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Date: Feb, 7, 2003
Models: 2003 (DR) Ram Pickup
This bulletin is to support the 2003 Body Builders Guide and presents guidelines that must be followed during modifications or alterations to any 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup frame.
During certain modifications for various after market applications a Dodge Ram Pickup frame may require modification or alteration.
The following general industry standard procedures are recommended for proper Installation of special bodies and/or equipment on the Ram Pickup frame, such as 5th wheel hitches, snow plows. etc. Failure to follow these recommendations could result In damage to the basic vehicle and possible injury to occupants.
NOTE: DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION DOES NOT RECOMMEND ANY MODIFICATIONS OR ALTERATIONS TO THE FRAME ASSEMBLY. MODIFICATIONS OR ALTERATIONS (I.E., HOLE DRILLING WELDING, ETC.) TO THE FRAME ASSEMBLY ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PERSONS PERFORMING THESE MODIFICATIONS OR ALTERATIONS. ANYONE ALTERING THE FRAME MUST ASSURE COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ASSEMBLY, PERFORMANCE RELIABILITY AND COMPLIANCE OF APPLICABLE FMSS REQUIREMENTS.
CAUTION: USE OF PROPER SAFETY EQUIPMENT IS RECOMMENDED WHEN PERFORMING ANY MODIFICATIONS OR ALTERATIONS.
Holes are not to be drilled in the top or bottom of the frame rails. Holes to mount outriggers, brackets, and supports must be drilled in the web (vertical sides) of the frame rail with the following restrictions:
Prior to welding, the following must he done.
Policy: Information Only.
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This page was edited on: May 3, 2004