• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

Fiat 131 build




Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: DE2235E7692E8C: July 5th, 2021

BlackBII

Ranger Custom
Article Contributor
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Aug 14, 2007
Messages
7,678
Reaction score
467
Points
83
Location
UT
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
5
Tire Size
33
Got some seats on sale

 

hoosier1104

I'm Awesome!
Supporting Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
V8 Engine Swap
MTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS Banner 2012-2015
Joined
Jul 17, 2009
Messages
5,132
Reaction score
102
Points
0
Location
Camby, IN
Vehicle Year
1999
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
302 based goodness
Transmission
Automatic
My credo
Work hard and play harder
Snails pace but any progress is good progress.
 

BlackBII

Ranger Custom
Article Contributor
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Aug 14, 2007
Messages
7,678
Reaction score
467
Points
83
Location
UT
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
5
Tire Size
33
Not much of an update, but I was able to get an intake manifold from dangeranger93 for my 2.5 Duratec






 
Last edited:

Jim Oaks

Just some guy with a website
Administrator
Founder / Site Owner
Article Contributor
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 2, 2000
Messages
11,468
Reaction score
4,078
Points
113
Location
Roanoke, Texas
Vehicle Year
1996 / 2019
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6-inches
Tire Size
33x12.50x15
Wow, I completely forgot about this.
 

BlackBII

Ranger Custom
Article Contributor
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Aug 14, 2007
Messages
7,678
Reaction score
467
Points
83
Location
UT
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
5
Tire Size
33
Yeah it's been on the back burner. It'll get done one day though.
 

BlackBII

Ranger Custom
Article Contributor
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Aug 14, 2007
Messages
7,678
Reaction score
467
Points
83
Location
UT
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
5
Tire Size
33
Not really an update so don't get excited. I pulled the Fiat out of the corner just to test fit the panels to see how it looks. I also built a rack for it so I can wheel it around

 

BlackBII

Ranger Custom
Article Contributor
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Aug 14, 2007
Messages
7,678
Reaction score
467
Points
83
Location
UT
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
5
Tire Size
33
Picked up a Getrag MT-82 from an EcoBoost Mustang. Good news is that it all fits, bad news is it's super snug. We'll make it work. The shifter is in the right place so that's nice. *The engine and trans are sitting a good inch or two too high in these pics.

Planning on using a Ranger oilpan, clutch, starter, and motor mount brackets. Belt drive will be Ford Escape with alternator on the exhaust side and AC on the drivers. There's not much room between the front of the engine and the radiator support, so that might have to be trimmed a bit.

I need to do all the metal work on the body, add some frame rails and suspension, weld it all up and such. Maybe in a year it'll be ready for primer.







 

Ramcharger90

Well-Known Member
Article Contributor
V8 Engine Swap
Joined
Feb 11, 2019
Messages
2,485
Reaction score
1,134
Points
113
Location
N/A na
Vehicle Year
1990
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
306, Bcam,
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
I am so glad you are still building this. I love rally cars.
 

BlackBII

Ranger Custom
Article Contributor
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Aug 14, 2007
Messages
7,678
Reaction score
467
Points
83
Location
UT
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
5
Tire Size
33
I am so glad you are still building this. I love rally cars.
Me too.

This is my dream car, so I have to do it. It's only taken me 13 years, but it's finally getting worked on.
 

BlackBII

Ranger Custom
Article Contributor
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Aug 14, 2007
Messages
7,678
Reaction score
467
Points
83
Location
UT
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
5
Tire Size
33
Built a rotisserie today so I can easily get all the metal work done.



 

MikeG

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2020
Messages
1,358
Reaction score
741
Points
113
Location
central Texas
Vehicle Year
1997
Make / Model
B4000
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
2"
Tire Size
235/75r15
Damn that is cool
 

BlackBII

Ranger Custom
Article Contributor
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
Joined
Aug 14, 2007
Messages
7,678
Reaction score
467
Points
83
Location
UT
Vehicle Year
1989
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
5
Tire Size
33
Sandblasted most of the shell, and also started drilling the 1,237 spot welds that need to be removed and also cut out the floor. I'm going to be putting in full length 2x4 frame rails which will make everything easier; motor mounts, suspension, roll cage, etc





 

arfunker

New Member
Joined
Apr 30, 2020
Messages
15
Reaction score
1
Points
3
Location
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Transmission
Automatic
Glad to know that you are still continuing with this build. Can't wait to see the finished product.
 

85_Ranger4x4

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Article Contributor
V8 Engine Swap
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
26,263
Reaction score
6,235
Points
113
Location
SW Iowa
Vehicle Year
1985
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Manual
Sandblasted most of the shell, and also started drilling the 1,237 spot welds that need to be removed and also cut out the floor. I'm going to be putting in full length 2x4 frame rails which will make everything easier; motor mounts, suspension, roll cage, etc
They cost more but I would definitely go pressure treated on the 2x4's for longevity. :icon_thumby:
 


Top