This is my '89 Ramcharger that I'm starting to build into my wheeler. As you can see it's 2wd , it's has the 5.2 TBI engine. Lots of holes from rust, so perfect candidate for some cutting and welding. These are the only good pictures I have of it at the moment. Before it goes into the garage for tearing down, I'll get some more.
Here's some pictures of the progress on the front axle. Have it all torn down for new seals, bearings, balljoints, u-joints, and the Aussie Locker.
How the locker is shipped.
Open carrier still in axle
All the parts in the Aussie Locker
Locker installed, just waiting to be put back in the diff housing
If one of the ring gear bolts wouldn't have stripped it would be back in. Next is the balljoints in the freshly flat-topped knuckles. The balljoints are in the freezer right now. Only thing I still have to buy is the wheel seal and bearings. Will do that after I get the rotors turned. Once everything on the axle is done, the Ramcharger will move into the garage and start getting torn down.
This is no way going to be a short term build, most likely a long term, depending on . Current plans are a parallel 4 link with track bar up front, shackle flip in the rear. Have to build a new engine crossmember, TF727 transmission and "stock" xfer case, believe they are NP208's. Eventually it will get a 4 link in the rear and a doubler, but for now this should be a good start.
Last Edit: Jan 28, 2009 22:25:56 GMT -5 by blk01ram
2013 Ram 3500 Laramie, 6.7L Cummins. All stock for now.
1989 Dodge Ramcharger, 5.2TBI currently 4x4 Project
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Looking good Timmy, keep up the good work. They sure don't disguise that locker when they ship it do they. If your wheel base is long enough you could always go with a divorced np205 so you wouldn't have to mess with the transmission, but I guess that all depends on what side the front axle drop is on. I have a ball joint install tool if you need it, looks like a giant c-clamp and comes with different cups for different size joints. Let me know if you need it, you can give me a call @ 503-314-7904.
Last Edit: Jan 10, 2009 2:10:13 GMT -5 by chevtech