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Those Argentine Dodge DD-1000’s - The last of the kind

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In 1960, the first national Chryslers began to be manufactured in Argentina. These were the D-400 trucks equipped with locally produced engines and gearboxes.

In 1978, Chrysler makes its last effort to try to adapt to a market that demanded increasingly powerful trucks. The old formula of the Perkins diesel engine no longer worked, and Chrysler decided to follow the new trend of offering turbocharged diesel engines.

At that time, the only engine option in Argentina was the German Deutz engine, thus the Dodge DD-1000 was born.
It’s components consisted of a rubber floor mat with insulation, turns signals, emergency flasher light, armrests on both doors, heater and defroster, adjustable vent windows on both doors, a hydraulically-suspended driver’s seat, radio, vinyl upholstery and basic instrumentation.

The DD-1000 was produced from 1978 to 1980.

On May 5, 1980, the purchase of Chrysler-Fevre materialized, resulting in Volkswagen Argentina. As a result, the Dodge truck line was discontinued.

Dodge DD-1000 / Specifications

Chassis: riveted ladder with "U" section stringers.
Reinforcement: "L" section.
Bodywork: truck on frame, two-door
Engine: Deutz BF6L913, lateral camshaft controlled by gears.
Cycle: Diesel 4-stroke, valves at the head
Feeding: turbocharged, turbo-cooled.
Cylinders: 6 in line.
Displacement (cm3): 6128
Diameter x Stroke (mm): 102 x 125.
Power (HP-SAE): 175 to 2,650 rpm
Torque: 50 Kgm at 1,600 rpm
Compression ratio: 18: 1.
Fuel system: direct injection
Injector pump: commanded by gears to the camshaft.
Transmission: 4 × 2 to the rear wheels by tubular cardan.
Clutch: Mechanically driven dry monodisk, diameter 330mm (13 ").
Gearbox: EATON 542 SMF
Speeds: 5 forward (synchronized from 2nd to 5th), and
1 of recoil.
Rear axle: floating with hypoidal conical gear.
Capacity: 11460 Kg.
Differential: Eaton 18, 2-speed electro-pneumatic drive.
Ratio: 6.14 / 8.38.
Front suspension: semi-elliptic leaf springs with binoculars, double-acting telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers.
Rear suspension: semi-elliptic springs of variable capacity with auxiliary load and radial blade.
Brakes: Air, independent circuit for each axis, drum in the 4 masses by "S" cams, rear with self-adjustable "guitars".
Parking brake: Pneumatic drive by valve from the board.
Direction: Screw and endless, semi-reversible.
Optional: Hydraulically assisted.
Tires: 5-spoke gunners, 8J x 20 ".
Tires: 11.00 × 20 ".
Gas-Oil tank: 140 liters.
PBC (tow cap) at 50 km / h: 41500
Between axes (mm): 4440/5000

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I wonder why they used that style cab? 1960 D cab? Were they building this style D cab medium duty truck in Mexico too in 1978? Dodge stopped building D400 - D800 in NA in 1977, built in Canada I think. What do think Kscarbel?

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20 minutes ago, TS7 said:

I wonder why they used that style cab? 1960 D cab? Were they building this style D cab medium duty truck in Mexico too in 1978? Dodge stopped building D400 - D800 in NA in 1977, built in Canada I think. What do think Kscarbel?

I agree with you that, since they were building the later 3rd generation D-Series cab in Mexico, Argentina with smaller volumes (than Chrysler Mexico) built the older 1st/2nd generation D-Series cab. They didn't have two sets of tooling.

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Front axle capacity                        3,500kg  /  7,716 lb

Rear axle capacity                      10,460 kg  /  23,060 lb

Gross Vehicle Weight (Mass)   13,960 kg  /  30,777 lb

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