The rear of the vehicle had looked very similar to the 1996-2000 model Chrysler minivans. Ebay history shows last truck sale serial numbers were different when checked at boarder. The Ramcharger was primarily produced as a two-door, four wheel drive vehicle although a two wheel drive version was available. His current primary project is a 1989 convertible that will get a stepside bed. The rear wheel drive Ramcharger added in 1975, had an independent coil spring front suspension.
It was discontinued at the end of the 1993 model year in North America. Plymouth Trail Duster Overview Also called Plymouth Trail Duster 1974—1981 Production 1974—1980 Body and chassis Related Powertrain 225 cu in 3. There were also complaints about annoying noises produced by the engine. The suspension was re-engineered for better handling both on- and off-road. Also in 1974, the big block 440 V8 became an option, but turned out to be the only year with the option. Still, truck sales again fell, with Ramcharger dropping to 18,973. In 1991, there were another batch of grill changes that lasted until 1994 when American Ramcharger production stopped.
The Trail Duster was dropped after 1981. In 1978 and 1979 the 360 cu in 5. These are a great way to lift up a front of your truck for a sagging front end due to old springs, a new heavier engine, need more clearance, or want larger wheels for a great 4x4 look. There is are minor dents or scratches here and there, but for a 25 year old vehicle it is one of the cleaner ones you will fine. The four wheel drive models were now only sold with the 318 or 360 — no slant six — and the 400 and 440 were gone.
It was stored inside a garage while not in use. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Driving a stepladder must feel like this. In 1995 we sold it because someone forgot to change the oil properly; a few days later we lost oil pressure and after that the engine started to give us thick smoke in the mornings. Options included a tilting bucket seat for the front passenger, beverage cooler in the front console, skid plates, hardtop or soft-top roof, steel roll bar, cruise control, and 35-gallon gas tank. The 1991 to 1993 models increased their size by at least three inches.
The seller notes that it remains highly original, including the paint, and that the factory soft top has never been pulled up. The hardtop lifts off all the way to the windshield, and a convertible top — the seal never broken — remains stowed beneath the hard top mounting area. It has a fresh engine and transmission oil change and is ready to go to a new home. Electrical system In 1982, a safety recall was issued by the Chrysler Corporation due to faulty ignition switches. A new Ramcharger for the 1980s The 1981 was the first year of the redesigned Ramcharger, which had a much more modern and upscale look.
In the outside looked like five full size guys would be pretty packed, however in the inside the story was quite different, with tons of leg and head room, with the back seat the only issue, because it was placed between the rear tires, however it was still pretty wide. This article needs additional citations for. Some history on the W250, I bought it from the original owner with 115000 miles on it, owned it 3 years, this past fall I got hit by a semi and it killed the frame and body, so I flew to Pennsylvania and drove home this 318 4x4 ramcharger. Distributor is electronic and is new, as is the ignition coil, plugs, and wires. While there is no tech information given on the truck in the thread, we have to believe that a big block is making all the wheelstanding power in this machine. Dodge had launched an all-new pickup for 1972, and a record number of trucks were sold market-wide in 1973, so the Ramcharger was a logical next step. The side molding trim, which was only part of the two-tone option and normally was the color break, was added, but the second color paint was not.
The vehicle was powered by the , the most common being the 318 cu in 5. Dodge's assembly plant in Mexico did not produce any Ramchargers in 1997 and 1998. I Am selling to finish off the restoration of my 70 340 Cuda. Push rods went from about 7. The Ramcharger and Trail Duster were built using a nine-inch 228. Chrysler tried to improve abysmal fuel economy by lightening powertrain components in 1980, when a folding rear bench and power windows also appeared. The Plymouth Trailduster was offered from 1974 up to 1981.
Thanks to Barn Finds reader Matt Williams for the find. Block kit comes complete with all u-bolts, washers and nuts. The tailgates had two large 4s joined by an X. This car was kept up like a collector car and preserved well! This is a 2 owner, original paint, original drivetrain survivor. After 1980, the trucks were renamed the Dodge Ram and the same basic design was retained until the 1994 introduction of a completely redesigned Ram. I never paid much attention to these, until I lived in Mexico, they are allot of them there and many were well kept, and some were two wheel drive. Dodge also simplified ordering Ramchargers in 1975, combining all required equipment into coded packages for various gross vehicle weights, though heavier-duty versions of individual items could still be ordered separately.
One of the features of this generation was a small third row folding seat in the cargo area that faced sideways, making it less practical for long trips. From 1997-1998 there were no Ramchargers, and from 1999 to 2001 there was a Mexican-only Ramcharger built over the Ram Quad Cab without the extra 2 doors, just the extra space. Set of front Coil spring Lift Spacers for Dodge Trucks. To deal with taller roller lifters, the pushrod angle changed slightly, so the push rod guide holes in the heads were changed from roughly 0. This can be signaled by failure in revving up the engine, significant delay when you start the vehicle, and intermittent loss of engine power.
Approximately 30,000 were produced and were all two-wheel drive. The air conditioner hoses were redesigned to prevent refrigerant loss. The Ramcharger came with power brakes discs up front, drums in back , a bucket seat for the driver, electronic ignition, and a 24-gallon gas tank. The third and last generation of Dodge Ramcharger boasts of its powerful engine with 5. Other changes included modified steel wheels, new colors, and optional stereo with equalizer and cassette. A new Ramcharger was sold in Mexico from 1999 to 2001; the two-door vehicle was, however, prone to quality issues. This truck runs and drives straight as an arrow and like a new one.