‘Lil Red Express Truck

North Richland Hills, TX – Just cruising down the boulevard returning from a mailing at the local PO when this 1979 Dodge LRE truck was spotted. A quick pull into the shop found the owner who had built this project with his recently deceased father-in-law. He understandably would not sell it as it has sentimental value. Owner has the numbers matching 360 engine and trans stored safely in the garage while a stroked small block Mopar 408 currently resides under the hood. Original paint and wood bed were in pretty good shape for a 35 year old truck. This truck reminded that I once had a 1978 True Spirit truck which was similar to this LRE truck without the stacked pipe flash (True Spirit aka Warlock in areas outside the SoCal region). Regrettably the True Spirit was sold for a more family friendly Nissan Hard Body truck in 1986 which had rear jump seats (for kids) and a much needed A/C system (which the True Spirit did not have). Someday, I want a ‘Lil Red Express Truck!!!

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2 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Cool truck..something you just don’t see anymore. A great one to get your hands on if you can find one.

  2. Toni says:

    And there’s my car in the background. 😉 it would be fun to find one of these for you.

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