota R/T
Katkzin Leather Rear Seat And Trim
Factory Bucket Seat Center Console
Factory Woodgrain Dash Trim Replaced With Factory Black Dash Trim
Stereo System Professionally Installed Using Adapters, Proper Wiring
NOS Alpine TDA-7563 Ai-Net Compatible 40wx4 Cassette Deck, Remote Control
New JBL 6.5 Front Speakers
New Infinity Reference 5x7 Rear Speakers
New Mopar Black Antenna And Antenna Cable
Cruise Control
Tilt Wheel
Power Steering
Air Conditioning Just Serviced, Blows Ice Cold



The Transformation Has Begun With The ProFinish Hood.......


And It Continues With The AAR Front Bumper....


The Sir Michael's Roll Pan Is On Now....


Got The Bed Off, The Rear End Out, And Check Out The New Dash


The Old Motor And Tranny Are Out, The New 8 3/4 Rear End Is Ready


Here's The 408, Ready To Go In


Back To Bodywork


Time For Primer...


The New Leather Interior...


 Naked Dakota, The Body Is Off The Frame...


Frame Has Been Sandblasted.....And Painted


Now The Rolling Chassis Is Starting To Come Together...


Painting The Cab..


Starting To Come Together...


Interior is almost done...



Paint Is Looking Good...


Here It Is...