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Now this is what it looks like, 3rd look/stage it has gone through (build up pics on later posts in this thread)


Here are the new specs

1984 Ramcharger 440 (400 till I fix the 440 :) ) 4x4 auto
  • Chopped top/rear floor/front fenders
  • Cut about 4' out of the rear frame
  • Narrowed front
  • Full frame mounted roll cage/sub chassis from front to rear with tube doors
  • Heddman headers
  • True dual exhaust with Flowmasters
  • MSD 6a Ignition
  • MSD Blaster2 coil
  • K&N filter and filter top
  • Rockwells front and rear 6.72 gears
  • Blue Torch Fab shaved skids
  • 47" Bilistien Coilovers (350# uppper coil/400# lower coil - 17" travel)
  • Custom dual triangulated 4 link
  • Moved front and rear axles for better approach and departure angles
  • Crossover steering with high steer (high steer not used anymore)
  • Custom Hydro Assist
  • Warn 8274 Winch
  • 52" Michelins
  • Hummer double beadlock wheels
  • Blue Torch Fab pinion brakes
 

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Still jealous Dammit !!! Geez that is nice man . Can i have it for X-mas ? Seriously though I think it looks kick ass the way it is but hell knowing SAM it won't stay that way for long lol.

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Nice R/C why do those rims look like the stock ones from the earlyer fords? ;D
 

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sharp! good score. already slapped an RCC sticker on i see
 

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Tires sure are small ;), kinda low to the ground too ;D ;D!!
 

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You guys are very lucky to find this. I really do like that color combination.
Somehow we have to convince your boss that some lift and swampers would make it really stand out!
Oh yeah, that Ram logo needs to be in the center of the hatch window! ;D
Don
 

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hey sam, when i looked at them here the wheels look to be the eagle 589s, pretty good wheel, that is what i have on the crew as well.
 

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Yeah that is what they are. I don't know why I said baja.

This is what the truck has now
318 (Engine was rebuilt about 2 years ago)
Edlebrock intake and Carb (also have brand new holley 600)
Flowtech headers (also have a brand new set of heddman)
RV cam
K&N Filter and Filter Lid
True duals with Flowmaster mufflers
Tranny was rebuilt about 2 years ago, as well as the front and rear ends, but the rear end has some major play in the pinion shaft.

What I am going to do
Put Dana 60's under it front and rear Done
6 or 8 inch suspension lift Done
4" RCC Lift (kinda, since we don't have them anymore) Used part of the RCC lift
44's, don't know if I will go with Super Swampers or Ground Hawgs
build a 360 for torque for it
Get super low gears
Build front and rear bumpers with skidplates

Things I might do
Go with smaller tires, which would eliminate the 4" RCC lift
Keep the 318 and try a twin turbo setup
Go with shackles both front and rear and go with some sort of locating suspension setup (for flex)
If I do that I may move the axles farther apart by a few couple of inches. Moved the rear axle back 4"
Crossover steering with high steer Crossover is done, high steer was done but went back to normal crossover steering when I went with hydro assist
 

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8" plus 44's. That reminds me. The other day i was in Home Depot and came across these new lite weight aluminum folding ladders. Don't remember the price, but i can find out for you if you want?
Don
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Nice lookin truck there Sam!!!

I really like the color's! What does the inside look like?

How does it run with that carb. and intake set up?
 

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Time to clean that filter, but then again they say a K&N works better when it's dirty....go figure. Looks good.
 

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Hey nice R/C again Sam whats the color code for that oreange I have the Black with gray in the middle and I might be painting it soon and i like the looks of that oreange. Thanks Jason ;D
 

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Looks like your thinking about putt'n that cummins in there. ;D I think you got a hell of a deal on that thing, looks good.
 

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Very sharp, Sam. That's a nice looking RC.{cool}
 

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What's new:

  • Dana 60's front and rear with 4.10 gears
  • Skyjacker 6" front springs
  • Custom 6" 3/4 Elliptical setup using late model Suburban springs and the stock RC spring as the buggy leaf
  • Located the rear axle approx. 4" toward the rear

Just want to point out that all tires are touching the ground in the above pic, I will post some more flexy stuff in the action section.

Special thanks to mrpeal for his genius mind and help :)
 
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