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like the title says. post what you did to your ram. pictures are always welcome. i jacked up my 93 ...


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Old 10-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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like the title says. post what you did to your ram. pictures are always welcome.

i jacked up my 93 so that i could fit me and the sandblaster where the gas tank was. i did a fair bit of sandblasting and painting to the rusty metal that will be hidden by the gas tank when i put everything back together.


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Hmmm, the thread title is very reminiscent of another time.


Put new shocks and fuel filter in Monday:








That was an all day affair.
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Hmmm, the thread title is very reminiscent of another time.
from the good times.

what made it an all day affair? whats with the BFH?
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from the good times.

what made it an all day affair? whats with the BFH?
The left front. It was seized bad and I screwed up the flat on the shank where you're supposed to grab it.

The BFH was for the shocks, 37 year old shacks don't come out easy.


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and here i was thinking rust was not such an issue down south. i find a sandblaster saves me lots of time when dealing with rust or corroded parts that do not want to move. blast it and hit it with penetrating oil and stuff usually always comes apart. you should see some of the extremely rusty bolts that i have got the nuts off of.

i spent $134 on gas today but only $74 of was put in my truck. the rest was put into my dads ford. finished sandblasting and painting around where the gas tank sits on my 93. hopefully it lasts. the new fuel pump show up today so hopefully i get everything bolted back together tomorrow or else i might be driving my 81 to work on Saturday. just have to make new gas tank straps and j-bolts. i am hoping my bbq can get the carriage bolts red hot so that i can bend them into j-bolts.


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been fighting with the ramcharger big time today. had got it running and it sounded pretty good up until i discovered the return line was disconnected and pissing gas onto the ground. fixed that and then i couldn't get it to start. seem to not be getting any fuel pressure to the fuel rail. don't know why yet but i have spent way too much time working on it today. got to be at work in 6.5 hours so i won't be getting much sleep tonight.


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Damn, that sucks.

Had any luck today?


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haven't even had a chance to look at it. spent Saturday and Sunday working and earning money to pay for the crap i need to buy plus it has been raining out. i don't know if i will be able to do much work on it till Tuesday because it suppose to rain all day today. i do know i got to drop the tank 1 more time because i was rushing things and forgot to install a clip.
i also was so tired the other day that i forgot to post pictures of the new gas tank straps compared to the old ones.


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was doing some more fighting with my ramcharger today. put some more gas in the tank and managed to get it to fire up but now i got a fuel leak in the frame rail beside the gas tank.

also started parting out my 91. started with filler neck and bench seat for my 93 and grabbed the heater box for my 81.


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yesterday i got the ramcharger put back together enough to fire it up and drive it. put $50 worth of premium gas in it that i got for free. i also picked up the seat from my 91 that i dropped off at my sisters place to be cleaned. looked a lot better than it did when i dropped it off. apparently the water coming out of it was black.

today i checked fuel pressure again. been having issues with it taking a long time to start. every time i shut the thing down fuel pressure seem to just drop instantly and i don't have any obvious leaks. i think i know where the issue is but requires me dropping the tank 1 more time. i think i will be a pro at this if it keeps going like this.
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