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1987 Dodge D150 Pickup - 87Ram150

"Red Ram"

1987 Dodge D150 Pickup 1
Owner:   87Ram150
Year: 1987
Make: Dodge
Model: D150 Pickup
Est.Horsepower: 84
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My Great Grandfather bought it new in 1986 as his new farm truck. If there was ever a base-model truck this was it. It came with the 225cid slant6, three-speed auto, heater, AM radio with the single cardboard speaker, and a bedlight. The factory was even nice enough to paint it red at no extra charge, hehe.

For it's first 15 years, it never travelled more than 50 miles from my Great grandfather's farm, and never drove it past 45 mph. While he owned it the truck was hit in the passenger's bedside by a lady in a Toyota. Still hasn't been fixed After he died, my grandfather took ownership and treated it prettymuch the same way, using it as his around town truck, using it to perform handyman work until he passed on as well.

I inherited the truck in May 2006 just as I graduated high school. Since then all I've done to it is installed a cd player and four speakers, found and installed some 80's dodge dog-dish hubcaps for flair, and performed regular maintnanence.

Plans for the truck are bodywork to fix the bed, and either a warm-up of the smog-choked 225, or a swap to a smallblock v8.

r46624 | New User
Posts: 0 | Joined 12/14/08
Posted: 12/14/08 04:01 PM

I have an '87 RAM also, I bought it this past summer for hunting. The old guy who owned it took ok care of it I guess, but its got some cancer on it. Mines a 318 automatic. Got a CB radio installed too! LOL. The more I look at though the more I imagine how neat it would be to fix it up. Mostly body work really to remove the rust and refinish the body. I replaced the u-joint and some ball joints this summer and cleaned out the carb and it runs great. Are you guys here knowledgable for questions and such if I decide to take this thing on as a project???  Confused I'd really like to strip down the motor too and clean it up to restore it, as although it runs it really lacks power and hesitates.
87Ram150 | New User
Posts: 6 | Joined 03/02/08
Posted: 11/03/08 10:47 AM

Tapedeck eh? I liked the nostalgia of the single-speaker AM radio in mine, but not for long-distance interstate hauls. So My buddy and I put a CD player in. However, we grounded it to the parking/dash lights live wire so I drove around for two months without noticing my lack of taillights! Me and another buddy rewired it right and it's been a treat ever since.
coutts1975 | New User
Posts: 0 | Joined 10/21/08
Posted: 10/21/08 07:36 PM

I have an 87 as well. Nice riding truck, made easy to work on as well. I just purchased an 89 as a parts truck. So far I have replaced the hood and took the cassette deck out of the 89 for my 87. LOL Tapedeck eh? Mine has a 318 with automatic tranny! I plan to replace my driver side fender, both doors and the box on my 87 with use of the 89 parts truck. It too has a 318 with push button overdrive transmission!
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