Hello from the great PNW!
I just wanted to introduce myself...my name is Ivan and I live in Oak Harbor, WA. I just picked up a 98 Ranger 4x4 ext cab stepside with an 01 explorer 5.0, 4R70W trans, 4" SuperLift suspension and 3" body lift. It needs some major love and will be getting quite a few parts from my wrecked Explorer so it can be my DD and errand runner. I will be asking a few questions about it here shortly.
A bit about me: I have been working on Fords all my life. I do all my own work...build engines, body & paint work, custom fab...that sort of stuff. I have a fairly well equipped shop with a 2 post lift, mig, plasma cutter, tube bender and of course, a wide assortment of hand tools.
I am hoping to develop my hobby into a small business by the time I retire from the Military (six years and some change). I have one large job (97 Mountaineer desert toy for a friend in San Diego) and a few smaller jobs that I am currently working on, and hope they will help build my reputation, so by the time I do retire, I will be in full swing.
Anyways, that is what I do and why I am here. I have read some good posts and there seems to be some very knowledgeable folk here. I look forward to helping where I can.