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Hey everyone,
I just purchased this 89 R-C as my new project vehicle. It has already changed alot since this picture was taken, all body work is completed and it is currently ready to be painted.
I plan on painting it "Hemi" orange with possibly two black stripes over the top (I haven't decided yet on the stripes) with-in the next week or so and will post more picks then.
I have also installed a 3 inch body lift and 4 inch suspention lift with RS9000 shocks. (I should have done this after I painted it as I cannot reach the roof now without a ladder.. DUH!) I intend on setting this on 38's if I can get them to fit. I also yanked the factory exhaust and went to a true Flowmaster dual system (No Cat) out the back with chrome tips.
I just located an old Winnebego with 46,000 miles and a 440 in it, I am trying to find a place to hide the RV until I can yank the engine and trans to put in this...

Alot more in the works and the pics will follow for those interested...Thank you




Jess, Lakeland Florida
 

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Welcome to RCC. Your getting off to a serious start. That 440 will get some attention. Send some pics of your progress.
 

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Welcome to RCC. Your getting off to a serious start. That 440 will get some attention. Send some pics of your progress.
I sure will, thank you for the welcome to RCC. I have been a member of the F-Body (1987 GTA Trans Am 38,000 Miles) forum for several years now and enjoy posting my progress for others to see. My GTA has transformed from a regular street vehicle to a car I am even scared to drive. Lots of $$ spent making it fast, I throughly enjoy what can be done with vehicles!

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Wasn't this truck on E-bay recently? I know I've seen it before. I'm glad it found a good home, and I can't wait to see some updated pics.
 

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Wasn't this truck on E-bay recently? I know I've seen it before. I'm glad it found a good home, and I can't wait to see some updated pics.
Yes it was, I talked the seller into closing the auction early and selling it to me... I was gonna add the link but I got an error saying eBay is down for Scheduled Maintenance
 

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Looks good and sounds even better. Lets see some pics of the progress.
 

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Yeah that was on e-bay very cool rig man . Senbd us updates man pretty neat to get 1 from a fire dept.

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bt83rc said:
Yeah that was on e-bay very cool rig man . Senbd us updates man pretty neat to get 1 from a fire dept.

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Will add pics today, I have to take some of it's current condition..
 

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Hey Jess, It's Jon (Russcharger)

Glad you came to the site! ;D Now aren't you glad you went with a 4x4. Sounds like your well on your way to a great R/C. I ended up deciding to keep both R/Cs and turning them both into Great Projects, when I can afford to! Good Luck, show the pics as you go along!
 

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I TOOK THE PIC's DOWN, I'LL HAVE MORE SOON!

Thanks guys,

I have taken some pics but they look horrid, I had to use my web cam as my Mavica keeps saying "No Disk" grrrrr!
Anywho, the web cam doesn't like outside pics so they always turn out bad unless I do it right before dark..
I'll get better ones up at a later time

Hey if anyone knows where I can obtain some parts lemme know please..I currently need a drivers door, Passenger door window, front bumper, and grille.

To comment on the previous post about getting a Fire Truck....It has big advantages, as in I know it was maintained being a fleet vehicle (I have all service records for it) It has the police package installed which is a heavy duty oil cooler, trans cooler, oversize radiator, and larger fuel injectors then standard R-C's have. Of course all of these things improve performance slightly but more then that they make the truck better to handle the torture I intend to put it through <eg>

If you look closely you can see I have already painted all of the door jambs so the color change is less noticable. I removed everything that should not be painted before spraying. The Passengers door had to be completely taken off the truck so it could get sprayed throughly. All weather stripping removed first.

Ok there you go, I won't be able to leave these pics up for very long as I have them stored on our Store's server http://www.jpgiftshop.com we need all the server space for our website. I'm going to try and find some free storage space I can move all of them too.

Thanks for all of the interest guys, I do apprecate it!.

Jess

 

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I just thought of something else I'll need....One of those police lights for the A Pillar
It had one but they removed it I would "rather" replace it then just fiberglass the hole.

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Wow, the truck looks way different. It'll be great in that color though. Also, If you're looking for a good place to host pics, try Yahoo. They give you 30 MB of space and it's easy to use. I also have the police spot light if you want it. The chrome is in bad shape, but you could sand it down and either paint it or get it recromed. I also don't know if the bulb is good. Anyway, it's cheap, so let me know.
 

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Thanks, Yeah it's moving along...My big hold up now is the drivers door. It is unrepairable and I can't find one locally. I wanted to paint it this weekend but have to wait until I find a door first.

I appreciate the offer on the light, but I would prefer a nice chrome one, all of the trucks moulding is chrome so it would "fit in" that way.

I could always shoot the truck this weekend and do the new door separately but I'm afraid of a color or shade differance if it isn't done all at once.

Jess

 

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Thank you but I was thinking more in the line of used parts.

If this was a serious collectible like an older Vette, Stang, or Camaro, I'd surely want new parts but we are working on a 13 yr old Ramcharger here...Something I'm probobly gonna tear up anyway. hehehe ;D
 

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Not much new to share but I did get most of the interior pulled out today.

Still no luck on finding a Drivers door so I still can't paint it yet. I hit about 10 JY's this weekend and all of the doors I did find were either dented up or rusted out so back to square one on that idea.

I'll keep this post updated as to where I'm at with it...Hopefully I can locate a good door this week and plan to paint it next weekend...

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Looking good man for sure . There is a Chrome light in the classifieds on heere u might want to see if it's still availlable man . As to the door look here www.raybuck.com

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Thank you, I appreciate the link, I requested a Catalog

Well my new update is I have recieved my second Gallon of "Hemi" orange. The first gallon was not mixed to the right shade of orange so I really didn't want to use it...I ordered another gallon from a differant manufacturer and it arrived today...MUCH better color match to what my goal is so I'm gonna use this paint.

So things are progressing at a snails pace but I guess you don't want to rush this stuff either.... ::)
Rather do it right the first time then have to do it again later...

 

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you know it would look really cool with 1 of those aluminum gas doors like they used on the chargers too .

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Yeah i guess that would be an interesting idea.
I think i know what your talking about but not positive.

Where do you find one of those? ;D

J
 
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