I have a 86 ram 50 2.0 3spd auto, been in the family ever since 86. Started as my aunts where most miles have been put on, then passed to my father in 95 where he used it for 2 years and then had a son in 97, it sat and was lucky to run 2 times a year for almost 17 years, now its mine. 2014 after seeing it for 18 years, growing up with it, it was not in the best condition, white paint orange with rust, and oil burning because #3 valve seals, and a transmission that wouldn't shift right. and headlights that worked 1/2 the time. 1 year has gone by 98% of the problems resolved. My friends told me I should have scrapped it, but I said no, I want that truck. Getting from the before to after was a hell of a journey, 3 transmission places 2 that F-ed it up, and 1 that got it to shift like should, 3 cracked bolts, 1 head that needed replacement, 4months it took for paint, and many other things. At the end of this month I hope to turn the key and hear how he runs for the first time in over a year, or like how he was 106k miles ago... that is if that rebuilt Mikuni carb works like it should lol... Here is what he looked like then to what he looks like now.
Attachment 14905Attachment 14904 Yes it is the same truck lol
Let me know what you all think, I'm going to be working on interior next, I plasti dipped my rims also, just don't have a picture yet of them. Only thing I think I'll need to worry about is smog lol. Any recommendations on what to do next? I don't want a weber, it had one for a mt, and ran worse it seemed, maybe it was a fake, or because the trans kick down lever I modified didn't work great cuz it didn't come with conversion for the auto. Plan to keep him stock performance wise, though maybe someday do a engine upgrade and call him my redline srt4 ram 50 lol.
Wish I had more pics, but a lot got deleted in windows 10 upgrade and a failed backup