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General Information

Year
1985
Make
Dodge
Model
Ram D150
Color
Red
Packages
Royal SE
History
This truck was sold in the U.S. back in its glory days, then imported into Mexico around 2000. My brother found it being owned by a merciless lady (didn't take good care of it), from whom he bought it and then sold to me.

I've always liked Dodges from the 60s, 70s and 80s, and I finally got the chance of owning one. Besides, Ol' Red and I are the same age, reason why I'm planning on keeping it till death do us part.
1985 Dodge Ram D150 (Red)

Modifications

Drivetrain
An always thirsty but reliable 318 5.2L V8 paired with an automatic tranny (not sure whether it's a 727 or 904... yet!) with - supposedly- 72k miles on them.

Left valve cover missing a rubber oil cap.
Interior
I removed most of the interior plastic covers, including the headliner and the carpet so I can give 'em a good patching up and cleaning (still in progress).

The seat is original but it's mostly worn out and in dire need of reupholstering. I'm planning on redoing it in leather myself, along with the dashboard, and the door panels.
Exterior
Mostly original, except for a black-and-steel colored Bully (TM) exhaust pipe end cover and the wheels of a 1989-1992 Ramcharger.
Audio
A bluetooth, USB, Spotify-capable stereo plugged to 2 rear speakers, 2 door speakers, a pair of tweeters, 1 central dashboard speaker, and -possibly- a subwoofer later on.
Suspension
Original one with freshly installed shocks.
Wheel and Tire
The black 5-arm star-shaped wheels + Dodge Division chrome caps of a 1989-1992 Ramcharger, and 235/75 R15 Michelin Force tires installed on them.

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