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Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 06-27-2014, 10:23 PM
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Posted By Joeinblue
And here's the trial fit of the bed this...

And here's the trial fit of the bed this morning....

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Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 06-27-2014, 10:22 PM
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Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
Another morning well-spent with the project and...

Another morning well-spent with the project and some steel. I welded in the 1x2" box tube between the original mounting perches on the Dodge frame, then welded on the gussett plates to support the...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 06-27-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
Well I did manage to get a few hours of work in...

Well I did manage to get a few hours of work in on the project this morning. It's all small steps, right?

One thing I did notice when I put the front fenders on was how far out my tires stick...
Forum: Electrical 06-15-2014, 09:55 PM
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Posted By Joeinblue
Thinning down the wire harness for a custom build

Here's the deal...I have mounted a 1957 Chevrolet 3100 pickup body on a shortened 1994 Ram 1500 4wd chassis and will be running the Dodge 5.9 V8 and auto tranny for my drivetrain. The issue I have...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 06-15-2014, 04:54 PM
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Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
After looking at things this morning, a few ideas...

After looking at things this morning, a few ideas come to mind. The first addresses the position of the steering box in relation to the cab, as mounted on the Dodge frame. Due to the design of the...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 06-13-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
Even more so, after a little tinkering this...

Even more so, after a little tinkering this morning.

This morning I mocked up the front fenders. Looks like the doors need to go back just a hair, but otherwise the fit to the new frame is good....
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 06-12-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
After a relaxing week in AZ and NM, away from...

After a relaxing week in AZ and NM, away from work and projects, I was anxious to get back at it. I had a few extra days off before getting back to the grind and I really wanted to transfer the cab...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 06-12-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
Yeah, the wire harness is going to be fun, lol! ...

Yeah, the wire harness is going to be fun, lol! Most of it is pretty simple for the engine, as each connector is unique to the plug it goes in to. The injector leads are all marked. The scary part...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 05-31-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
I made a little progress the past few days (no...

I made a little progress the past few days (no pics yet http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/images/smilies/frown.gif though). I picked up the flare ends I need to shorten the rear brake hardline to...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 05-25-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
Thanks Roger! I'm still plugging along. I found...

Thanks Roger! I'm still plugging along. I found the 1/2" deviation on the right side body mounts. Somehow I ended up 3/16" forward on the front cab mount and a 1/4" back on the rear cab mount. It...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 05-24-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
Things here slowed down just a bit. My daughter...

Things here slowed down just a bit. My daughter was getting ready to graduate (Valedictorian!) and we had friends and family coming in for the event.
...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 05-11-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Joeinblue
Keep in mind that unless Chrysler made changes...

Keep in mind that unless Chrysler made changes with the introduction of the Magnum engines, the 360 (5.9) is externally balanced, where the 318 is not. I found this out the hard way back in the early...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 05-09-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
Yesterday morning I got after it again once the...

Yesterday morning I got after it again once the rain stopped. I removed the radiator and core support from the Dodge frame. Then I rolled the engine out on the stand and pulled the exhaust manifolds...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 05-04-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
I took yesterday off from work with the intent of...

I took yesterday off from work with the intent of swapping out the front axle in my daughter's Jeep. When we bought it two years ago, the PO told us it had been hit in the left front, causing minor...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 05-04-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
After getting the motor mounts cut from the...

After getting the motor mounts cut from the frame, I tacked in my mounts for the core support and rechecked my measurements to locate the core support. I also jacked up the front of the '57 and got...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 04-30-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
Thanks guys! I'm really enjoying doing this,...

Thanks guys! I'm really enjoying doing this, even on a ridiculously small budget. :hah:

I work 2nd shift, so most of the time I have to work on the Ramrolet is in the mornings. My shop is not...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 04-30-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
The engine and fuel tank were pretty much where...

The engine and fuel tank were pretty much where everything stopped last fall/winter. Now that spring is here, I've gotten back in to the project and am moving along pretty well.

The first big...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 04-29-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
I've got a can of POR-15 for the frame once I am...

I've got a can of POR-15 for the frame once I am done with the mounts for the body. I really wasn't aware they made a sound deadener coating. I know the stuff is pretty much impossible to remove. I...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 04-26-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
Now that I have the wheelbase shortend for a...

Now that I have the wheelbase shortend for a proper fit to match the body, I started looking for a few other items, like a gas tank that would fit. The 1957 Chevy had an in-cab gas tank from the...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 04-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
Shadow it's not that bad. I just was never told...

Shadow it's not that bad. I just was never told I couldn't do it. : ) I guess I am a little gifted when it comes to this part of the project. I can weld and I can visualize how it needs to come...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 04-24-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
Thanks Roger! It really was a lot easier than I...

Thanks Roger! It really was a lot easier than I had imagined it would be. Before I pulled the bed off the Dodge, I had it in my mind that I would be working with a Z-cut, weld and box-plate the...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 04-24-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
The rivets on the Dodge frame are a lot tougher...

The rivets on the Dodge frame are a lot tougher than the 1957 Chevy frame. Back when I swapped the front shock mounts on the stock straight axle, I took an angle grinder to the rivet head and then...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 04-23-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
Lol, this is pretty much from where all this got...

Lol, this is pretty much from where all this got going last summer. I am playing catch up with the build, but things here are moving along pretty well agin now that the weather has thawed again. ...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 04-23-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
With the cab removed from the frame and the...

With the cab removed from the frame and the engine sitting in a rolling chassis it was time to get to work. The first order of business was to remove the 5.9 that came with the truck and see if it...
Forum: Custom Dodge Ram - Complete Builds 04-23-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,441
Posted By Joeinblue
Ha! I had to do the same thing with my inner...

Ha! I had to do the same thing with my inner fenders GT. I've played with the 350 in this truck a few times, changing the cam to accomdate EFI, etc. When I first started this build, the plan was a...
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