Deranged The rebuild begins, at Texas Diesel Power! - Page 6 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


8-Cylinder Tech If you are one of the few with a V8 engine in your Ranger, or if you dream of a Ranger with a V8 engine, this is the sub-forum for you.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #126  
Old 08-16-2010
KLC's Avatar
KLC KLC is offline
RF Veteran
iTrader: (29)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 13,115
Very nice!
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 08-16-2010
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by eernger View Post
This is such an awesome photo! Gawd that's cool.
x2

Sweet pic.
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 08-17-2010
Diesel Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 639
So I started a TAX write off. LOL Spent a few days coming up with a logo. Going on the hood.

Name:  Blueflameskull-1.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  101.1 KB
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 08-18-2010
JoshK's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: CC, Indiana
Posts: 3,832
That will look sweet on the hood!
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old 08-18-2010
elementsenjoi's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: 352 Florida
Posts: 1,301
Quote:
Originally Posted by got-dirty View Post
dont remember if i posted this in here or not as i havent been on here in forever. but these locals just reminded me of this post. 9.82 @ 142

Hey, I was there that night, I actually raced my truck that night.haha That truck is sick though.


I like the logo for the hood!
Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old 09-07-2010
Diesel Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 639
Sorry been busy as hell getting a new small performance business setup. Were heading out this friday to get some testing done. I want a low 10 or a 9 this week.
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old 10-19-2010
Diesel Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 639
Guys, I would like to say thanks to everyone on here for everything you have done. So many have done so much for me since I started this project nearly 3 1/2 years ago. I had such great plans, and great dreams, but unfortunately, the cost has been high and the toll has been paid by my family. Traveling for a living makes it hard to have a family, and being gone on top of that working on a truck, or going to an event puts an added strain on the things that actually matter.

We ran a best of 11.86 at Pinks all out, with a sad 1.9 60' and nailing the brakes so we wouldn't hit the car that was skidding to a stop just past the finish line. Its the fastest I have gone, and the fastest the truck has gone and we did it, (unbeknown to us) on fuel only. Far short of the hype I had played in fun, the smack that has been talked, and far short of the expectations I had.

I am sure their will be plenty who will call me a quitter or any number of things. I personally say to them, try it yourself, walk in my shoes, and pay the price I have paid, then talk to me. Never the less, I have contacted those who have sponsored parts, and helped me out so much on this project. I have offered to return everything that I can as this was never about making a profit, especially off of someone else, (What I have invested far outweighs what was sponsored). I promised 6 events to everyone at a minimum and I gave 8. I put it in the public eye as much as I could, got it in magazines and on TV and did my best to make it something for everyone to be proud of. I feel ok about my decisions.

I have made no decisions on what I will be doing with the truck, but selling it is definitely an option at this point. Its got what it needs to be a runner, it was built well and is a solid foundation. I simply will not lose more than I have possibly lost to take it a step further. I have raced it for the last time. I will still be around here, perhaps not as much, but will be here. The cost to continue is simply too great, (I am not talking financially so let me quell any rumors of my financial demise). Thanks for understanding.

Tim
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old 10-19-2010
seed60's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (15)
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 5,584
Hate to hear it. Such an awesome ride!!

Good luck with whatever you do with it.
Reply With Quote
  #134  
Old 10-19-2010
NicksterSVT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: NC
Posts: 1,955
Man, I know what you are going through... Been building cars for a long time and when you get to a certain point, u gotta say enough is enough... At least you can walk away from this wiser and you can say you have done something that no one has attempted in the past. Sorry to hear about your decision, but also glad to hear that you understand that family is much more important than a hobby!
Reply With Quote
  #135  
Old 10-19-2010
Topdog2007's Avatar
Level I Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Blairsville, Ga
Posts: 466
I wish I had the $$$ to Buy this awesome Ranger! Good Luck in the Future.
Reply With Quote
  #136  
Old 10-19-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: North GA
Posts: 590
Sad to see the project end, but hopefully it hasn't caused irreversible problems with the family other than lost time!! good luck!!
Reply With Quote
  #137  
Old 05-10-2011
98liftedranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,538
I'm gonna bump this just to see if he logs back on here.
Reply With Quote
  #138  
Old 05-10-2011
hurley's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: West Belmar NJ
Posts: 1,488
Dude he had a sweet truck. Wonder if he still has it?
Reply With Quote
  #139  
Old 05-10-2011
98liftedranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,538
Yes he does.
Reply With Quote
  #140  
Old 05-10-2011
JoshK's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: CC, Indiana
Posts: 3,832
Reply With Quote
  #141  
Old 05-10-2011
98liftedranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,538
He posted all that info over on RPS too. Thats where I saw the most recent videos.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deranged going to Pinks all out Houston Diesel Ranger 8-Cylinder Tech 4 06-07-2010 11:18 AM
And it Begins. TrucknGolf Project Logs 30 01-06-2009 06:28 PM
So it begins! Shaklakan Interior Semi-Tech 38 07-07-2008 10:32 AM
Guam, Where America's Day Begins Conjugal Visitor Member Introductions 12 03-23-2008 03:07 PM
Project Ranger Begins timpat92855 General Ford Ranger Discussion 17 04-17-2007 09:10 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:00 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.