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The Wrangler that was rolled is back

superj

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2004
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ranger edge
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
3 liters of tire smoking power
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
none
Total Drop
none
Tire Size
235s
My credo
Grew up in the 70s, 80s, and 90s
It's back to being able to used as a daily driver
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To this. Not perfect but driveable
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rusty ol ranger

Im a Jeep guy now.
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177 CID
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My credo
A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
Glad to see it saved from the junkyard
 

bobbywalter

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sawzall?
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33-44
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it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
Yup , exactly how I would do it.
 

superj

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3.0 V6
Engine Size
3 liters of tire smoking power
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
none
Total Drop
none
Tire Size
235s
My credo
Grew up in the 70s, 80s, and 90s
it drives fine and is water tight so its good to go. if my son wants its pretty, he is going to have to pay for it. when i gave it to him, it was beautiful
 

scotts90ranger

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4WD
Total Lift
6
Tire Size
35"
Tell him to get a stud welder kit and a set of body hammers, on already dented metal it's hard to go backwards if it already needs replaced...
 

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scotts90ranger

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Not to threadjack but just as some incentive here's a before, during and after of what I did on my Ranger after it rolled...

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The last one is kinda just for fun but apparently one of the few side shots I have from closer to the incident... it landed on the drivers side and roof mostly... All of that mess was going a whole mile away from where I was so I made things work...
 

superj

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ranger edge
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
3 liters of tire smoking power
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
none
Total Drop
none
Tire Size
235s
My credo
Grew up in the 70s, 80s, and 90s
the ranger did really well in a roll over.
 

bobbywalter

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V8
Engine Size
BIGGER
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
sawzall?
Tire Size
33-44
My credo
it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
the ranger did really well in a roll over.
The gen 1 chassis and cabs are brutes. The transmissions and axles suck though.

My main ranger has been on its roof twice.....only used a jack and a hammer so a back window kinda fit.... Kept going.

The bronco is beat even worse ....


Tough Lil buggers.
 

superj

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ranger edge
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3.0 V6
Engine Size
3 liters of tire smoking power
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
none
Total Drop
none
Tire Size
235s
My credo
Grew up in the 70s, 80s, and 90s
That's awesome. I know we had an 80s ranger back when I was in high school, around 93, and it was great. It lasted through jumping and pulling anything we could tie to it, and than more jumping. It was a solid little truck
 

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