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If you guys can wait, I will get more detailed pics posted by Friday. It took all of about 3 hours to make. I am going to work on the hinge and the latch system to get it to work better.
i can't i want the pictures right freakin now
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We appreciate any info or pics you can post!

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from the sound of it should change reading the maf sensor gets....if anyone has a used 4.0 maf sensor may be interested in it
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Pictures of Ported MAF

Pretty Straight Forward - Port and Polish

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Go to Rouge Performance and it shows some great info.

http://rogueperformance.com/ModifiedMAF.html

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Pictures of Tonneau Cover

This was a pretty straight forward build. I have a source where I can get aluminum pretty cheap. I am going to make a cover out of aluminum this summer, but for now, this works great.

Instructions

1. Liquid nails(every joint)
2. (6) 2x3x8 "STRAIT" wood
3. (2)Gate latches
4. 3" deck screws (may need to drill pilot)
5. (2)3/8x6Bolts
6. rubber canvas/vinyl
7. (2.5) yds of batting
8. (1) sheet of 3/8 plywood

Measure the bed side to side and subtract1/4 from that, do the same long ways too if you don't the cover will fit to tight and the cover will not open and the tailgate will not close.

This is not water proof water can run between the sides of the cover and the bed its only purpose other than for its great look is to keep the rain/snow off my junk and improve gas mileage.

Shows the underneath to see how it is structured.

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How it opens

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The Gate latch

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Bolt that holds it to the bed and acts as a hinge.

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I think this is pretty straight forward, if anyone has anymore questions, please let me know.
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Air Box Mod

This is my answer to the air box dilemma. I opened up the factory opening, riveted some screen to the inside and covered some thin aluminum with heat shielded bubble wrap. All materials can be bought at a lumber yard. LOWES is just where I happen to buy almost everything. I used duct work flashing tape to tape the seems and I epoxied the screen on the air box itself. Again, I am using the K&N drop in air filter with no problems.

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Someone buy my tires

Anyone need some A/T tires? I am wanting to get stock tires back on my truck. Check out this thread to see some pics.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...846#post668846
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Thanks for the posts Matt!

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Pretty Straight Forward - Port and Polish



Go to Rouge Performance and it shows some great info.

http://rogueperformance.com/ModifiedMAF.html
can't get that link to work... am interested in doing this if i can find a 4.0 maf to try... sorta not surprised that my ranger is getting poor mileage, ford has always been known to the thirtiest only surprised that my 4.0 4x4 is getting worse mileage than my neighbour's v8 dakota 4x4
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My link from above should be working now, if not, here it is:

http://rogueperformance.com/ModifiedMAF.html
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Sorry to bring back a dead thread, but where did you get the fabric to cover the plywood on your tonneau cover, and what exactly is it?
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Bed Cover

It is a rubbery vinyl. I made the whole thing from scratch. 2x3 frame with 3/8 plywood top and quilt batting all cover with the vinyl.
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Where did you buy the rubbery vinyl. I built my own cover, but i can't figure out for the life of me where to get anything like that.
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From ALCO

There is a store here called ALCO, my mom knew I was looking for something like this for my 67 mustang. Well I never did that project on my car and then got the pickup and the size was perfect. You may be able to get something at a upholstery shop or something like that. Hope this helps.
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Hey Matt, did you notice your idle get any rougher with the port and polish project? also what year and model of volvo Efan did you choose? Any over heating problems from your engine or tranny? Would you happen to have a pic of the PVC filter? Any chance you can buy these pre-made?
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