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BlackBII's white ranger


BlackBII

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Guess who's back? Yeah, I am, you dirtbags.


Picked up this little guy over the weekend, 2.3 4wd. No rust, but the interior is crap.

Stay tuned for some updates in the coming weeks on this little ranger. :icon_welder:




The 1989 Ranger Custom current mod list(March 2021):

1992 Explorer 4.0
1992 Explorer Dash
1992 Explorer Seats and Center console
M5OD 'Hybrid' (2.3 M5OD gears in a 4.0 M5OD)
Custom transmission crossmember tied into the Radius arm brackets
1354 Electronic Shift
Dana 35 TTB; 4.56 gearing and an Ausssie locker
Custom axle locknuts with locking bolts
Ford 7.5; 4.56 gearing and a Powertrax Lockright
1985 F-350 Brake master cylinder
Manual steering box
GM Electric Power Steering
Power steering pump delete
Fully insulated heater box
Polyurethane body mounts, leaf spring bushings, axle pivot bushings, sway bar bushings etc
1/2" Body lift
16x8 American Racing Outlaw II wheels
Replica Factory Hub caps
285/75-16 General Grabber AT's
Full interior including headliner and rear panel carpet. (Hard to come by in a second gen single cab!)
Dynamat in entire cab
6" Skyjacker Coils
Skyjacker M95 shocks
4" Superlift Axle Pivot brackets
Custom extended Radius arms with SPC X-Axis joints
Custom "GM 1 ton" K-Link Steering
4" Skyjacker FR34S leaf springs
Custom Anti Wrap bar
2011 Side Mirrors
Bronco II gas tank behind axle
New Oxford White Paint
NOS Red STX decals
NOS Rally Bar with aftermarket lights

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None

















 
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88_Eddie

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holy shit, welcome back dude
 

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blackb2... but you have a white ranger... huh.. well that's weird lol


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BlackBII

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Thanks for welcome back!

Plans are 4.56 gears, lockers front and rear, little 31" tires and a small lift. Nothing crazy this time.
 

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nothing crazy AT this time... is what you meant, right?
 

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i hear ya man, my build started out as a 2" inch lift and 31's and now it's SAS'd lol

how is the actual black b2 doing?
 

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That thing is a beauty! And you're in UTAH!!!! Scribed.
 

dangerranger83

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We all say we aren't going to do something crazy or do to much to our RBVs....we are all just lying to ourselves.

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Haha yeah guys I know what you mean, but this little ranger wont get too crazy.

I do still have my 6" lift with extended radius arms and all, but it wont be going on this ranger.

The old black B2 is in a junkyard sadly...it had to go and die.
 

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What good is the lift just sitting around? Slap it on her, might as well.
 

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Nah, I'm not planning on doing anything crazy in this ranger, just camping and the like.

I did today order a whole new exhaust system, poly bushings for everything, some dynamat, new carpet, etc

I'll get some pictures later!
 

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Stripped out the interior, and boy does this engine compartment need some cleaning



 

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Scored some mountaineer seats at the junkyard, and I also installed an entire new exhaust system, from the manifold back. New cat, pipes and muffler, but I forgot to take a pic of it all before installing it.

 

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Pulled out the motor, trans and t-case, motor is good, trans and t-case will be getting replaced.

Saying goodbye to a blown M50D and a 1350



Motor is out!



Engine bay needs some cleaning



Engine needs some cleaning as well



Lots of new parts, more on the way!




Not bad for an afternoon. :icon_thumby:
 

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Rebuilt M50D



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