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84ram.carr 10-26-2013 08:11 PM

New to me 84 Dodge project
 
My dad's owned the truck for the last four years or so and now I've got it, dad upgraded to an 01 Dodge. It has a few problems but nothing I can't handle.

http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/a...rr/photo-3.jpg

Dad had a problem with the water pump and radiator and over heated it a couple of times. Well now it has a new water pump and radiator and he says it's still over heating. I think it's a blown head gasket.

Also has a problem with the heater/defroster but that's likely a vacuum line.

Will get it moved from dads to my house this next weekend and I'll then be able to dig into it and see what eel I can find.

Plans include a set of wheels and a paint job, along with a late model 40/20/40 seat and then it will likely become my 14 year old daughters first ride.

John

mopar.rumble 10-30-2013 07:35 PM

Where's the rust?
 
How does this truck not have any rust on it? I love 1st Gen Dodge trucks but I wouldn't expect my 14 year old daughter to share the same sentiment.

I wish I could have one 1st gen from every year!

84ram.carr 10-31-2013 07:18 AM

Rumble you are correct it is relatively rust free. I've not pulled a carfax on it to see where it's spent most of its life, but from the condition it was in when my dad bought it several years ago, it appears to have been well cared for. I think the problems my dad had with it recently are just age catching up to it. Will post more pics when I get back from this infernal business trip, gotta keep the money coming in cause you know what the Chevy guys say: MORE OFTEN PARTS ARE REQUIRED. AKA. MOPAR.

Chunkem 10-31-2013 03:51 PM

Looks to be in great shape....Nice looking truck....Please post some before and after pics.....

ramfam 11-02-2013 12:24 PM

I don't agree with what chevy guys say about mopar. I am a fan of gm and owned both chevey and gmc I'm a bigger fan of my flock. Then the genrels army. I've un knowingly became the mopar or no car guy litterly! With 3 rams and a caravan. So looks like I have 3 sheeps and a herder! But it looks like your truck should be a breeze and you won't whant to give it up when your done. Trust me my oldest is useing my 82 and it makes me crazy.

84ram.carr 11-02-2013 06:36 PM

Ramfam this is my well I lost count of how many dodges this makes. If you include post 1989 jeeps then that drives the number higher. My 14 yr old has already claimed it so it looks as if I lost it before I ever got it.

crazzywolfie 11-05-2013 04:07 AM

that is a pretty nice looking truck. if you do plan on giving it to your son eventually you should make sure to upgrade things like putting the headlights on relays. makes a huge difference. it also makes the headlight system more reliable.

84ram.carr 11-12-2013 09:41 PM

Crazy I've done those relays mods on all my jeeps and a couple of fords I've owned. And you are right does make a big difference in the lights.

84ram.carr 11-25-2013 06:20 PM

Well it went and got cold on us here in Indian Territory so I had to take the truck to the shop at work to work on it.

Found an awesome deal on CL for a set of tires and wheels for a Benni so I pounced

http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/a...ctor/photo.jpg

Put the wheels on this morning and here's the new look:

http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/photo1-1.jpg

The old man running boards have gotta go!!!

http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/a...tor/photo1.jpg

Ahhhh! Looks much better. Amazing what a little time with an impact and a saws-all can change.

A pic with a less clutter.

http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/a...tor/photo4.jpg

Well I'd like to say that the next pic's will be of the new paint but I have a long way to go before those.

Will be doing the head gasket job this weekend, no black Friday shopping for me NO WAY!!

I'll probably, well I'll try to take a bunch of pic's during that chore to try and document the condition of a 126K first gen 318 CID.


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