I became fascinated with 4×4 trucks growing up in Missouri, particularly Broncos, Blazers, and Ramchargers. On our family farm I learned to drive in my grandfather’s Chevy Scottsdale pickup, took my driver’s test in my dad’s first gen Ford Explorer (w/ a 5-speed). A guy in our church had an early second generation Ramcharger, which I really loved. He always had trouble with neighborhood kids stealing its massive ram hood ornament and I think one of his sons killed someone while driving a semi in Montana.
I acquired this truck as a partially completed project. The running gear was in great shape, but the body was pretty rough. With the help of some great guys, Matt K., Wally and Glenn, it is becoming monstrous.
photo by Kate McGuire
May 2010Tags: 1979, 4x4, dodge, plymouth, trailduster, truck