1991 Dodge Dakota with a C223 swap from a 1981 P'up

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C223 Dakota
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1991 Dodge Dakota with a C223 swap from a 1981 P'up

Postby C223 Dakota » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:48 pm

I have had many diesels over the years, from 1.6 liter and 1.9 liter TDI VWs to Mercedes, GM, Ford and Cummins diesels and one of my favorites is the little c223. I had an 81 P'up that I drove for a couple of years and I loved the truck but the body and frame were rusted beyond repair so I retired it for the time being. 7 years after I retired it I am now resurrecting it's heart and am in the last stages of installing the engine and transmission in a 1991 Dakota long bed pickup. I hope this gives the engine a new lease on life for many years to come.

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Re: 1991 Dodge Dakota with a C223 swap from a 1981 P'up

Postby JoeIsuzu » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:18 pm

Welcome to the site. I think you're our second C223 Dakota owner. Our first would be Darrell ("Duck").

Jack

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Re: 1991 Dodge Dakota with a C223 swap from a 1981 P'up

Postby puttputtinpup » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:42 pm

Welcome to the site! Sounds like an interesting swap