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Hi my name is Steve and I'm addicted to fixing up neglected Fords


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Im building kind of a sleeper little DD Ranger. I buy older and low and eventually sell high but for now its just a fun little run around truck. I have quite a bit of experience in the DIY vehicle customization scene, buying and flipping, im very mechanically inclined- especially thanks to YouTube and im pretty decent when it comes to welding and fabricating. So my plans are to optimize everything including the Suspension. I have my eyes set on some used AutoFab forged beams that I intend to only extend 2-2.5 inchs or so, in order to gain some lift with the bent beams and regain some factory like track width. I don't want to have to run glass in order to remain more sleeper and less bro. Extended radius arms for smoother and a broader articulation and controlled and adjusted with coil overs. The rear will consist of an Explorer 8.8 swap with 456 gears and a rebuilt factory LSD, 64in chevy spring swap, flipped shackles and ill do what ever I can to keep some somewhat basic rear shocks under the bed of the truck for simplicity and full use of the bed. It wanted the 2.3 5 Speed for reliability and it'll still be fun yet economical compared to all of my other Hot Rod Fords. Let me know if you're interested in following along via a YouTube Vlog. My InstaG is @Speed_Scholar
 


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Welcome to TRS :)

Good page to bookmark here: https://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/index.shtml

Loads of Ranger specific info by "been there, done that" members

Reads like you got some great plans

You can start a build thread, or two or three, lol, for specific upgrades or post links to specific Ranger videos, I think thats allowed
 


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