Hello everyone, I'm Andrew.
I recently acquired a 1989 ram 50 on a trade.
It looks rough from some custom body work from the previous owner running into a brick wall or something, but overall is in good shape. I believe it to have the 2.0 engine. its a 5 speed transmission. 241K miles! yeah its up there. but overall seems to be mechanically sound. I did notice today that the fan has a LOT of free play. no leeks so far though. not even oil. My original plan for this truck was just a trash runner as i didnt see a need or much use for it. however after finding this site and cleaning it up some and driving it im starting to fall in love with this beet up old truck. its rough, bare bones (no power stearing no a/c nothing) drives a lot like a old CJ-5. but its FUN. it handles the back mountain roads out here like a champ. sure its kinda slow up hill but downhill on the twisties its a blast.
Anyways about me. Im 22 and in college. Live in jasper GA. (anyone close?) I have a fair amount of mechanical experience and body work. i'v been pondering some ideas the last few days for my truck. rather then fix or replace the body I have come up with a idea to utilize the damage. Im sure some of yall are familiar with star wars, I have an idea to paint it and do the body work like that of the armor that Jango-Fett and Boba-Fett wore. or for anyone more familiar with the expanded univers of star wars, mandalore. And that is what I shall call my Mighty Ram! I will upload some pics tomorrow in the daylight.