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    Default I bought a cheap rt

    What's up DRTC! Been awhile since I have been on here or posted anything. Anyway thought i might share some pics of my new rt.

    2 years ago I but this 2002 dakota for $500.00. Seemed like a good deal at the time. It had 62,000 miles was bone stock and had a collision with a big ass boulder lol. It sat for a over a year before I began any work on it. Slowly I been peicing it back together.

    When I bought it



    How she sits now


    I will probably never get it paint matched..I kind of like the Frankenstein look lol. The engine runs strong. It needs an alignment bad..Steering wheel is crooked and there's some vibration from the drive train when driving. Hoping the alignment will take care of all that. Surprisingly it drives straight though, no pulling.

    By the way, If anyone has a junk dakota sitting around I could use the first chunk of frame rail if someone wanted to cut it off. Then I could retain factory mounting points for bumper and radiator. Will pay $$ Closest junk yard is 3 hours, figured I'd try my luck here. Thanks!

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    May want to get the frame checked out to make sure its still square. How much frame rail do you need? I may cut mine soon.

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    I do want to get it checked by a professional. Once I get a bumper on it and am street legal i will go do that.

    So I need the first 11" of frame rail. Measuring from the top straight back.

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    Good luck... rare bird with that color. Glad you saved it.
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    Definitely a nice rescue, even if you find a sports dakota and swap everything over to the frame, nice save !

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    99 DA CC R/T
    13.97@100 w/modded kegger & ported TB
    12.96 @103 new 365 C.I (guessatune
    http://imgur.com/a/lOVuZ

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    Went to the yard and got the frame section I needed. Thanks for the offer Niebs but I no longer need it.

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    Sounds good. Sorry for the delay. Been crazy busy the last few weeks.

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    Nice pick up! Where did you end up picking that hood up from ?

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