|I never thought I’d see the day where I’d be sitting in a old truck like that.|
The darn thing keeps running well and therefore can´t trade it in.
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 1/2 ton 2WD 5.2L MFI 8cyl
Style: Laramie SLT 2dr Regular Cab
|Dodge Ram trucks have been named Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year 1994 |
|Restoring Headlights |
|Does Work To Clean Your Headlights make your headlights look new again with Meguiar's Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit |
Everything You Need in One Package except coffee and cordless drill.
|Restoring Body |
|Sand paper - 320 grit (or the closest you can get) If you need to fill holes, bondo is the best solution.|
Sand every square inch and then clean with a good household formula – such as diluted ammonia or a cirtus degreaser, rinse well.
Things you will need, paint thinner, painter plastic, painter tape, Valspar Tractor Paint
|Before and After |
This gives you some idea what the costs of painting a full size pickup truck.
Cost of painting my truck
Valspar (Tractor & Implement) High Gloss Enamel IH Red $32.99 at Tractor Supply Co.
Painters plastic (9'x400' 0.31 MIL)- $19.98 at The Home Depot
Painter's tape - 1 Roll = $3.93 at The Home Depot
1 gal. Paint Thinner - $9.97 at The Home Depot
Brown builder's paper (35' X 140') $10.97) at The Home Depot
Sandpaper - 1 packs of 3M 320 Wet or Dry Sandpaper (25 in a pack) = $18.39 at Sears
My high-pressure DeVilbiss guns is 25 years old and still working so I didn't have to worry about buying or renting a paint sprayer.
Cheap Ways to Paint a Truck is with a spray gun or using a foam paint roller to put many layers of Rustoleum on your truck or Maaco. My preference is a spray gun and Valspar (Tractor & Implement) High Gloss Enamel at Tractor Supply Co. for about $32.99. The paint job look fine and can make even an old truck look new. Maaco does cheap paint jobs, but if you got a spray gun and compressor you can do the job for less than $50.00...... Clearly, the potential for savings is clearly huge.
Meguiar's Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit $24.47 at Walmart
TrimRestore $6.97 at Walmart
|Before and After Detailing |
You can't beat a Dodge for dependability, and this Ram is no exception.
Options Included: Dodge Ram Automatic, Air Conditioning, Power Windows And Door Locks, Tilt Wheel, Cruise Control, AM/FM Stereo CD
The only problem or issue that I have with this truck was a
(1) Electrical problem with the key switch
(2) Fuel pump problem, turns over real fast but just won't start until the 4th or 5th try and rough idle for a couple seconds before stabilizing and running really good... This was the second fuel pump we've put in this vehicle. Still in the warranty period and was replaced with no additional cost.
(3) Water pump, this was the second water pump we've put in this vehicle. Still in the warranty period and was replaced with no additional cost.
(4) Replace an overstretched timing chain 220,000 miles, remarkable clean engine, no accumulated dirt, sludge and grease over the years. Oil ( Ouaker State ) Sae 10w-30 Synthetic Blend SUV
WE "drop the fuel tank" The Electric Fuel Pump pressure regulator, filter assembly is mounted inside the tank and only accessible by reaching the top of the tank.
|Electric Fuel Pump Replacement|
1994 Dodge Ram 1500 4x2
Remarkable clean engine, no accumulated dirt, sludge and grease over the years.Remarkable clean engine, no accumulated dirt, sludge and grease over the years.
|Timing chain Replacement on a Dodge Ram 1500 4/2 |
Oil ( Ouaker State ) Sae 10w-30 Synthetic Blend SUV
When you go into the front of the motor and do the timing chain, you might as well do water pump, water pump bypass hose, and front crank seal (in timing cover).
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