Soo…This is our very first feature vehicle, from one of our members, Myles Gifford. A work in progress, bought for a measly eight hundred bucks. Here’s Myles’ story:
I’ve had big Ed, a 1987 dodge d150 with a 318 engine and 727 Torqueflite for nearly two years now. How he came to be was i was tired of my old Ranger, which was always having problems. Saw this truck on craigslist after falling in love with a coworkers 1989 d100 short bed.
I sold my Ranger, then went with a buddy to test drive this here machine. It was in much sadder shape than seen here, with rotted out doors, no tailgate, missing trim and the ram head, but like a kid with money l in a toy store I bought it for 800 bucks.
I’ve done my first mechanical fuel pump replacement on it and changed wiper bushings twice, crushing my hand between the hood and cowl on the second time.
It’s been a great truck. It was once a shop truck which explains the ratty seat and carpet and was stolen, ditched and recovered in a former life.
Why do we like it? A couple of reasons. Dodge didn’t do much in the way of styling changes between 1981 and 1993. These weren’t the cushy luxotrucks we have today, they’re simply trucks. They were used – and used up – as a result.
In 1987 dollars, Myles paid less than $400 for this truck, and he’s damned proud of it. Beauty is oft in the eye of the owner, which makes this Ram a jewel.
Thanks, Myles, for letting us post it up!