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Old 03-30-2009, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by custer_h
I've been planning to mate my 54 Dodge Town Panel with my 88 Ramcharger to get the body lines of the old panel and the running gear technology of the Ramcharger. The plan was to plant the shell of the 54 on floorboards and chassis (including running gear) of the Ramcharger. When I mentioned the plan to a friend and bodyman, he proposed that modifying the old chassis to accommodate the Ramcharger running gear would be easier and simpler. Does anyone have experience in this area?
I don't know if your friend has ever done anything like this, but I have and believe me, it's way simpler to use the entire Ramcharger frame and all, even if you have to cut the frame somewhere in the middle to make the wheelbase work. You can't appreciate how much better this approach works until you have had to drop plumb bobs and line up the Ramcharger components onto the 54 frame.
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