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


Angry Possum

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I just purchased this from Harbor Freight. Im going to size it up to custom fit the inside of the tailgate to save my knees. I'm using this so when I get in the truck my knees won't hurt on the tailgate. It costs only $10 for 4 pieces of 1 inch thick solid foam. This should work.

I'll probably use 3m Heavy Duty double sided Velcro Strips to affix it to the tailgate.

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All I did to the Ranger, was turn it around in the driveway, in preparation for the next round of front suspension tuning.

But, as part of my garage cleaning effort, I used up some extra materials. My little roll-around seat had broken a month ago. I built a much more robust replacement. Then I added a shelf under a work table I built a couple years ago.

The cheap, broken thing.
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My replacement.
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All I fid to the Ranger, was turn it around in the driveway, in preparation for the next round of front suspension tuning.

But, as part of my garage cleaning effort, I used up some extra materials. My little roll-around seat had broken a month ago. I built a much more robust replacement. Then I added a shelf under a work table I built a couple years ago.

The cheap, broken thing.
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My replacement.
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That’s grate!
 

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That is sweet, the stock ones are getting fragile and hard to find, I think mine is partially broken...

That said, if it's popping out of 4hi it's probably the linkage adjustment not the bushing, although if you don't have a bushing that could do it from the geometry of the linkage... To adjust the linkage get the adjuster bolts loose, move the linkage into the 4hi detent on the transfer case then move the shifter into the 4hi corner, then lock down the bolts. When I first converted my '90 it popped out of 4hi and it turned out it was just the linkage adjustment...
That's some good info. I'll see about adjusting it. My original bushing thing was very broken so it certainly did not help.
 

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took the ranger & the flatbed on a trip in to the next county to pick up a small chicken house, sure it would of fit in the ranger with the cap off but didn’t really want to do that today. Now im in the process of rigging up a handle on one end and wheels on the other so it can easily (or more easily) be moved from time to time at different spots in the yard. Not a fan of chickens, the eggs will be nice but thats about it. For some reason Bren wanted to give it a try, at least it was a decent deal and not full retail. Was only $200 and came with feed, heat lamp and the containers for feed & water. Now I guess tomorrow its off to rural king to price birds & get the hardware and other items needed to make the coop mobile. Already have the handle & wheels thanks to a push mower someone gave me that needed work and I had no use for or desire to fix.
 

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I just put the foam padding on the inside of my tailgate to save my knees when climbing on the tailgate to get into the cab.
It was only $10 from Harbor Freight, and I have 3 full sheets left over. Good for backup in case it rips. Which I'm sure it will eventually.
I could of used 3M Velcro strips. But I figured this was more secure with the screws. A little much you think. I always over do it. Dam, did you see what they charge for this by some manufacturers.

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Good idea! I hope it’s closed cell foam so as not to hold moisture. Istill wouldn’t let it get wet.

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I probably would have used some two sided tape.

We might start calling you captain overkill.
 

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I probably would have used some two sided tape.

We might start calling you captain overkill.
I was gonna use the double sided tape or the 3m Heavy Duty Velcro strips, but sometimes it gets moist in there and that Shyte will fall off I'm sure.
 

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Cleaned the throttle body, took the goblblin for a little spin around apartment complex and let my bulldog pup hang out the window while we cruised. Old man chihuahua daschund just enjoyed the ride.
 

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Aaaah I lust over the 2 door models so incredibly hard ❤
 

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