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yeah most people do, i do it too, but if you're gonna ask a question you should check to see if its in the op
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Nice looking truck and yes the engine bay is nice too !
Now how about some bucket seats ?
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yeah i was thinking about it, but really i'll take whatever fits and feels comfortable, bench or bucket, or 2 seperate seats so i can fit in a center console
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I was looking at a set of Explorer Sport Seats in the JY the other day, I think they had some sort of power but not sure, these have a low back and looked good and were comfortable.
Not sure if they are a bolt in but I can’t believe they would be too far off.
A lot of Center Consoles but nothing complete but there is plenty of stuff out there just decide what you want a head of time if you can.
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the center console isn't something i have to have, just an option i'm thinking of if i go with seperated seats
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Nice idea though.

I had an 88 STX, 5-sp, came with bucket but no console.

Installed a 5.0L out of a ’93 Stang with auto, worked really well and wasn’t a major pain to install.
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i was thinking of dropping a small block in later on, but not now, i drive 20 miles to work one way, so i need the good mileage out of the v6

maybe in a few years ill try to do a swap, probably a 347 stroker
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Funny thing is that I found the 5.0L got better milage than the 2.9L, go figure.

Good luck on the project.
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no way, this was my friends truck and he says he gets about 26 miles to the gallon, theres no way the 5.0 does that
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no way, this was my friends truck and he says he gets about 26 miles to the gallon, theres no way the 5.0 does that
IMHO there is no way a 2.9L get it either.
The 5.0L can get you 20 if your lucky.
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maybe he was just over exadurating because he's used to his '78 chevy 1ton dually with a 454 getting 5 miles to the gallon lol
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If your going to bag it to an inch from the ground just do that last inch so you can drag it. Throwing sparks is about the best feeling in the world!
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yeah ofcourse, i was just gonna weld some diamondplate to the frame, or whatever is closest to the ground
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Well, at least the engine is rebuilt........LOL

10% there to being complete.

Keep up posted on this project. I'm sure they'll be plenty of people watching this.
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yeah i have a long ways to go, the hardest part for most people is actually the easiest for me, im gonna do all the bodywork and paint myself, and i used to work at a shop that specializes in airbag installation, i didn't get to do any of the fab work but i know they'll hook me up

the hardest part will be getting replacement parts for it, and cleaning up the interior
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why not just swap out the whole interior with a newer truck. lots of people do this. if done right, it can look very good.

dash, seats and console out of a wrecked 2000+ model.
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yeah i wanted to get newer guages but i wasn't sure about the wiring and the hookups and all that fun stuff, i was gonna do the simple stuff and the stuff that i know how to do now, and worry about those things later
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take it all from a donor. wiring, seats, dash, door panels would have to beblended into the newer dash. the only thing that would be old would be the body, door panels and carpet.

lots of work but would totally be worth it.
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nice find. i wouldn't mind having one of those myself. lol
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yeah that's what i want to do, but I wanted to add a tach, and I wasn't sure if it was as easy as plugging the wires into the new cluster, like if the info that the guages are telling me is right or wrong because of the new setup, or if it will have to be calibrated, and the door panels are in really good shape, i'll ask if they're new or if they came with the truck
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after researching bagged rangers i found out its pretty hard with these frame rails, so i talked to a friend i used to work for and he said i need to get replacement i-beams, im gonna go through djm then have my friend bag it, i gotta save up for a few months

and i'm still trying to get it smogged, im going to a junkyard tomarrow and getting a header heat shield off a bii, i went the other day and i didnt have the right tools, so im going tomarrow better prepared, a week of frustration trying to get it smogged, after it passes im just gonna rip it all out and put the K&N back on, I hate california
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^^LOL

May auto teacher took his old VW bug to get it DEQ'd, but his custom built engine wouldnt pass, so he went back home, dropped his stock engine in, and took it back the same day.

"were't you here earlier and didnt pass?"

---- "yeah, try it now, I made a couple changes."

"You're just gunna go back home and swap engines again..."

---- "so? it'll pass DEQ!"
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lol nice
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passed smog today, but dmv is closed, gonna get the tags monday after work then i finally get to drive it on a daily basis!, first thing it needs, new seats
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