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Mike's '93 4x4


MountainMike

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I've changed things around on this first post to make it in compliance to [TOTM standards]

Here is a recap for those who don't know. I picked up a 1993 Ranger 4x4 as a project truck. It had a new(ish) motor put into it not long ago. It has a light bar hoop, 3" body lift and new rims. The body is a little rough but nothing to be ashamed of. When it was picked up it ran fine and made it to my house. It wandered a little bit because the front end is pretty bagged out. We parked it in our driveway right next to the garage and it proceeded to not start. Follow along to see what I discovered...

Since the truck is now quite mobile I just wanted to put up a couple pics.

The truck went from this, bagged out and needing to get towed by a FWD econobox:


To this:




Read along to see the progression!

*edit* Update as of May 2014

List of mods
- Grille guard
- Warn manual hubs
- Washer lift
- Putco "Mirror White" 9007 bulbs
- Rancho RS5000 shocks
- Sport hoop
- KC offroad lamps
- Belltech 6400 lift shackles
- 1998 Ranger tails (Thanks Chance)
- 3" Performance Accessories body lift
- Custom built flexy rear leaf springs
- 32" Goodyear Wrangler MT/R Kevlar tires on 15x8 Eagle Alloy Series 186's
- Clarion head unit
- Kenwood eXcelon speakers
- Flowmaster Delta 40 with straight pipe side exit
- Blazer GloFX driving lights
- Grant racing wheel
- NAPC built A4LD
- Regeared to 3.73's
- G2 Axle limited slip and aluminium diff cover
- Tractor reverse lamp
- Sweet "Type S" cupholder!
- Lightforce 170 Strykers
- Safari Snorkel
- Mazdaspeed oil cap!

Things left to do
- Uniden CB
- Paint the hoop
- Body repair

The want list:
-Black projector lights

I sure got most of the things on my want list! Read through to see what happened to this little $1200 beater.
 
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old jammers' got a tempermental starter? cylinoid?
 

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old jammers' got a tempermental starter? cylinoid?
After putting on the terminal I started it up three times. I'm pretty sure the starter is fine, and all it was was the connection. For once something simple!:yahoo:

*edit* pics moved to this post

Since "Jammer" couldn't moved under its own power we had to move it to work on it. RSH, you will recognize this little car:D We decided to use my buddy's car to pull it away from the garage so we could get under the hood.


The front end, that is my favourite grille Ford ever made.


This is an after shot, after I figured out why it didn't start. Let's just say it was so simple I channeled Jeremy Clarkson and yelled out "I mended it!" TopGear style:icon_rofl:


It needed a new positive battery terminal... that was it. I put on a stereo install style one for later mods and it started right up:icon_thumby:


Excuse the Mopar battery, the PO worked at Dodge:icon_twisted:
 
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haha, wanna try simple on my gal? she did not start after jumping her using our F150, starter fluid, etc. =P
 

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pics...we need pics.....................errrrrrrr....sorry...I had the scroll button turned all the way up.............nice pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Ohh!! the mitsubishi/chrysler/eagle is still alive!! hahahahaha
nice truck man! looks like a badass proyect.
dont forget to post pics, lots of pics :icon_thumby:
 

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You guys asked for lots of pics, here you go! I put in some more work tonight on "Jammer". Figured I might-as-well put a new negative terminal on, it looked pretty nasty when I changed the positive.

Here is what it looked like before, the positive was an even worse looking marine type.


The new terminal, I flipped the plate because it is designed for the big cable on the diesels:


End result:



And thanks to my friend Chance I had a new set of tails to put on. These are the damaged ones I was replacing, even RSH suggested I go this route for the tails. I like this style the best, plus it had the lowest life span of the ranger tail lights.




And for Brittney, in loving memory.



The end result, I think it looks pretty good. The boxes in the bed are basically spares for everything on the upper end of the engine.



May be a while before I get more done, aside from a wash and cleaning out the interior I am starting to get into the expensive stuff. May just paint up the hoop and bumper next.
 

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And the ol girl lives on in spirit... I love it :D
 

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looks like a bit of work to do.....god luck with it.
 

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So I know it is a bit "offroad rice" but I picked up one of those stick-on hood scoops a while back. The box said "Black Smooth" but when I opened it it wasn't even close. Normally when someone says that it is bad thing but this time it was awesome. It is actually the same grey as the grille and even has the same texture. It is for full-size trucks so it is a little big but I think it will look good.
 

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Now das some pics yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

MountainMike

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Here is a pic of the hood scoop sitting on the hood. Took the picture on my cell phone. Didn't get anything accomplished tonight, but I did pick up some stuff to fix the mirrors at Canadian Tire for my safety inspection.

 

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sorry,man,but you had me till the scoop......
 

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Agreed, no scoop plz. I think you've been talking to Chance and his Acuwaaaaa too much. =P
Other than that, looks like a good project! Keep das peekchaaas rollin'!
 

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