OK Guys, Here are the final 5 photos of this portion of my build. After the hit my wallet just took,
it will probably be another year before I can afford to start on the next phase.
Of course that could vary depending on how good, or bad, the stock market is to me.
This is with max air in the bags. Slight nose down attitude. I MIGHT be able to bring the nose up a bit more,
but the gauge was reading 150 psi and still being new to me I was nervous about adding any more.
This is what the truck looks like when I'm driving it.
I've been running about 90-100 psi front and 20-25 rear.
Looks and feels about right to me right there.
I've only put about 60-70 miles on it since I picked it up. All local city driving.
Nothing above about 50 MPH. Haven't yet had it on the freeway. Will probably do that tomorrow.
I'll put 75-100 miles at 65-80 MPH just to see how it feels/handles.
ZERO air. Again a slight nose down rake to it.
Back wheel. ZERO air. This is EXACTLY what I was after in the looks department.
Front wheel. ZERO air. This is about 1.5" - 2" lower that I wanted.
I was hoping it would look like the back wheel.
That is, wheel well opening about even with the top of the tire.
But I can live with it this way.
Well that's about it for now. Next will be the exterior mods. Some future plans are.
Remove the radio antenna from the passenger side front fender.
Install two 4' CB antennas on the bed between the bed and the cab.
One antenna will run a splitter and serve both the AM/FM radio and the CB I plan to install.
The other antenna will be a dummy for looks only.
Remove "Ranger XLT" emblems from the fenders. Paint the door handles and mirrors to match the truck.
I've thought about shaving the door handles, but I've heard so many horror stories that I decided to just paint them.
Forward tilt for the hood. (maybe) Clear corners and Euro tails. (maybe)
So far I haven't seen any that I liked better than the stock units.
Some sort of screw jacks at all 4 corners of the tonneau cove.
Remove the handle/lock and hinges from the tonneau cover so it's nice and smooth all the way around.
Whith those mods the tonneau cover can be raised straight up to a hight equal to the cab roof.
Of course a COOL (do you young'uns still use that word?
) paint job.
I just bought "photo shop" and if I can find an "adult ed."
course around here I'll play with different paint schemes. With and without graphics.
Wow it's a good thing I'm retired. I don't have time to work.