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Re: My 1979 Ramcharger "Tribute Build" (old smogger 360 pulled out)
« Reply #150 on: June 20, 2015, 02:46:13 am »
AWESOME job!!!!!
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    Re: My 1979 Ramcharger "Tribute Build" (old smogger 360 pulled out)
    « Reply #151 on: July 14, 2015, 09:56:23 pm »
    That turned out beautiful
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    Re: My 1979 Ramcharger "Tribute Build" (old smogger 360 pulled out)
    « Reply #152 on: September 1, 2015, 08:57:26 am »
    Awsome looking rig. How about some updated pics. Love the color combination.
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    Re: My 1979 Ramcharger "Tribute Build" (old smogger 360 pulled out)
    « Reply #153 on: August 23, 2016, 01:07:22 pm »
    Love this truck.  Any updates?
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    Re: My 1979 Ramcharger "Tribute Build" (old smogger 360 pulled out)
    « Reply #154 on: August 24, 2016, 01:12:51 am »
    The continuation, the continuation in pictures, fast !! ;D  {popcorn} {drool} {drool} {drool}
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    Re: My 1979 Ramcharger "Tribute Build" (360 Magnum NV4500 swap done)
    « Reply #155 on: June 6, 2020, 04:47:07 pm »
    Hello all, long time since I've updated this post. The Ramcharger is back on the road. Factory fuel injected 360 Magnum, nv4500, and np241. Just got new 32 x 11.5 r15's BFG KO2's installed on the factory rims. Still doing the shakedown runs but so far so good. Combination seems just about right with 3.55 gears. Gas mileage overall is right around 14mpg. Not great but not horrible. Plenty of power and night and day improvement from the old 360 and automatic.
    « Last Edit: June 7, 2020, 08:27:03 pm by 79Rammer »
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    Re: My 1979 Ramcharger "Tribute Build" (old smogger 360 pulled out)
    « Reply #156 on: June 6, 2020, 11:02:07 pm »
    Real nice job.
    I'm glad you stuck with it.
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    Re: My 1979 Ramcharger "Tribute Build" (360 Magnum NV4500 swap done)
    « Reply #157 on: January 12, 2021, 03:36:45 am »
    I know this is an old thread, but just had to comment.  I hope 79Rammer is still around, maybe he could answer a question for me....

    That original project from page one that ended up being the donor truck.....Did it ever spend time in Iowa? 

    I was in the Auto Tech program at IC in Fort Dodge, Iowa about 20 years ago and there was a guy in the class ahead of me that had one just like it and I mean JUST like it. Color, decals, engine combo everything.  From my memory I'd swear it was the same truck. I distinctly remember the rams head decal as I had never seen another one before or since. He had it in the shop a few times that year.

    Being from SW Wisconsin, I'm probably only 150-200 miles away, I wondered if there was a chance that it was the same vehicle.

    Regardless, the final project turned out beautifully. Man, what a nice truck.
    « Last Edit: January 12, 2021, 03:39:09 am by TheBohunk »
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