Hello from Norway!
My friends and I recently bought a Dodge RAM 350 LE to restore for our
senior year at our school. Itís a tradition to get either a car, van
or a bus ďpimpedĒ for the last period of the last year at school here
in Norway, so we want to make our van look cool.
Here are some pictures and problems: (click to enlarge)
The van is a 1988, but hasnít gone very long. Itís therefore in pretty
good technical condition. The only thing needed for the driving is a
couple of cross for the axle/shaft. Itís not a hurry, but it may be
critical if it getís looser. Then the van could shake brutally in high
speed. The air condition doesnít work either, but thatís not a big
The van is 18,60 feet long and 6,56 feet wide. We are planning to
paint it and make our artistic mark on it. We donít know yet what will
be the motive, but it sure canít look like this.
As you might see one of the tail lights is broken. Well actually, itís
gone. We spoke to our retailer here in Norway, but he couldnít help
us. He said we either had to get one from a junkyard, or try to get it
shipped from the USA.
The roof is in pretty bad condition. Itís not only ugly and worn; itís
also full of dents and itís very uneven. We donít know if itís
possible to just straighten it out, but we agree we have to do
something about it. A thought of replacing the roof with Plexiglas got
out, and weíre now looking into the price, - and of course if itís
possible. We will have to see if the beam over the windows is a good
point for attaching crossbeams to hold up the glass. Hereís a picture
of how it would be (badly photoshopíd):
- Where can we get 2 crosses for the link between the axle/shaft?
- How easy is it to repair a broken air condition? Will a refill of
Freon do the trick?
- Where can we get a new (or two new) tail light(s) for the van?
- Is it realistic to replace the roof with Plexiglas? Is it possible
to attach crossbeams to the chassis?
Thanks for any help!