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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2013, 12:09:38 am »
I'm feelin' ya on the floorpans.  My bodywork man just knocked away the rust & welded new steel in mine!

Would love to see some more of that roof console.  I've half a mind to put one of the DE-luxe models out of a Caravan in mine.  My wife has an '08 SXT, and the console in it would make a lotta sense in an RC.  Would give me someplace to mount a CB up & out of the way, too...
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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2013, 04:16:32 am »
lately i have been thinking about trying to get an overhead console out of one of those newer caravan with a dvd screen and all that stuff but i am not sure if i would be able to wire it up or not. i have looked at the diagrams and nothing makes sense. it just seems so complicated. here are just a couple shots i got of the overhead console. if you want pictures of any certain parts just ask. could take some new ones.



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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2013, 12:44:05 pm »
bit upset at the ramcharger right now. it was raining pretty hard last night. i hop in it today to park in on the street so i could drive my 81 and water started coming out around the light in my overhead console as i started moving. tried putting some more caulking on the plug in the roof that i think might have been leaking since it is suppose to rain a lot more. as i type i can hear the thunder and it is just starting to rain.

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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2013, 02:24:01 pm »
thats no good... is that a factory plug or one you put in the for temp?
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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2013, 03:29:45 pm »
i think it is one someone stuck in to fill the hole where a cb antenna use to be. it was fairly dry and i was trying to find a new one to replace it last year but no one had one so i just put some silicone on the plug and stuck it back in. i might have missed a few spots last time but hopefully i got it right this time. i think i may also have to see about inspecting the rust on the roof. hopefully there is no holes.

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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2013, 05:11:51 pm »
getting a bit more upset with this thing. it started raining real hard and i had to drive it and i started noticing more water coming in. found some dripping out of the seat belt hole and also notice some on the panel below the window. i also had to open the tailgate to secure my nieces car seat and found more water.


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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2013, 08:41:48 pm »
sorry to hear your problems.

I have leaks in the 2000 right now too, but the holes are suppose to be there, I just don't have what goes in them yet.
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« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2013, 09:24:30 pm »
ya. it really sucks because this means i will pretty much have to tear apart most of my interior to track down the issue. there is some rust starting to develop around the 1 rear window. it don't look like it is leaking but who know. hopefully we don't get too much rain in the next couple of weeks. i would really like to get a proper sand blasting mask before i start doing to much more work.

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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2013, 07:10:24 am »
Leaks SUCK!

I've got some bad insulation around my doors right now - heavy rain and/or snow melt leaves a little puddle on the door sill, so I'm gonna cheap-azz caulk it with silicone here this summer (just leave the doors open to let it dry all day - probably the day I try to install & set up the cb radio!), until I can order some replacement foam rubber from one of the aftermarket places.

That's annoying enough as it is - can't imagine what a PITA a roof leak would be!  :angry5:
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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2013, 01:39:42 pm »
ya. it really sucks because this means i will pretty much have to tear apart most of my interior to track down the issue. there is some rust starting to develop around the 1 rear window. it don't look like it is leaking but who know. hopefully we don't get too much rain in the next couple of weeks. i would really like to get a proper sand blasting mask before i start doing to much more work.

I heard that sometimes the windows leak and have to be removed and re-installed with new "gunk" to stop the leak  :dontknow:
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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #40 on: May 22, 2013, 01:54:05 pm »
i don't want to hear that. i was hoping to take the trim off and sand blast and possibly paint around the window if i have to. don't want to have to take the glass out.

Leaks SUCK!

I've got some bad insulation around my doors right now - heavy rain and/or snow melt leaves a little puddle on the door sill, so I'm gonna cheap-azz caulk it with silicone here this summer (just leave the doors open to let it dry all day - probably the day I try to install & set up the cb radio!), until I can order some replacement foam rubber from one of the aftermarket places.

That's annoying enough as it is - can't imagine what a PITA a roof leak would be!  :angry5:
i don't mind having water sitting on the sill. as long as it don't come in and start rusting my brand new floors.

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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2013, 03:24:04 pm »
taking the windows out is not so bad, I have removed them from my 91... putting them back in I can't say as its not that far along yet.

taking the trim off... now that is a PITA because of the plastic clips and what not. there is a special tool but I don't know where you get it.

You can use a windshield removal tool to get the side windows out.
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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2013, 04:21:02 pm »
i think my dad might have the tool for taking the trim off or knows what it looks like since he did do body work for most of his life and he has owned many dodges. can you get replacement plastic clips? i don't know if i want to take the glass out. the roof may end up coming off  if i take the glass out.

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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2013, 05:59:55 pm »
i don't know if i want to take the glass out. the roof may end up coming off  if i take the glass out.

 :laughing4:  Ha ha ha ha .....
Leaks SUCK!

I've got some bad insulation around my doors right now - heavy rain and/or snow melt leaves a little puddle on the door sill, so I'm gonna cheap-azz caulk it with silicone here this summer (just leave the doors open to let it dry all day - probably the day I try to install & set up the cb radio!), until I can order some replacement foam rubber from one of the aftermarket places.

1A Auto has the weatherstripping you are looking for.  They have free shipping too.  http://www.1aauto.com/1A/Weatherstrip/Dodge/Ramcharger/1AWSD00089/249854/1992
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Re: crazzywolfie's 93 RC
« Reply #44 on: October 06, 2013, 03:21:34 pm »
haven't got to do much modification to this thing lately. lent it to my sister couple month ago and it had been running great up till couple weeks ago.  the fuel pump stopped putting out the pressure that it should which lead to a nightmare for me. had to drop the tank. dropping the tank was not too hard  but it was very time consuming because of all the rust. sand blasting every rusted nut and bolt that i had to touch and then spray them with penitrating oil and surprisingly enough every nut seemed to break loose with not too much effort. i did find the source of my small fuel leak when pumping gas. filler neck had a few holes covered in rust. currently got it patched but going to hopefully replace it with the one off my 91.

i also had to make new gas tank straps because the old ones were shot. they were bad when i got it but have got worse. i think the new ones i made were a bit thinner than the stock ones but i also made mine 1/4" wider and out of stainless steel so they should hopefully be fine.

i also replaced fuel lines. this kind of confused be a bit. someone had replace the steel fuel lines with copper lines. don't know the reason for that but i replaced them with steel lines again. after all this work i did manage to get it to run for a short bit but forgot to hook up the return line and once i did hook it up the thing wont run. i know it is not getting the pressure it needs at the fuel rail. have not really got to look into this yet but think it has to be a simple fix.

 

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