Saint Maries, ID
My garage: Dodge Dakota Great 8 (previously owned Dodge Dakota)

About my car

I bought this pickup after seeing it sitting in a field. The first thing done was a transmission change then a clean paint job with new wheels and tires.

I wanted to lift it but the manufactured lift kits were too expensive so I brought out the torch and welder to start a straight axle swap. I used axles from an 88 k5 blazer that had 4" lift springs and 2" rear blocks.

I did all the metal fab and build alone in my gravel driveway. There were times of struggle but with more thought it all worked out very well.

  • This car was made in 1992 and I've driven it since 2013
  • The Dodge Dakota (1st Gen) was in production from 1987 to 1996

Years of no use

DIY Repair