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84 Ram Charger Plow advice

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by rsails, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. rsails

    rsails Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    All

    just picked up an 84 RC with a 318 engine.

    The truck is stock

    I would like to put a 29 series Snoway on it. Love the down pressure for scrapping and back blading driveways.

    Will I need to beef up the suspension?

    If so, what do you recommend?

    Thanks for the advice
     
  2. rsails

    rsails Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Added a Pic

    Picture Added

    RC 84.jpg
     
  3. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,570

    No need to do anything to the front end. It has leaf springs up front and can handle that plow with no problem at all. By the way nice truck, perfect driveway machine!
     
  4. dchr

    dchr Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    Nice truck-it's in great shape. You should not have to do anything to the suspension if it is in good shape now. I have an 83 1/2 ton dodge pick up with 4000 pound front leaf springs stock from the factory,with a 7 1/2 ft meyer hanging off of it-have not had any problems at all. With proper maintenance these trucks will last forever. Good luck with it.
     
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    A 29 could be great on that truck the issue would be the mount. Snoway never made a 29 mount for that truck. They did produce one for the HT series, perhaps you can find a good used 29 in 8 ft. That would be a killer choice on that rig for drives.





































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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  6. rsails

    rsails Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Removed Trim and starting to spot weld holes

    Removed trim
    started welding holes
    order rear corner panels

    Getting quote for a rebuilt 318 from Jasper motors

    Body RC.jpg
     
  7. rsails

    rsails Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Trying to decide on the right plow

    I haven't bought the plow yet.

    still trying to decide on the best set up for the RC.

    I like the Snoway because of DP.

    I do a lot of driveways that need to be scraped down or back bladed

    open to suggestions
     
  8. rsails

    rsails Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Truck on Flat bed

    Rear corner panels replaced
    first coat of bondo on truck

    heading to friends garage to replace valve seals

    Truck on Flatbed.jpg
     
  9. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,570

    What color are you going with when the body work is completed? Sticking with the stock two tone or something different?
     
  10. rsails

    rsails Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Most likely going to all maroon

    Not going to re install any of the trim or molding. just going to put the hood ornament back on
     
  11. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,570

    Hood ornament is a must! Can't wait to see more pictures as it comes together! Good luck.
     
  12. rsails

    rsails Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Any thoughts on the ideal plow for this truck
     
  13. Pushin 2 Please

    Pushin 2 Please PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,570

    Western or Boss. Fisher is also a great plow. Hang a red one from the front, it would look nice on a maroon truck!
     
  14. rsails

    rsails Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I like those plows but am also a fan of the snoway.

    I am having a tough time deciding
     
  15. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Snoway would be lighter on the front end requiring less ballast as well as giving you the Down pressure which is a huge benefit in driveways.
     
  16. rsails

    rsails Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Does Snoway make a new plow for an 84 Dodge Ramcharger

    Does anyone know if Snoway makes a new plow for an 84 Dodge Ram Charger.

    My local dealer is not very helpful
     
  17. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    No they do not.
     
  18. rsails

    rsails Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    plow

    Looks like I am able to buy a new HD Fisher or Classic Meyers.

    Any thoughts on those two option?

    I have not been a fan of fisher cutting edge or myers hydraulic problems

    Not sure which way to go
     
  19. RacingZR

    RacingZR Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 398

    If there's are your 2 choices it's a no brainer......Fisher!
     
  20. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    I think I'd talk to the folks at Storks, you can find them on EBay. or look for their ad in the back of SNOW magazine. the have a large selection of used units and could have a conventional mount for your truck. Any 73 though 93 dodge pick-up mount will fit it. that could allow you many more options.

    The western conventional mount would allow you to use an isamark III western solenoid controlled powerhead the red one used in the Uni-Mount. all the pump parts are readily available and cheap. The unit would look period on the truck and they pushed snow great.

    you could also use a monarch style under the hood power unit and anybodies mounting/blade system.

    The western conventional mount allowed you to remove the pump, lights and light mounting brackets when not in use, it required wrenches but was not hard. I did it for many years.

    A refurbished conventional unit would be cheaper and as durable as a new generation plow. You do not need the computer protection or to meet any front crush standard.