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Old 09-28-2013, 08:36 PM
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Default OK, I've been reading with interest

I'm not sure if you intend to tow but I can lend a styling opinion for your intent. Here are two late 90's 2500's.

The green 2500 Ram is a 97 360 gasser long bed with about a 3.5 " lift. The black 2500 Ram is a 99 5.9 diesel Sport with a 2" lift (they made them in gas also).

For body style/frame and turning radius it's the 99 black one. For towing, long beds give better load handling. The 94's to 98's are similar. The 99's to 2001 body style/frame were about the same. The 2002 Rams (still Magnum 360) rolled into mid 2003, and then the Ram HEMI era began. Not sure, but believe the shortest wheelbase on a late 90's Ram would be around 131" for perhaps the sport version.

I'll get off the purist rant. I'm sure you will store the remains of the 55 accordingly. Best of luck, R...
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by HemiLonestar View Post
An 'original hemi' would be a 50's Chrysler/Dodge/DeSoto engine. The hemis the OP is looking at are variations on the new 3rd gen hemi.
yea your right hemilonestar i was meaning the original muscle car engine, i thank you for correcting me that the 426 is a 2nd gen hemi.
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