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1998 Dodge Ram 1500

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I made a pedestal / console to mount the Pistol grip and salt spreader controller.
Needs a few tweaks but should work out well. I can't use a hand held controller. It
just doesn't "feel" right.
 



Took off the cap, much better. Pulled the bedliner too. It didn't rub off nearly as much
paint as I expected, and it was on there since new in 1998. Installed Rancho
RS5000 shocks up front., I have to do the rears. They are/were all original and
beyond whooped.



I have been wanting to do this for a long time. I used a piece of heat shrink to hold 4 green LEDs together. I am going to mount them under the dash over each floorboard to illuminate the floors with a green glow. That way it is not distracting, and also not completely dark. The shock of turning on the overhead light when plowing at night will happen a lot less this way. I am also going to add a light on each floorboard that will come on with the overhead, because it seems this truck does not have any. I am going to look again, but I have not been able to find any under the dash. My 80 GMC I had a light I installed on the passenger floor board, with a switch on the dash on that side so my passenger could turn on the light himself to look for gloves, etc. when out plowing


Rancho RS 5000's in the back. Replaced the original shocks from 1998! Again, the
brake lines are not leaking ,that is Fluid Film on them.



Rancho Steering Stabilizer. Replaced the original from 1998!



Rancho RS 5000's up front, replaced the originals from 1998! I found out the hard way the RS5000 is NOT a gas shock. Showing my age, back in 1989 they WERE gas shocks. then they stopped selling them for years. So if you want gas shocks, the 5000's are not what you want. The paint also did not last very long on them, surface rust after only about a year, and after 5 years there is not much paint left on them! Check out Page 5 here to see what I mean.




I know, wrong generation of Ram, but I like it

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When I was a kid all the Rams had one. I got it on eBay. Click the link to search eBay, there are many to choose from.



Yes, I went for the one with the lit up eyes. Believe it or not these are made in Illinois!
 

 

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