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The "Donkey" build/rebuild


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It’s a 92 with no box and no transmission. (5spd man)

Have to pick it up in a couple days..we’ll, after Christmas I guess now.

I see the sla front end it weaker than the ttb and harder to lift.. talk about going backwards...but for a flat of beer...
Are you sure that one is a 92 and not an 02? I foresee a solid axle swap.....
 


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Buddy just called, it’s a 2009.
I’m hoping 4:10’s or even 3:73’s.
I think I had 2002 stuck in my head because my friend picked up a 02 dodge 1500 to replace the 2010 silver one I posted earlier.
 

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It’s a 2007 and it’s an open 3.73. (I’ll weld it anyway so open doesn’t matter)
It’s... an automatic! Blah!
 

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So, fixed the cab on the donkey and filled the windows with plastic. With the cab straight (ish) the windshield fit the hole again so I just silicones it in place.
 

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Now the bad news, out snow wheeling and jumping from drift to drift... I put the front left spring through the spring perch.🤬
Man I hate rust.(couldn’t of been that hard landing...)
Cut it off flush with the frame, more frigging work.
 

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Ouch, that sucks!
 

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I so want to build my own strut front end but it can’t be down that long and I have to get to work on the mustang.
 

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What tubing is your exoskeleton made of? (Diameter? Wall thickness? Is it DOM?) If that bent and allowed damaged to the cab, I want to do better when I build stuff for my truck.
 

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I’m going t take the spring perches off the 150 frame and put them on the donkey. I’m using the front springs anyway so these perches will fit the springs better too.
 

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Actually the tubing never moved/bent. It rolled in sand with some random rocks. The rollbar sunk into the sand and the sand pushed against the windows/cab causing the damage. If it would of been solid ground the cage would of taken the weight of the truck and the cab would of been ok.
 

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Tubing is mostly dom 1 1/2” but there is some 1 3/4” too. I had a bunch from a race car build and used whatever I had laying around.
 

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Ok, cut the perch off the 150 frame, was going to shorten it to place the top closer to the frame to jack it up some. Of course that means when I get one side done I’d have to cut the other side too...

Said heck with it, fix one side and get back on the trails.
The 150 has a flat spring perch but the ranger has a bump on the frame so I had to slice and dice to get it to fit.

Pics in a bit (got bad service here)
 

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