Dodge Challenger Monster Truck Is Ready For The End Of The World

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And It's based on military hardware

With a world that is slowly descending into chaos, what better way is there to prepare yourself for the impending fall of civilization than a battle-ready 1972 Dodge Challenger monster truck? This example you see before you has been mounted on a 1987 Chevrolet M1009 military vehicle and looks more badass than a Mercedes-AMG G-Class on steroids.

This silver beast is up for sale and seems like the perfect buy for the doomsday prepper who has already got their underground bunker set up for the worst-case scenario. The base of this beast consists of the chassis of an M1009 CUCV, a Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle, or "Cuckvee" that was based on a K5 Blazer meant to support other military vehicles such as the AM General Humvee.

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These military-spec vehicles made use of GM's 6.2-liter diesel V8 mated to a TH400 transmission, but the diesel has been ditched in favor of a 5.7-liter V8 with a four-barrel carb. Power is sent to the rear via a 4L80E automatic transmission and Shift Quick One transmission controller.

We don't have exact numbers on the power figure, but this Chevy 350 most certainly produces more power than the lazy 160 horsepower diesel engine it replaces. Modifications include a custom Flowmaster dual exhaust, a two-speed transfer case with 2H, 4L, and 4H, and a Dana 44 front and Dana 60 rear lockable axle. Keeping this beast in the air is Skyjacker Black Max suspension and massive 37-inch BFG KM2 tires.

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The project was rebuilt around 11,000 miles ago when the owner installed upgrades such as a high-rise intake, a larger radiator, and a high-flow Holley fuel pump. The K5 body was dropped and replaced with a sleeker E-Body Challenger Shell, and as part of the rebuild, the interior got fresh panels, custom gauges, a new headliner, as well as a high-end audio system with amps, a sub, and tons of speakers. With rear vision at a minimum, this Challenger also gets a back-up camera.

According to its builder, this machine was inspired by the Porsche-911-based RS Syberia that was built on a Humvee chassis. According to the owner, the build cost him $45,000, about as much as a new Nissan Leaf, and he's asking $29,000 for it now. We'd have this over a Ford F-150 Raptor any day.

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Source Credits: Autoblog

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