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    new guy here

    Hello yall new to the forum and was wanting to say hay. Just went and picked up a 86 ram50 4x4 tonight. Has cancer on the lower fenders, rockers and some in the bed (suprisingly not wheel wells) but what do you expect out of a 28yr old truck?. throw out bearing is bad and makes a heck of a racket but clutch kit is cheap. I payed $800 for it with 1007k on the ticker (sure its not totally correct) but engine seems to run quite well.

    I got the truck cheap (atleast I hope the throwout bearing is the only problem, test drive was short) so I am not against dumping a lil money in it. Not having much luck finding fenders or rockers (assume I will have to patch the bed). Its duty will not be show truck, more like daily driver and hunting wagon but I would like to get rid of the rust. My plan is to fix the issues and use a higly scratch resistant bed liner/ under coat to paint it (used it on a utility trailer and works well). The truck will be used but not abused (to bad anyway). Later on I will be in the market for a light bar and push bumper (havent had much luck there either) and maybe a mild lift. If anyone can help with were to find these items it would be greatly appreciated

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    Welcome to the forum kswildcat. They are prone to rust in the places you've experienced (it's typical of a most cars). The 1007k on the clock? That makes it 1,007,000 miles (that is freaking massive!) so I guess you meant 107,000/100,700 miles. It's possible - my L200 has only 180,000 kms on the clock in 29 years but it has had a rough life... Figuring out what engine is in it is easy enough. The astron engine (4G52/4G54)is chain driven and has an alloy timing cover (they came in 2 litre and 2.6 but are more commonly 2.6) and G63B which is a belt driven 2 litre engine (plastic timing cover).

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    I ment 107k but I seriously doubt it. Pulled the trans and trasfer case to find I have transmission problems not clutch problems. I assume I have the 4G54 engine as it is a 2.6 with alloy cover.

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    ebay has tranny rebuild kits for the tranny for under $200 - betting it is the main input bearing that bought the farm. Welcome to the forum - we need pics - condition not important.
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    Here is a couple pics of what appears to be my new money pit..lol. Just kidding I think once I get this transmission thing figured out I will have a dependable truck. I have plenty time to pack the front wheel bearings and change all the fluids while waiting for transmission parts..lol
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    Cars and girls dude...(or in this case mini trucks ) It looks tough kswildcat. The fenders might be salvaged with some welded in patches, no biggie. These things can take a beating, go forever and are easy to enough to work on. They get a bad rep from monkeys that think they don't need things like 'servicing', 'timing belts/chains' and 'coolant' and wonder why they the roll to the side of the road dead (heaps of junk them Mitsubishis!)

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    Yeah I kinda lost my way there for a little while. Started paying payments on a $42k dodge ram 3 yrs ago that mostly just sit because I really dont go anywere. Once in awhile I would search for transam parts on the net and was shocked to see they are FINALLY making the parts I need to make life a hole lot easier to fix up my 78 transam that Ive had for like 22 yrs. So needles to say the big payment is gone, bought a lil gmc sonoma cheap thats in pretty good shape but need something 4wd. Ive always wanted one of these lil pickups and I thought I found a pretty decent deal so I jumped on it. I am pretty stubburn and bull headed so eventually I will have it the way I want it. It wont be a show truck unless there is a redneck car show. I plan to use the truck for hunting and what not so once I get it running good and rust fixed it will be painted flat black undercoating so I dont have to worry about scratches and it should look cool to boot..lol

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