I'm Brian, aka RamJoe, and I'm just north of Las Cruces. I've been married for nearly 23 years (same little lady). My son just turned 20 and he's in the Air Force. My plans for my 2WD '87 RC are to add performance modifications in order to improve it's towing capabilities. We've had the RC since '88. I've been more regular on the site since making a decision earlier this year to keep the RC.
Good day ladies and gents. Real name is Keoki (aka, webbcraft2150). Live in Rio Rancho, NM. Bought my 1975 Power Wagon in 1976 with less than 2000 miles on it. Paid an astronomical $6800. It replaced my 2wd D100 that keep turning into a sand submarine. It has been my friend ever since. It is just 9k shy of turning 200,000 miles. I guess I have had almost every nut and bolt off of it at one time or another. Its on its 2nd motor, 3rd clutch, 1 front axle. TC and trans are org. Rides rough, swills gas and rattles, but I love it. 2003 is the year of the new paint. The orginal orange and white is showing its age. Hardassed it alot when I first got it, then had kids and it was used as a "truck". Kids are gone now, so now I can spend money on it. As a side note, when money got tight and it was either sell my Caddie or the truck, well lets just say I am gonna miss that car. Hope I can help get this Chapter rolling. PW and RC's are a rare breed and so are those that own em. Remember, "ONLY DODGE IS A POWERWAGON, EVERYTHING ELSE IS JUST A TRUCK"
Well first we should thank our chapter police man ,ED3,for the inginuitive thread,,,,
My name is Steve,,aka:dodgeman,,I have been around dodges since i was about 9 when my older brothers got the 73 charger,,and hotrodded it,,then it was the 70 cuda,then the 71 challenger,,and i have been into off road since i first sat on my dads lap when i was 2 or so,,,in the ole 71 suburban he bought new the same year i was born,,,im 31 now , i have 3 kids,,13 yr old daughter,<<(wheels better than some grown men),,a 3 yr old by and a 2 yr old boy,,,I got my first Ramcharger when i was 15 yrs old,it was a 4x4 with a 318/727/203,,,i still have it,,it was a good truck but it just couldnt do what i had in mind,,,I wasnt sure exactly what that was til about 98 ,,when i attended my first rockcrawling event and watched as these machines went places i could have never taken the ole RC,,,,then i knew what i had to do,,,in addition to raise a family,,,i needed a rock rig,,so a buildin i went,,that produced what i have come to call CAGEDODGE,,
it is my toy,,,,,as the saying goes,,,the bigger the boy,,,,the bigger the toy,,,so here i am now,,,i have been on RCC for about 2+ yrs now,,and i had seen it when it was Ramchargers of Texas,,,,our area chapter has a few distance problems,,,,but with a bit of effort,,im sure we can get something going in spring/summer 2003,,welcome to RCC and enjoy your stay,,i know i do
I wandered into RCC when it was brand new, looking for advice on a better deal on a gas tank for my truck,... and never left.
Being old and a vehicle junkie, I've had more different cars and trucks than most of the RCC members are years of age. I was a dedicated poor boy drag and roundy round racer; worked for NHRA and helped establish local tracks, in addition to mechanicking; then became a partsman, then parts warehouse rep, then parts house owner and race car sponsor. Divorce ended that phase.
Off to college at 27, the ex got the 351C Torino, I got the beat up 396 Chevelle, and we sold the 64 Corvette to split the proceeds.
I ended up with degrees in Anthropology/Archaeology and Earth Sciences (Geology), half the hours for an ME, and a minor in Econ, and went to work for the Navajo Nation, then the Jicarilla Apache, then went independent as an oil patch consultant. I didn't do much with cars/trucks for awhile, but was a partner in a snowmobile dealership for several years, just when the Polaris Indys came out. We sold a bunch of'em !
I eventually ended up working for the Air Force, as a Contingency Planner for deployable missile warning systems... but, the cold war ended... So I switched to Environmental Analysis for the Civil Engineering Squadron, and will probably stay there til retirement... 8 years, 10.5 months and 6 hours, but who's counting ?
I've still got 3 kids in school, altho my son is taking the Marine Corp oath here in a few days, so my truck spending is limited, and when it breaks, it sits for a while. Life is just like that sometimes.
i've never noticed this here before. My name is Steve, im 21 I think i found this site before i got my RC. i am from here, born and raised. im attending my 4th year at NMSU. i was always a Jeep man (and still am), but began really liking RCs and PWs and TDs after i got my '68 Plymouth Satellite, and learning about mopar. the first truck i remember my dad having was a 77or so PW, club cab long bed. he destroyed it, bought a '76 Jeep J-10 with AMC401 in 1985, in 6 months bought a second J-10, the Honcho, which i still drive. my RC is a '79 (i always wanted a convertible), 360 fulltime. its a little rough (looks like gold compared to some pics of RCs back east), but is still not registered or insured. i have never driven my RC on the road, only off-roading. Wow<------ i never thought a non-Jeep vehicle could kick so much ass
My name is John, aka, Crutch.Â I live up here in ABQ.Â I've been 'wheeling for the better part of 25 years, but have not been as hard-core like I was 12 years ago.Â Today, I'm driving a '92 R/C 4x4 with the 360/auto.Â In the past I've wheeled using a '96 Ram 4x4, a '85 Bronco, a '58 Willys, a '76 LandCruiser and a '72 Blazer.Â Most were relatively stock, although both the Willys and the LC had V8s.
I introduced my family into 'wheeling 15 months ago, when we bought the R/C.Â I told my son (age 13 now) that it could be our project vehicle and that it will eventually be his when he goes to HS.Â Our "plan" is to make it more off-roadable and safe and making it look good standing still (minimal chrome though).Â Unfortunately, we haven't had alot of time and money to work on the R/C, but we still go 'wheeling in it.
Looking forward to meeting anyone and swapping stories.
Howdy Kelly, & welcome to the site. Plenty of help and info here.
Be sure and check the site's classifieds for any seats listed and place your own ad indicating what you are looking for in the "Wanted" section of those classifieds.
Im Richard Fourcher from Albuquerque NM just stopped by I have a 1990 and trying to get it fixed up. haveing trouble find the right parts and or part # Looking for a Mutl fuction control switch and cant find the part # OEM. outher that that thank you for letting me in
My name is Rob, aka Baja Rob, and live and work in Los Alamos. I have not been a member for very long and just found this link. The trucks are an 85 Dodge Ramcharger 4X4 that is a lot less Ramcharger more and more every time I work on it. Not too much left in the way of sheet metal. I removed the top, glass, hatch, 3.5 inches out of the fenders, wheel wells, interior, headliner, carpet, radio, speakers, and everything else that does not help it off road. It is sporting a 360 cid, touque flite 727 and a NP 280 X case. I am now running a Dana 60 front axle with a Detroit and 5.13 gears. The rear axle is a Chevy corp 14 bolt with disk brake conversion 5.13 gears and a spool. Both axles have been converted to 5 on 5.5 bolt patterns. 32 bolt Allied bead locks and 42" IROK's. Tow rig is a 2006 Dodge, Cummins, crew cab, dually, 4X4. I just recently put on a 2" lift from Superlift on, a dual 4" exhaust from MBRP and a cold air intake from AFE stage 2.
Always looking for folks to go wheeling with. If you are going to be in Moab for the 08 Easter Jeep Safari PM me and we will hook up.
Hey guys my name is mat, aka bear78. I live in Tucumcari. I just bought my first dodge it is an 85 w150 swb with a 318/4spd for $200. I have built several fords and Chevy in the past but this will be my first dodge. hope i don't screw it up too much lol. I have been married for 8 yrs. last week, have one kid He is 13 and plays for the varsity football team here. I currently work for the conservancy district, so I have access to several places to four wheel the the general public isn't allowed
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