12th Nov 2004, 13:58
The writer above is correct, the Rampage was built only as 1982-1984 model years, '84 got the quad headlights. Though there were rumours of a Shelby, possibly Turbo, version it never materialized. Currently, I have a 1982 with the 2.2L and a 4-gear. It sat under a tree at my parents' house for three years. Last week my son and I poured some fresh fuel down it, turned the key, she's a-running. I have since installed a factory roller cam from a '90 Sundance 2.2 and also the exhaust manifold from the same car. Pepped up the little 'Page no end. With the limited slip in the front, you wouldn't believe where this little truck will go in the snow!
5th Apr 2005, 10:12
I have an 83 Rampage Sport. It is different! In my driveway is a 1975 Monte Carlo SS, a 1965 Mustang, and usually a 1998 Dodge minivan and a custom built Chopper. The Rampage gets more attention then all of them! It's pretty fast to, I plan to put a Hemi in it and convert it to a full-frame rear-wheel driver next year, but for now the 2.2 (with high performance oil air filter, and custom dual exhaust) is just fine for what I need. I love this thing. It was well worth the $800.
20th Jul 2005, 23:56
I made an error on my email address earlier.
It is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am looking for a new carburetor and a Hanes book or whatever on the car.
30th Nov 2005, 18:50
The Rampage is included in the book with the Omni/Horizon, but you have to get the one that says Rampage on the cover. The only differences that matter is in the rear suspension and braking system, the rear axle is suspended with leaf springs and there is a sensor that adjusts the brake pressure to the rear wheels depending on load. If this isn't adjusted properly the rear wheels will lock up while braking when the trucklet is empty.