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Offline SteveM

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1380 on: March 10, 2016, 01:01:31 PM »
My thoughts exactly, SL 1000.

I can't imagine how much more difficult building these vehicles must have been before the internet and forums like this one.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1381 on: March 10, 2016, 10:16:32 PM »
Raxles.com

Pricey, but full custom is available. Get your proper length axle mocked up and sent to em, it will come back with good shafts. If you send em the ends, they can duplicate repeatedly.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1382 on: March 10, 2016, 11:42:22 PM »
My thoughts exactly, SL 1000.

I can't imagine how much more difficult building these vehicles must have been before the internet and forums like this one.

Steve.

You got that right!!!. A guy here in SA imported a show winning custom bike from the US in 93 through an ad in a bike magazine.
When it arrived it wouldn't run. Empty engine casing. :-D. The faxes flew like mad.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1383 on: March 11, 2016, 11:55:11 AM »

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You got that right!!!. A guy here in SA imported a show winning custom bike from the US in 93 through an ad in a bike magazine.
When it arrived it wouldn't run. Empty engine casing. :-D. The faxes flew like mad.
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OUCH!  That's definintely a  "Show Only" type of bike.
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1384 on: March 11, 2016, 01:29:26 PM »
How 'bout if we define that bike as a great example of a "trailer queen"? :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1385 on: March 15, 2016, 09:16:12 AM »
Steve-

I would talk to Mike Reichen (the crazy Evo 2 guy) re: axles. Those DSM guys put 1000hp
through their AWD setups, so custom axles/diffs are a must. He should be able to guide you
toward a good long-term setup. Not too far from you in Chicago.
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1386 on: March 15, 2016, 11:52:47 PM »
He used either stock axles or raxles. With a driveshaft shop driveshaft.  (helped him pull a shattered trans at texas mile)

Mitsu guys use stock shafts a lot of times, as the awd stuff is very Stout. Mostly they have to worry about wheel hop snapping shafts.

 On salt, does it hop?

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1387 on: March 16, 2016, 08:38:32 AM »


You got that right!!!. A guy here in SA imported a show winning custom bike from the US in 93 through an ad in a bike magazine.
When it arrived it wouldn't run. Empty engine casing. :-D. The faxes flew like mad.
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OUCH!  That's definintely a  "Show Only" type of bike.
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Now you know why they say, "If it don't run - chrome it!"  :-D :-o
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1388 on: March 18, 2016, 05:27:34 PM »
Who would like to see a brief video about modifying a Dodge Rampage crossmember, and some safety talk?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H72GCKNOTeM

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1389 on: March 24, 2016, 06:05:32 PM »

Steve, haven't been on in a while and just saw this.
I never drove on the short course return road at WoS in 2014 but the long course return road had many, many potholes filled with water.
Naturally, if there are any pin holes in the k-frame salt water can get in and start rusting from the inside out.

You might want to consider using something like this to seal the inside of the k-frame:

http://www.eastwood.com/internal-frame-coating-w-spray-nozzle-qt.html

I just got 6 cans that I'm going to use in my frame rails and any other channel that can trap salt that I cannot get to with my brush on master coat primer.
YES,,,,,I'm REALLY back to work on mine!

See you guys in Wilmington,
Gregg

PS
REALLY like the videos.


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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1390 on: March 29, 2016, 09:41:03 AM »
Greg:

    That Eastwood stuff looks very promising.  I recently got my K-frame and other goodies back from powder coating.  I welded as many holes as I could in the K-frame, but a couple of them need to remain open by design.

Here's my latest YouTube video, taking a tour of suspension updates, the clutch master/slave plumbing arrangement, steering system modifications, and the condition of the truck's interior:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvta-vnNu8M

Like you, I'm really looking forward to Wilmington.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1391 on: April 06, 2016, 07:23:46 AM »
A couple of weeks ago, some friends came over to my garage one evening.  Kyle Yoest and Ron Erickson are they guys behind Project Syncro on Youtube. 

Check out the excellent video they shot about my project....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T6mcstLZYE

This is the level of video shooting and editing that I aspire to.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1392 on: April 09, 2016, 03:02:44 PM »
All righty then... :-D

Another video, this time featuring some Benny Hill - style fast motion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UurzZv2sEiY

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1393 on: April 11, 2016, 03:59:21 PM »
The new custom CV shafts have been delivered (thank you for all the recommendations, guys).  They fit perfectly, and are designed to handle up to 400HP, which this little 1.5L engine will never manage to produce.

All the powdercoated goodies have been installed on the suspension, the CV axles are now installed, and the little truck is just about ready to go back onto all 4 wheels.

Here's a video to show off the CV axles.  The video now features some surf-rock background music and random rednecks acting goofy during the closing seconds....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHyHlzF4-zs

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1394 on: April 12, 2016, 09:11:01 AM »
It's all going back together, 1 nut and bolt at a time.

The Ohio Mile is in 17 days.  There is still plenty of work to be done, but enough time to complete all the "checklist" items.









Ohio, here we come....
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