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Old 03-26-2013, 07:59 AM   #1001
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Played around on a few local trails with my buddy.

Bent my roof lights and ripped the wires out of one, and acquired a new racing stripe down my driver side, but nothing major.






And heres another pic from Bundy


I did notice a few of my wheel joint c-clips are working loose, so I ordered some full circle snap rings. Ill throw those on and tack the caps to be safe.

Also played around on paint...I think once my bed is completely obliterated, whether it be from damage or cancer. I will go with a nice traditional looking flatty.





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Old 03-26-2013, 08:12 AM   #1002
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That stack needs to stay. Just sayin
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Oh, it will stay.....just for the haters.lol

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Your paint skills are far superior to mine..
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Nice paint drawing, just keep in mind you will probably have to either build the flat deck higher or make fender wells on the flat bed because the ranger frame doesn't arc up much in the rear like Toyota frames
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Yup. On our 87 we spaced it up a bit. I test fitted the flatty from our Gen I but it was 3" too narrow on each side for my cab.

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Decided to pull the headache rack for a few updates and new paint.


I am going to build some sort of hinged bar so I can fold the lights back to avoid damage on tight trails.

I also want to add some diagonal braces to it and cut out/redo the gussets I added when I was 16...

Good thing i pulled it off, fatigue cracks are starting. Looks like when I pushed the bedside in last year I stretched the hole too.


I am going to use J bolts through the stake pockets next go around.

I knew I heard a pop this past weekend when I was dropping into a wash out at a crappy angle....I tucked passenger front and driver rear meanwhile the other two were a foot or so off the ground.....

I found what popped....



Snapped a leaf on the driver side. I am looking into some Procomp 88-98 Chebby springs. 198 ppi. I wish I knew what I already have...bought them used and they are perfect height and super soft.


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If I were you, I'd start off with a stock 64" pack and tune from there. As I'm sure you know there is a great write-up in the tech library and here is a great discussion on Dezert Rangers on 64" leaves and good combos and other leaves to weave in. Of course its more go-fast prerunner oriented but great info nonetheless.
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If I were you, I'd start off with a stock 64" pack and tune from there. As I'm sure you know there is a great write-up in the tech library and here is a great discussion on Dezert Rangers on 64" leaves and good combos and other leaves to weave in. Of course its more go-fast prerunner oriented but great info nonetheless.
Lol. I had stock Chevy springs a long time ago. Then i picked up my current springs. I was told they were 5.5" Superlift springs, but he wasn't sure either.

I need 5-6" lift springs for a Chevy to stay at my current height with my current hanger/shackle configuration and no block.

I need to do some measuring and research.

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Oh sorry man, I guess I should have read your build thread more thoroughly hahaha
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