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Family Heirloom: The chronicles of Sarah's Ranger

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This is a thread where Sarah brings home the 1994 Ranger that belonged to her Grandmother. In this Ranger, Sarah learned how to drive a stick shift. It holds many memories for her, so she decides to restore it.

I'll post the videos as she releases them.

Here's part one of flying to get the Ranger and driving it back to Arizona.

 


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Part 2: The trip back and a road repair I thought had to be done on a lift. (My wrenching skills are limited to brakes, boots, alternators, and radiators)


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1994 4x4 XLT
4.0 OHV V-6
5spd Manual
Dana 35 axles
864A package
 

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While waiting for parts to come, Sarah cleans and details the interior of the Ranger.

 

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Fun fact: Due to having to film this, it took Sarah 17 hours to detail her Ranger. She said it would've only been around ten if she didn't film it.
 

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A lot of youtubers will comment on that from time to time. Camera setup and recording takes a lot of time. Especially if they are having a bad blooper day.
 

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A lot of youtubers will comment on that from time to time. Camera setup and recording takes a lot of time. Especially if they are having a bad blooper day.
One of my friends is trying to start a channel (I actually got my D35 from his dad), he was trying to film last weekend and wind was driving him nuts.

Either being too loud on camera or outright trying to blow his camera over.
 

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I can attest after trying to make a small bid myself, it's harder than people think.
 

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Update: Sara inspects the frame and gets a donor truck for parts.

 

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Sarah enlists the help from Charlie to strip the body off the donor Ranger and brings the chassis over to her shop.

 

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Sarah strips the donor frame to prep it for powder coating.

 

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Sarah starts reassembling the restored donor frame.


Out of curiosity, did your Ranger come with a rear antisway bar?
 
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Sarah assembles the front end of the donor frame, does some grinding, and falls prey to the measurements of the high rider shocks.

 

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On today's episode: Bilstein shocks for a Nissan and the difference between manually pressing in ball joints vs. impact wrench.

 

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Wish I had a frame that clean. It looks great Por-15'd.

-Jazzer
 

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