1976 Plymouth Trailduster Original 440

1976 Plymouth Trailduster

Technical specifications of Plymouth Trailduster 1976

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Item location: Winnetka, Illinois, United States
Make: Plymouth
Model: Trailduster
SubModel: Trailduster Sport
Type: SUV
Year: 1976
Mileage: 134200
VIN: AA0BD6X058138
Color: Orange
Engine size: 440 V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Interior color: Black
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

1976 Plymouth Trailduster
The vehicle in question is a 1976 Plymouth Trailduster (Ramcharger sibling)
Sold and spent 1976 - 2016 in Northern California high desert
BasicsColor code is SunstoneDT5207White hard top
Numbers matching 440 - full engine out rebuild in 2017 - now pushing 475hp (Dyno results available)
Full time 4x4
Factory air (currently disabled)
Other restoration includes surface rust remediation in cabin, full strip and custom color bedliner installation (cabin only), sound / heat deadening (Cabin only), exhaust, shocks, minor electrical updates (wiring), new driver & passenger seats, new carpet, original 2nd and third row seats
Paint / exterior is survivor / original - Was a working farm / ranch truck

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1976 Plymouth Trailduster

Purchased 2016 from Sutter Creek CA


AA = W100 Plymouth Trail Duster

0 = sport utility

B = 6001-10000 GVW

D = 440-1

6 = 1976

X = Missouri truck plant

058138 = sequential number (started with 000001)

Spent its life as a farm / ranch truck in Sutter Creek and Jackson, CA until purchased in 2016– have partial records from 70s-1998.

Fundamental repairs / refurbishment 2016


Remove engine from vehicle

Remove all accessories from engine

Disassemble brackets for engine accessories

Clean, bead blast and paint brackets for engine and accessories

Remove radiator

Remove complete exhaust

Remove brake master cylinder and booster

Install headers (customer provided)

Replace brake master cylinder and booster

Spot repair wiring

Remove and replace power steering pulley

Assemble accessories on engine

Install repaired radiator

Fabricate throttle bracket

Plumb in fuel filter and line from pump to carburetor

Bleed brakes

Add gear lube to transfer case

Lube chassis

Mount new passenger seat with supplied bracket

Fabricate mounts for driver’s seat and mount

New Parts (sample)



Erson Cam – E 410322

Edelbrock intake manifold RPM

Denso mini starter

Reman power steering pump

Forged pistons

Rings / bearings

All gaskets


Melling oil pump

Push rod set



Fuel pump

Water pump

Axle shims

Axle cover gasket

Gear lube

Fuel lines

Sway bar bushings

440 Source Stealth Aluminum Cylinder Head

Aluminum roller rockers

Cast aluminum valve covers

Repaired gas gauge

` Instrument cluster lights

New transfer case mounts, washers

Adjustments to motor mounts

New mufflers, exhaust system

Window regulator (right)

Replaced heater core

Repaired turn signal

Replaced window wiper motor / linkage

New Rims (4)

New Tires (5)


Install secondary gauge cluster

Oil change / filter

Body work / surface rust remediation and undercoat


Oil Change

Replace front and rear shocks

Lube all suspension components

Replace starter solenoid


Install aftermarket aluminum pan and filter

Seal boot

Service 4x4 shifter

Adjusted shift throttle pressure

Original White steel top is available (it is unrestored and does have some rust repair needs) - has been a fair weather / weekend car for the last 3 years.

Top has not been used in that time.

Vehicle and top have been garage stored since moving to Midwest - never driven in rain / snow

Original Ramcharger / Trailduster roll bar included in the sale (not installed)

Vehicle is sold as is and buyer will be responsible for pickup from my location

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