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1979/1996 Ford Ronco

fleetbob1

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bed is not connected or welded together yet
need front lift & tires
 


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whats goin on with this build?
 

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I am doing the same thing to mine ranger cab on a bronco 2 frame. It has been fun but the mindnumming tack welding is getting old quick.
 

ranger4wd4l

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that is cool i have been thinking about that that but with a90 bronco frame and a 93 ext cab ranger
 

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the "Ronco" project is near complete

just need to make home depot snorkle

and regear diffs to 4.56 and add rear spool and front locker



 

fleetbob1

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how much what ??

more time than money

alot of engineering and welding

or do you want to buy it ??
 

mhughes165

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bob is the leader of the mullet GPS wheelers association, if it doesnt show up on the GPS it doesnt exist :icon_twisted:
 

fleetbob1

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Mullets gone but the Ronco, the Montero and the GPS still live
 

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Mullets gone but the Ronco, the Montero and the GPS still live
the mullet may be gone, but it is NEVER forgotten




ill leave the instructions for those who may have lost there way
 

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Here is mine started this past summer.
 

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Ive got some questions for fleetbob1 about the Ronco.

I did some searches and came up with a 114" wheelbase for a FSB. The rangers wheelbases are 108, 114 and 125". So it seems the wheelbase between a regular cab long box ranger and a FSB are the same. So that makes things a lil easier there.

Now my question is about the front clip. Im sure the distance between the core support mounts and the firewall is less on a ranger than a fullsize, meaning there is a larger engine compartment on the FSB. Im guessing the engine is further back (relative to the core support) in the fullsize than in the ranger. Meaning it could have posed some problems with clearance between the back of the engine and the firewall/trans tunnel.

Did you encounter any issues in this area? if you did how did you get passed them?
 
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hvacowboy

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I was excited to come across this build. I have a 88 ranger, and a 79 FSB.
What is the status of this build?
 

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