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Old 09-26-2010, 06:46 PM   #1
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Updated Info. Go to page 66 for the 302 swap!!!

1983 Ford Ranger 4wd
5.0 HO topped with a Edlebrock 289 Performer intake, FiTech Go Street bolt on EFI, all mounted with Mustang motor mounts
np435/np208 transmission/transfercase
Explorer radiator with Taurus fan
Ford HE I distributor
Black Ford Racing 9mm spark plug wires
Dana 30 SAS XJ 6.5 lift coils, 3.73 gears front and back
Chevy 63 inch leaf swap with Ford factory 2inch lift block
32x11.50x15 BFGoodrich M/T's on 15x8 black soft 8 rims
Front Brush Gaurd with dual 100 watt fog lights
Headache rack/light bar on the bed with dual 55 watt fog lights
Dual exhaust running into a 2.25 dual in/out muffler

Will update pictures later!!!!!!!!!!!!!



1991 Ford 302 that has been converted to High Output.



Youtube Link to first start with the FiTech efi. Unboxing video and first drive can also be found in my channel.

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SAS and Lift part of the build.....



Added fog lights



Bought long arms for my D30 SAS



And as of right now I'm doing the Chevy 63inch leaves swap



Got the one of the Ranger leaves out, after almost breaking my finger twice and breaking 3 tools, 2 extensions and a socket, two were craftsman and the other was a cheapy extension. Going to get the craftman ones replaced tomorrow. I also need to get all new axle U-bolt tomorrow as I broke 2 and the other 2 arent looking so good either.
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:27 PM   #2
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Lookin forward to the SAS. I'll be followin'!
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:55 PM   #3
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Was going to use the 4 link set up on my D30 but after thinking about it, decided the long arm set up was the way to go. All I need to put my D30 under my truck is some .250 think angle iron that I can weld my long arm links to so that I can bolt it to my frame. Hopefully in the next few days my rear end lift will be done then its off to do my front.

More to come soon.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:19 PM   #4
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Got the other leaf pack off and got both front hangers off. Heres where it will roughly sit.

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Hope to have this done by Wednesday (have that day off), tomorrow I have a weird work shedule and I have to leave for work here soon.
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doin just the 63 swap didnt give me as much lift as everyone was sayin it would. I still have the rear shackle USD (pointing down). but i ended up runnin 4" blocks. and i still had to make a custom shackle. i think once the full width is done im gonna start lookin for some 6" chev lift springs. i would like to strip some out and make a softer ride.
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Make sure you get the front hanger in the exact spot. I kinda rushed mine and didn't get it right.
Yes the 63's didn't give much lift only about 1.5 or so but it did ride and flex better until I broke a leaf yesterday.
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The rear of my truck went from 24 inches to 34 inches after my swap, this of course with the bed off and measuring from the rear bumper. My stock shocks fully extended dont reach the bolt holes now with the new leaves on in the relaxed postition. I am running the fatory lift blocks, over load leaf, and the belltech 6400 shackles with this too.

Here are a couple of pics, I had just got done lowering her to the ground and got the tools picked up. I have yet to drive her but I'll wiat till I get the bed and shocks on her first.

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My dad says I wont be able to get to the SAS this year due to it may get cold sooner then expected but who knows, I think I can pull it off (and clean out the garage and fire up the kerosine heater).

Ill get more pics tomorrow after stuff has settled and after re-checking my bolts.
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I am right with escort on this one. i think it came up about 1 ta 2 inches. mine rides alot stiffer in the rear. but flex's alot more. im hoping to go fullwidth this winter. and i am gonna soften up the suspension quite a bit. some of the trails around here beat me up inside the cab
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I went out a jumped on my bumper and it is much softer but I don't have shocks but now that I know what it feels like, I'm going to find a soft to mild shock.

Escorts leaf packs only came with 3 leaves total as compaired to mine came with 5 including the overload.

I also need to get a longer rear rubber brake line as might could go tight during flexing.
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somehow i made my rubber line work... even at full droop. i think i ended up turnin the bracket somhow and welding it back onto the frame. dont exactly remember how. if you would like i can take a look and snap some pics. it might even be on my page somewhere
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