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History of Monogram's Dodge Ramcharger


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#41 ChrisPflug

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Posted 19 September 2014 - 05:03 PM

There seemed to be some interest in this kit, so I figured I would do this one next.

Monogram originally released the Dodge Ramcharger in 1980. The kit was molded in off-white, carried the stock number 2263, and depicted Dodge's new-for-1980 integrated roof model of the popular truck (prior to 1980 the roof was removable). This kit depicts a stock, four wheel drive model of the Ramcharger. Options include a CB radio/antenna and a roll bar. Wheels are 5-slot mags with Goodyear Tracker A-Ts.

 

 Minor point but the 1980 vehicle as depicted in the kit still had a removable roof, 1981 was the first year for the one piece roof-



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 08:53 AM

Aha! More mysteries solved.  B)



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 03:26 PM

I've had all three of the releases too.  I loved the "High-Roller" series.

Here's what survived;

The High Roller is now camo/black-out and the top removed.

The original issue was built box stock and is on the rebuild list.

The Bass Buster version got crazed plastic from too hot a primer and is now junk.

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 07:42 PM

I was 12 when the "Gone Fishin" set came out. I really wanted that Dodge Ram but I think it was right around $20 for the set compare to around $5 for a single kit. So a kid at my age, that was big bucks. For about a year I wanted that kit, waited til WalMart had a clearance and by that time they were all gone. Twentyish years later these kits seem to still have that "day late, dime" short with me.

Nice write up!