Popeye's Rams
  Hurricane Floyd gets one, but it is replaced.   
 

TRUCK 'A' OLD TRUCK:

1999 Ram 2500 5.9 Light Driftwood
3.55 axles, tow group, console, snow plow package, SLT goodies
That's my 5 year old son Brian hanging out of the window!!)


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AFTERMARKET GOODIES INCLUDED:
  • PACE-EDWARDS locking roll top bed lid with Power Bolt tail gate lock
  • WESTIN powdercoated nerf bars
  • K & N Generation II air intake
  • JET Stage II performance module
  • ALPINE 1.5 din CD player
  • JL AUDIO center console Stealthbox (12" sub)
  • LITE GLOW green and yellow neon under dash
  • BEARCAT 16 channel scanner
FLOOD STUCK !!!

    Although I'm reluctant to admit it, I actually drove into this mess.  This is in Oakland, N.J. and is actually a flooded river.  The waters crested at 53" before draining out of the truck and leaving a 1/4" of muck on my upholstery. It happened about 9:00 PM on the night that Hurricane Floyd hit the East Coast.  I had driven through this area 2-3 hours previously and there was only 12" of water.  When I came back for another look and turned onto this street, there water was INSTANTLY flowing over the hood (just like driving into a swimming pool).  I didn't (couldn't ?) let off the gas, and ended up driving the "Silver Submarine" about 150' until she finally sucked water in through the intake and died.  That's all she wrote.

     They rescued me in a boat (the current was too strong to wade or swim out) and pulled the poor old Ram out 3 days later.  Insurance totaled her with less than 10,000 miles on her.  I recovered all the accessories (except the CD player) plus 7 packs of cigarettes from a new carton (which were still dry and floating in the cab !!)  Next time, I'll stay home (maybe).

 
TRUCK 'B' - NEW TRUCK: (no photo)
  • 2000 Ram 2500 5.9 Light Driftwood - 4.10 axles, tow group, console, snow plow package, SLT goodies PLUS LSD, sliding rear window, cab lights and pontoon / snorkel kit   :-)
 
AFTERMARKET GOODIES INCLUDE:
  • PACE-EDWARDS locking roll top bed lid with Power Bolt tail gate lock
  • WESTIN powdercoated nerf bars
  • GIBSON dual rear exhaust
  • K & N Generation II air intake
  • JET Stage II performance module
  • ALPINE 1.5 din CD player
  • JL AUDIO center console Stealthbox (12" sub)
  • LITE GLOW green and yellow neon under dash
  • BEARCAT 16 channel scanner
  • MEYER 7 1/2' snow plow to pay for all of the above
  • MOST ITEMS WERE SALVAGED FROM TRUCK 'A'
Tim 'Popeye' Harrington    Butler, N.J.    madcow01@msn.com
 

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