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Project Exploding Ranger

Flash Gordan

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Just a quick question. What do you get when you take a $400 1987 Ranger here:

And the $150 1991 Explorer here:



You get project EXPLODING RANGER!!!!!


My plans for this is to swap the entire drivetrain from the Explorer to the Ranger. Dana 35, 8.8, and the 4.0 and transmission are going in. And if I get the chance I'm going to try to blow it up!!! J/K.... I don't really want to blow it up but I do want to build a serious offroad machine I can take down to my uncle's little playground in Gore, VA and maybe blow the doors off his jeep. If anybody gets the chance check out his website: http://bigdogsoffroad.com
But for now the only modifications I've made so far is mounting the bigger wheels and tires from the Exploder onto the Ranger. After I mounted them and took it down the road I noticed that the front tires rub the running boards while going around corners. The next mod will be to get rid of the boards and have a cleaner looking ride. And hopefully I can get more done in the weeks ahead if the weather decides to cooperate. It's been raining cats and dogs here for a couple days now.
 


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If you can't go through it or around it, then go over it.
thats a 2wd ranger?
 

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thats a 2wd ranger?
Yup. The thing is I've blasted it down some of South Jersey's finest trails through what little mud I've come across and it's still going strong.
 

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Where in South Jersey, I'm in Manahawkin.
 

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Friday I was in the Winslow WMA. And last week I was tearing it up in the Union Lake WMA. And earlier today after I dropped my kid off to his mother, I was checking out the Menantico Ponds WMA to see what the fishing is like. I'm living in Millville these days.
 
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ya im in northfield and theres gana be a jambore in maslanding some time in may let me know if you guys wana go and ill PM yall the met up point date and time
 

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I have a small, almost insignificant update. After going on the Black Friday Trail Ride last Friday and RumpRangerSTX pretty much breaking my stones about not having tow hooks. I finally got the ones I had laying around here on finally. I took a pic with my cell phone, so don't cry too much about how fuzzy it is.
 

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Nice, now buy my hitch and let's wheel that bitch. haha jk...unless you want to
 

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I was thinking about going out and buying the steel needed to weld up a new rear bumper. Then I wouldn't need the hitch. But I'll probably buy it anyway. When's the next time we'll go out riding?
 

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I have no clue.
 

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south jersey people...im in blackwood nj if anyone needs a hand working on their rig let me know im always down to turn some wrenches....im pretty good at it too. your truck looks pretty clean. i have a 95 ranger 4.0 5spd dana 35 8.8 3.73 gears. all stock for now.
 

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Blackwood? My sister and brother-in-law live in Blackwood.
 

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Nice, now buy my hitch and let's wheel that bitch. haha jk...unless you want to
Are you selling a hitch kenny?? If so what year will fit and how much you want for it??
 

Flash Gordan

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Hey quit muscling in on my deal and threadjacking my thread. The nerve of some people is unreal.






















































































JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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was not bustin r balls but if u got stuck what would hook to ??? and about goin out i have no idea truck is still not running rite and i have no idea what is wrong think of gettin rid of it
 

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