This is a build thread for my '88 Dodge Ram 50. I purchased this truck for dirt cheap and figure it will be a good 3-4 year project to accomplish what I have in mind for it.
What I've done since the purchase date of 10/28/12...
Removed the damaged tailgate which was jammed in the closed position for a number of years according to previous owner
Registration + Insurance
Replaced wiper arms (found at junk yard)
Replaced passenger seat belt receiver buckle (found at junk yard)
New wiper blades
Oil/filter change... looked as though it hadn't been changed in over a year
Replaced the air filter
Replaced drive belt
Topped off brake fluid
current to do list...
Replace valve cover gasket and grommets
Clean up engine bay
Bleed brake line
Check for any other leaks
I have been driving it around town. Longest trip so far was 40+ miles one way (mostly freeway). I've gotten to know this truck pretty well over the last month. It's been talking to me and I'm enjoying the bonding time. It still has a little hick up, periodically, between 70-75 mph. It was worse prior to the Oil/filter/air filter change. Hoping cleaning the carb will rid of it.