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Old 07-19-2009, 08:45 AM   #1
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Location: Pataskala, OH
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Vehicle Year: 1995 1986
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger Super Cab XLT F-150 XL
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First off, the truck started as a bone stock XLT with power everything but seats.

Here is a run through of what all I have done to it

Wheels/Tires, Axles, Steering, Steering, and Suspension
-38.5x14.50-15 Super Swamper TSLs on beadlocks
-SAS with Narrowed HP Dana 44, OX selectable locker, RCV shafts, disc brakes, Warn lockouts w/ 300M 30 spline upgrade, 5.13s, 6.5" XJ coils, and 1.5" DOM steering linkage
-Reid Racing knuckles, 4 bolt high steer arms
-Hydro Assist
-Homemade extended shock towers and modified RBV coil buckets w/ internal bumpstop
-Homemade radius arms with 1.25" Johnny Joint ends
-Narrowed Gen 1 Lightning 31 Spline 8.8 w/ OX selectable locker, disc brakes, 5.13's, trussed, welded tubes, and Yukon Chromos w/ C-Clip elim
-2" Chevy lowering shackles
-PS cooler
-PS spin on filter
-High flow PSC Saginaw pump w/-12 AN can
-1qt+ External PS resi
-'98+ one piece rear drive shaft (shortened for doubler)

-'78 Thunderbird Front calipers
-EBC Green Stuff pads
-'02 F150 Lightning rear calipers
-'98 Super Duty Hydroboost
-1-Ton brake master
-ABS removed (not unplugged, but completely removed and plug depinned)

Transmission, Transfer case(s)
-Hybrid M50D Transmission (4.0 trans w/ 2.5 gear ratios)
-Homemade billet aluminum short throw (15% shorter throw than a Hurst)
-Manual Tcase swap w/ BW1354
-1350/1354 Doubler

Engine, Cooling
-98tm block
-90tm Keith Black pistons
-Stage 2 port and polish Morana heads
-ARP headstuds and rod hardware
-SOHC girdled pan
-Comp Cams 422 cam and dual valve springs
-Smith Bros Pushrods
-Engine oil cooler
-3" exhaust with Thrush welded
-Stainless Ceramic JBA Headers
-66mm BBK TB
-Homebrewed High-Idle setup
-Homemade snorkel w/ pre-cleaner

Exterior, Body Armor
-Homemade HD front and rear bumpers, tailgate, and backrack w/ LED taillights
-Boxed/reinforced frame horns
-Aluminum belly skid
-Tree/Rock sliders
-Cut and rolled fenders
-Aluminum pop out windows
-Homemade tubed core support
-Thunder bolt mirror glass w/ LED turn signals
-Explorer mirrors w/ puddle lights
-Clear corner lights
-'03 Tail lights
-'93 4x4 grille w/ Yellow Ford emblem
-Removable mirrors
-20% Window Tint

-Pillar pod w/ Autometer UltraliteII Oil pressure and Voltage gauges
-Custom aluminum switch panel w/ Autometer UltraLiteII wideband, boost, and temp gauge
-Modified radio bezel with HVAC vents deleted
-Explorer full length center console, dual lighted sun visors, and overhead console
-FX4 LvlII Seats
-FX4 LvlII silver gauge cluster & HVAC panel
-Rubber Floor

Electrical, Lighting
-130w KC Daylighters
-2 130w KC 69 Series
-Dual Optima batteries
-Aux fuse box for lights, horn, etc.
-2 Memphis 10" Subs
-Memphis 1100w amp
-Pioneer Head unit w/ Bluetooth
-Pioneer speakers

-150A 12V disconnects
-receiver mounted Warn M8000 winch
-Remote Battery terminals
-High mount breather manifold for Transfer case, Doubler, and rear axle.

Supercharged engine build is currently in the parts gathering phase, but it will be a while before the truck goes down for open heart surgery. I am going to wheel it this spring/summer since the truck seems to hold its own in its current state.

I think the truck earned the Ranger "Custom" emblems

I built this whole truck while working a full time job and paying my way through college, so bear with me. Its been a leaning process with plenty of trial and error.

It wanted a truck that was streetable and comfortable, so I can cruise an hour or two to go wheelin' and still be dependable enough to drive home.


Little more character was added over the last year and a half...


Thanks for looking

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I just picked up my next victim. Its a 95 Super Cab, 4.0 5 speed 4x4.
No rust anywhere It also has tilt, cruise, pwr windows, mirrors, and locks.

I almost have my entire lift, All I need are some extended brakelines and rear shocks.

I am going to run a 4 inch skykacker TTB brackets and some 4 inch coils (for now), I am in the process of making my cross member and finishing up my ext rad arms. I have Chevy leaves and lowering shackles for the back. I am also planning on throwing a disc brake 31 spline under there. I already put on Warn lock outs. I am currently making a deal on 33" BFG AT's and some black steelies.

I can't wait to start, I am still fixing all the little things the guy before me left. I already put new wheel bearings, rotors, pads, brake lines, and calipers in the front. I need to put new cab mounts on and replace the spring hangers (perfect time to move them foward 6 inches)

I am also planning on swapping my bumpers, light bar and brand new black 130w KC's off my old rig.

-1995 Ranger 4.0 4x4
Modz-Throttle Cable mod, Piston shift knob, TRS Sticker, Pioneer Radio, and more.
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