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Hi everyone,

Just joined and this is my first post. I had the itch to buy a new truck recently, and I practically scared myself to death one day when I found myself sitting at the dealer ready to sign on the dotted line for a beautiful new cummins for about a trillion dollars a month.

So, I pulled my old 83 1/2 ton out of the weeds where it has been rotting away since I parked it there about three years ago, and I have been throwing money at it instead. So far I've got the machine shop working on a 360 to replace the tired 318 that I pulled out. It should be an inprovement, Keith Black pistons, dual energy Comp Cam, Edelbrock carb & intake, headers, complete MSD ignition, etc., most of these goodies are still in the boxes they came in. I've also got a 4" Rough Country lift still sitting in the box

I have a couple of questions that I would like to pose to anyone who might be in the know. First, I would like to put in a late model bench seat out of a 94 or newer truck. Has anyone done this? Also, I am looking for some good looking black tube bumpers, who makes them and where I can get them. Smittybilt makes a decent looking front, but I can't find that they make a matching rear.

Thanks!

 

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I say...WAY TO GO! IMHO new trucks are nice if you can afford `em but...I can`t speak for anyone else but I don`t have an extra gazillion dollars lying around every month for the truck nut. I HAD a 97 Ram 1500, it was real nice, 5.9, 4x4 all sorts of go-fast goodies but the thing was killin me every month between the loan and darn insurance so, I bought what is now referred to in my house as "The Money Pit". It may be a little old, ride a little stiff but i would`nt trade it for a car payment...EVER. Old Iron Rules!
 

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Cool deal man . I got an 83 Ramcharger I am parting out if you need any parts lemme know . Welcome abaord man alot of members are MIA this weekend cuz of our event taking place . But hey soundls like you got a plan and sounds good also check out our RCC.com produts page we have some serious cool shackle flip kits and shackle bushings .

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Hello fellow newbie!Sounds like you already have most of your goodies you just need to blend them together and bake at 350.I'm with ya all the way,screw a truck payment!As long as I treat red right,she doesn't cost me a dime.The seat should work,you may have to be a little creative with the mounts I doubt it's a direct bolt in.You might get lucky and only have to drill new holes.Bumpers,visit your local machine/welding shop, they usually can build you a better one as far as materials for about the same $.The aftermarket bolt on crap just doesn't last offroad.
 
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