In what has to be the ultimate truck body kit, Greg Severt of Jacksonville, Florida took a brand new 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup, removed the original bodywork and then mated the Dodge chassis with a cab and tilt front end from a ’94 Peterbilt plus a bed designed for a ’53 Chevy. Power comes from the original Cummins turbodiesel and it retains the stock four-wheel drive.
As all custom builders know, getting the stance right makes all the difference, so Greg picked up some 20-inch Weld Racing rims and mounted 40X13.50-R20LT Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ tires. He then added a lift kit to clear the new rubber.
The Cummins diesel is stock but a lot of the underhood components had to be moved since the fixed fenderwells were gone. The air conditioning compressor is the stock unit hooked up to the Peterbilt interior components.
The finished truck, though looking like the big rig it replicates, is actually lighter than stock because of the aluminum body. Greg reports 20mpg in normal driving which certainly isn’t bad. Nice work Greg!