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74 Power Wagon swap

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  • 74 Power Wagon swap

    I have a 74 w100 shot bed with drum brakes and divorce transfer I'm restoring. Just curious would you guys rebuild this set up or go more modern. Have a 85 ramcharger with disk brakes, axles and good transmission and transfer to swap out. My son will get his license in a couple years and will be driving it
    Thanks

  • #2
    It all depends on what you want and how you intend to show/use it. If you want to restore it, I'd keep it stock, if you are looking to drive it and want the improvements the 85 donor offers, then go for it.
    I drive a DODGE, not a ram!

    Thanks,
    Will
    WAWII.com

    1946 WDX Power Wagon - "Missouri Mule"
    1953 M37 - "Frankenstein"
    1993 Jeep YJ - "Will Power"
    1994 2500 4WD Regular Cab - "Old Gray"
    2006 3500 DRW 4WD Mega Cab - "Power Wagon Hauler"

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    • #3
      Purists often regard 1974 as the zenith of old school civilian power wagons. Last year before small bolt pattern hubs, married t-cases & eventually auto-hubs & CAD took over. Personally I wouldn't do any swapping. Any reason why your son couldn't drive the ramcharger?

      Bucky
      1975 W600

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