The Hard Way: 1997 Dodge Ram 1500

I’m all for engine swaps — imagine how much fun a W123 Mercedes-Benz would be with a Cummins B-Series 12-Valve 5.9 liter turbo diesel. That’d be the bees knees. However, you’d then be left with an engineless Ram 1500 and an OM617 3-liter diesel engine…no, don’t do it. Just sell them both on your local craigslist. Or put them together to get a giant truck that can barely reach 55 mph. Oh boy. Find this 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 offered for $3,500 in Poughkeepsie, NY via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller:

1997 dodge ram 1500
condition: good
cylinders: other
drive: 4wd
fuel: diesel
odometer: 123456
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: truck
1997 ram 1500 Mercedes om617 turbo diesel swap project. Has a Dakota digital box so all the gauges work. Runs and drives needs some shifts smoothly. It needs different gearing in the rear end. It can do 55 just takes a while to get there haha. Has a jeep 5 speed trans behind it, frame is clean. Clean title $3,500obo. Open to trades

See a better way to drive something slow and red?