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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)


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Moved the Bronco to my father's shop so I can work on it long after dark.

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The tow hooks I added make it so much easier to strap down.
It's not a good idea to chain or strap to the chassis. A good bump will compress the springs and snap the straps, and even chain can break in that situation. Chain to the axle. Or buy some J-hooks to connect to the axle.
 


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Used the old girl to haul some junk to the dump then meet up with a scrap hauler to get rid of the rigs ive been parting out. Gave her a tank of non ethanol fule, ran so much better. I just love driving that truck around. Even with that 37 year old 2.3 and 4 speed its just a joy. But i cant wait for the 4.0 swap thats been over a year in the making, and will probably take another.
 

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It's not a good idea to chain or strap to the chassis. A good bump will compress the springs and snap the straps, and even chain can break in that situation. Chain to the axle. Or buy some J-hooks to connect to the axle.
It's not obvious in the pic but the car gets cranked down pretty hard on the suspension to reduce bump slack. We have been slowly gathering components to convert the trailer to tire straps, though.
 

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Moved it out of the driveway so could work on the Buick (needed rear brakes)

BTW, the spin in rear calipers are kind of a pain in the ass... and the effing $40 tool to do so does not make it much easier....

AJ
 

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It's not obvious in the pic but the car gets cranked down pretty hard on the suspension to reduce bump slack. We have been slowly gathering components to convert the trailer to tire straps, though.
I tried that before and one good bump had it bounce anyway. I’ll stick to hooking to axles. Bought a couple axle straps awhile back, but most f the time I use the tow dolly anymore
 

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Moved it out of the driveway so could work on the Buick (needed rear brakes)

BTW, the spin in rear calipers are kind of a pain in the ass... and the effing $40 tool to do so does not make it much easier....

AJ
I hate those ratcheting pistons. PITA for sure. Give me rear drums any day.
 

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Haven't got pictures yet, but replaced all the Euro style clear lights with smoked out lights. Only clear lights left are the headlights, which I will be getting some Spec D smoked headlights soon. I'll post some pics later this week.
 

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Engine/trans/convertor/flexplate shield all assembled and hanging off the chain hoist waiting to go in the hole maybe tomorrow. Might try to install the transmission shield first because it might be easier than laying under the truck later on.

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Flexplate shield was NOT suited for our aftermarket chrome dipstick tube so I spent an hour bending and fitting because it's illegal to modify the shield. Three of those transmissions on the farm and not one stock dipstick between them.

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Just went to work and back today, Yesterday I used it to test the lights on the flatbed, was getting tired of using the magnetic mount set and decided to put a permanent setup on the trailer, tractor show coming up this weekend and will be using it. As much as Id like to use the ranger, the escape is better suited to the task with more horsepower and more importantly, bigger/better brakes.
 

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Was intending on working on the red Ranger today after work but after the chain of events that leads us to this moment, it’s probably better that I didn’t. Plus I don’t feel well, haven’t since lunch. So there’s always tomorrow. On the plus side, the AC condenser and suction line came today and I got the new thermostat and some ATF. Still waiting on the orifice tube and I’m thinking about ordering a shift kit for the A4LD. Was going to order the Superior kit until I discovered they have two kits and I’m not sure which would be more appropriate. Saw the Transgo kit, but the superior looked like there were more parts
 

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It's not obvious in the pic but the car gets cranked down pretty hard on the suspension to reduce bump slack. We have been slowly gathering components to convert the trailer to tire straps, though.
When I tow my '90 around I put a chain over the top of the axle tube, under the pumpkin then over the other axle tube, then tie down in an angle to wherever I can. In the front I go around the knuckles usually, sometimes inside, sometimes outside the coil I think... I don't do mud so it works for me :). Mud can get iffy and have seen problems with single rear chain like that with mud...
 

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