We asked you guys to help name Mr.Truck’s latest project truck, and you spoke loud and clear. The name “Dodgezilla” got the most votes. Thank you guys for your feedback and involvement!
The truck is a 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 with the 318 cu-in V8. At least this is what Mr.Truck thought when he bought it. Turns out it has many components what various years of Dodge pickups. The biggest problem was a non-functional automatic transmission. This is the first part of the project, and Mr. Truck when to Advanced Transmission shop in Longmont, CO to rebuild it. Shop owner, Rueben, suggested to go with an “overkill” rebuild. Make the transmission about 100% stronger and more durable than stock. Actually, make it more durable than a transmission that came on a Cummins diesel-powered Dodge Ram 2500.
The result of all this is a project truck with a first and a last name: “Dodgezilla Overkill” ! After the overkill transmission is in the truck, there is no telling what it will have in store.
One thing is for sure. Mr.Truck and Rueben are talking a lot of smack and calling out our project Big Green and project Rusty Boy for some healthy competition. Mr.Truck is calling for a drag race, off-road adventure, and towing challenges.
Check out this thorough (part 2) of the Dodgezilla Overkill transmission rebuild with transmission expert – Rueben.