Been wanting to build something cool and unusual and have always had a fancy for mini trucks built for racing like the Datsun Sunny they had on Jay Leno's Garage. So i went up to Fairbanks and picked this up for 200 bucks. Debating about putting a Weber on the factory G63b or swapping something in like a turbo v6 or replacing the head with a DOHC, I'd like to hit around 200hp. But thought I would start a build thread for conversation's sake so here she is! 1986 Dodge Ram 50, Last receipt i found in the glove box was from 1996 so I'm assuming she has been sitting for around 20 years or so.
Has some rust but i think ill be able to fix it before it gets any worse
Engine turns over (manually) belts look good which is surprising its missing some things like plug wires, igniter, oil cap, simple stuff. The oil looks like its reverting back into dinosaur poop though ha ha.
After I pressure washed some of the crap off of it. Unfortunately some of the pin striping came off with the dirt :/ but aw well I'm gonna have to wash and wax and I already found a paint scheme i want anyway...