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Ride Of The Week 05/16/2022: Jeff Nolt's 1983 Dodge D-150


Jeff Nolt loves to build cars. Once he’s done, he’s in search of the next project. For the past two years, he’s been crafting a one-of-a-kind show truck out of a 1983 Dodge D-150.

“I have more fun building them than driving them,” Jeff confesses to me at the 2022 PA Motorama in Harrisburg; “I bought this to sell it because it’s different.” And different is good, as Arby’s used to say before they hall “all the meats”. This truck has a lot of eyeball and it grabbed this lifetime Bowtie fan’s attention the moment I laid eyes on it.

Fords and Chevys get all the love when it comes to lowered, short bed, single cab custom trucks, but this MOPAR was one of the finest custom pick-ups I’ve ever seen. Aside from its GM Indigo Blue Metallic finish, it’s all MOPAR. Jeff rebuilt the stock 318 and added twin turbos.

The body is smoothed out, dropped and molded around a full-roll cage. He’s flared the fenders to accommodate 12” wide wheels up front with some subtle vents worked in. He’s also vented the hood, added front and rear spoilers, cut and tucked the bumpers and even rolled the license plate with the contour of the roll-pan.

The interior of this Dodge was second nature to Jeff, as he does custom interiors for Peterbuilts and Kenworths at his day job at Spare Time Fab. It has a full, leather wrapped dash, diamond stitched A-pillars, door panels and seat inserts and a full digital dash.

Jeff says that he intends to take the truck to auction at either Barrett-Jackson in Palm Beach or Mecum in Indy this year. I’ll be looking forward to seeing it go across the block and to see what Jeff as in store for his next project.

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