'77 Dodge Powerwagon, shortbed with a '72 318 in it. My Dad had it for about 6 years then gave it to me....I had it for 9 years. When it finally blew up, I had 220,000 on the truck, around 265,000 on the motor.
We had to add angle-iron under the bed to stiffen it up because it was basically rotting away....I had no cab corners nor rocker panels....The side marker lights in the fenders were held in with bondo and duct tape.
But I'll tell ya'.... I'd hop in there...pump the gas 6 times, hit the key and it would fire right up. And shut right off. 2 more pumps, hit the key and that thing would purr like a kitten.
Smoked like a pig....I had anti-fouling plug adapters on all 8 cylinders. Looked like I was fogging for mosquitoes if I'd rev it up a bit.
It burned an/or leaked about 1 1/2-2 quarts of oil a day...I bought oil by the drum. Forgot to put oil in it one day and locked up the bottom end of the motor.
But parts of it still live on. I gave the rears to my cousin's husband for his '74. Gave the tranny and transfer case to the brother-in-law for his '76, Body and frame were junk.
Best, most reliable, most beat-up truck I have ever personally seen.
Then again, there was the '77 Chevy 3/4 ton with the '78 vette motor......