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Very nice looking for sure!!

Those tire stickers are easy to peel off you know.............LOL
Hahaha, I know, I know! I don't know why I didn't before I took the pics....
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Here are a couple more of the rear... It was mostly done here other than I didn't have my fuel system plumbed, I cut the old leaf spring brackets off and painted the frame...











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There is a few more things I'd like to do with the interior, but going fast is more fun! :-) Here it is so far... Nothing fancy

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Very nicely done! Looks like you took the time to do it right.
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Thanks for the pics! How wide are the rear wheels?

Are you planning on a lid for the fuel access in the bed?

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So so so nice! Great work, clean yet bam HOTT!
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Thanks for the pics! How wide are the rear wheels?

Are you planning on a lid for the fuel access in the bed?
Right now I am only running 10" wide, but if I roll the fenders I should be able to fit 12's..

And no, I don't plan on running a door over the fuel cell... It is kinda hard to tell what I did here, but I actually welded in about a 5" tube to about half an inch or so from where the cell is then ground it down on top to be flush with the bed runners. I can always add one later if I decide I don't like it, but I didn't want anything sticking up. I even thought if I didn't like the opening that maybe I'd just put a rubber bed mat in too. So far, I like it just open, its easy to get my hand in there and pull the cap out as is.
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Do ya ever have a hard time getting the cap off? I have that same cell and sometimes it's a ***** when I go to fuel up!
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congrats. you now get the same gas mileage as my mighty 2.0. FML

fu.ckin pimpin truck. get it down the track and get some numbers up ASAP!!!!
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Wow what a beautiful truck!
I will be dropping my 75mm turbo 408 in my 88 as soon as Im done SAS my Bronco2. I love the rear...gave me some good ideas for mine.
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Yours brings back some good memories for me! I had a 11sec 2.3t 87
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SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
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You've done a hell-of-a-good job here!!!

As far as towing goes....can your newer Ranger pull the old Ranger plus trailer with ease or is it a struggle for the truck?
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Actually, it pulled (and stopped) it GREAT!!! I was really impressed... I used to pull a boat with it, and it wasn't much different. I think my 87 is just under 3000lbs, and the trailer is pretty light, but a dual axle has to help out some. If I were to want to pull it often, I would probably hook the trailer brakes up, but in this pic, I was just taking it to an exhaust shop in town. Thought the ranger on ranger action was cool though! ;-)
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Dayum! That is freakin beautiful
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Man! I get more sad about selling my 86 all the time when I'm hanging out on these Rangers forums.. Yours is identical to my 86, right down to the color..

Say, where in Illinois are ya??


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Not sure what happened to the pics I already had up, but thought I would share a few of my updates...

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That thing is a f'n BEAUTY!! Makes me miss my ol' 86 so much!! I always wanted to transplant a 302 in mine but never got the chance.. VERY NICE MAN!!!


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