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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1470 on: November 12, 2016, 10:01:28 AM »
Shouldn't that file be named OMG 604 Import?  :-o :-D

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1471 on: November 13, 2016, 09:06:18 AM »
The good news is that all the hassle "should" have paid off.

Engine and trans should be on my shipping dock Tuesday - all "Legal Eagle".

The guy I talked to at EPA said that none of the Customs Brokers he's ever dealt with have known how to handle this kind of thing.  He was actually quite helpful, getting me the correct forms, telling me what documentation I needed, and even providing me with an example letter with each point that needed to be addressed.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1472 on: November 15, 2016, 02:32:03 PM »
Great news - look what showed up on the shipping dock today....







The crate is now in the back of my "big" green pickup truck, on its way to the little green pickup truck...



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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1473 on: November 15, 2016, 06:57:44 PM »
Very nice piece.
Good luck on your endeavors with it.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1474 on: November 15, 2016, 07:16:16 PM »
Nice, just in time for the holidays!

Good luck.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1475 on: November 15, 2016, 10:20:42 PM »
Hey, Steve,

Yes, a bit of a headache, a bit of a hassle, and I went through a similar experience trying to bring my K-Series in from Great Britain.

I used FedEx, and the folks there were quite helpful in directing me toward the correct paperwork. 

I want to say it cost about $750.00 to ship a $150.00 boneyard piece across the pond.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1476 on: November 16, 2016, 01:13:36 PM »
Yes, the shipping fees were about $1,000 for this engine & trans package.

I used my employer's commercial UPS Customs Broker to help me through the required paperwork, but there was still A LOT that I had to do myself.  I still haven't seen the bill from the customs broker yet.  I'm a little scared of that bill, but that doesn't really matter, since I have the engine in my possession now.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1477 on: November 16, 2016, 03:33:06 PM »
All the best Steve. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Add some Holy Water for insurance. :wink:

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1478 on: November 16, 2016, 04:01:55 PM »
All the best Steve. :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
Add some Holy Water for insurance. :wink:

Thanks - I should take it to Mass on Sunday to ask the Priest for a special blessing.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1479 on: November 22, 2016, 09:35:21 AM »
2 of my friends stopped by last night to help with test fitting of the new engine & trans into the Rampage.  I'll try to tell the story with captioned photos:

Step 1 - bolt these two parts together:


Step 2 - OK, done.  This looks bigger and heavier than the VW drivetrain we were using before....


Step 3 - Yeah, it's definitely bigger....


Step 4 - I think it's going to hit....


Step 5 - Hit what?  Hit everything....


Step 6 - Nahhhh, it will go....


Step 7 - Are you sure?  Yeah, I'm pretty sure....


Step 8 - All right, Man, looks pretty good....



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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1480 on: November 22, 2016, 10:31:56 AM »
You got it in sideways.  How're you going to attach it to the rear end?
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1481 on: November 22, 2016, 10:35:09 AM »
How 'bout a long flexy cable, Stan?
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1482 on: November 22, 2016, 10:38:55 AM »
It's a little long on one end, and a bit wide on one side.

I wear size 15 boots - can I loan you my shoehorn?
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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1483 on: November 22, 2016, 02:07:34 PM »
Next up - carefully marking the firewall, welded-in transmission mount, and radiator core support before making some strategic cuts.

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Re: '84 Dodge Rampage Build Thread
« Reply #1484 on: November 23, 2016, 09:06:12 AM »
Hoping to find some time to cut the firewall and "rain tray" back over the next few days.

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