To my knowledge there’s only one light truck with a V8 from the factory, which is of course the Dodge Dakota with a 318 V8. What I didn’t know is that after 1995 it was available with an even larger engine. The Dakota R/T came from the factory with a 360 V8, the 318’s big brother. As far as I know the engine is very much compatible with the 318, perhaps even some head swaps are possible for an easy compression boost. More parts seem to be available for upgrading the 360 than the 318. But even bone stock it makes a nice jump in horsepower, from 225 to 250.
So if you’re shopping Dakotas, keep an eye out for the Dakota R/T. Take one for a spin and see if the extra HP makes any difference.