1987 Dodge Ram Charger

            

This is my 1987 Dodge Ram Charger and this page tells a bit about the truck and some adventures I have had with it.

I bought the Ram Charger the in the summer of 2005 for the coming winter. Earlier that year I ended up sliding off of the road in the Crown Victoria because of hitting some slush in the road. I decided that it was time to have something that was 4 wheel drive and could handle in the weather.

I was going to school across the road from a tire shop and the Ram Charger was sitting in their service lot. As it turns out the man whom I bought the truck from owned the Tire shop and had recently put on 4 brand new BF-Goodrich 31 inch all terrain tires on the existing American racing rims. The body was pretty beaten up as was the paint but the undercarriage was in seemingly perfect shape. I had two friends both mechanics look the truck over and they both said the vehicle was in good shape. So eventually I got the owner down to $750.00 and I bought it.

The truck consists of the 360ci 5.9 liter towing motor, 4 wheel drive, 727a automatic transmission and aftermarket true dual exhaust. The truck was modified by the previous owner to have a 3 inch lift, 31 inch tires with American racing rims. The motor has an Edelbrock manifold and what appears to be a 600-650cfm holly carburetor.

All in all I really did get a great deal for what I paid for. I have taken it off-road or (Wheeling) up on the broad mountain trails by my house and almost had it submerged a few times. The only time I have had a problem with the truck turns out to be my fault for hooking a non Mopar tachometer to the distributor and frying the internal voltage regulator in the alternator. (Thanks for the help Ed!)

Although I don't go nuts with it I have never been gentile with it an it goes through door deep mud and snow with ease. I really love my Ram Charger and Its going to be sad when I have to let it go but I will drive it until it dies to keep mileage off of my Avalanche. To be honest it handles better in the snow than my Avalanche does. The only problem is that the oil pressure isn't as good as it once was and the hubs wont come out of the locked position so I am most likely going to have to have the whole front end redone. I paid $750.00 for the truck and that may cost me a bit of money. All in all I would like to do the body work on the truck and repaint it after having the front end done but then again I have a brand new Avalanche in the garage, I guess Time will tell. Check out some pictures below.

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After Playing In The Mud...

Trail Riding UP-State...

Playing in Pennsylvania...

Hunting Pictures...

And finally see some trail riding in the Ram Charger in the UP-state Video