I finally installed the Valve covers today...Also I picked up a set of 20" Kmc stealth rims so I had to get an idea of how they would look. I already have a set of 17" and thought about runnng 17's on the front and 20's on the rear. Any opinions on that?? The 20's are pictured.
hey man dont run 17 and 20's... first off that much diff in size would look funny. Secondly. if you do not know, if you run diff size tires on back and front..it totally voids any warranty right outta the door
I actually already have a tonneau cover...just waiting till I am done with the truck before I install it. The front and rear bumber will be color matched once its running...and yes I bought new rubber today for the wheels. I just color matched a set of mirrors on Sunday...just waiting for them to cure good before installing them. Keep checking back for more updates!....oh and the stock Mountaineer injectors are 19lbs!
Last edited by Topdog2007; 03-08-2010 at 05:45 PM.
Everything looks first class, your attention to detail is second to none. My Ranger is the same color but with the regular short box, but I really want your bed! I know of one sitting in a salvage yard with a busted fender (easy 'glass fix) and might try and score it before I repaint my truck black. I bought a salvaged '94 Cobra for my donor and with any luck (and your posts) mine will turn out as nice as yours! I also have a complete ProCharger kit just sitting in my closet that I also plan to install along with the 5.0. I look forward to seeing it finished and maybe you can YouTube it when you get it running.
I will trade my bed for your Pro charger..LOL I have had three previous Rangers(2 Straight box and 1 Splash) And by far I am a big fan of the Stepside look on a single cab. I hope to have it running in a few short weeks...and I have a camera just waiting to shoot video for this Forum and Youtube! That 94 Cobra will make for one sweet conversion! If I can help let me know...But there is a guy named Bob who is the Bill Gates of Ford products! He has been very helpful to me and SEVERAL others in the Ranger-forums community.
Thanks Roger for the 411. I look forward to seeing and hearing it run, keep us updated. I also think that the Cobra will be a beneficial donor utilizing seats, tilt wheel, rear disc axle (with some work) and lots of other parts. I hate to pass up such a great offer, but I believe Im gonna keep the 'Charger! If you would could you ask Bob if I can have his username as to contact him? I appreciate your offer in helping me, and I probally will need some and since your more than a few steps ahead of me......!
Ok today I went to put the 97 Explorer Radiator in and its huge! Way to long to fit in my truck...I read that it was a direct swap into the Ranger....I need some suggestions of good ones that work. I was thinking a Ranger 4.0 would work. I appreciate any help..Let me know.
My truck seamed to run a little to hot for my liking in the winter when i would rag on it and i still had my 4.0 rad. with the 5.0 motor thats why i am switching and going with a 31"x19" griffin although i will have to re do most of my front core support i will get pics when finished the radiator should be here tomorrow or the next day.
The truck looks great BTW i like the rims you should paint the traction bars the same color as the truck that would look good.
1995 Ranger 5.0 Built 4R70W ORD 203-205 doubler D-60 front 14 bolt rear 4.88 gears lockers griffin rad. dovetail rear 14'' kings 250lb/400lb springs chevy 63's rear. PIN IT TO WIN IT
I havent had alot to update on until today. I finally got a 3 row Radiator installed, installed the Transmission cooler, I hand bent custom fuel lines coming off the fuel rails, Wired up the Transmission, Painted the Front and rear Bumper to match, installed my smoked tail lights and third brake light. Below are a few pictures...
I'm running a Jegs Dual Core that measures 16 by 28. It fits in between the verticle core supports of the radiator. That has always cooled my 302 well with a 16" electric fan.
Thats allmost the exact size of one I ordered from them to fit a '66 "Stang. It is a 3 core (1" tubes) Fluidyne. I never thought about measuring to see if it would fit my Ranger, I will do that tomorrow.