When you know, you know, right? When you find that truck you’ve always wanted, you’ve been saving up and you find it, bam! You unload your hard-earned money and you “Bring A Trailer”. Well, for someone, that hard-earned money amounted to $405,000. We found a nasty diesel swap on Bring A Trailer‘s auction site and we just had to share. Was it worth the money? That is for you to decide.
Since 1949, this ol’ Power Wagon has been around the block, but it was in 2017 when it really turned a corner. Refurbished and modified by Desert Power Wagons LLC in Scottsdale, Arizona, they didn’t leave a single piece of hardware untouched. They extended the cab and installed rear-hinged rear doors, they built a wood-lined bed floor, recovered the truck in a sick-looking black paint, reupholstered the interior, rebuilt the 5.9-liter Cummins engine and 48RE automatic transmission, and fixed up it’s NP271 dual-range transfer case.
It didn’t stop there, though. The Wagon was outfitted with a Braden front winch, King coil-over shocks, Fuel Beast wheels wrapped in monster 40-inch tires. On the inside, the new owner will drive comfortably with a Vintage Air climate control system, a Pioneer sound system with navigation, and side and rearview cameras.
This truck offers a super-aggressive look and that is due to the slick paint job and these beautiful 17-inch Fuel wheels. The bronze accented wheels wrapped in Toyo Tires’ Open Country M/T tires look great during this photoshoot.
Under the hoods, the rebuilt 5.9-liter Cummins engine looks very tidy in there. All clean and leakless, the engine features a .020″ over bore, a polished crankshaft, and has a fresh turbocharger, pistons, manifolds, pumps, and seals.
With a Dana 60 in the front and an American Axle in the rear, this 3.73 geared truck is ready for any terrain. If you’re doing a full restoration like this, chances are you’re going to sink some coin into it. How much? It really just depends on how crazy you want to get. There are cheaper options on parts, you could leave things as they are, but that isn’t the case for this truck. Think it is worth the $405,000 it brought?
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