Kase’s project truck – the 1994 Dodge Ram 2500 – has gone through an amazing budget-minded restoration, and this is just phase one of the project. The truck was originally purchased with a work-ready flatbed with tool boxes. The bed was then removed for a standard 8-foot bed. Although, the replacement bed had some rust and was not fully painted. Now, just look at it!
Kase and his roommate did a lot of bodywork and then painted the truck in their garage. Kase then replaced the bumpers, trim, lights, and many other details in the truck. It now has a factory-looking chrome grille.
Under the hood is a 5.9-liter Cummins turbo-diesel I6 that is mated to a manual transmission. The transmission clutch is upgraded to handle up to 600 hp and 1,200 lb-ft of torque. This is a sign on things to come! While the engine is currently mostly stock, the fuel pump has already seen some modifications to make more power.
Kase’s ultimate goal is to make around 500 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque by upgrading the turbocharger and many other go-fast parts. The final phase of the project may see a truck cab swap. Swapping to what exactly? Check out the video below for all the details.