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the slo-vo ranger build thread...

hey guys decided to start a build thread...starting a little late since ive had the truck for a month or two but better late then never...

the truck...
its a 94' short cab short bed 4.0 5speed 4x4
decent mileage at only 147.xxx miles

here is when i brought it home


ran new exhaust out the passenger side fender with a cheepo thrush muff


mounted the CB in the ashtray spot


started on a headache rack...also truck bed lined the lower panels and bumpers an threw on some half bald 31's that were laying around



welded the spiders up in the 8.8 and threw in some new oil...
 
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so that gets us to where i am now...



trying to flex with swaybars.....not so much



i just picked up a 3" long arm rancho lift today that i found on a totalled ex in a local JY


hopefully soon ill be throwing it on with some other goodies like bumpers manual t-case lights front locker gears etc

ill do my best too keep you updated, any comments or questions let me know
 

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starting to get a dew things done, dont have any pictures from today though. went to the jy again today and picked up a few goodies like a brand new looking shiftboot for a manual transfer case and 5 speed also found a truck that had brand new drums and pads so i pelled them off and threw them on my truck which was very needed considering mine were down to rivits...

this next week im going to do some cutting and welding on the radius arms to beef them up since from what im reading they are pretty weak and dont have much tire clearance so i hope to take care of those problems
 

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sweet truck bro, i like it allot. i'm in the process of making mine 4wd but we have a similar platform (swb, black :D). i wish i had your mustangs motor though!
 

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thanks guys, its been a fun truck so far even though i havent go to do alot of playing with it though yet, but since i back working construction it sure has come in handy since ive always had suv's like explorers and cherokee's and such i love having that bed back there...

the mustang is also a blast, its on jackstands right now getting alot of work done :D

yea i may end up changing the exhaust a little i was in a hurry when i did the tip so i didnt get it exactly how i wanted but it works for now
 

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while i was out this afternoon i stopped and grabbed some 3/16 plate for my radius arms hopefully this weekend i can start cutting on them...while im at it i may get carried away and swap in some rod ends for the rancho poly bushings to help with some flex
 

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picked up a tubing bender this week so hopefully things will start to fall in place and i can get some bumpers on when i do the lift and the t-case swap...

hopefully some updates will be coming soon
 

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I dont know why but i am a fan of headache racks
are you going to add any bed rails to it ?
 

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I dont know why but i am a fan of headache racks
are you going to add any bed rails to it ?
its a possibility but not sure yet, id really like to find some side boxes. just dont have enough room in my toolbox for all my junk
 

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when you getting some light?

Better yet when am I?
 
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welp started cutting on the long arms tonight...i heard that these arms arent the strongest and they dont provide the best tire clearance so im reworking them a little...

this is how they came


im cutting out the side closest to the tires and plating it with some 3/16 which should take care of the tire clearance issue



here is pretty close to how it is going to be (minus the plate) on the tire side..you can see the previos owner of the lift notched slightly for tires so what im doing should gain another inch on top of that...


the other side of the arm will be braced and plated for strength and i may also end up cutting the bushings off and throwing in somerod ends

let me know what you think, sorry i didnt get much done but had a honey doo list to complete lol
 

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what ya doin this weekend?

have some ideas on how to brace your RA's...just not easily explained over the internet :D

let me know..

l8r, John
 

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not sure yet if the woman has any plans yet for the weekend or not, ill let ya know something
 

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looks like im open all day sunday man if you want to come here or meet up or something....lunch or dinner will be on me :D
 

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