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Here's a couple pics of the 1978 Ramcharger that followed me home in January, 2002.  It is an ex-GSA truck and has a 318, NP435 four speed, and is geared at 3.55.  The driveline is in good shape but the body needs a little work.  I think it was well worth the 400 bucks I shelled out for it and I should be able to restore it quite nicely.  This RC will keep me busy for the next year or so and I'll update often with progress reports.   ;D
 

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Helluva nice project truck for that price. Looks like it is nicely optioned inside.Mine started out very much like yours (damn that Flintstone). What are your plans for it?
 
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What are your plans for it?
So far, its main purpose has been to provide my Power Wagon with a few needed parts like a grille, windshield wiper arm, stock breather cap, and a headlight switch. Soon, I'll be working on the motor, giving it a tune up so it runs well, and I can then move the beast in and out of the garage. Next, I'll be replacing many of the seals on the driveline because the RC was sitting for the last six years and these seals are toast (notice the oil under the truck). Eventually, I'll start doing the bodywork.

I want to order in all my sheet metal first so I know exactly where to cut out all the cancer without taking off too much. I need to replace one or two body mounts so I'm considering taking the whole body off the frame, but I'll only do that if I have to. If I do decide to do a body off frame restoration, I might not worry about the driveline seals until then. Everything bodywise above the wheel wells is good so most of my work will be concentrated down low.

After the Ramcharger is fixed up and back on the road again, who knows? I'll probably pull my Power Wagon off the road and do a complete restoration on it.

The best attribute of this Ramcharger is it has been largely untouched since leaving the factory and was built only two weeks after my Power Wagon. Except for the four speed, rear end, and shorter rear driveshaft, the two trucks are mechanically identical. Working on this RC will have a real familiar feel to it. ;D
 

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Good looking rig, Pete. I've always loved that style grill too.


Ian
 
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Lucky man! It's hard to get rid of cancer but it's always lots of fun to do it ;D
No problem. That's nothing a little sawsall surgery and some Por15 chemotherapy can't cure. LOL ;D
 

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well i think that $400 is an awesome deal and its not too bad looking. id have bought it in a second.
 
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Thanks guys!!! After showing this thread to my wife, even she now thinks the 400 bucks was well spent!!! LOL ;D
 

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Hey, Pete. I'll give you $500 for it. ;D ;D
 

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Wow, Same drive train and paint colors/pattern as my '77 Power Wagon! Nice Rc!
 
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Thanks, guys!!!  Right now, the Ramcharger is being surrounded by Macho sheetmetal.  I need to clean out my garage.  LOL  ;D
 

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What about the Macho! is that a project truck?
The '77 Macho arrived here this summer. It will be my wife Ann's truck and will undergo a complete restoration.

I have pictures of it scattered all over the site right now, especially in the PA Chapter board. I plan to gather them all up and start a new thread just for the Macho in the Member's Truck Pictures board. ;D
 
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awesome truck! whats that color scheme called? do you have any more shots of the interior?
Thanks, Nick!!! Â The color scheme is a two-tone repaint using actual Chrysler truck colors. Â The RC was originally mint green metallic and I think it had a white roof, but I haven't verified that yet.

This truck is interesting because it has the basic "Custom" no chrome trim exterior but was built with a deluxe "SE" type interior with carpet, woodgrain dash, and cloth seats. Â I'll try to get a few more pics of the interior before I run out of room in the garage and start using the Ramcharger to store parts. Â LOL ;D
 

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Cool one man Makes me wish I hadn't sold my 76 RC :\'(
 
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