Image: Craigslist

The GMC Sonoma is a small truck with about as much soul as a stick of margarine, so why someone would use its body to adorn a beefy Dodge Power Wagon frame is just beyond me. But this build is so random that I’ve decided that I like it.

We at Jalopnik quite often come across strange builds involving one vehicle’s body plopped onto another’s frame, but generally, the bodies is from a cool car, or at the very least, from an unusual one (like a Chrysler PT Cruiser). That’s what makes this particular build so odd: It’s just a regular old GMC Sonoma, and it sits on the frame of a quite awesome 1968 Dodge Power Wagon.

I won’t pretend to be a Power Wagon expert, but if I had to guess based on the 225 cubic-inch slant-six under the hood, I bet the frame comes from a “W-series” truck like the one shown below, which is for sale in Ohio for $27,500.

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The Sonoma Wagon owner is looking to fetch much less, with the asking price sitting at $1,200 or $1,000 sans the wheels. Per the listing, bolted to the slant six is a “3 speed manual transmission with granny gear,” which I interpret as being a four-speed (possibly the W-Series Power Wagon’s heavy-duty stock NP-435 gearbox), though it’s possible that the seller threw some sort of true three-speed in there.

Image: Craigslist

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The truck has custom fenders and a bespoke dump bed out back, but it doesn’t have hydraulics, so if you want to spill a huge load of chopped-up Sonoma frame bits, grab some strong buddies and get ready to lift.

Underneath, there’s a divorced transfer case, beefy axles with a disc brake conversion, and 37-inch military tires. The seller says the truck runs but needs its carb tuned. It’s also not road legal, at least in part, because it doesn’t pass emissions.

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Image: Craigslist

The asking price isn’t all that high, and the vehicle doesn’t really look too bad in that front photo above, but it’s still a sweet old Dodge truck frame with a Sonoma on top—a sad, droopy-hood-having, small-headlighted GMC Sonoma. I have no idea why someone decided to do this body-swap.

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Actually I do; I bet the old sheetmetal was toast (or used for another project), and this is just what the builder had sitting around. I applaud the ingenuity.