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New here this will be my first personal Ranger SAS project. But not my first SAS Ranger project built one for buddy and he helped me. Which was my 2nd Ford SAS my first Ford SAS was my DD Project Merc (98 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0 V8). Already have about 20k miles on the Merc in little over a year.
Merc build thread here...
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=303902

The first Ranger SAS was TNT here is pic...


My new Ranger just picked up last Sunday the 15th 92 Ranger 4.0L 4x4 bad tranny picked it up for $750. Truck has 159k and pretty rust free just a few spots here and there. Code name Rock Ranger otherwise known as Double R.




Already sold the 8.8 and bed off it. I will be keeping this one pretty simple very similar to TNT.
Things I will be doing...
Trussed Cherokee High pinion Dana 30/ Explorer disc brake 8.8 4.56 gears.
Winch bumper with Superwinch 8500lbs
Bart 15x10 wheels with 35x12.50 Goodyear MTR Kevlars and Weld on beadlock rings.
Jeep Cherokee Skyjacker 6" front coil springs
Rancho 7000MT 14" travel front shocks, Rancho 9000XL 14" travel rear shocks.
Flatbed with wood bed.
LED tail lights
Exo cage
Bronco II tank
Chevy 64" 3/4 ton leafs
Shorten wheel base to 113.5" (moved rear forward 15" moved front forward 2")
Flowmaster 2 chamber
Color Safety Orange
Custom sliders
Hydro assist
Tapped F150 steering box
Custom square tube long arms
HD heim/DOM steering setup
Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 front drive shaft/ 2nd Explorer rear shaft.
2nd Gen Explorer Sport bucket power bucket seats.

And for those wondering why the Dana 30 they are cheap and parts are easy to come by. Which is nice if you do need replacement parts. The Mercs D30 has held up to over 13 trails and 35s with beadlocks without breakage so I would say it is very good axle.















 
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I just browsed through your merc build, you work fast! I'll be following this one!
 

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Nice!! In!!
 

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Did pick up a High Pinion Dana 60 4.10 front but I am going to save that for another project.

Here it is in the back of the Merc. I walked into the junk yard and a 95 F350 was just sitting there don't come across many of those so I jumped on it. Talked them into $200 bucks for it. :D
 

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you see f350's all over the place in my junkyards
 

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you see f350's all over the place in my junkyards
Oh it is not hard to find them here if you wanna pay. Just normally over 700 bucks. It is just rare to find them at the U pull yards here cause the bigger full service yards normally snag the trucks. Or other times I am to late to get the axle.
 

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New 15x10 heavy gauge wheels showed Yesterday. Went with 4 inch back spacing. They were $223 for 4 shipped to my door from Summit. Trying to do decide what design to do for the beadlocks I need to order those soon.

 

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Got my new rod ends for the truck. They are super sexy! Hoping to have time this weekend to start on the truck. Also picked up some 64" Chevy leafs this morning. I grabbed a Bronco II tank get it all the way up to pay for it and guy is like you know we poke holes in those to drain them. I flip it over and was like EFF. Guy is like you still want it. I said Eff NO! He didn't have much to say after that. So still need to find a tank.

 

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Picked up a Bronco II tank from a full service yard the guy gave me the factory skid plate too. Also sold the bed. I should be doing the rear axle this weekend and maybe some of the front depending on how it goes. Working on kitchen remodel for my wife so that has been taking up my free time.


BII gas tank with pick up.

BII skid.

Now that the bed is gone I am getting pretty excited about starting.

This will be the paint color of the truck.
 

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