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    Rarest model?

    What is the most uncommon 1st generation pickup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaque View Post
    What is the most uncommon 1st generation pickup?
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    1981 D-50 sport with Big Horn package - only ever seen one - nearly bought it after the owner cracked the block overheating it, but had no where to store it.
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    1981 D-50 sport with Big Horn package - only ever seen one - nearly bought it after the owner cracked the block overheating it, but had no where to store it.
    What is a Big Horn package?

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    It was a special trim package with 2 tone paint, gradient striping, unique interior with seats with paint matching inserts. Once I find the photo resizer program I will post the scan from the 1981 brochure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pennyman1 View Post
    1981 D-50 sport with Big Horn package - only ever seen one - nearly bought it after the owner cracked the block overheating it, but had no where to store it.
    ...cracked - the block? What the hell was he doing with it? Did he run it dry and tried cooling it with liquid nitrogen?

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    He drove it home and blew a hose and must have run it dry. The guy that owned it was a construction worker and was working on a street project right below my house at the time - he killed the motor on the way home from that job. I found out about it through a friend whose brother owned the repair shop it went to after the hose blew. It was in fair shape, but a motor was very hard to find even in the late 80's and the guy junked it rather than fix it - could have had it for cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pennyman1 View Post
    He drove it home and blew a hose and must have run it dry. The guy that owned it was a construction worker and was working on a street project right below my house at the time - he killed the motor on the way home from that job. I found out about it through a friend whose brother owned the repair shop it went to after the hose blew. It was in fair shape, but a motor was very hard to find even in the late 80's and the guy junked it rather than fix it - could have had it for cheap.
    And we shed a tear for what could've been. Bet there are almost none of them left on the road...

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    Are 2wd diesel models uncommon?

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    Are 2wd diesel models uncommon?

    They are not common but they come up for sale once or twice a year. I saw a Beautiful one for sale last year in Georgia. Factory original 60,000 mile perfect truck.

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    are you talking about the Yellow/ black stripe paint jobs with the bucket seats that are black with yellow stripe inserts?

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    Is the brown and gold color scheme in the 1981 ram 50 commercial on YouTube hard to come by?

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    All were low production models, with the Sport models being the lesser model sold being more money than the custom (base) models. I almost traded Geronimo in on a Brown/Gold Sport but changed my mind, as it was an auto. The Long Horn was the top of the line model based on the Sport.
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    Was side trim a factory option?

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    as they were only made in the last 3 months of the 1982 model year, the first year 4x4, and it being the sport, yes it is rare
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    Did the pickups come stock with side trim about mid-door?

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    no that was an option from the factory, not that big a deal.
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    Not the rarest but definitely one I wouldn't mind having ....
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ID:	15294 Is this a rare truck? 1982 power ram 50 with a sunroof.
    & the sunroof glass is removable
    She's mighty mighty just lettin' it all hang out

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    I had two red 1982 power ram 50 sports that were identical. I sold the one in the picture. I still own the other, it has the a/c and cruise control options but not the sunroof. It was a parts truck to the one I sold. it is mostly complete other then the motor being pulled. Bought the pair for 600

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    Does anyone know anything about the early models that had fiberglass stepside beds? I can't seem to find any documentation on them using Google. Thanks

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    They were sold as a kit from a California company California Custom Stepside I believe was the name. They were also sold for the Courier!
    ,LUV,Mazda and later Toyota and Datsun. Many were dealer installed but you could also buy a kit direct. They also sold a kit to make your old bed into a trailer? The bed was metal,fenders fiberglass if I recall. Nice kits,pretty well made IMHO for the time period but we're prone to metal rusting in rust belt areas.

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