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SWAPPING PARTS .

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by PaPitt, May 21, 2020.

  1. PaPitt

    PaPitt Member

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    DO any of you guys know if the dash cluster is the same from 1987 Dodge Ram Charger as the 1988 D250 pickup .
    will the radio interchange .
    will the tilt steering from the Ram Charger swap into my D250.
    oh & are the Doors the same ... by this I mean can I pull my Manual parts from my D250 door & Put my Manual parts into the Ram Charger doors . ram charger doors are electric windows . But my D250
    is manual & I want manuals .
    .... THANK ANSWER ANY OR PART.
     
  2. Sandevino

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    Good news... ALL PARTS are interchangeable as there weren’t major changes from ‘87 to ‘88 model years.

    Think of the Ramcharger as a regular cab short box Ram with a permanent topper. If you find a fully loaded Ramcharger you can load up your Ram or vice versa.

    Happy parts swapping...
     
  3. PaPitt

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    OH SANDY YOUR the man . that's what I'd decided the 87 is not much more than a fancy 1/2 ton P/U .
    .............. ONE MORE QUESTION do you think My D250 WILL have bolt holes in it's floor board To swap over to the Bucket seat & The center console ...
    Since I'm nearly alway by my self I'd like to have the bucket seats.
    .... Man I sure wish that Ram Charger had a 360 cid in it .
    .........................
    ....... Many years ago I drug home a 1975 1/2 for $25.00.. I swapped a 440cid into it & put a Split seat White from a cab & half .. & Put a flat bed on it .& i PUT A 3/4 TON ABOUT A 4:11 GEAR UNDER IT & sOME EXTRA Wide wheels & tires & I had an Automotive store & I mixed paint so we alway had trash paint . & Painted that thing Cowboy Blue & Silver . IT TURNED OUT SWEET.
    Everyone in town loved it.
     
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    its unlikely the truck will have bucket seat holes in the floor already. you'll have to drill them. make sure you use some big washers to help distribute the load of the seat bracket for 'pull out' resistance.
     
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    ok thank Man .
     
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    unless your short and skinny bucket seats from a ramcharger don't fit a regular cab very well. on top of that the floor of the truck cab does not have the same support as the ramcharger. slide under the RC and you will see a extra support to spread out the weight. it is part of the reason i put a bench seat in my 1 RC. i was tired of patching up the rusted support and the wobbly seat.
     
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    ok thanks CrazzyWolfie..
    After getting this thing home ... I'm probably not going to the Bucket seats .
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    ...... & Dang it they bent the front Bumper getting it out of storage .
    But they is still lots of parts I can use.
     
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    for a heavy chunk of steel, those front bumpers do seem to bend easy.
     
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    REEK You sure got that correct . We have a big farm . & With about 8 driving gran kids We have bent more bumper in the last few years than I care to talk about . But I am the Grand PaPitt that say . Get in that truck & come pick us up in that back 60ac of Brush. I'll drive the tractor over there . DON'T HOOK THE GATE . DAMN-IT BOBBY..... again . But dang we have fun. on the farm.
    ... I've got a 16+++ with us now & he's trying to leran to drive . I can't believ on of my grand kids drives so bad.
    ... It's gotten so bad I almost want to start him over with a riding lawn mower.
    .... But he's having a blast.
     
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    OH & TODAY I DID MAKE IT BACK TO THE RAM CHARGER FOR A LOOK SEE...
    I pulled the GLOVE BOX & IT's the same color as my D250.
    ... so I'll get a set of nice Sun Visors also . .& A new correct color Ash Tray. My trucks is broken.
    .... & Last night when TRoy & I were letting him Drive the D250 WAS REALLY HAVING ISSUES with it's transmission .. & SO He'll get a lesson in swapping a 707 Trans pretty fast I'm sure ..
    ... Because in about 40 days we'll have a big field of Sudan Round Bales of hay to haul in.
    This old D250 Has a flat bed & a Hay Spear on it's back SO TRoy can can haul about 40 to 75 big round bales of hay to the house . & Back up & Stack them ..
    If this next 727 Holds up he should get his fill of learning to drive .
     
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