Well today was the day!!!!! :-) Items 1-5 with the exception of 3 have been checked off.
First of all I would like to extend a very generous thank you to Zach (Redneckstone) and Tyler (0RangerEdge2). Without them my truck would be sitting stock still so I appreciate all the help with the lift
. I want to give an even bigger thank you to Justin (Toreador4x4). If it wasnt for Justin lending his garage, parts and knowledge I would not have even taken the step to mod my Ranger. You always lend a hand when I need it for the truck and that means a lot. It helps having someone who takes pride in their work to learn from. I honestly can not thank you enough!!!!! You have been A HUGE help!
To get started I must say from the get go that we completed the body lift in less than 3 HOURS!
Everything went in and out smoothly and there were no major snag ups (Thank God). Just before the body lift was done we looked at the rear axle 8.8 4.10 L/s axle I got. Unfourtanently the pinion was jacked so I have to get all new gears
. Something had to go not according to plan right? haha We are just going to have to wait a few days while we order a set of 4.56's instead
. Once the body lift was done Tyler and I went to pick up parts from the auto store while Justin and Zach installed the rear blocks and front spindles. Front spindles were done in less that 20 minutes! Once back from the auto store we replaced both front and rear shocks, front brake pads & rotors and wheel bearings. Talk about a busy and.......expensive day lol.
I will try and let the pictures explain everything!
Stone starting out the process shortly after 9:05 am by removing the bedliner:
Zach and Justin removing the hitch:
Now thats teamworK!
Hard at work:
Harder at work:
Even harder at work
I dont know what Justin is planning on doing to Stone........ahah
Damnit his axle is @$#^ed
Led to this.............
ill let Zach explain the story behind that lol
These tools helped out a great deal:
Peeling away the carpet:
MMMMM new front brakes:
Why my truck is getting an alignment tomorrow:
They decided to play a joke and initiate me into the BL club ahahah
Santa looks a little different during the summer:
Prepare yourself for this next picture
Send kids out of the room.
First to last:
David, Mine, Justin, Tyler, Justins Dad.
Now all we have to do next is:
1. Lift the back bumper after the hitch gets re welded on.
2. Get an alignment which Justin is doing today.
3. Put on the tires
4. Get new gears and swap axles
5. Everything else that comes with owning a truck! lol
That That That Thatssss all folkssssss