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Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 06-12-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By 81X11
I was looking online, and the new section of...

I was looking online, and the new section of highway between Mustang Ridge (just south of Austin) to Seguin (sit's on I-10, between San Antonio and Houston) is going to be 85mph. That's a 60-mile...
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 06-11-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By 81X11
Yep, where 130 hits 45 on the back side of Round...

Yep, where 130 hits 45 on the back side of Round Rock, just north of Austin. You can FLY down that highway now.

-Mike
Forum: Dodge Ram General Discussion 06-11-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By 81X11
Ramming down the highway, at 80mph!

They are raising the speed limits here in Austin and all over the state, and workers were out this weekend putting up new signs.

For someone that grew up under the Federal 55, seeing these new...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-18-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
When I did all the engine work a few weeks back...

When I did all the engine work a few weeks back I'd of course changed the nasty black oil that had been in there for Lord knows how long. I've since driven just over 500 miles, and the new oil had...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-17-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
Got the truck back from the body shop after work...

Got the truck back from the body shop after work last night. They ended up totally re-painting the hood, and it looks A TON better than it did! There was a lot of trash in the finish the first...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-16-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
Here's the latest on the Ram. I'll admit it,...

Here's the latest on the Ram. I'll admit it, I've gotten a bit carried away fixing this big sucker up.

I dropped the truck back off at the body shop yesterday morning. They were supposed to...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-16-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
The GTO is my long-term project. It's a 67...

The GTO is my long-term project. It's a 67 hardtop, in rare Plum Mist color. It's a huge project, was parked in 1981, but it was all original and all there. Hope to have it alive someday!
...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-15-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
The new black tailgate decals were in the mailbox...

The new black tailgate decals were in the mailbox when I got home from work last night.

And yes, I KNOW it's not an R/T, but it IS a 5.9 and when I saw those decals on line I thought they...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-14-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
Hood Before: ...

Hood Before:
http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z410/1981X11/Dodge%20Ram/IMG_20120407_191351.jpg

Hood After, along with new black upper bumper trim:...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-14-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
Ok here's the latest novel gang. Stayed up LATE...

Ok here's the latest novel gang. Stayed up LATE Friday night and then spent pretty much all day Saturday on the Ram. It looks tons better!

Friday night after work I picked up the truck...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-11-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
Truck is painted! Went by the paint shop at...

Truck is painted!

Went by the paint shop at lunch and it was sitting outside. It looks tons better, or it will when I put the grill and trim back on it and pinstripe it.

That said, it IS a...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-11-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
Heck I'd like a sunroof! Good work! Very cool!

Heck I'd like a sunroof! Good work! Very cool!
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-10-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
Very nice work! Pretty color too!

Very nice work! Pretty color too!
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-10-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
Just went by the body shop. Had a guy on a...

Just went by the body shop. Had a guy on a ladder sanding the roof and another sanding the passenger door frame. Glad to see it being worked on, but don't think it'll be done by tomorrow.
...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-10-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
Your daily Ram Restoration update. The...

Your daily Ram Restoration update. The replacement front bumper fog lights are now on order. Hopefully will have those early next week. The new black Dodge tailgate decal is also ordered…along with...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-09-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
That's a really good idea! I can re-use the...

That's a really good idea! I can re-use the new pulley. Will head to the yard this weekend.

-Mike
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-09-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
Went and picked up the new pinstripe at lunch. ...

Went and picked up the new pinstripe at lunch. This is the stripe that goes between the dark green upper body and the silver sides. Stock it’s two lime green stripes with a silver stripe in the...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-09-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
I replaced the pulley when I did the water pump. ...

I replaced the pulley when I did the water pump. The tensioner was frozen...spring was rusted. Soaked it in Liquid Wrench and got it moving again, but think the spring is now weak and it's...
Forum: Body & Interior 05-07-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 866
Posted By 81X11
1998 Ram Pin Stripes

Anyone know a good place to get the pinstripes for the 2-tone trucks? And also how wide it is? I forgot to measure it. My truck is at the body shop now getting the upper green color re-painted....
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-07-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
Anyone know a good place to get the pinstripes...

Anyone know a good place to get the pinstripes for the 2-tone trucks? And also how wide it is? I forgot to measure it.

It does not have to be green and silver like what I have now. I was...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-07-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
I went to two of my normal paint guys for...

I went to two of my normal paint guys for estimates on my lunch break. The second guy had a cancellation and needed work. Told me if I would leave the Ram today he'd sand and re-shoot it for...
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 05-07-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,022
Posted By 81X11
Hi all. I'm moving this to the 2nd Gen area, so...

Hi all. I'm moving this to the 2nd Gen area, so my updates are in the right place. That said, I got the truck back on the road this weekend, and even took a little road trip in it. Pretty...
Forum: 5.9L V8 Specific Topics 05-07-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,934
Posted By 81X11
1998 Quad Cab "restoration" Thread

Hi all. Since I joined a few weeks back I've been posting about the '98 Ram I saved from being hauled off to the salvage yard or donated to Goodwill. The previous owner basically gave me the truck,...
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 05-03-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,022
Posted By 81X11
Here’s the latest. Spent the evening at the...

Here’s the latest. Spent the evening at the shop working on the Dodge. New pressure solenoid and switch in the transmission, along with new filter and fluid. Found out the rear shoes were...
Forum: Newbie Checkin! 04-30-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,022
Posted By 81X11
If a moderator wants to move this thread to...

If a moderator wants to move this thread to another section, feel free. Since I started my "restoration" thread here I figure I'll keep it up. Here is the latest.

Well the transmission in the...
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