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Old 04-06-2011, 10:45 PM   #1
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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
-35x12.50-R15 Goodyear Kevlars on 15x10 steelies
-SAS with EB Dana 44 spooled, 760x shafts, converted to disc brakes w/ F150 knuckles, Warn lockouts, 4.09's, 6.5" XJ coils, and 1.5" DOM steering linkage
-Hydro Assist w/ removable steering cylinder
-Homemade extended shock towers and modified RBV coil buckets w/ internal bumpstop
-Homemade radius arms with 1.25" Johnny Joint ends
-Explorer 31 Spline 8.8 w/ lock-rite locker, disc brakes, 4.10's, 1/4" Steel cover,trussed, welded tubes, and Dutchman 5x5.5 axles
-5.5" Chevy rear leaf springs
-2" Chevy lowering shackles
-Single traction bar w/ shackle
-PS cooler
-Saginaw PS Pump
-'98+ one piece rear drive shaft (shortened for doubler)

Brakes
-'78 Thunderbird Front calipers
-'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
-Comp Cams 422 cam and dual valve springs
-Smith Bros Pushrods and hardened Delta rockers
-Engine oil cooler
-Straight piped w/ cats still
-Pacesetter Headers
-66mm BBK TB
-Homebrewed High-Idle setup
-Cartridge style fuel filter housing
-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
-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
-20% Window Tint

Interior
-Pillar pod w/ Autometer UltraliteII Oil pressure and Voltage gauges
-Homemade dual pod on column w/ Autometer UltraLiteII wideband and temp gauge
-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 and speakers
-CB

Misc.
-On-Board-Air
-Remote Battery terminals
-High mount breather manifold for Transfer case, Doubler, and rear axle.

Next thing on the list is to get a winch, and truss the 44, then maybe 4.88s

Supercharger build is currently in the parts gathering phase, but it will be 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

Figured I would post a few pics of truck now that it is finally becoming what I bought it for.haha

Here is a pic of it the day I bought it. Almost 2 yrs ago.



I drove it home stock and parked it. They next time I drove it... it was sitting on 33" BFG ATs and a 6" lift.



Here is how it I ran it for a year or so. 8" TTB lift w/ extended arms and D35 skid plate and Warn lockouts sitting on 35" Dick Cepeks



Then SAS 1.0, before I swapped the rear shafts to 5x5.5.








Dads DD and my blue turd







As of 10-12 (SAS 2.0, New coils, arms, etc)









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.


Thanks for looking

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Old 04-07-2011, 07:18 AM   #2
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I found out what has been clicking and popping in my driveline finally...turned out to be a trashed U-joint. So I should I have some wheeling pics up this Friday.
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My truck looks identical to yours! Except the lift and the tires and all the good things! Mine is still stock. Picked it up about 3 weeks ago....Where did you get the 6" lift?? I was planning on just going with the rough country 4" with 33" bfgoodrich's. But It might be to small im not sure now :(
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