Icon 4x4 has once again made a big splash at SEMA, this time with its heavily customized 1965 Dodge D200 Crew Cab pickup built as part of its Reformer Series – old machinery with modern underpinnings. We love it.

Powered by a 5.9-liter Cummins turbo-diesel inline six-cylinder engine pumping out 975 pound-feet of torque to all four wheels, courtesy of some tweaking from Banks Performance, we have a feeling there's not much that can stand in this brute's way.

Having a crapton of ground clearance certainly doesn't hurt, either, thanks in no small part to a 4.5-inch Baja 1000 Chase lift kit, Fox 3.0 reservoir shocks and 37-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires. The interior wasn't left out, with seats covered in free-range American Indian Reservation sourced bison leather, plus a JL Audio subwoofer and amp, 165 KRC series mid-range speakers and tweeters to pump, pump the jams.

Feel free to read more in the press release below, but not before checking out the high-res gallery of live images above.
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ICON PARTNERS WITH BANKS POWER ON SPECIAL 1965 DODGE D200 REFORMER SERIES BUILD TO DEBUT SEMA 2012

CHATSWORTH, CALIFORNIA (September 14, 2012) – In its ongoing mission to modernize the best in classic automotive designs, ICON has partnered with Banks Power to build a very special one-off Dodge D200. Set to debut at SEMA 2012, the ICON D200 will be based on the landmark 1965 crew cab, one of the vehicles to pave the way for America's passion for powerful, reliable, crew cab trucks. Conceived in concert with ICON's new custom Derelict and Reformer series, the overarching goal of the design study will be to create a modernized daily driver capturing the brawny, iconic design of the 1965 Dodge truck. The fully restored ICON D200 will echo all of the classic crew cab's design strengths with mild custom nuances, and decidedly modern performance and comfort.

"We couldn't be happier partnering with Banks on a project offering us the rare chance to fuse the bolder design elements of the D200 into a modern-day custom filled with all the power and drivability enthusiasts expect from each of our respective brands," comments ICON Lead Designer and CEO Jonathan Ward. "ICON and Banks Power have discussed potential collaborations for quite some time, so to work on the D200 for SEMA with them is simply awesome. We have a lot of respect for Gale's innovation and to consult with him and his company on a build like this is just a stellar opportunity."

As ICON restores the D200 truck in its trademark style, build partner Banks Power will be tuning and upgrading a modern-day Dodge 3500 series pick-up chassis and mechanical systems as the backbone of the vehicle. At the heart of what promises to be an extremely powerful truck, Banks Power will be outfitting the ICON D200 with a 5.9 L Cummins engine increased to offer a wicked 975 lbs. of torque. Additional accouterments planned for the D200 include a Six-Gun® Diesel Tuner, Banks iQ® Man-Machine Interface, Monster Ram® Intake Manifold, Banks Monster® Diesel Dual Exhaust, a Banks Brake® Exhaust Braking System ram-Air intake, back-up camera, water injection, and custom air/water Techni-Cooler intercooler..

Banks Power CEO Gale Banks comments, "I'm blown away with the nostalgia meets excellence character of ICON vehicles. At Banks Power, we work to define future engine technology. We've always been about what's next in powertrain and electronics. With ICON, we've found the perfect mix of their leading-edge vehicle construction, Banks Power components, and Gale Banks Engines. My thanks to Jonathan Ward for the opportunity and stay tuned, there's more to come from both of us."

In addition to Banks Power's myriad contributions, other details abound including a special interior featuring free-range American Indian Reservation sourced bison leather especially designed in collaboration with Parabellum Collection. D200 suspension will include 4 and a ½ inch Baja 1000 Chase lift kit equipped with Fox 3.0 reservoir shocks. The design will also include Hutchinson 17 x 8 Monster WA-1175 series rims in a matte black finish shod with BF Goodrich all-terrain 37" tires. Headlights will be provided JW Speaker. Audio will include a JL Audio sub woofer and amp alongside a 165 KRC series mid range speakers and tweeters. Loner Industries assisted with the fabrication of the custom-made tailgate latches, mirrors and various trim pieces designed at ICON.

In formal collaboration with Banks Power, ICON plans to debut the newest in its special one-off Reformer series later this fall at SEMA 2012. With the build currently in progress now, enthusiasts can look for more details on the ICON D200 to come soon. For more information on ICON, please visit www.icon4x4.com. Those interested in learning more about Banks Power can visit www.bankspower.com. Those interested in learning more about Parabellum can visit http://www.parabellumcollection.com/.


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      Snark
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would love to see what Icon could do with a Scout, Grand Wagoneer, or original Range Rover. A Wagoneer with new-school guts, powdercoated body panels, a new grille and lighting.....nnnngh. Want. Even a Cherokee would be pretty special, coming from them.
      rmkensington
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is the third time this thing has been posted on various sites WITHOUT interior shots
      martini.ss
      • 2 Years Ago
      First, win the lotto. Second; get one of these. But not in white. White is stupid.
        Snark
        • 2 Years Ago
        @martini.ss
        Yeah, gray powdercoat like they do the Bronco in, all the way.
      drewpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Didn't we determine that this thing'll cost like 150k? No thanks....it's the truck from "overboard", right?..
      rc_car_nut
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm a Dodge fan but this truck no so much.... I like the Triumph awesome bike and the Cummins power.....
      Mike
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very fugly and would never buy one but it does have a cool factor for some reason
        mostchillininsc
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Mike
        So let's see... You like the teeny weenie Ford in the article that precedes this one but you don't dig this??? Unbelievable!!! That Ford doesn't hold a candle to this Dodge -- and I'm not a Dodge guy. In fact, I've never owned one but have had Ford trucks in the past. This thing is a work of art; that Ford can be built by any DB in SoCal or Florida... Way to go Icon!
      56Jalopy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think it's cool. Why can't you buy a new truck that is just for work,without all the mushy stuff anymore? I'll need some front money for the fuel bill though.
        jcnspots
        • 2 Years Ago
        @56Jalopy
        Manual transmission and no carpet, for starters.
          jcnspots
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jcnspots
          Sorry about the duplicates. Stupid iPhone.
          Snark
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jcnspots
          Why would I want a manual transmission? An automatic is superior for off-road use.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @56Jalopy
        Uh you generally still can. Most have base level/work truck type models. You can still get manual roll up windows in the cheapest work truck GM trucks. How much more basic do you want?
          Snark
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jtav2002
          People who actually buy those work pickups seem to have no problem with them. Most of your modifications are ridiculous, anyway - steel bed? Why? So it can get dented and rusty? And why would I need metal door panels? It's not like I bring a chainsaw into the cab with me. And you can already get rubber floor mats. I'm an environmental consultant that works in gas and oil fields all over the place. I drive a work truck and beat on it. I've got no use for most of what you think they should offer in a "work truck" and what little I do need, I already have.
          jtav2002
          • 2 Years Ago
          @jtav2002
          Yes Jalopy, please go on cause you didn't produce much substance. Forget rubber floor mats, you can get work trucks without carpet at all with a rubberized type floor covering. Hell, you can even get this in a normal Tacoma that's not a stripped out work truck. Most beds I see don't have plastic sides (although even trucks with full composite beds hold up very well unless you're pretty much TRYING to break them. This is generally people complaining in theory because they think it won't work rather than actually having broke one). I'm not sure what should be done to help you lean over the side, other than having a growth spurt or bringing a step ladder with if you can't reach into the bed. I know you can get a step that comes on on the side of Ford beds to help access. What's your definition of a "real bumper?" Go out and throw on steel off road plate bumpers if you're ruining standard bumpers that easily. If you're down to nitpicking about a plastic door handle i question if you're even using a truck. It's pretty apparent you're just talking without even having taken a look at any work level offerings, or any new trucks in general, by any of the manufacturers.
      FRD
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the bike in the back. And the 975 pounds of torque.
      diffrunt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Old body, NEW machinery.
      Stumpy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now that is a cool truck. I sure would look funny driving it though, all 5'4" of me.
      daewootech
      • 2 Years Ago
      I dont know where all these old style cars are coming from but keep em coming, love it. I would live to see an old step size pickup as well as the grand wagoneer like snark mentioned, the whole concept of taking old school bodies and putting new machinery underneath is just solid gold.
      Phillip
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder if it still rattles like an old truck. I'll drive it! I can even put my Triumph Bonnie in the back
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