got a lot of work done on my header today. its all .120 wall mild steel and mandrel bent. so i really dont think it will crack. any way on to the pictures
its kind of a cross between a log style and john hubers header design
well seeing as how this is technicaly a new truck with some of the old truck in it i figure it should have its own thread, because well its a different truck lol
ill spare the long text and just let the pictures do most of the talking
1984 reg cab ranger
1986 thunderbird turbocoupe 2.3l...
i would also use the djm dream beams for a 89-97, that way you have the newer balljoint style and you can use the knuckle off of a 1995-97 and have the bolt on twin piston calipers. thats what i did on my 84
finally got my PiMP!
Just studying everything and becoming familiar with it before i put it in!
-VE Analyze Live "Auto Tune" (More Info)
-Ignition Spark Control
-Electronic Boost Control
-Rev Limiter Control
so october street truck of the month was cut up and sold. well guess what...mine (november STOTM) fishtailed on some ice and i couldn't save it and rolled in a deep ditch and is done, happened about 2 hours ago...still can't believe what happened. i will have pictures up tomorrow. oh and theres...
finally got the drop done, and the upper intake, and FMIC.
rear disks and newer twin piston calipers work so well
Both of my trucks
and the video...damn open dif!
fallow the link...couldnt get it to embed
well everyone already knows about the 2.3t in my 87 ranger...but its undergoing some surgery.....and this is all I'm putting up for now till its all done, lets just say there will be a ton of tig welded aluminum under the hood :thefinger:
figured its time for a build thread instead of posting a bunch of new threads1987 regular cab ford ranger....well not your typical ranger under the hood....2.3l turbo swap from a thunderbird turbo coupe, running 15psi.
wideband and front mount will be done in the next week or so.
got a new truck, i have wanted to do a turbo thunderbird swap...well one turned up already done for a great price, well it does need a lot of work to be where i want it, but runs awesome, so much power!
on to the pics
so Rob from Stainless Brain Fabrication (www.stainlessbrainfab.com) and i are planning to do something thats normally a "jeep" thing......TUBE FRONT FENDERS!!! anyone interested in a set?:headbang:
heres some he has built for jeeps, the ranger shouldn't be a problem.
examples of the work SBF...
yup my baby got hit :/ i was turning left and the guy blew threw a stop sign and slammed in to me...would have hit the cab if i didnt drop it a gear and floor it. my guess is insurance is going to total it...but i will buy her back and do a flat bed with some full widths under her....still a sad...
currious to see what i have done/spent on my truck(not including normal maintenance) thought others may find it helpful, or funny.
no order, just typing as i think
1994 b3000 $1700
metal for sliders $80
explorer leather interior $90
33x12.50 on rims $350
6 inch skyjacker lift $500...
they had the d30 from like 66-73or74 then the d44 from like 74-77 not to sure on years because this is from memory. and the 44s are actualy kinda rare.
and no i dont think that a bronco 30 and jeep 30 are the same. because i know the knuckles dont work
i would be all over this if i werent doing an SAS in the next few months (would want the extended arms and superrunner steering).
"I have a D35 Explorer TTB front with a Locker (not welded) and Super Runner steering. Brakes are in good...
the cage isnt 100% done yet but its getting there. dash will be built in the next month or so. my bank account is practically empty, building a truck at 19 while attending college isnt the best finacial move but i like it so :thefinger:
the bikes fit around the cage!
the sliders have saved me so many times. though i try harder lines now that i have them
saw this sick supercharged fj40
and i was so suprised when i saw this raptor out wheeling! talked with the guy and he traded in his ranger and just made his second payment