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1982 Plymouth Arrow Pickup w/ Turbo Diesel?

Discussion in 'Outside North America' started by PlymouthShelbyCuda86, May 17, 2014.

  1. PlymouthShelbyCuda86

    PlymouthShelbyCuda86 Member

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    Were there any 1982 Plymouth Arrow pickup trucks built with the Mitsubishi 4D55T (2.3L) turbo diesel engine that saw use in the 1983-86 Mitsubishi Pickup and the related Dodge (Power) Ram 50, as well as the 1985-87 Ford Ranger?

    ~Ben
     
  2. ImperialCrown

    ImperialCrown Moderator Level III Supporter

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    The gasoline-engined Plymouth version was marketed more as a 2WD leisure/play/sun and sand truck than a work or off-road truck. I have the sales brochures. Its run ended in 1982. 4WD started in 1982, but I never saw a 4WD Arrow (there were AWD Colt Vistas).
    The Mitsubishi Turbodiesel wasn't offered until 1983 (I went to training for it) after the Arrow pickup ceased. We sold very few of them. A friend of mine had a white one with blue interior, 2.6L, stick-shift with a cap.
    The Dodge Power Ram D-50 was more of a rugged work truck and got the Mighty Max version. Dodge also got the Ram Raider.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Triton
    It's funny that they tried to bring back the Plymouth truck line, but most folks didn't equate Plymouth with trucks or mostly wanted the 'Ram-Tough' ones.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth_(automobile)#Plymouth_Trucks
     
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  3. PlymouthShelbyCuda86

    PlymouthShelbyCuda86 Member

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    And speaking of the turbo diesel engine, is it true that it was not cataloged in the 1986 brochures for either the Mitsubishi Pickup or the Dodge Ram 50?

    The reason I ask is that most sources on the internet I know of say that the turbo diesel option was discontinued at the end of the 1985 model year.

    ~Ben
     
  4. Mopar_Ja

    Mopar_Ja Member

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    Funny, I found this I have an 82 Power Ram 50 parked right out front, sub 1000 serial number with 2.6 5-spd and have been contemplating to convert to diesel. I far as I know 85 was last year for diesel.