1990 ranger diesel conversion


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My wife is pulling all my road blocks just to get it done lol so hopefully I can progress quickly
That’s great! My wife proved once again that EVERYTIME I try to get something done, she gets in the way:
Oh, your putting a new exhaust on your SxS, here’s a list of questions for you...
Where’s the weedwacker. I just want weed wack in flip flops.
Does the leaf blower have gas? How do you work this thing? Oh, I put the wrong gas in it!
I’m afraid of heights, but I got the ladder out. Can you do the gutters?
There’s an almost bare spot in the lawn, do we have grass seed?
Can you go get gas for the grill?

That was all within the 1.5 hours it took to replace the exhaust!!!!

Sorry, rant over... back on topic.
 

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That’s great! My wife proved once again that EVERYTIME I try to get something done, she gets in the way:
Oh, your putting a new exhaust on your SxS, here’s a list of questions for you...
Where’s the weedwacker. I just want weed wack in flip flops.
Does the leaf blower have gas? How do you work this thing? Oh, I put the wrong gas in it!
I’m afraid of heights, but I got the ladder out. Can you do the gutters?
There’s an almost bare spot in the lawn, do we have grass seed?
Can you go get gas for the grill?

That was all within the 1.5 hours it took to replace the exhaust!!!!

Sorry, rant over... back on topic.
Here i am laughing like a fool as she sits there asking what's so funny.

Road blocks are out so I can get it done and get back to working on the house lol
 

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Here i am laughing like a fool as she sits there asking what's so funny.

Road blocks are out so I can get it done and get back to working on the house lol
Take it as a win. Anyway you look at it, you get to work on the truck.
 

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Knocked out a few small things got the box back on it. Then my brother called just need some help 15 minutes tops 3 hours later oh well. Nightmare with broken guides pins on a dodge van seems the rears are terrible for that.

I got my filter placed only need to change one fitting I take that as a win. Progress progress progress
 

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Pile of boost enablers showed up today!

Credit card bill came too lol liked it better when our dollar was closer to par with the USA could order stuff significantly cheaper and pick it up just over the border but oh well
 

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Filter head is welded and mounted.

Got up upper charge tube fitted with the silicone. The bottom 1 hose didnt come in yet. I couldn't find a black 45 degree 2 inch that was priced reasonably so it has to be red but I imagine I'll swap turbos eventually and I'll eliminate that red one then or before we will see
 

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New fuel injection lines on the way.
 

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Oil cooler mounted.

Modified my solid line to the radiator from the last truck and put a small mount on the bottom to hold it up. I just have to finish up the shroud for the intercooler.
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No exciting pictures but I got everything I can really do until i get parts. So I'm going to pull all the stuff out and go through check all my welds and clean them up and coat all that stuff with some paint I want it to go quick but I'm sure this will eat up my spare time for the next week or so.

I should have the rest of my parts by then and can assemble it all and finish up the little things I have to make as I'm assembling.

I'm positive I'm forgetting something.
 

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Everything is disassembled.

It went fast I hope i can squeeze in enough time to finish up the welding and clean up to get the motor back in this weekend but not much time between now and then .

I need to wash the trans off and re seal it. I'll take my kid to the wand wash and watch him lose control for awhile.
 

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A little painting

Had to cover the bare metal and didnt know how to do it besides covering it all.
 

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Amazing what a 8 dollar can of spray paint can do
 

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don't worry that diesel fuel will wash that right off
I never have had the diesel leaking from it just oil but eh it might hold up if the oil gets on it at least it will all be black still
 


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