This Is My Dodge Ramcharger: My name is Ray Sumner. I am 28 years old and this is my 1991 Dodge Ramcharger 4×4, bone stock. To be honest I don’t think she’s ready to be on a web site, but what the hell. I picked her up dirt cheap from a friend of mine about 6 months ago. He was the 2nd owner. The original owner lived in West Virginia and it shows. All the lines are rusted to a point where I cant believe they still hold pressure. Apparently, the original owner was a heavy drinker also. The front bumper is bent and a little twisted. There’s a huge dent/scrape down the passenger side that runs from just below the door handle to the tail light. Also the grill is missing an insert and has a few cracks. Surprisingly, the frame barely shows any surface rust. The interior is perfect. She only has 83k original miles. The TBI 318 runs like a champ. For stock, the 4×4 surprises me. The CAD hasn’t failed me yet. So far, my only issue has been with the battery. I purchased a new battery when I bought the truck and 2 weeks ago it made it self into a dead short. A replacement battery was free. Replacing the alternator and voltage regulator were another story. Dodge really built one hell of a truck, considering her age, what shes been through, and how well she still works. In the future I hope to swap out some axles from a 3/4 ton Dodge. A lift and some 35’s. I know I’m going to catch some weird looks for this, but I want to get rid of the TBI and run a carb. I’m old school, always had a thing for Q-jets since my teenage Chevy dragstrip days. Perhaps I’ll give Holley a try. I hated them back in the day, but that offroad avenger looks pretty cool. That’s pretty much it. I like the factory paint. I think I’ll just repaint it the same when the time comes. For now I have more dreams than dollars.
Raymond Sumner – Saint Helena Is., South Carolina