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    Default 1997 Dakota Drag Truck!

    Seen this the other day on you tube, type in Dodge Dakota Drag Truck. It's the red 1997 470 cid stroker at Mobile dragway, check it out.

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    He's on another forum i'm on. I asked about it and this is what he said...

    470 stroker big block, firewall moved back 6", 8-3/4" rear with 32 x 14 slicks, front tires moved in board 2" to allow the drop, 12 point roll cage, all glass in tack. runs 6.40s in the full 1/8th with mid 1.30 sixty foot.





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    I figured he was running 6.16 according to his passenger window. None the less that's a bad ass truck, but not a big fan of gutting but I realize you need to to run those times. I seen last year at my local track a 1995 Dakota with a 440bb running 6.50 flat and he was destroying his rivals.

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    Wonder where he got that fiberglass bumper from: I'm interested in that. I need one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almegaj View Post
    I figured he was running 6.16 according to his passenger window. None the less that's a bad ass truck, but not a big fan of gutting but I realize you need to to run those times. I seen last year at my local track a 1995 Dakota with a 440bb running 6.50 flat and he was destroying his rivals.
    Friend of mine built up a CC with a 496 stroker in it and he runs low fives in the eighth: Stripped down truck with a 12 point in it. Built it relatively cheap and it runs like a raped ape. He probably has less than $15,000.00 in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stockerDak View Post
    Wonder where he got that fiberglass bumper from: I'm interested in that. I need one.
    you sure its fiberglass? it just looks like a smooth all plastic 1 piece bumper for the newer trucks. it even has the factory tow hook holes. 2000 and older was 2 piece metal bumpers. just looks like the fog holes aren't cut. you can order them that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stockerDak View Post
    Wonder where he got that fiberglass bumper from: I'm interested in that. I need one.
    Looks like a OEM bumper to me...
    Just like this one...
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    I saw him run Saturday night...6.03

    edit: little vid i took of it on my phone.

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    That's pretty neat.
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    1997-2004 Dodge Dakota ALL fiberglass front end, www.hairysglass.com you can get front end, hood, both doors, tail gate, and dash. ALL FIBERGLASS. little more money
    408 Stroker all forged, 13.6 compression, Mopar R/T big valve (ported and polished), Mopar 1.7 roller rockers, Mopar M1 single plain intake, MSD Ing., 727 tranny, 4000rpm PTC Torque Converter, Southeast Performance long tube headers, 3.91 gears, Comp Cams custom grind cam, NOS setup (HEHE), BEST ET 11.43 @ 118mph ALL MOTOR

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    Quote Originally Posted by koolsleeper View Post
    1997-2004 Dodge Dakota ALL fiberglass front end, www.hairysglass.com you can get front end, hood, both doors, tail gate, and dash. ALL FIBERGLASS. little more money
    That's not a Hairyglass front end on that 97. I's say it's stock, his looks like mine, it's one piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koolsleeper View Post
    1997-2004 Dodge Dakota ALL fiberglass front end, www.hairyglass.com you can get front end, hood, both doors, tail gate, and dash. ALL FIBERGLASS. little more money
    hmm....interesting. i wonder how much work those doors and that front end would be to put on a daily....although a wreck would be bad news lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow RT View Post
    hmm....interesting. i wonder how much work those doors and that front end would be to put on a daily....although a wreck would be bad news lol.
    It's a helluva lot of work.... Ask Mike Carlman.

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    im not too worried about hanging the doors, i might put this front clip on next winter, lighten the thing in the nose a ton
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevr2fast01 View Post
    im not too worried about hanging the doors, i might put this front clip on next winter, lighten the thing in the nose a ton
    The front clip is not stock dimensions, you would be better off starting from scratch...But the weight in the front of these things isn't in the sheetmetal, it's everything that holds the sheetmetal, like a truck frame. Concentrate on that to loose any real weight.

    Mike Carlman went through two sets of doors, he said they are super flimsy too.
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    wait... fiberglass doors? have fun with that on a street driven truck, where it gets opened and closed alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by almegaj View Post
    I figured he was running 6.16 according to his passenger window. None the less that's a bad ass truck, but not a big fan of gutting but I realize you need to to run those times. I seen last year at my local track a 1995 Dakota with a 440bb running 6.50 flat and he was destroying his rivals.
    Several of the 1/8 mile tracks in the south are shorter than 660 ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almegaj View Post
    I figured he was running 6.16 according to his passenger window. None the less that's a bad ass truck, but not a big fan of gutting but I realize you need to to run those times. I seen last year at my local track a 1995 Dakota with a 440bb running 6.50 flat and he was destroying his rivals.
    You can gut it and still make it look good.

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    you have the nicest gutted dakota i have seen repz

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    that thing is sweet but the 8 3/4 would have to go. I have broke too many in my life even with light weight cars.

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    I dont have a 8 3/4 in the rear, I have a 9 1/4 rear end with 3.91 gears.
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    I was referring to the red drag truck. said 8 3/4 rear

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    Hey that's what I'm building!! Have any of you used any of the Hairy Glass stuff? Is it quality or crap??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfat rt View Post
    Hey that's what I'm building!! Have any of you used any of the Hairy Glass stuff? Is it quality or crap??
    Not bolt on stuff by any means...I'd say look elsewhere unless you have mad fab, fiberglass and paint & body work skills.
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    I've been building race cars and such for years. I don't know if I have mad skills but I do have experience with the stuff!!! Some of the race glass parts are super light weight and flimsy. Do you know another source? You seem to do super nice work yourself, super clean truck!

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