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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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I'd shorten a w250 frame and put the body on it. Seems to be the way to go.

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That crew cab idea sounds pretty terrible to be honest. RCCUMINS89 has a badass RC on a W-250 frame/drivetrain, it's a nice setup.

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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!!!

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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.
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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

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i think the hard part would be the roof panel. then again its only MEDAL.
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4dr ramcharger ftw!

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4dr ramcharger ftw!
What he said I've pictured this before kinda like a suburban/excursion kinda deal


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