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Old 07-29-2009, 09:30 PM   #11
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i spoke to soon , i just picked up a 97 Ex. Cab , 4.0 4x4 5 speed , all power options cruise , with FACTORY buckets and 130k on it for $1500

but yours looks good man
But does it have an awesome blue interior?lol
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:58 PM   #12
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But does it have an awesome blue interior?lol
i dont think the blue would match the red exterior
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nice looks good thats just like my beast except mine started as a 2wd
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I started on the 64" spring swap today.

Its floating


I didn't feel like fighting with all the rusty spring bolts, so I just took it all off together

Old spring and Chevy spring side by side.


New rear hanger and Chevy drop shackle


Before I started


I held the new bracket up where I wanted it and shot some blue paint over it to mark out where I will need cut the cab mount.


I tried to make my cut look clean so I took off a little more than I needed to.


I welded a peice of metal between the frame and the back side of the bed mount to make up for all the metal I removed from the side of the mount


the top front hole of the new hanger will be to high to bolt to the frame so I chopped it off and welded a 1/2 strip to the side and drilled a hole a little lower.


here is what it will look like when it gets bolted up.


holes are drilled and the hanger is done.


When I get the other side done I am going to clean up the whole frame and prime it, then shoot some satin black on it.
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:28 PM   #15
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whats ur amp pushin?
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1100 watt RMS, I have it turned down a little so I don't blow my subs. I have two 10" Slim Class Memphis subs in a sealed box. I have a lot more amp than I need, but it is the perfect size and I got a hell of a deal on it.

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The spring swap is done. cleaned all the rust and crap off the frame and sprayed it down with penetrol to seal it and fight rust, I am going to prime it and then paint it satin black so it will be pretty and easy clean.



I am in the process of making my exteneded radius arm brackets. I am going to intergrate the tranny crossmember into the brackets so it will be super solid. I will get some pics up soon. I also had my dad get some strips of stainless steel to make some rust proof gas tank straps. (I have put spring hangers and gas tank straps on 5 different Rangers so I kind of have this whole underbody rust thing down to a science.)lol
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Still no pics, but I did make some progress today. I got about 90% of the exhuast parts I need to run 2.5" from the the cat through a Thrush welded muffler and out in front of the rear wheel. I am going to use all mandrel bend tubing and I redid the flange on the cat so it doesn't reduce down to to 2.25" or 2 or what ever it used to be. I also managed to the cat/y pipe flange apart and cleaned up as well.

I also finished up my tranny cross member/ radius arm mounts. I am still on a hunt for a one peice drive shaft and disc braked 31 spline rear. I need to finish up my exhuast so I can figure out how I need to make my cross member to replace where the carrier bearing cross member was.

I also managed to prime and paint the the frame and make my new stainless tanks straps. I also redid my intake so it will take a 3.5" K&N cone filter. I will snap some pics of it tomorrow, my dad works for a company that makes stainless restruant equipment so I sent my plans with him to work and his TIG welders made it happen. It turned out really nice for having 0$ invested.

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Old 08-07-2009, 10:17 PM   #19
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I guess I did take a couple pics of the intake.





And no, I do not plan to gain any power from the intake or the new exhuast. I understand that intakes and exhuasts dont add 30 hp.lol I just wanted to use the K&N filter and precharger that I already had and I wanted a nice deep toned exhuast.

EDIT: As I posted this, the ad at the top of the screen was claiming that a K&N filter will ad 20 Hp to your BMW.lol
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I finished welding up my exhuast, All it needs a coat of high heat paint to dress it up.


I went to the JY today and got my 31 spline Exploder rear with disc brakes. It came with almost new rotors and pads and recently replaced calipers and hoses. I cut the old spring perches off and made new ones out of 3/16 wall 2.5 x 2.5 box tubing. I welded the new perches on and set the pinion angle at 6.5 degrees.




I am waitng one my one peice shaft to come so I can figure out where my new crossmember needs to be.

It got dark before I got a chance to get a couple pics of the freshly painted frame.

All the junk that doesn't go back on.
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