#10rides: Local creates the hot rod he’s wanted since he started driving
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Mike Forget, well known around Fremont County for his love of all things with wheels and the late Mike’s Rod Shop, has a project truck that he’s hoping to wrap up this summer.
Take a look at this 1969 Dodge D100 that will soon be a beast to contend with in a drag race. Forget is a Mopar guy, having been a certified Mopar tech in a former life. But this Dodge has even more significance to him: his first car was a D100. He said it took a couple years to track down one just like this. In the process he ended up finding his actual old truck, but it was too far gone to improve.
As a teen he wanted to make his D100 a hot rod, and now he’s making it happen.
Last year, Forget and his son Ricky, along with help from a couple other mechanics around town, started working on this blue devil. He and his son rebuilt the big block 440, and Forget estimates it’ll pump out around 800 horsepower; he hasn’t put it on a Dyno yet. There’s still quite a bit of work left to do before the D100 is road and race-worthy. He wants to make a “gasser” out of it. A gasser is a straight axel, high-riding hot rod.
He had to suspend work last summer due to health issues. Now, that he’s recovered, he hopes to finish up the D100 by the big Rocky Mountain Rebel car show in July.
The D100 is currently sitting in Bailey Tire and Auto Service’s Riverton showroom.