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I have an 83 Ramcharger that I am considering taking the cab off of and putting on a lighter truck cab with a shortened bed. Has anyone tried this or know if this will work? Thanks Moe
 

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I have wanted to do the same thing for some time now / there is a shop were I live that has been do,in CHEVYS for years now and for a chevy they look pretty cool / nobody around here has done a DODGE yet but I,m hoping to do one soon / hey good luck with your project / you should do a HOW_TO on it / that would be cool
 

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Just measure the cab mounts, see where they are on the frame. I put a '93 cab on my '79 frame. It was easy. I just ran the wiring harness from my 79 inside the cab, then installed a mid 80's insturment console which was not hooked to computers like the '93 one was. Converted to hydraulic clutch ('79 had a linkage.) Hooked the light, wiper switches, and climate control stuff up and I was off. Sure beat the hell out of replaceing all that rusted out metal. -Phillip
 

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powerwagon4x4 said:
Just measure the cab mounts, see where they are on the frame. I put a '93 cab on my '79 frame. It was easy. I just ran the wiring harness from my 79 inside the cab, then installed a mid 80's insturment console which was not hooked to computers like the '93 one was. Converted to hydraulic clutch ('79 had a linkage.) Hooked the light, wiper switches, and climate control stuff up and I was off. Sure beat the hell out of replaceing all that rusted out metal. -Phillip
Cab on an R/C frame or truck cab to truck frame!

nice lookin job there Exdelayed but what are you gonna do for a bed?
 

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Nothing now. :\'(

I was thinking of getting some bedsides and trimming them down. From the outside it would have looked like I had a bed, but there wouldnt have been a floor. My fuel tank would have been in the way (frame was shortened).
 

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Thanks guys. I appreciate all the info. My biggest concern will be shortening a bed for (Bessy) my ramcharger frame. Plans are to find a stepside bed like on the warlock and shorten it to the correct size. An Extra Short Shortbed pickup?
I've had my Ramcharger for about 5 yrs now. After allowing my wife to drive her back and forth to work, I began noticing scars on her back fenders due to my wifes lack of parking skills. Hence, the project.
 

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Cab on an R/C frame or truck cab to truck frame!

nice lookin job there Exdelayed but what are you gonna do for a bed?
Sorry, Body mounts, not cab mounts. -Phillip
 

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Are you going to have enough clearance between the front of the stepside fenders and the cab? If you do, its going to be VERY tight. Thats why I was considering a standard bed.
 

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Im not sure if I will have enough room for a stepside bed. I might have to do what you were saying and only use the sides of the bed and custom fabricate a nice wood floor for it to fit around everything. Or, maybe ill make it easy on myself and just leave the bed off and fabricate a roll cage back there.
 

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The front half of the frame would. However, the body mounts on the rear half wouldnt line up with your body mounts on the Ramcharger body. Your wheelbase would also now be too long and your back tires would be in your rear fenders.
 

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bump for another fellah
 
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