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1979 Dodge D150 - moparfamily

"li'l red express truck"

1979 Dodge D150 1
Owner:   moparfamily
Year: 1979
Make: Dodge
Model: D150
Est.Horsepower: 225
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I just acquired my dream truck, a Lil Red Express. I will take me a while to restore it, but it will be worth it. Before I start, I'll probably drive it like it is for a while. It's got a 360 with all the chrome.

viperman_srt
viperman_srt | New User
Posts: 0 | Joined 03/27/11
Posted: 03/27/11 07:08 AM

Love the truck.I've always liked the Li'l Red Express Truck.Can't wait to see it finished.
bad_ass_hemi
bad_ass_hemi | New User
Posts: 0 | Joined 03/14/11
Posted: 03/14/11 05:41 PM

hey there. thats a nice truck. can any one help me im trying to restore a 1976 dodge d-150 cant fine many parts. dose anyone know were i can look? thanks
67Valinat
67Valinat | New User
Posts: 7 | Joined 09/08/10
Posted: 09/09/10 01:51 PM

Love your little red,
I just had worked on one for a friend.  The plastic carb leaked so we sanded it down until it didn't leak anymore.  Very cool trucks.  My Mother back in the early 80's had looked at baying one but ended up getting a 76 blue ford cobra instead.
1980DODGERAM
1980DODGERAM | New User
Posts: 13 | Joined 03/27/10
Posted: 03/28/10 12:24 AM

BELEIVE IT OR NOT IN 78 THE LIL RED EXPRESS WOULD OUT RUN A CORVETTE TO 75 MPH. NOT BAD FOR A PICKUP. I LIKE THE LIL RED EXPRESS JUST ABOUT BUILT ONE BUT MADE MY 1980 DODGE RAM INTO A SLEEK VIPER BLUE W/SILVER RACING STRIPES. A IMPORT AND MUSTANGS WORST NIGHTMARE. I WAS SITTING AT A STOP LIGHT ONE DAY A RICE BURNER PULLED UP BESIDE MY TRUCK HE REVED HIS ENGINE AT THAT MOMENT I KNEW IT WAS ON. HIS GIRLFRIEND HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE CUZ SHE THOUGHT HIS CAR WAS BAD ASS. DID WHAT I DO BEST PEDAL TO THE METAL AND WOOPED HIS ASS. MOPAR OR NO CAR. HIS GIRLFRIEND DIDNT LOOK SO PLEASED WHEN I SEEN THEM IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR.
1974.400-Mopar
1974.400-Mopar | New User
Posts: 14 | Joined 03/02/10
Posted: 03/06/10 09:59 PM

nice truck! its my dream to find one of those. but its out there waiting for me to come along and fix
Mopower79
Mopower79 | New User
Posts: 11 | Joined 07/28/07
Posted: 03/01/09 08:55 AM

It may just be the coupler at the sterring gear box ( a weak link for our trucks )
its an easy fix... check out this how to thread
http://www.dodgetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=160525
Nice Truck!!.. Its good to see some coming back to life...Good Luck! Smile
Mainemantoo
Mainemantoo | New User
Posts: 4 | Joined 07/03/08
Posted: 07/03/08 09:35 AM

I've got a 1979 Lil Red with terribly sloppy steering.  I'm going to replace the steering box but want to brace the frame while I'm in there.  I haven't found any frame braces on the net.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks
slanted225
slanted225 | New User
Posts: 33 | Joined 03/14/08
Posted: 06/29/08 06:07 AM

Yeah, I agree with the other two comments!! Nice cool truck.. My wife doesnt understand why I drool over these and the warlocks...lol
jvcap
jvcap | New User
Posts: 0 | Joined 10/03/07
Posted: 10/03/07 12:39 PM

It's a nice truck, I have one also that I restored a couple of years ago. Check the frame for a crack right where the steering box bolts to the frame. They are noted for cracking. You can buy a brace to help fix the problem after you get it welded. The braces were used on the later trucks. Also search the junk yards for one. Have fun restoring it, and be careful, there is a lot of mis information out there. Join the Lil red express club (Hampton Roads) Skip is the guys name, They are very helpful.
mrmoparhisself
mrmoparhisself | New User
Posts: 3 | Joined 09/24/07
Posted: 10/02/07 03:46 PM

That is a very cool truck. In 1978 the Lil Red Trucks were the fastest domestic made autos. I like the 79s too. I once saw a Lil Red Truck hurt a 78 Corvettes feelings. It will look great after you finish. Good and streight now. Gotta love those tuff steering wheels very cool. Good Lookin truck.
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