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Old 01-15-2010, 06:11 PM
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I am swapping a damaged 1997 2500 cab for a 1998 2500 cab. Does anyone know any potential pitfalls?? I know the dash is different but i have the complete cab minus seats and glass,doors. Will the main wiring harness connect up? and will the 97 doors mount on the 98 cab? If anybody has done similar please let me know what problems you ran into. Thanks!!!!!!!
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Wow, that's a lot of work. It's very possible but a lot of work. Trucks these days aren't as easy to work on the trucks from the '70s. I'm sure Remerson can agree to that. Bloody electronics and emissions controls have screwed everything up. Plus cars have been made so that people become lazy...

I think the model years for Rams were '96-'02 for that body style if I'm not mistaken, so I'm almost certain they would line up. Can't comment on the wiring though, I'm a GM guy.
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:47 PM
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it should all line up cause that model of ram was made from 1994-2001 im selling one if you need parts lol
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Wow, it was '94 when this newer style came out? I thought it was '96. Good stuff. Makes for a great project truck. Be sure to throw in a Hemi while you're at it.
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i was gonna put a hemi in my 97 they wanted like $9,000.00 USD to do it i said forget that
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I figured as much on the interchange years. This truck will be pieced from 5 different other trucks so I will call it frankenstein. It is a lot of work but I will have done it myself. No HEMI yet but I can work some magic to rival it eventually.
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Good luck . It can be done , just alot of work . Take your time and do it right . And when your done you'll have a sweet ride .
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Tear down continues. Pulling the fenders was interesting, the right side was easy but the left is a pain because all the wiring,battery box,and plow controls. The steering column is out and I just have to make sure wiring is unhooked from cab. once the glass,doors is off then I will see if I can push it off. The new cab will require a crane I think unless I get a lot of help.
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We will need pics or you didn't do it .
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Pics tommorrow of the torn down cab, to dark now. I still have to double check to make sure no wiring is attached so I do not accidentaly tear something up then the last two body mounts and I flip it off!!
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