1986 Dodge Ram 50 Custom 2.0
Big truck in a little body
Distributor magnetic pickup just went out.
Needs a new fuel tank.
Needs the tranny rebuilt.
Needs carrier and universal bearings.
These trucks are great. I own several; an 83, 85, 86 and an 88 4x4.
Fuel mileage is good considering how heavy these little trucks are. Average weight is 3600 lbs.
I just rebuilt the motor in my 86, and you wanna talk about having power. Just a little more work and I will have a brand new truck again.
I have had too many people asking me why I keep sinking money into these trucks, because they are so old, and I tell them all, own one and you won't ever want to get rid of it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th February, 2013
5th Feb 2013, 07:17
"Average weight is 3600 lbs."
Oh, really... that's more than the curb weight of a full-sized Dodge Ram pickup of the same year. That sticker on the driver's door that says "GVWR" is NOT referring to curb weight. Your truck is about 1000 lbs lighter than you think, maybe more, depending on how rusty it is.
22nd Aug 2016, 23:19
Yes these trucks are great. I just bought an 86 Power Ram. That truck runs and drives great.