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Old October 11th, 2019, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default Dodge frame.. jeep body? Maybe.

So I picked up a 95 Ram 2500 single cab, long bed with a 360 gasser engine. The frame, axle, drivetrain is all in fantastic shape, but the body is shot(the usual). Not sure what I want to do with it.. wanted some opinions.

1. Jeep body on the frame.. Shorten the frame, YJ body or maybe make a scrambler type jeep.. Something like that, or..

2. Put the engine/trans, axles, and whatever else into an XJ, YJ, TJ, etc.. or..

3. Shorten the ram to a short bed, custom long arms/bumpers/etc, replace rockers with tube, and make that some sort of offroad rig..

What do you guys think? Thinking low budget build here..
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Old October 11th, 2019, 03:12 PM   #2
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So I picked up a 95 Ram 2500 single cab, long bed with a 360 gasser engine. The frame, axle, drivetrain is all in fantastic shape, but the body is shot(the usual). Not sure what I want to do with it.. wanted some opinions.

1. Jeep body on the frame.. Shorten the frame, YJ body or maybe make a scrambler type jeep.. Something like that, or..

2. Put the engine/trans, axles, and whatever else into an XJ, YJ, TJ, etc.. or..

3. Shorten the ram to a short bed, custom long arms/bumpers/etc, replace rockers with tube, and make that some sort of offroad rig..

What do you guys think? Thinking low budget build here..
4. Cut the bed to a short box, run the front stock, bastard leafs rear/bumpers/etc, replace rockers with tube, and make that some sort of offroad rig..
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Old October 11th, 2019, 03:58 PM   #3
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4. Cut the bed to a short box, run the front stock, bastard leafs rear/bumpers/etc, replace rockers with tube, and make that some sort of offroad rig..
That's what I am leaning toward.. I have tons of DOM and heim joints laying around here, that's why I was thinking long arms.. But we'll see. My stock 1500 short bed flexed pretty dang good.

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Old October 11th, 2019, 04:11 PM   #4
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Old October 11th, 2019, 04:34 PM   #5
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Technically it was option 3. lol. Its sounding better and better as I am taking inventory of all the Ram parts I have.
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