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Project 4xQuad, Part 3

4 Wheel and Off Road

The Final Details

By Craig Perronne

Photographer: Craig Perronne

Whoever said "it is all in the details" was right on the money. With our radical drivetrain installed and our completely custom suspension fabricated, it was time to turn our attention to the final items remaining on the truck. While short on time, we knew that cheating on the details could quickly transform our one-off wonder into a hack job. Besides appearance items that needed to be fabricated, such as bumpers and the like, there were also plenty of tasks that still needed to be finished so that the big Dodge would run. These included plumbing, wiring, building a gas tank, and all kinds of other little chores. Lots of time could have been saved here but plenty of people would be crawling around under the truck and we wanted them going away in awe. Once again, it's all in the details.
Luckily, we knew from hanging out with Maurice Rozo and the crew at Off Road Unlimited (ORU) for the past three weeks until the wee hours of the morning that there wouldn't be any problems. They had already proven to us that they were up to the challenge. The tube benders and TIG welders were fired up while the rest of the crew went about finishing the truck. We were as giddy as teenage girls with Backstreet Boys concert tickets as our baby neared completion, but secretly we wondered if the big Dakota would be ready for its unveiling at the SEMA show.
However, Maurice continually told us it wouldn’t be a problem and hadn’t been wrong in the past so we tried not to worry. The work continued at a feverish pace and, much to our delight, the Dakota was completed with a day to spare and came out absolutely awesome. Stay tuned for the next installment where we prove that this thing actually works!

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