1965 Dodge Truck Models




1965 Dodge Truck Models

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  • Dodge D tow truck. The high-performance truck market had begun with Dodge's High Performance Package, with the formidable Wedge engine.

    The was an option only for the lighest duty model (D), while the was truck market began with Dodge's Custom Sports Special, a model.

    In , trucks were spun off into the Ram badge, named after the brand's most popular pickup truck, the Dodge Dodge has become known for its numerous truck models as for its passenger vehicles. . Dodge Pickup.

    1965 Dodge Truck Models

    1965 Dodge Truck Models

    Sales were good during the Sweptline era and into the late s. Standard engine was the ci cubic-inches , hp horse-power slant six; the ci, hp V-8 was an option, but the greatest excitement was derived from an optional high-performance package consisting of a ci, hp V-8 which pumped out lb-ft pounds-per-foot of torque thanks to a By then, the TorqueFlite was the sole automatic choice, while a variety of three and four speed manual transmissions were available. A new "easy off" tailgate could be removed or installed by a single person without tools, helping camper owners. Custom Sports Special trucks were produced from to [2].

    1965 Dodge Truck Models

    1965 Dodge Truck Models

    1965 Dodge Truck Models

    1965 Dodge Truck Models

    1965 Dodge Truck Models

    Dodge D-Series Pickups,

    The new model was being introduced in spring of that year. He ordered the truck with every conceivable option including the street wedge engine.

    Fred became very frustrated with the delays and excuses on delivering his special Toreador Red pick-up. Only later did we find out the real reasons for all of the delays. Fred sold the to his brother. This truck came to personify Fred Lang. Fred was a self made man with a less than high school education.

    1965 Dodge Truck Models

    Educated in the school of hard knocks Fred became one of the more successful homebuilders in King County Washington. Everyone knew Fred was coming when he drove up in his bright red, and fast, Dodge truck. He loved to take it to Seattle International Raceways and compete in the bracket races. The truck has always been special to our family. When I married Carolyn I went to work for Fred. I used to drive the truck on material and dump runs. Through the years the truck has always been garaged.

    My son, Casey, admired the truck from the time he was small. When he was a senior in high school he was allowed to purchase the truck with the promise that he would not sell it outside of the family. Casey was the one who started researching the truck and found out how special it really was. When Casey went off to college he found that and an old truck with a gas-guzzling engine was not the most practical vehicle for him. I purchased the truck from Casey and stored it for a couple of years until I was ready to start working on it.

    1965 Dodge Truck Models

    I was finishing up a frame off on a Chevy pickup that I had retrieved from my fathers homestead in Montana. Casey and I started taking the truck down in the fall of We completely dismantled the truck down to the frame.

    Every mechanical part on the truck has been rebuilt or restored. The was taken apart, balanced, blueprinted and reassembled with the original heads and manifolds. The rear-end, transmission, power steering, power brakes, tachometer and complete drive train have been rebuilt.

    The truck was painted the original Toreador Red color. All of the bright work was re-chromed. The interior was restored to original condition. The black racing stripes were applied. The only thing I could not bring myself to do was to put the original style wheels and tires back on the truck. It looks a lot better with the heritage American Racing Torque Trust wheels. Back to why it took so long to deliver the truck originally.

    1965 Dodge Truck Models

    The high performance package on the newly re-designed second series truck was an after thought. When the truck came down the assembly line they actually had to take the truck off the line and send it to a special shop. There they had to modify the frame they literally torched the transmission frame cross member , build special motor mounts, build a new transmission cross member, install torque rods for the 3: In which came out one month later in September of you could buy the same truck but with the as the largest power plant available.

    This truck comes with all of the supporting tags and documentation that verify it as an original Custom Sport Special. Our goal was to complete the truck for Casey to drive his bride, Andrea, away from their wedding on September 20, We finished the truck one day before the wedding. Yes, he exceeded the speed limit as he drove to the reception. Well, up until this feeling could only be obtained in certain cars, this is where the Custom Sport Special changed the face of pickup trucks.

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