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Old 12-23-2010
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So here she is..

Almost finished with the project and thought I would share...

88 Ranger XLT
302 bored 60 over - about 380 hp
C4 with 3200 stall
Possi with 4:10's

Custom dash
94 Explorer bucket seats
Rear spring mount flip and single turn cut out of front coil - about 1-2 inch drop all around
Custom grill - in process (Aerostar and Ranger mixed)

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Before Explorer seats and console:


Before lowering, bumper instal and grill work:
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Old 12-23-2010
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full of win

needs some beefier wheels/tires to handle that power though
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Old 12-23-2010
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Sweet truck. That thing's gotta launch like a pissed off mule with the 4:10s...


GB :)
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Old 12-23-2010
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Thats cool. Wheels and tires for sure. Moar pics of the black and red jeep plz.
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Love it.
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Is that a parker intake? Looks good. I like how you did the gauges and the engine compartment. Should move that battery to the back for the weight transfer.
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Is that front bumper wood?!?
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LOL, yes tires and wheels will be coming in the new year as well as a fuel cell to add weight in the rear.

I was thinking the same thing about the battery as well as going to a dual system.

The intake is Edelbrock but I'm not sure of the model, had it laying around in the garage when I did the build.

OK, yes the bumper in the picture is made of a 2X6 - I had to have a bumper for the inspection and the "real" one hadn't been delivered yet. As soon as the grill is finished I promise I'll post more pictures of the front end!

More pictures of the Jeep? Well that's my other baby, detroit locked all the way around with 4.88's, chrome molly axles (D44's), 4 inch lift, rolling on Interco 16X 37's. It's a crawler not a mudder but is driven daily on the street as well.. I'll see about some picts later today..
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nice, I like them both
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awesome vehicles man, good luck with the project
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Whew! What a pleasant surprise under that hood.
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thats sinister
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More pictures of the Jeep? Well that's my other baby, detroit locked all the way around with 4.88's, chrome molly axles (D44's), 4 inch lift, rolling on Interco 16X 37's. It's a crawler not a mudder but is driven daily on the street as well.. I'll see about some picts later today..
MMMMMMMMMM Yes please.
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well i officially hate you now.
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explorer 8.8 for the rear end?
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Nope its a 7.5 but it is a possi unit and has the chrome molly axles!

Here's pictures of the front grill and bumper and you can see the difference in flipping the spring perches and cutting the front coils (yes thats a real bumper as well!)








And the Jeep of coarse!!



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302 ranger ftw!
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Nice.
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damn both i really like
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And thanks everyone, it is a blast to drive!!
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Both are sweet!
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cool. i've never heard of chomoly axle shafts on a 7.5
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Two thumbs up man!
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VERY NICE! i wish mine looked half as good under the hood. well done
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very very nice, but man that sure wouldn't make it very far where I live, but in the summer that would be full of win..
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