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New to Vanning - 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 #748989
May 28th 2019 3:05 pm
May 28th 2019 3:05 pm
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Augusta, ME USA
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Hey Everyone!

My name is Jim, and I just picked up my first van. a 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500, 127" WB, 318 with a 3-speed auto. The previous owner was meticulous with her and kept up on the important things, but the 'ol girl has 258K on 'er. Runs and looks pretty good (drove from Western CT to Central ME with zero issues), but she's a little tired. That's where I come into the story.

I've been fascinated with the Dajiban builds that they've been doing in Japan. I want to do a "Dajiban Lite" conversion with this - essentially just aesthetics, a light drop and something cool/useful with the cargo area. This'll never see a track day - I plan to use 'er as my business vehicle (I detail the occasional car here and there) and for hauling stuff around.

Looking forward to learning more! Here's a picture of her - not bad for $800, no?

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Re: New to Vanning - 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 [Re: Dajiban_Jim] #748991
May 28th 2019 4:00 pm
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Welcome to the site ....


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Re: New to Vanning - 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 [Re: Dajiban_Jim] #748993
May 28th 2019 4:05 pm
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Real nice, looks like shes got 58k miles not 258

Re: New to Vanning - 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 [Re: Dajiban_Jim] #748997
May 28th 2019 9:11 pm
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Welcome! Enjoy your build.


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Re: New to Vanning - 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 [Re: Dajiban_Jim] #749003
May 29th 2019 10:14 am
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welcome to the site. Nice van you got!


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Re: New to Vanning - 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 [Re: Dajiban_Jim] #749010
May 29th 2019 5:15 pm
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Re: New to Vanning - 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 [Re: Dajiban_Jim] #749023
May 29th 2019 5:49 pm
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Re: New to Vanning - 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 [Re: Dajiban_Jim] #749038
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Welcome from Florida. Nice van.


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Re: New to Vanning - 1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 [Re: Dajiban_Jim] #749605
June 12th 2019 11:10 pm
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Welcome!! Looks like a great van to start with - can't wait to see what you do to it!


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