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Any Good Guys award is a very distinguished award from a reputable show. Congrats and well deserved. Especially since a hot rod show recognized a 4wd truck. But not just any truck but a Ford Ranger
 

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Yeah the award ceremony was interesting because I was in this caravan of sorts with a Corvette in front of me, and a hot rod behind me. The announcer said something along the lines of 'And this is the first time we've seen a Corvette followed by a Ford Ranger'
 

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I'm an idiot and didn't take a pic of my truck next to the other cars, but here is my ugly mug.

After taking a good look at some of the cars there, I didn't feel so bad about some the imperfections in my paint and body work.

 

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Yeah, it wasn't that long ago they opened it up to have more than just "classics" in the show.

Congrats, the car show world is a tough crowd for a 4x4!
 

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Awesome!! Congratulations! Rangers attract lots of people at car shows. Everyone has seen a million Corvettes, Mustangs, Camaros, and Novas. They've seen as many Rangers...just not any lately...and certainly not many that look good.
 

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Well, this happened today.



 

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Jeez what happened? You must have caught it pretty quick, gear oil looks clean
 

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No idea, just driving normally. I was on my way to Ace Hardware and heard an initial "clunk", and then a clunk with every revolution of the tires so I turned around and went home. It sounded awful!

That axle with that gear set was in my Bronco II for about 6 years, and then in my Ranger for another 6. No idea on the mileage, but it's been abused on the trails quite a bit behind a 4.0.

Time to finally put an 8.8 in I guess
 

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Weird. Metal fatigue maybe. My first thought was that the cross pin bolt broke off and got jammed in there?
 

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Crosspin bolt still in place and it wasn't the teeth that were ground down a bit to fit the solid pin. Must have been fatigue
 

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Disc brake 8.8. Finally upgrading after running a 7.5 for 12+ years

Getting new clutch packs, brakes and 4.56 gearing







 

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gonna do the old two passenger side soft lines and reuse the stock rear Ranger center soft line trick? Knowing you you probably have a lot fancier plan, but I liked the simple route... Especially since I just grabbed a second line and bolted it to the caliper while I was at the junkyard...

I've abused the snot out of the 8.8 in my Ranger, while you are reworking things I definitely suggest welding the axle tube seams to the pumpkin... but if memory serves you're using a traction bar so you'll already be welding in that area :)
 


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