David Kumhyr's Ranching Ram
 
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1999 Ram 3500 QC, 24 Valve Diesel, 4x4, 5 speed, 3.54 gears
purchased in North Carolina from Al Smith Dodge

Accessories & modifications

  • front bumper: Brown's Welding (San Antonio, TX) - Necessitated that the factory fog lights be removed, I put them under the rear bumper as backup lights. The bumper also makes a nice step for working on the engine and checking oil.
  • rear bumper: Brown's Welding - With wings to protect the rear dually flares, they also serve as a nice step for working in the bed.
  • Dodge mud flaps
  • Dodge running boards
  • Dodge Tow hooks
  • Blaupunkt CD player

"She serves my South Austin ranch needs quite well"

The main reason for buying the rear bumper was those wings to protect the flares. They have saved the body from more than one cedar on the ranch. The bumper also did a very thorough job on a Nissan Maxima that double-parked behind me one day. Returning to my truck I did not see it at all (my fault), backing out I was looking for traffic not someone tucked under my bumper. The woman thought she would only be in the store a minute.

bumper side view click for larger image rear view click for larger image
I have the 40-20-40 bench seat and found out that by removing the centre section I can expand the interior space and utility of the layout for long distance driving. Almost like that of a sleeper cab. Very hi resolution views of the interior photos below (170Kb 1150x850) - Side view, back view
interior side view click for larger image interior click for larger image
David B. Kumhyr      David_Kumhyr@tivoli.com      TX

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