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Old 09-24-2011
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built the frame 4 my flat bed started cleaning up the roller cam head im gunna put on it
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Old 09-24-2011
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Welded rear upper shock mount back on the frame.
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Old 09-25-2011
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Went and got the stuff to change the oil.
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Up north for my 10 year H.S. reunion and took the Ranger. Got a lot of compliments on the old girl.
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Old 09-25-2011
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Welded rear upper shock mount back on the frame.
Don't you hate when those come off. lol
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did the front brakes...kinda pissed because i cant put my shackles on...exhaust was in the way...gonna cut it off after the muffler and dump it...problem solved
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Old 09-25-2011
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Oh, the horrors...

I FINALLY got around to starting my clutch "project" today.

Took the rear driveshaft off only to realize that I need u-joints on both ends. Had to grind off one of the bolts holding the yoke to the transfer case. NOT good. Now I have to find a way to get that out.

Got the front driveshaft out and realized the rubber boot to the cv joint is torn. CV joint is in pretty ad shape...

It took FOREVER to get the top starter bolt out! Something short of 2 hours? Finally found an easier way to remove it but damn it turns out the bolt is bent and was nearly seized into the bell housing.

As for the transfer case... forget it! Those bolts are on there WWAAYY too tight. Already rounded off the head on one and the others are impossible to get to.

LOL also found out that the crossmember holding up the tranny is broken in two places Looks like I'll be digging out the MIG welder again...

Tranny mount is shot, too. No idea where to get one of those.

By this time, I was soaked, exhausted, and running out of light so I called it a night.

Looks like I'll be getting a TON of parts sandblasted and learning how to use POR-15.
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Old 09-26-2011
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Just a heads up. POR sucks. I had it peel off after one winter in PA. And thats following their instructions on a T. The cheapo rattle can I used on leaf springs held up better than the POR did on the frame
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Old 09-26-2011
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Just a heads up. POR sucks. I had it peel off after one winter in PA. And thats following their instructions on a T. The cheapo rattle can I used on leaf springs held up better than the POR did on the frame
This is the first bad thing I have heard about POR. Any pictures of before and afters?
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Old 09-26-2011
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Dropped it off at the transmission shop
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I have before pictures of it and how I prepped it. The after pictures are on my dads computer I will have to dig them up. We sent pics into POR and they refunded the money. Also my friends is starting to bubble up as well on a frame he sand blasted and it has been sitting in a garage since the POR was applied
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i have never had a issue with POR15.
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^^there's time for everything... and unfortunately with the luck you have with your truck, that may be next

lmao just playin
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Old 09-26-2011
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Don't you hate when those come off. lol
Yes it has happened twice on this same mount. It will not do it ever again, trust me. :D
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Old 09-26-2011
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Finished speaker replacement: left previous owner aftermarket speakers in doors, replaced Ford speakers in rear panels. Replaced 5 bulbs in instrument cluster. Added Ultra-Gauge, at least for duration of fixing EGR path. Pressure washed underneath bed from previous pinion seal leak to see if the leak is persisting (no oil leakage in driveway).
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Old 09-26-2011
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Installed Firestik 2 to my Midland CB
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Old 09-26-2011
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I made the mistake of comparing my ranger to my project truck. I now feel like i drive a mini

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Old 09-27-2011
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Installed Firestik 2 to my Midland CB
Not to turn this into a CB thread but how is you setup working out ?
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Old 09-27-2011
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Removed and tested the EGR valve, would operate but not hold vacuum...looked original due to some rust on the diaphragm section, so ordered a replacement w/gasket. only about $52 or so for the ford parts via tascaparts.com (and only about $8 more than aftermarket parts). EGR tube looks ok (not caked up enough to reduce diameter/flow). Took two shopping stops, but got a T20 security bit and removed the MAF sensor, carefully cleaned with the appropriate spray solvent. The Ranger factory repair manuals arrived today (used/worn as described, but seem to be complete). So no departure from the driveway for the Ranger today.
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I picked up some stuff at home depot monday night and got home late so I didn't unload it until this afternoon. Only about 100 lbs of dirt / mulch / little stuff ... My wife pulls in the driveway as I am finishing unloading and notices that the truck is still leaning to the passenger side... I'm wondering if the torsion bar is fooked ... I already know the spring is well used at this point but didn't think the t-bar would be this bad... ugh... I'll look more later...
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Old 09-27-2011
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Went To get an alignment and found out my rack is shot
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Old 09-28-2011
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Slowly getting the work done on my clutch project.

Took the skid plates and drive shaft in to get bead blasted today. Skid plates came nice so I primered them up real quick. I will POR them later.

Still waiting on the U-joints to come in so the driveshaft can't be bead blasted until then.

Also, found out my front driveshaft (prop shaft) needs to be replaced. $300.00

Next, still waiting on a reply to this thread:

Need drivetrain help.

Gotta get that piece off so I can get it bead blasted and get that bolt out.
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Old 09-28-2011
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Peeled the floor back to dry out after a bunch of water came out from behind the glove box.
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Old 09-28-2011
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finally received and installed my new bakflip tonnue cover on my stx

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Old 09-28-2011
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swapped out my non tilt steering column for tilt steering column!
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