This is the brutal Rtech Chevrolet ‘Ponderosa’: a huge pick-up restomod with a Dodge heart

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This is the brutal Rtech Chevrolet 'Ponderosa': a huge pick-up restomod with a Dodge heart

Converting classic cars into modern retro-looking cars is a fairly common practice today, and in fact, we regularly show you some of the most interesting restomodswe encounters. The last is this wild Chevrolet pick-up. It is a 1966 Chevrolet Crew Cab truck, although in reality, it is a kind of Frankenstein, since the American firm Rtech Fabrications, responsible for this creation, has combined components of very diverse origin.
Rtech Fabrications Chevrolet Ponderosa restomod

The chassis of this Chevrolet ‘Ponderosa’ (as the Rtech calls it) is from a 1972 Chevrolet C30, while for example the bodywork is from a 1966 truck and the engine is actually a 5.9 liter Cummins diesel of Dodge origin, inherited of a 1996 Ram pick-up. In any case, this 5.9-liter diesel block has been tuned by means of Mahle pistons, new injectors, K&N intake, a new shaft is cams, an improved turbo or a Flowmaster exhaust system. The result is a power of 558 hp and a maximum torque of 1,763 Nm, nothing less.

Rtech Fabrications Chevrolet Ponderosa restomod

In addition to a suspension with Skyjacker crossbows or Bilstein shock absorbers with an external bottle, the model incorporates a front winch of up to 5.4 tons, specific Dana 60 and 70 axles, custom-made transmission axle, a ‘heavy-duty’ NP205 transfer case , 20-inch wheels with Nitto Trail Grapplers off-road tires or a 227-liter fuel tank. In the cabin there is no shortage of the original style analog clocks, green fabric and vinyl upholstery, a RetroSound Beautiful audio device compatible with Bluetooth or a somewhat rudimentary navigation system: a compass! The price of such a lively, yes, starts at $ 150,000 (about 135,000 euros to change).

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