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I have an old ramcharger that I would like to fix up. Me and my sister both came home from the hospital in it so it has sentimental value. I h e came up with two options, both involve a 12v. I could fix it up as is and put axles out of a w250 into it. I could also cut the front off and weld it onto the back of a crew cab body and put it on a 250 or 350, crew cab, short box frame. Making it a 4 door ramcharger. The roof is rotten around the rain rail, and the floor is gone in the front. And opinions to help me decide? Or any suggestions as to what I should do with it?
My father in law slapped the 8-lug axles under his RC. Seems like a lot less work than placing the body on a shortened truck frame.
The 4 door thing would be badass because you just don't see any Excursion/Suburban sized Dodges. A lot of work though on a rig that sounds like it already needs a lot of work. Do what YOU want!!!
2005 2500 QCLB, BigHorn, 48RE/3.73, Edge Juice w/ CTS + Turbo Timer, GDP 20/2 fuel filter on the frame, ISSPro EV2 Oil and LP Pressure in the cubby hole, Custom Diesel Steering Box Brace (yes it helped with wandering), Hella 550 lights in place of the factory fogs
there is a guy that has had one for sale for a while and he shortened a w250 frame. I would think it would be easier to swap everything over from a cummins truck then shorten the frame. I guess it depends on how much you have to shorten it and where.
I'm going to work with the frame I have. I want to drive this thing next month, not next year. It's 2wd, so its only a matter of swapping the engine and 8-lugging it. Will go 4wd later... have some 07 Superduty axles kicking around.
If building a frame, the one to start with is a cummins supercab, or a cab & chassis. They have the tall 8" channel
93 W250 Club 6BTA|5spd|60/80/3.54/Lockright|3" lift|295/70R17|HX35|5x.012s
... & various other 75-96 Dodge truck jalopies
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