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Brinker88's slow SAS build.

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Backstory. My '93 was getting pretty beat up and I was getting tired of fixing the TTB suspension every trip I went out. The motor was getting tired and the trans was an A4LD with an electric t-case.

I scored a great deal on a '97 2wd for $300. No rust, one small dent in the cab roof, a 4.0L (with cracked heads) and a great frame. I also picked up a 4R55E out of an explorer for free which I will rebuild. I already have a 1354M I rebuilt a couple months ago ready to go in.

Plans are:

Remove front and rear of frame and replace with 2x6 tubing 3/16" thick and box the rest of the frame in.

Custom motor mounts.

Profender coil overs up front, leaf spring rear

Flat bed ( I know, I know )

2161A RCI fuel cell



The cab is sitting on 4x4's for the mean time



8 bolt crank

 


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Should be interesting. I'll be tuned in for sure.
 

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In on the 1st page. Since you now have a 97, you should go ahead and do the V8, 99% bolt in. Read SVT's build thread, first post for all the info. Only thing I'm changing is the motor mount plates, which I custom make now, and gives you infinite adjustability without drilling the engine crossmember to swiss cheese...

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I may have a set of 95TM heads before too long. I want to get a set of Stage 3 heads from Morana, so assuming my current heads are not cracked Ill sell them. Ill get them inspected when I pull them.

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Great, keep me posted
 

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Was the 97 a factory auto?

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Yea, 2wd Auto. Why?
 

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Just curious.lol

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Just curious.lol

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I don't ever remember seeing a 4.0L auto Rwd ranger before this one. The thing was definitely peppy.
 

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I have seen a few. Only one super cab though.

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Scored 14 gallons of gas out of the fuel tank tonight :yahoo: Guy must have just filled the damn thing up.
 

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:thefinger: in.....almost the 1st page bitches:thefinger::thefinger:
 

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^ Fail. Fail miserably.

Picked up a ProTool bender today for $350. Came with a 1.25" die. Still need to buy a 1.75" die. Still a great price though.
 

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ooohhhhhhh..


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well suck it then....i hope your bender makes right angles:thefinger::thefinger:
 

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