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Raddue's '84 Ramcharger 318

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I wanted to take the opportunity to do two things in this post. The first thing is that I've been lurking the forums here for a couple of days and I must say that I'm quite impressed with the information here and the quality of the replies people get from the other members. You're doin' an awesome job, guys, and you're going to be seeing a lot more of me (and my truck) around here as I mod out Clifford (The Big Red Dodge) here.

Secondly, I wanted to put my mark on the map (so to speak), and put up some pictures of my truck, which I love dearly.

My parents bought it for me about a year and a half ago as a replacement for my 1984 Subaru GL Wagon that I had thought was a POS (I know better now, it was a solid little car) that got backed into by my neighbor's truck. Honestly, I had never thought of myself as a car guy (or a truck guy). To me, a vehicle was to get from Point A to Point B and nothing more. My father has always done all of the work on our vehicles himself, but no matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get me interested.

That all changed with this truck. I love it to pieces. I have read the shop manual nearly from cover-to-cover and do all of the work myself (along with my Old Man). I even ended up having to replace my front-rear hub yolk and u-joint after an unfortunate off-road mishap. Might not seem like a big deal to some of you, but for an 18-year old who two years ago couldn't point out the carborater on a vehicle, I think I've come a long way. :) When I got in an accident and bent up my front right-hand side fender (and totaled the little Honda, BTW), I honest to God cried a little. When I see another Ramcharger drive by I make an effort to wave and yell out of the window, "Nice truck!"

I want to make it into a dependable, kick-arse off-roading machine. I have a lot of ideas and, hopefully with a change of jobs, a decent and steady cashflow.

Anyway, I just wanted to say "hello" and show off a couple of pictures. She's not much to look at now, but these are just the before pictures. :)
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i like it! u gunna lift it??? and i think u should loose those runnin boards! haha..sorry i just kinda have a thing against them..
it's called Mopar, and it is an addiction.
glad ya can join us.

BTW, nice RC. great potential there.

don't forget to check into your state chapter for help and laughs from your local guys.

sorry, ED3 i have caught your bug.
It is an addiction, isn't it? :) I'll have to check into the local chapter a little more. When I went into the board for it, they didn't look too active. :( Thank you for the kind words.

Don't worry, Theramchargerkid, the runnings boards are going bye-bye. The only reason they aren't already gone is because there is a support bar that runs from the middle of the running board and is welded to the frame. I have no interest at the moment of sitting under her with a chisel and hammer trying to break the weld. ;D

As for raising it... I want to do a 4" suspention lift, 2" body lift, and cram 36" tires under her. That's priority number one as far as upgrading.
Welcome abord Rick, and welcome to the neverending world of Dodge addiction as well. ;D

Looks like you got a great starting point with Clifford there, and you've come to the right place for info, help, and pic swapping. You've got a really nice web site going there, too. 8)

Welcome to RCC. :)
I'm bumping this up because, as stated in another thread, I just got a new job so the wheels in my head have started turning about how I want to modify her again.

1. 6" suspension lift and a 3" body lift. I want to stuff 36" tires under her and have some room for travel. Is 9" lift on such a short wheel-base vehicle dangerous?

2. Bushwackers. w00t!

3. I'm getting the bumper that I smashed replaced with one of the Style #6's off of this page...

4. I'm going to have a custom roof rack made by some guys I know down in Salem. They'll do the entire thing plus eight light mounts and a tire mount for around $300. Good quality, too.

What do ya'll think?
Nice truck...needs lift!! and get rid of the stickers...I hate stickers especially ones applied to the paint!!
The flag is a magnet, and it actually fell off a year or so ago. Heh.
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