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Old 09-28-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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1992 Reg cab long bed. It is still just being mocked up. Everything still needs to be taken apart for blasting and powdercoating before I can begin on bodywork. It will primarily be a show truck, but might see a couple drag passes. I hope to have it completed ~2012.

Engine is a 1989 roller cam 5.0L. Trick Flow Track Heat heads, Trick Flow .542/.563 cam, 10.5:1 compression, gear drive timing set, RPm air gap intake, 670cfm Holley Street Avenger. Full MSD ignition with billet distributor, 6AL box, superconductor wires, and Blaster 3 coil. Swap components are all from Advance Adapters. Transmission is a C4 with 3000 stall JW converter and manual valvebody. Rear end still needs to be built, but will be a 8.8 w 3.55 gears, Detroit Locker, 31 spline Moser axles and c-clip eliminators. Steering converted to manual, still debating manual brakes.

Here's a few random pictures from so far.

This first picture is from the last day I drove it before totally dismantling. It will be much nicer the next time it moves.





















With dual quad setup I decided against running.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:00 PM   #2
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WOW! That's really cool, and it looks like you're going all out on it. Looking really good so far, and do keep us updated on your progress.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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Holy SH!T. That truck is going to look amazing!

Best of luck to you with it!
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:57 PM   #4
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sexy, i like the real long shifter
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Just curius, why you get rid of the power brakes and power steering? I don't see any benifit in that..


It's going to be a nice looking truck though, I like it.
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I am trying to save as much weight as I can, so ditching any power accessories helps. Removing the PS gives one less thing to potentially leak, and I won't have the wretched whine under the hood when its running. The brackets I had interfered the pump and the steering box, so I just decided to scrap it. Its a light truck anyways. The power brakes I am not sure about. I may or may not have enough vacuum to run with my cam, so then I'd need to run a vacuum canister adding another ugly item under the hood. I might try it and see if it works as is. It would save a lot of effort to just leave the brakes alone.

Oh yeah, I am switching the block lettering Ranger emblems to a set of NOS emblems for the bedside of a 67-69 F100 Ranger. This is just a crappy one I found a picture of, but I have an NOS set. I'll get this logo stiched into the floor mats too.
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i have manual brakes on my ranger (think the guy i bought it from took the booster off as i found the vac lines with bolts in them) but anyhow it stops really well wit 33" tires on it and takes minimal effort to brake for no booster on it
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What headers are those??

Tell me those are advance adapter headers so i have a reason to complaine to them
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Yes, they are Advanced Adapters chrome plated headers. What are you going to complain about???
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looks great...........likin the seat color!
emblem idea in the mats is really a great idea!
i wish you could use long tube headers with 4x4, shortys just do not have the sound when there un capped.
ive found a set of used long tube i may talk the guy out of just to whack them up and see if i can make them fit.

deff. gonna keep watching this build!
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