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1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
« on: March 23, 2015, 08:21:53 pm »
So I got my RC about a month ago. So I guess I will start the build thread now. Its a 1976 Ramcharger 4x4 440/727 with a 203, dana 44 front(8lug), dana 60 rear. sitting on 37's with a ? lift. Its has a full cage. PO painted it camoflague was originally dark green.

I bought it from Hesperia, CA. and the guy I bought it off of said it he bought it from Washington state a year earlier. But other than that I have no history on the vehicle. It was very roughly done the dash was hacked up, wiring a mess. Truck is Lean surging like crazy about 50MPH.

The plan is to swap the 76 front for a 91-93 canyon sport front grill/core-support/fenders/doors and paint it white. and do a possible Cummins swap in the future then drop the 440 in my 1957 D100 to replace my 360. I plan on putting a fiber glass Challenger R/T hood (I had one on my last 87 RC and loved it) Plan on naming it the "YETI" when its painted.

I will start from the beginning as Ive already done some things to it in the last month.
So Here is it from the day I bought it.


« Last Edit: March 23, 2015, 08:45:06 pm by Moparjoel »
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-1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
-1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #1 on: March 23, 2015, 08:25:59 pm »










    « Last Edit: March 23, 2015, 08:32:31 pm by Moparjoel »
    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #2 on: March 23, 2015, 08:31:00 pm »
    So the First thing I did was rip the dash apart. I built a new wiring harness for it as it was hacked up bad. The radio was always wired up so you have to remember to turn the power on/off (now fixed) Non of the gauges worked or the lights. pulled the gauge cluster out and saw the amp meter had melted most of the ribbon wire. so cut it out and soldered in wires to correct everything and threw in new bulbs.

    Now all the lights work, most of the gauges work. also ripped all the insulation out from the fire-wall that was rotting and falling apart and flying all over the cab when you drive. I painted the dash and restored the gauge faces. fixed all the indication/ dummy lights.

    Compare to above dash^


    « Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 11:25:19 am by Moparjoel »
    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #3 on: March 23, 2015, 08:36:44 pm »
    I sanded the back down and painted it, to clean it up a little and rewired/routed the taillight harness out of sight. Also taillights were non functional when i bought it (now working great)
    « Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 11:26:14 am by Moparjoel »
    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #4 on: March 23, 2015, 08:40:20 pm »
    Since Im selling my CJ5 Jeep to fund this project Im stripping the Jeep of some parts. The velcro roll bar mounted Dome light And the Halo headlights I had on my jeep. Now installed on the RC with Amber bulbs and wired into the parking lights.


    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #5 on: March 23, 2015, 08:42:55 pm »
    I Mounted my Two Jerry cans(one is fuel the other a hidden toolbox)/Can-brackets in the back with the full-size spare.


    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #6 on: March 23, 2015, 08:49:15 pm »
    My 1957 Dodge-100(my dailydriver) in the garage. the RC in the Driveway, My CJ5 JEEP on the curb (hopefully gone soon) and out of sight behind the jeep is the wife's HEMI Aspen.

    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #7 on: March 23, 2015, 08:59:45 pm »
    Nice! What part of Cali are you in?

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #8 on: March 23, 2015, 09:01:11 pm »
    Im in Las Vegas.
    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #9 on: March 23, 2015, 09:22:03 pm »
    Looking at the back ground I knew you had to be in the desert ;D

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #10 on: March 23, 2015, 10:55:18 pm »
    Nice collection!  Love your project - thanks for the pictures and I will really enjoy watching you build this RC.   ;D {popcorn} {popcorn}
    Build Thread: https://ramchargercentral.com/rcs-tds-durangos-etc/more-of-my-87-daily-driver-added-rear-hatch-pic/

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #11 on: March 24, 2015, 01:59:45 am »
    Gonna be a good build! but i love how it looks now, although im partial to 70s dodges lol

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #12 on: March 24, 2015, 11:52:14 am »
    Thanks guys, this was my first Ramcharger a 87 with a 360. I ended up parting it out, motor went into my 57 Dodge and a lot of the parts (hood included) went to a buddy's Ram. I miss that truck so much though, but I hated that the top never came off. So thats why I'm going with a first gen RC this time. but never cared for the look of the 70's grills (except 77/78 those aint too bad) I also wanted a 440 or cummins so now I got the right ingredients for this YETI monster.

    My old 87 RC:


    My Buddies truck my parts went too:


    My 57 D100 with the 360 out of my 87:


    My 77 Jeep:



    Funny Thing is I restored my Jeep as a teenager, it was my first car. when I turned 15.5 I got my permit. Then my Dad saw how I drove. He said that I had to sell the Jeep because I drive too damn fast with that high center of gravity and short wheel base. though I thought it was odd, I agreed and he told me he would give me $2500 for the Jeep to go towards any vehicle I wanted. So I found the 87 Ramcharger on Ebay. He later sold the jeep for that same amount. fast forward MANY years later.
     I got contacted by the owner of the Jeep at the time he wanted to sell it. Though at the time I had no money. So i notified my brother, and he snatched it up for around $4500. the owner at the time had done some things to it. My brother drove it into the ground (He does with all his vehicles) after the 3rd time he blew the manual transmission he parked it in my Dads driveway expecting him to fix it, since my brother had no mechanical knowledge. I told my Dad leave it or have it towed away, and he caters too much to him, let him be an adult and fix his own shit.
    So after some months my brother contacted me and asked if i was interested in buying it with a blown trans for $4500 and he had another good trans and clutch. I said "HELL NO" and hung up. a week later he asked how much it would take? I said "$2500" what i sold it for. he then hung up one me…lol So after playing phone tag for weeks. He agreed to $2500 I bought my old Jeep back. had it towed and hour an a half to my house in PHX at the time. that night I had the new clutch and trans installed and driving it around.

    Fast forward several years… And my itch for a Ramcharger has grown out of control. so after talking to the wife and agreeing to sell the Jeep A SECOND TIME for a Ramcharger, I got on craigslist and started my hunt. I was super picky It had to be a 74-80 with a 440 or Cummins. with Dana 60 axles and I wasn't going to spend more than $5K. I was willing to drive one state over from Las Vegas, when I saw this 76 RC. The PO was asking $2700. I offered $2K a deal was struck and I drove it home to NV from CA. truck did fine except I could do more than 50 up hill, It would start starving for fuel. which the PO did not disclose. I did state he had the carb rebuilt and installed a new electric fuel pump… So i think this was a persistent problem. I haven't looked too into it yet I'm trying to burn all the fuel off in the tank so I can drop it and start there. It has a clear fuel filter and it looks dark brown so Im thinking a pretty good indication of the tank.

    I did a quick photoshop of how Im planning the truck to look like eventually…. I present the "YETI"

    « Last Edit: April 9, 2015, 04:00:18 am by Moparjoel »
    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #13 on: March 24, 2015, 05:03:33 pm »
    Nice!  {cool}
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #14 on: March 24, 2015, 06:14:12 pm »
    Really cool RC I like your plans for it in the future.
    "The higher the truck the closer to god"- Earl Dibbles Jr.

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #15 on: March 27, 2015, 08:56:59 pm »
    So thought you guys might get a kick out of this. I recreated a photo of me as a toddler in front of my Grandpas 78-360-RC,
    beside my daughter in front of my 76-440-RC

    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #16 on: March 28, 2015, 06:12:35 am »
    That's cool!  {cool}
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
    77 400/727 RC
    79 360/727 RC
    80 318/435 TD
    93 CTD W250 club cab
    73 Charger SE 400/727 
    02 883R HD
    01 Elecrta HD
    88 W250 5 speed plow truck
    2000 CTD 5 speed ext cab short bed Wife's truck
    2002 Durango work beater
    2000 Durango blown head gaskets
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #17 on: March 29, 2015, 08:24:17 pm »
    Ok today I took the Hardtop off, took 3 grown men to do it and I jacked my back up pretty good. first time removing a RC top. ALOT HEAVIER THAN I THOUGHT! But now that its off I can enjoy the spring and summer air. Just hope my back forgives me.






    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #18 on: March 29, 2015, 08:40:58 pm »
     {cool}
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
    77 400/727 RC
    79 360/727 RC
    80 318/435 TD
    93 CTD W250 club cab
    73 Charger SE 400/727 
    02 883R HD
    01 Elecrta HD
    88 W250 5 speed plow truck
    2000 CTD 5 speed ext cab short bed Wife's truck
    2002 Durango work beater
    2000 Durango blown head gaskets
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    Ted Nugent called and he wants your shirt back! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFduVeNE

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #19 on: March 31, 2015, 10:20:00 am »
    I like your cage.  I have plans to extend mine further back, and I like how you have yours done.
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #20 on: April 5, 2015, 06:35:47 am »
    So I finally got sick of staring at the Camo and decided to just rattle can the truck white. Im about halfway done and its turning out better than I thought it would. But anything is better than camo.



    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #21 on: April 8, 2015, 03:49:35 pm »
    Got a little more paint done. Also got my fuel tank dropped, cleaned out, put a new float on the sending unit. and installed all new rubber fuel line all the way down the truck. So went to the Gas station and filled the tank back up.

    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #22 on: April 8, 2015, 06:35:30 pm »
    White is my favorite color, it looks good on your RC.
    "The higher the truck the closer to god"- Earl Dibbles Jr.

    73 d200 adventurer club cab long bed 400,4 speed (granny low), Dana 60

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #23 on: April 9, 2015, 03:52:06 am »
    I found this very interesting… I found the previous build thread from the PO. I remembered him mentioning he was on this site. It was nice to see some history on the truck and see how it used to look...this totally made my day.

    https://ramchargercentral.com/projects/76-pop-top-rc-440/msg2203674/#msg2203674
    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #24 on: April 12, 2015, 01:42:52 pm »
    Since I bought the truck it has learn surged bad over 50 MPH, So I dropped the fuel tank. cleaned it out. replaced the cracked, fuel filled float with a new one. And after I got it all back together I took it for a drive and It wouldn't go over 30MPH on flatland. So I noticed the PO had put a electric fuel pump in with no filter before it. and the pump looked very small. So I bought a new inline filter and mechanical pump. bypassed the old electric pump. and Now the truck has no problem doing 65 in the highway.

    I even did some light wheeling this morning to celebrate!







    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #25 on: April 12, 2015, 02:43:46 pm »
    SAWEEEEEEETTTT!!!!!! {cool}

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #26 on: April 12, 2015, 05:22:20 pm »
     {cool}
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
    77 400/727 RC
    79 360/727 RC
    80 318/435 TD
    93 CTD W250 club cab
    73 Charger SE 400/727 
    02 883R HD
    01 Elecrta HD
    88 W250 5 speed plow truck
    2000 CTD 5 speed ext cab short bed Wife's truck
    2002 Durango work beater
    2000 Durango blown head gaskets
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #27 on: June 27, 2015, 09:35:16 pm »
    So for the last month or so the steering has been all over the road. the truck would throw itself across lanes of traffic when braking and be extremely floaty. its been like this since I bought it, but it got way worse. but I had been extremely busy and didn't have time to figure it out till about two weeks ago i got under it and saw this….

    Not only are both bolts snapped off into the differential, but who ever installed the lift kit put huge washers stacked on both sides and upper and lower of the spring perches. so the whole truck was wobbling on these washers.


    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #28 on: June 27, 2015, 09:43:47 pm »
    Wow!  Glad you caught it before disaster happened! Hopefully be an easy fix, I'd check the rest of the truck over really close while you're under there.
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #29 on: June 27, 2015, 09:46:33 pm »
    So after ripping the front diff out I drilled the old bolts out. Then grinded down the washers so that they would clear the relief holes in the shims and U-bolt plate to make a solid clamping surface to the leafs. Then sanded and painted the diff while it was out.

    I started all this last saturday starting from 7pm until sunday morning at 6am. Then my door bell rings and its the Cops. one of my neighbors lied about the truck saying it had been on the street for months and had not moved. I told the cop I was just driving it yesterday, he didn't believe me since the truck was sitting on jackstands. But i told him come back by noon and I will give you a ride. he went away and by 11:36am it was done and I drove it around the block. hoping he would come back by, but I never saw him…. damn.






    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #30 on: June 27, 2015, 09:48:41 pm »
    With my little helper the Diff got cleaned up, fixed and is now residing back in its home under the RC wityh new brake lines and new grade 8 Bolts. with the washer modifications making it a real nice tight ride now.




    « Last Edit: June 27, 2015, 10:07:28 pm by Moparjoel »
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #31 on: June 27, 2015, 09:54:52 pm »
    The only thing that really sucked was when removing the Diff I broke the driver side brakline. So I made a new one and the sold brass fitting that goes up to the body was stripped out. So i had to find a new one. and after calling Autozone, oriellys, napa, car quest the only one to have one in Metro Las Vegas was pep boys. but it was a good half hour drive so I made it and got the part installed and brakes bleed.




    « Last Edit: June 27, 2015, 09:58:54 pm by Moparjoel »
    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #32 on: June 28, 2015, 06:18:15 am »
    Bet that feels better! Good job
    78-90 crewcab:    D60's, Cummins swap,  6" lift on 37's.

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #33 on: June 28, 2015, 08:42:25 pm »
    Nice work.  {cool}

    I HATE neighbors like that.  >:(
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #34 on: August 30, 2015, 03:10:44 pm »
    A little update… since last posted I had the two Jerry cans stolen from the back of my RC one being a Rampage toolbox made to look like a jerrycan full of tools.

     good news is I got my money back from the insurance and then some. I was able to buy two new cans/toolbox w/tools and a New 12.5 wide Tuffy box console. I moved the stereo deck from the dash to the console so no one can mess with it now.

     And I Got new tires and rims the old 16.5 37" Goodyear wrangler MTRs were expensive and hard to come by so I got rid of them and got some Hankook Dynopro 37"s MTs with Black powder coated Cragar Soft8 Rims. Hard part was I had to cut off the wheel locks/studs since my Key was in the toolbox that was stolen.

    I also Painted and installed the old tailgate and added a New 70's dodge decal on the tailgate.







    « Last Edit: August 30, 2015, 03:13:46 pm by Moparjoel »
    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1976 Ramcharger 440/727 Dana's Fulltime 44/60
    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #35 on: August 30, 2015, 07:56:40 pm »
     I hate thieve!  {flame}

    Looking good man. {cool}
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
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    2000 CTD 5 speed ext cab short bed Wife's truck
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #36 on: August 31, 2015, 07:48:29 am »
    Very nice RC, I actually liked the Camo.
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #37 on: August 31, 2015, 09:11:56 am »
    Great looking RC!!!!!!
    Is that a chunk of plywood between the spring & the axle pad?
    Jim
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #38 on: September 1, 2015, 12:20:21 pm »
    Great looking RC!!!!!!
    Is that a chunk of plywood between the spring & the axle pad?
    Jim

    No thats a shim to correct the driveline angle with such an extreme lift.
    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #39 on: September 1, 2015, 12:24:13 pm »
    Very nice RC, I actually liked the Camo.

    I think your the only one…lol. I got nasty looks everywhere I went in it I could read peoples lips looking at it cringing saying "eew", now i get thumbs up and people wanting to walk up to talk about it everywhere i go. The camo makes it look worn and not cared for. Too Redneck for my taste.
    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #40 on: September 1, 2015, 12:29:43 pm »
    My two babies, born almost 20 years apart.




    Being a mechanic on F16s is exciting, but Mopars are my passion!
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    -1957 Dodge D100 Utiline 360/727/8.75
    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
    -2008 Chrysler Aspen Limited W.P.chrysler edition 5.7L Hemi

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #41 on: September 1, 2015, 07:21:50 pm »
    My two babies, born almost 20 years apart.






     {cool}
    I'd rather push a DODGE than drive a chevy or a ford!!!!!!
    77 400/727 RC
    79 360/727 RC
    80 318/435 TD
    93 CTD W250 club cab
    73 Charger SE 400/727 
    02 883R HD
    01 Elecrta HD
    88 W250 5 speed plow truck
    2000 CTD 5 speed ext cab short bed Wife's truck
    2002 Durango work beater
    2000 Durango blown head gaskets
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #42 on: September 1, 2015, 07:54:03 pm »
    Nice
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #43 on: September 13, 2015, 10:51:03 pm »
    Awesome pair!!!
    The "experts" are great at telling you what you can't do. Don't let someone else's opinion be your limiting factor.

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #44 on: December 18, 2016, 03:24:34 pm »
    Been over a year thought I would post an updated photo with the top on and the new hood.

    image upload with preview
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    -1977 Jeep CJ5 258-3
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #45 on: December 18, 2016, 06:15:40 pm »
    If you're going to paint it check out raptor liner. You can tint it any color you want. I'm going to paint mine this spring. The bottom wil be coated in raptor liner tinted to b5 blue to match the rest of the truck.

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #46 on: December 19, 2016, 05:21:56 am »
    Looks GREAT!!!
    Jim
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #47 on: May 6, 2017, 11:39:27 pm »
    I am so glad to have good neighbors . It's the City that comes around . Also hate folks need to steal  what you work hard for . But that RC is nice as well as the '57 . I have loved that hood for many years . Hoping for one myself someday . Nice job
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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #48 on: May 7, 2017, 06:59:59 pm »
    very nice rig, I like the front bumper mod
    my country is going to pot but I got my 70s music a hell of a lot of ammo and a good imagination

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    Re: 1976 RC 440 Dana 44/60 on 37's...
    « Reply #49 on: October 20, 2019, 11:29:55 am »
    what did you do with the grill

     

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