I checked three of my trucks, 1 1/2 ton and 2 3/4 ton, and they all have that "bump". If yours is not there Mike... you might have the tweaked frame... maybeDesert_Dog said:That front passenger side frame rail looks a little tweaked to me... That "bump" in the top of it, just below and a little in front of the alternator is NOT supposed to be there.
The full-time 4wd trucks were the first 4wd dodges to get disc brakes. Part time 4wd prior to ft4wd all had front drums. The change over year for 1/2 tons was '74 (both ft4wd and pt4wd was available that year). The 3/4 and 1 tons changed over during 1975, again, both were available that year.whlnwgn said:In that first pic, showing the wheel with the broken studs, are those drum brakes on the front axle? I thought that 1974 was the frist year for disc brakes. Your front axle may not be original. Just a thought.