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  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
DODGE RAM ?
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:20 AM

Hey !

 I got to thinking about this vehicle because of the popularity of pick-ups . I had the opportunity to see one in traffic . It was a beautiful Bright White and it was a three quarter from the rear view . Nice lines from there . The dual exhausts exited through pipes that had a notch in the bumper for each . And the Bumper was chrome ,

 I thought with some neat touches it would look great . I don't know what to do about their confused grill problem . No two are alike . Are they now ashamed of the vehicle ?

 Granted , after a test drive of their very noisy new diesel in Indiana , we chose a G.M.C. 3500 with the Allison drive package , 4 x 4 and crew cab /long bed .( we were pulling a 40' fifth wheel R.V. )

 That vehicle pulled it like it wasn't there ! The RAM had to work at it . At the time I liked the looks of the RAM better , But the G.M.C. Did the job better .

 Still I would like to see the RAM in model form . T.B.

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 11:28 AM

You are not alone!

I hated the new 90's style...at first...then fell in love with it. I bought a used 96 Ram, in 99. Traded it in on a new 02. Both were bare bones V-6, no bells or whistles. I bought an 03, 4 door, 4x4, with all the bells and whistle a few years ago. I'd buy a brand new one, but they don't have CD players anymore....that's a deal breaker!!!

I'd love to see some models of these trucks too!

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    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:50 PM

Fermis - why do you insist on CDs? I used to be like that, too, but then the new radio I have bought had a CD player that was not so good and an USB input. So I've ripped all the CDs that cluttered up my car to a single USB stick and started playing from that. No more changing CD, no more CDs getting scratched, no more skipping and stuff like that. After I noticed that I don't use the CDs any more, I have stored them and I only update my USB stick. That has freed up a lot of space in my car. I believe I have a better mileage now that the car is this much lighter :-)

And yes, we're missing a lot of things in scale. We actually should be grateful for the kits we have. Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 4:12 PM

Pawel

Fermis - why do you insist on CDs? I used to be like that, too, but then the new radio I have bought had a CD player that was not so good and an USB input. So I've ripped all the CDs that cluttered up my car to a single USB stick and started playing from that. No more changing CD, no more CDs getting scratched, no more skipping and stuff like that. After I noticed that I don't use the CDs any more, I have stored them and I only update my USB stick. That has freed up a lot of space in my car. I believe I have a better mileage now that the car is this much lighter :-)

And yes, we're missing a lot of things in scale. We actually should be grateful for the kits we have. Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

 

Change = Super Angry

 

True reason for not buying a new one...mine still works great...and I just can't justify that kind of money for something that will be worthless in 15 years...if that!

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 6:06 PM

Hey, Fermis, at least you weren't upset that it was the cassette player that was missing Wink

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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, September 22, 2017 9:43 PM

Cassette player? I still use an 8-track!!

Gary

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet;  1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; Revell Of Germany 1/144 Boeing E-4B Airborne Command Post

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, September 23, 2017 5:28 AM

I've had this in my driveway for almost 15 years. The rust is starting to get bad. But I love this truck. Has 151K on it. It's almost 18 years old. 2000 Ram 1500 Sport. Quad cab and 8 foot bed. 22 feet long bumper to bumper. 10mpg 

Oh an still has a cassette deck

 

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    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:44 PM

I have a 96 I bought used in 2012. V-10 that runs on unleaded. Gets 10 MPG no matter if I'm towing or not. I have pulled a 17,000 lbs trailer like it wasnt there.

She has 179,000 miles on her, and while I'm a CHEVY guy I would consider buying another one. (Just wish Dodge would have gotten the paint job right. It's peeling like crazy)

Mine still has the factory cassette deck in it.... along with a cassette still "stuck" in it. Could never get it out.....does'nt matter..... only cassette I still own is Queen " Sheer Heart Attack."  

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, September 23, 2017 4:04 PM
Oh forgot. Mine has the 5.9 Magnum. Basically the mopar 360

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:24 PM

fermis

Change = Super Angry

True reason for not buying a new one...mine still works great...and I just can't justify that kind of money for something that will be worthless in 15 years...if that!

I am blown away by what people are willing to pay for new pickups.  The only thing that attracts me is the electronics in the new ones, but for $500 and 3 days of work and some scraped knuckles I put a Jensen VX 7023 with Sirius Radio, GPS, back up camera, hands free phone setup with bluetooth and yes, a CD player, but since it also has a USB port on the front and I have all my CD's on my computer a memory stick will probably replace any CD use.  But since it can also play DVD's that part of the radio may get some use.  So my 97 F-150 which has a total of 108,000 miles now feels just like a new pickup.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, September 24, 2017 4:05 AM

jeaton01

 

 
fermis

Change = Super Angry

True reason for not buying a new one...mine still works great...and I just can't justify that kind of money for something that will be worthless in 15 years...if that!

 

 

I am blown away by what people are willing to pay for new pickups.  The only thing that attracts me is the electronics in the new ones, but for $500 and 3 days of work and some scraped knuckles I put a Jensen VX 7023 with Sirius Radio, GPS, back up camera, hands free phone setup with bluetooth and yes, a CD player, but since it also has a USB port on the front and I have all my CD's on my computer a memory stick will probably replace any CD use.  But since it can also play DVD's that part of the radio may get some use.  So my 97 F-150 which has a total of 108,000 miles now feels just like a new pickup.

 

A couple of years ago a friend of my son's, in his Boy Scout troop, grandfather bought a brand new F-450 for towing their camper. $74,000. I almost choked.  Between the cost of the truck and camper he took out a home equity loan for over 100K 

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Monday, September 25, 2017 6:38 PM

mississippivol

Hey, Fermis, at least you weren't upset that it was the cassette player that was missing Wink

 

Believe it or not...I didn't start buying CDs until I got the new truck(02)...the 96 had a tape deck. The only time I listen to "my" music, is when I'm driving.

We leased a new Jeep Compass for my wife, that has the newer type radio/back up cam/XMRadio...I can't stand that radio....luckily, the face/screen slides down to reveal a CD player!

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:23 AM

Hi;

 Can you sing " Gimmie forty acres " ? I learned ! LOL.LOL.  T.B.

  • Member since
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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:06 PM

littletimmy

I have a 96 I bought used in 2012. V-10 that runs on unleaded. Gets 10 MPG no matter if I'm towing or not. I have pulled a 17,000 lbs trailer like it wasnt there.

She has 179,000 miles on her, and while I'm a CHEVY guy I would consider buying another one. (Just wish Dodge would have gotten the paint job right. It's peeling like crazy)

Mine still has the factory cassette deck in it.... along with a cassette still "stuck" in it. Could never get it out.....does'nt matter..... only cassette I still own is Queen " Sheer Heart Attack."  

 

 

In the early to mid 90's all of the big 3 had paint issues.  Shop I worked for did $135 K in GM's alone one year, and that is in a town of 12,000, and one GM dealer.  The big 3 ate off that table for a few years, until they said "no more".

Had to do with changes in paint, water borne, still solvent borne and the e-coats they were using, and the mix of it all.

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:48 AM

In '91 I bought a Plymouth Grand Voyager and by '92 all the paint was peeling off. They told me that they knew about the "paint delamination" and would gladly give me $75 towards a new paint job. That was really nice of them. That wasn't even a drop in the bucket for an el-cheapo paint job.

Jim  Captain 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, October 13, 2017 2:01 PM

T.J. ;

 I know what you mean . In 2006 we had our pickup blow a cylinder on the Grapevine while pulling a fifth - wheel ! So --- new truck needed ! G.M.C. 3500 with Allison drive train and crew cab with long bed , that's why I  invoked the " Gimme Forty Acres " earlier in this thread.

 In 2006 that truck went out the door with a new fifth - Wheel carrier for $67.000.00. Talk about  Sticker Shock ! I will say though , 182,000 miles Fifth-Wheeling later we certainly got a Lot of value for the money , never a problem and got almost half back when I sold it !

 Yes the fifth wheel was a toy hauler with my favorite toy in it . A 1974 V.W.Bug ! T.B.

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