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Blujeans 01-02-2010 03:49 AM

Another newbie
 
Hi everyone. I'm glad to find a forum like this, looking forward to checking it out and learning a lot. I have a 1985 100 custom. 225 /6. Work in progress.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/esroh89/460.jpg

erm 01-02-2010 03:57 AM

Welcome to the forum!

bones64 01-02-2010 09:14 AM

:smileup:Hello and welcome to thee forum. Havent seen a truck like that in awhile. Looks to be in good shape. Whats all of your plans? Thanks for sharing your pic.:smileup:

BlueJet 01-02-2010 09:21 AM

Hello and welcome! :wavey:

Glad you found us! You have a nice old girl! What plans do you have? Looking forward to seeing what you do!
I hope you enjoy the board!

Toms Blue Ram 1500 01-02-2010 09:51 AM

Glad you joined us and welcome to the Z for Rams from Baltimore . Looks like it's in really good shape . Don't see any rot in it . Any more pictures of your truck ? Any mods done or plans for future mods ? Any of your friends have Rams ? Tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom

LYC79 01-02-2010 10:40 AM

Welcome to the ForumZ Family !!!
That's a nice old truck and looks in good shape! :rep: Keep us posted on your work-in-progress

Blujeans 01-02-2010 01:53 PM

thanks for the welcome everyone! I always wanted a Ram, but I wasn't planning on buying something this old. When I bought this truck it had been sitting for a few years in someone's back yard. Covered in pine sap, barely running. It had a lot of the features I wanted. Shortbox, two wheel drive, even a sunroof. I took it even though I knew we'd have a long road. It's my daily driver, so it's a slow process. It is in good shape, but as a New England truck it has a bit of rot. I replaced the passenger side rocker panel, you can see the difference if you look closely. Also, I replaced the radiator support panel behind the front grille. It is in bad need of body work and paint. My plan is to shave all decals and use the same charcoal color. Your thoughts?
Under the hood is the 225 /6. I had the old carb cleaned and rebuilt. I'm thinking of a two barrel? How much would this effect performance? I'd love input on that. New radiator was installed, alternator, starter. Basically just bringing it back to life. When I bought it was obvious that someone had sliced off the cat con, and the owner proudly showed me the remains of the exhaust system. I pieced it back together, and since I don't need an emissions test on an 85 it works out fine. There is a slight leak, and I'd like to upgrade the system. Again, I'd love your thoughts on this guys. What would make this sound a bit better? The interior isn't bad. No rips. Just needs a bit of tlc. The tires are new. I'd like to see about new wheels as well. Here's a few more pictures. If it were yours what would you do?

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http://www.ramforumz.com/PHOTOPOST/d..._5445551_n.jpg

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Toms Blue Ram 1500 01-02-2010 02:02 PM

Theres nothing wrong with the old slant six 225's . If it were mine , I would look into doing a V-8 conversion . Maybe a color change , something with a little flash to it . Have your truck be seen and recognized for a older Ram .

CajunDodge 01-02-2010 08:15 PM

Hello and welcome to RamForumZ, great to have you here, and that is one awesome looking truck, sure makes my miss my '81! Aside from the things you mentioned, looks to be in great shape, inside, too, thanks for sharing the pics! At least yours has the grille, haha, mine was gone when I bought it, but I kinda like the grey paint. :rep: for the pics and for a cool old truck! Definitely keep us posted on your progress as you have a fun project there, and with a little love, it will be a great truck for years to come! Lots of great people and info here, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the board! :Hey:

- Cajun :pepper:

CdnoilRAM 01-03-2010 01:04 AM

Welcome to the Z! That is a nice rig, and will look great when you get it tidied up. I like the grey myself, and love the flat tone too. The interior looks to be in descent shape, how's the original carpet?


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