2000 Explorer SAS/ Ranger nose


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I haven’t posted on here in a long time, so I figure I might as well share this one.

I did a D30 SAS from a WJ grand Cherokee because of the bigger brakes, better steering, and 3” wider than a Cherokee axle.
I had heard most people use a Toyota steering box, but I wanted to try to use a Ranger box just to keep it all Ford, and it fit fine, tight, but fine.

Then the rear got an ARB, and I built some bumpers to match Ranger’s bumpers.

Then I decided to pull the trigger on a project I’ve wanted to do for years, a Ranger nose on an Explorer. I figure if the mini truck Ranger guys do it, I can go the other direction.
The nose swap isn’t finished yet, but it’s getting there, amongst other projects.
 


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I like it, keep coming with the pics.
 

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I can’t figure out on my phone how make images small enough to upload. That’s the only one I had that will work. I’ll work on it.
 

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I can’t figure out on my phone how make images small enough to upload. That’s the only one I had that will work. I’ll work on it.
I find with my phone the easiest thing to do is email the pics to myself. When I try to send a pic, it asks what size I want to send it as... medium works.
 

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That’s a good idea! I’ll do that in the morning.
 

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I email them to myself and resize them on my PC in PAINT. Then post to TRS
 

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I finally got around to posting some pictures.
I haven’t gotten anything done to it in a few months really. It still needs sliders before I destroy the rockers, and the nose finished.
 

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Finally got the time to paint the nose, being off work due this whole Corona virus thing.
And stuffed a Warn 8274 behind the grill also. Definitely tight, but it fit.
Next is going to be rock sliders
 

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Looking good!
Do I see that you used the ranger hood latch?
 

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