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Mr. Bossley

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Some of that isn't for the weak at heart... nice to see the Rangers over populating the Jeep crowd in your circle.

You remove the bumper wings or bend them up?

AOR has some tube wing offerings now... and a nice skid plate to cover up your radiator.

Anyway... thanks for sharing.
 

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Some of that isn't for the weak at heart... nice to see the Rangers over populating the Jeep crowd in your circle.

You remove the bumper wings or bend them up?

AOR has some tube wing offerings now... and a nice skid plate to cover up your radiator.

Anyway... thanks for sharing.
Ya we are about half Rangers half jeeps. The Red one is my best friend and the black one is my dad.

I took the wings off temporarily while I reinforce the front crossmember. I don't like how much it flexes when I'm winching. They'll be back on tomorrow.

I do like the plate wings better though. They are a bit flimsy but easier to trim for tire clearance.
 

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Finished beefing up the mounts for the bumper. No more watching it flex and worrying about it ripping off the frame.

Also got the truck back in camping mode.
 

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Just got back from a decent overnight trip. Met up with a bunch of other guys from the BC Ranger Club and did Thurston Mountain. Over 600Kms of highway with 3 SAS'd Rangers and a hell of a climb to 1600 meters. The trucks did great and we had a blast.

Now that I've got a few trips out of my system I think I'll start some more upgrades. Gonna finally put on my sliders and skid plates then do the WJ knuckle swap for crossover steering. It's still a bit sketchy on the highway so hopefully this helps.
 

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WJ Knuckle Swap is well under way. Just waiting on some tube adapters to build a new drag link and tie rod. Then need to fab new track bar mounts.
 

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More progress with the steering. Turns out most people that do this knuckle swap switch to 17" wheels. When I started mocking things up, everything hit. The tie rod ends and calipers rubbed bad. So I had to shave the calipers a bit and get straight non-offset tie rod ends. Now of course my tie rod hits my diff cover. So I will need to put a couple small bends in it to clear.

I did get my knuckles welded and painted, cut my drag link to length and built my track bar mounts. Still waiting on my steering tube adapters to come in the mail and need some more 1/4" steel to finish the track bar mounts.

Now my drag link is basically flat at ride height. Should be way better once its on the road.
 

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Its back on 4 wheels! All thats left is to bend my tie rod a bit. Buddy with the bender wasn't available yesterday but Ill get it done this week.
Heres a before and after of the steering setup. Huge difference.

I also got some of the welding done on my sliders yesterday so those will be next.
 

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Crossover steering is all done. T-case skid plate is on. Did some wheeling. Dented both box sides and broke both my tail lights..lol

Also buddy in his Jeep broke an axle shaft. Was an eventful day.
 

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Where did you get the transfer case skid plate?
 

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Where did you get the transfer case skid plate?
There's a guy in my area making them out of his garage along with weld on rock sliders. I'm not sure if he's on here though
 

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I had to get my truck legal so I whipped these up last night. Aluminum flashing from work and some trailer lights from princess auto. Should do the trick. I left room underneath for future reverse lights.
 

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