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1990 ranger diesel conversion



Blmpkn

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Turning out awesome.
 

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Front is done minus the shock towers and brake lines. Along with making sway bar links to suit.

I am going to switch gears and go at the rear now.

I have to pick up the 8.8 this week and go pull leafs from donor chev. Rear will go fast have done it before and have parts somewhere for the hangers. Guy with the 8.8 has a one piece drive shaft too so can get that in while I'm at it.

I'll do the shocks when I have the rear done so I can order all at once. Hoping that it will all be done before may giving me a month and a bit to finish stuff up. Because of all the changes I've done I got to sort thru the ripple effect and get the exhaust routed happily around the third link and hung happily.

I'm still not happy with the battery location in the box thought about maybe putting it behind the drivers seat but not totally set on that either maybe will just leave it where it is and build a aluminum cover or something.
 

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Some bits of my 8.8 Conversiom with chevy leafs
 

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New transmission cross member to fit between the bottom link mounts from the front suspension.

Progress getting closer
 

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I have shocks getting thru this one piece at a time
 

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Remember to treat yourself
 

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I've got about 70kms on it. Minor things like going around and tightening up bolts.

Caster needs to be adjusted but close enough to get the springs to settle in the front a bit.

Going to just send it tonight and do a 200km trip to pick up a boat. Hero or zero time
 

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2.5" level
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Rebuild the rear diff. Put 4.10s in my speedo is now correct with the 31s it seems to be a bit more torquey.

I don't have it plated right now but took it around the block a couple times.

I have the plates Off so I can try to get a few things i don't like done. Hoping I can swing the money to swap the dana30 gears to 4.10 before long here. My goal is snow wheeling this winter. As we don't really have hills to climb in Southern Saskatchewan
 

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