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Guys,
I've been keeping quiet until after the Mopars at the Battleship Show in Mobile, ALA. I tried very, very hard to get a VCA Ram SRT-10 and was unsucessful. so..........I built my own! I started with my Red Ram SRT-10, took it apart, documented all the steps and then had it painted. I researched the VCA Ram graphics, scanned various photos, took pictures, and recreated all of the graphics and made templates of all of the signatures. My dash plaque is identical in every respect, except it is 001/001. I ordered a Snugtop SL with remote control (Visual Modifications thread), installed the spoiler, remote locking tailgate, and had Sean at Roe Racing install a VEC2 (great improvement in drivability and the Air fuel ratio is perfect throughout the RPM range). I made time to have the truck towed to the dealership for the Cam bolt fix. I've worked hard on this project for over 7 weeks just so I could premiere my VCA Ram Clone at the show.

I got to talk to one of the owners of Mopar Collectors Guide at the show and told him that the picture on the bottom of page 13 in the June issue could be mine but that I had added the windshield graphic and I had to agree with his article that there would not be any dealer look-a-likes....too expensive for the dealers to do it right.

I've attached some pictures and hope you like them!

Mark
Proud VCA Ram SRT-10 Clone Owner
Proud 1996 Dodge Ram Indy 500 Owner
 

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VCA Ram SRT-10 Clone Cool mods

Guys,

I forgot to mention two of the cooler modifications. The VCA side exterior graphics are one removable color matched magnets. I need to trim the edge slightly with a black sharpie and then it will be invisible. The other mod was to install a set of Dodge Windshield graphics so that it resembles the Dodge NASCAR Daytona Pace Truck.

Mark
 

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HOLLY COW!!! I can't beleive that you were so in need of one that you took apart your existing SRT and renovated it! You did a swell job my friend. Very clean in deed.

Tell me about the spoiler though. I did the same thing. Mounting it on the Snugtup SL. How did you bolt it down to the cover? I used the front 2 mounting holes used to relocated it to the front of the bed when hauling something in the bed.

Again, congrats on the clone! It's super clean!
 

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Super..!

One VERY dedicated MOPAR Man..beautiful job. I can only imagine the amount of work it took to create this beauty.
 

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Snugtop SL and Spoiler attachment

Intreper,

To remove the spoiler from the standard location, you had to remove the front 2 bolts and slide the spoiler forward slightly, then up. I ground "around" that little end that held the spoiler snug in the stake pocket. That "end" was not parrallel to the bed, it was slightly beveled. I didn't really take any length off of it...I just made it level with the bed cover. Then I made the fitting all one diameter and used it as a level hollow spacer. I then inserted slightly shorter bolts so it would not come thru the spoiler leg.

I used all 4 bolt locations. I used the front 2 attachment bolts. I bolted thru the lid into the front bolt holes. I removed the 2 bolts in the rear "slide location" and ground the "end" of the rear slide locator fitting and used 2 slightly shorter bolts in that location.

There is not any one proper method to installing it. I traced a spoiler leg "foot print" outline on a piece of a manilla folder and then made a cut out for each side. I placed one cut out over the leg foot print on each side. I glued velcro " fuzzy buttons" to the spoiler legs in the bolt locations. I then moved the spoiler around the cover, side to side, front and back sightly until I was satisfied that I had the location even. I then taped the cut out outlines down. I "dampened" the fuzzy velcro buttons with a dry erase marker and had a friend help me set the spoiler down carefully, and remove it, leaving 4 drill marks!

Mark
 

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Sounds just about like what I did. Nice work man. Thanks for the reply
 

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dang that was a lot of work.

there was one on sale on Ebay.
The owner was selling it for medical reasons a few months ago.
 

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damn mark. glad you finally got it done.. I remember when I saw it red.. time for you to bring it over so we can see it blue.. I'll be sure to show my dad these pics as I know he hasn't seen em yet :)
 

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Joey...Come on down!

Joeykunz said:
Looks awesome Mark! I still want to see it in person.
Joey,

I should be home most of the day on Saturday. I'm going to be working on a set of dual fans, so come on over. I'm going to install a fan relay kit from Roe Racing to turn the second set of fans on after the truck is shut off. The truck is fine, I just want to install a little extra protection for the fine Florida summers. The engine fan is hydraulic or somehow works in conjuction with the power steering pump so I need a pair of electric fans to control.

See Ya,
Mark
 

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Wow, impressive. I can't even afford to get a regular srt-10 ram, and your doing all that. :eek: Looks badass, well worth the time and cash involved. :D
 

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Jax Ram said:
Joey,

I should be home most of the day on Saturday. I'm going to be working on a set of dual fans, so come on over. I'm going to install a fan relay kit from Roe Racing to turn the second set of fans on after the truck is shut off. The truck is fine, I just want to install a little extra protection for the fine Florida summers. The engine fan is hydraulic or somehow works in conjuction with the power steering pump so I need a pair of electric fans to control.

See Ya,
Mark
Ok, I'll give ya a shout sat. early.
 

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The cover is a Snugtop SL

jwalk35 said:
Very nice job. What brand and model cover is that?
The cover is a Snugtop SL with Remote Control. I posted some info in the visual modification section,
Mark
 
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