The white cab is a rust free one I found last year. Going to use it for my Ranger.
The empty shell is my 1976 Fiat 131 that needs a full chassis built for it. That's the next project once the Ranger is painted.
Haven't done much work on the Ranger as I have been working on my garage. Put up an I-beam along with a trolley hoist, and built some shelves and organized things a bit.
The hoist will make pulling engines, cabs, beds, etc really easy
I sure did. Wasn't bad at all, just needed to add all the factory stuff.
Steering wheel cover with buttons
Clock spring (slip ring contacts)
Vacuum module and bracket
Ford Cruise Control - How it works...
Jealous of the shop you're building, especially the two post lift. I don't have any space to do something like that.
Anti wrap bar looks great! Good work man. It's so nice having no axle wrap.
I was going to mention travel, since you used a bushing and not a heim joint or something on the...
I usually get to those from up top with a flex ratcheting wrench. If you reach your hand down behind the intake manifold you should be able to feel them.
You can also get to them from underneath with a bunch of wobble extensions, but that's usually more difficult.
Those rotary cutters are dope. I have a bunch of Greenlee carbide tipped holesaws as well that work very well, especially for notching tube.
I have had good luck with spiral reamers when drilling through .25" plate; it's as easy as drilling a 1/4" pilot hole, and then reaming it out to 3/8" and...
The install is pretty straight forward; just remove all the factory bits and replace them with the new ones. You're going to be removing a bunch of rivets, which I like to do with an angle grinder while others like drilling them out.
What are you doing for steering? Also, the 4" coils...
I replaced that connection on my Ranger with some header collector flanges. It's been working great.
Patriot Exhaust H7259 is what I used. It's for 2.5" pipe, but I was able to get some pipe reducer adapters at Autozone since the factory pipes aren't that large.
The STX model that you have isn't lifted from the factory; that was only the High Rider ones in 87-88
Get us a picture of the front axle and one of you measuring the height of your coils. They are likely around 10". Then take a look at this thread...
The leveling kit will lift the front yes. You can use new coils or spacers under neath the coils.
You will need to get some adjustable camber/caster bushings so that you can align it afterwards.
Here's mine with a spacer leveling kit and 31x10.50 tires