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Hello all! About two or three weeks ago, I picked up my first ever RC, and I love it. I thought I'd share it with all of you. It's an 87 Ramcharger 4X4. She's got a 318 2bbl, auto tranny, power windows and locks, and that lovely Ramcharger ride. There's a few minor problems I've got to work out, but I'm in the process of getting those little things fixed. There's two good sized holes fore and aft of the pass. side rear wheel well, and a little rust starting to work on the roof. No other major rust on the truck. The muffler's got a large hole in it (easy enough fix), and the steering shaft has the usual play in it (A Borgeson shaft arrives today!). But mechanically she's great! She runs like a champ! Here's some pics, let me know what you think.

Pete
 

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Here's more pics and more info. When I picked up the truck, it was pretty filthy on the inside. I've scrubbed and cleaned it up a bit, but it's going to need a few things. The two interior door panels are trashed, and need replaced. The entire carpet looks like crap, so that too will be replaced. The vinyl headliner has started to come down a bit in the back, and I think I'm going to go ahead and replace that too. I'm working on a good tune up, just to make sure it's running at it's peak. The original owner also had problems with the two front seats, and installed two red one's from another RC. The interior of the truck is blue. I'm working on locating a pair of blue seats, to make it complete. Enjoy the pics!
 

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Here's the engine. Since taking the picture, I've cleaned it up quite a bit. Looks much better now. I'm taking the air cleaner cover off this weekend, and will be repainting it. The new steering shaft will be installed this weekend too.
 

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And here in the last pic, you can see what I'm up for with the interior! ;)

Also, I'm working on a website, will be up in a week or so, that will have more pictures, and more details about what I'm doing to the truck. The address is: http://awenwolf.150m.com
 

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Lookin pretty good. Sounds like you already have some good plans for it all. Nice to know you are fixin her up the way she should be. ;D I think there were a few people around here looking for some seats, but I could be wrong. You might post something in the classifieds section. Or, see how much it would cost to reupholster them. It may be cheaper than finding the seats, and they may be in better condition. They appear to be pretty good, and not faded.

Randall
 

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looks like you are having a great time! nice RC, too! post pics so we can see how your progress goes---we all just loooooove pics! congratulations to ya!
 

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Thumbs up. If you find your blue seats, maybe I can make you an offer on your red ones. Mine are a little tattered. I'll finally have some pics of my R/C next week.
 

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;) lookin' good! looks alot like my '87, color and all. keep up with it and you'll have it forever, there are alot more expensive trucks that you could have picked to restore and maintain. your truck has an excellent 4WD system as long as you use it once in a while. don't worry about the 'lil rust for now, that's the last thing you need to worry about. good luck -jack
 

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Your going to have a great truck when you get everthing just right. I wish you lived some where cllose to me in texas I would like to have those seats. My pasenger side has a rip in it.
 
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