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sounds like another reason to not live in town.

Amen to that! I'll never let anyone tell what I can and cannot do on my own property. We don't even need building permits in my town! Only thing you need to build a house here is septic.
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become friends with someone where the truck will fit in a shop.

btw you dont 'need' a PSD to tow a ranger, you 'want' a PSD to tow a ranger
I work at a shop, but its not a fab shop so i cant go shooting sparks everywhere and i cant hog up a lift.

did i say need? maybe i did.. oops.. and yes, its a 'want'
but at some point i'm going to want to put a goose neck or 5th wheel back there and haul 2 rigs at once, a half ton won't hold up for that task so well.

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Amen to that! I'll never let anyone tell what I can and cannot do on my own property. We don't even need building permits in my town! Only thing you need to build a house here is septic.
i can get away with damn near anything.. but turning the driveway into a salvage yard.. not so much

Its gonna be like a hood, fenders and a frame.. 4 seater Ranger Truggy anyone? guess i should learn how to use a bender more efficiently


buttt thats such a horrible idea. blah

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turning your Ranger into a truggy = FAIL.

It doesn't even sound like a good idea. haha
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turning your Ranger into a truggy = FAIL.

It doesn't even sound like a good idea. haha
I cant turn mine int a truggy but Zach can?
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I cant turn mine int a truggy but Zach can?
Is that what it's gonna be now?? I'm so lost, I haven't been keeping up with the build as of late...

If Zach does it, I guess it's cool. haha
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your a b!tch. stfu


this is what I'm going for.. kinda. Just reuse Ranger Fenders and narrow the hood probably. When i say truggy.. i mean full out truggy ha

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I cant turn mine int a truggy but Zach can?
no, you dont have the money or space he does lol
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no, you dont have the money or space he does lol
no ****, ya think? i cant do it in a week dipsh!t, nor can i drop 10 grand a year into it or tear it apart every few months cause i'm bored and want to completely change something.. it'll take time.

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your a b!tch. stfu


this is what I'm going for.. kinda. Just reuse Ranger Fenders and narrow the hood probably. When i say truggy.. i mean full out truggy ha

Sorry. No offense intended. Hell, I'll even volunteer to come help ya build one day...

Seeing this pic...my brain was thinking something totally different. haha lack of sleep, food, and **** going on at home has me thinking a little "off" lately...
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Pretty and expensive like Zachs? sorry.

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nah, I was still thinking something way different...along the lines of a sand rail, or something that (in my head) looked way different than that or Zach's...

no hard feelings man.
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its cool.
i sucked *** at TIG welding today.. again. i had one day when i wrecked shop in class but i'm back to sucking..

its been a long *** day for me too.
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atleast you know how to tig weld, i never got to learn it
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dam arnt we on the zach hater train lol..

I think turning the ranger into a truggy will be BA..
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dam arnt we on the zach hater train lol..

I think turning the ranger into a truggy will be BA..
im not on the Zach hater train.. just saying i cant afford to make it like his.
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I always thought you were wanting to turn it into something like in the pictures below. To do something like the picture you posted wouldn't it be easier to just buy a frame, motor, and trans? Rather then having to strip your truck and get the motor running right without a cab and all, you would already have something half way ready for tube.






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I always thought you were wanting to turn it into something like in the pictures below. To do something like the picture you posted wouldn't it be easier to just buy a frame, motor, and trans? Rather then having to strip your truck and get the motor running right without a cab and all, you would already have something half way ready for tube.





too bad that thing doesn't get wheeled.. The cab's gonna get trashed in a setup like that too..

If i do a V8 i'm gonna have to figure out all the wiring and get it running correctly anyways..
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I just got in on the tail end of this, but I hope you do decide to keep the Ranger, if you have already decided to great! If not, then I hope whatever else you got up your sleeve works!

My 'wheeling' rig and Daily Driver are or was the same vehicle, my Ford. But after wheeling and coming off the mountain only to find I broke my Transfer Case Housing, I stopped that until I can afford another vehicle like some ****ty Geo. I only make 9.50 an hour at UPS right now, I can't afford **** really haha.
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dude zachary! i have a small idea of how you feel about all of this... youve had your truck forever. built every single thing on it (mostly custom). put endless days hours and money into it.. and everything still doesnt work the way you want... everything keeps breaking. but you put tons of time into it and fix it up! then you wheel and have the best ever time and you love your truck.. then stuff breaks again. and you hate your truck! and you feel like you have no way out and your stuck with it.. all your other friend dont understand and get to drive around in there camrys and stock cars and trucks from point A to point B.. you kind of envy them but you love your truck!

ive felt like this before and wanted to get rid of mine... just say screw it and start over! its so painful and it makes me feel sick sometimes...

right now im battleing the SAS. about finished but im stressin about the little details,,,
anyways,,

have you ever looked at the older VW golfs or golf sports??
you can get em for around 2-3 grand... they have 2.0 four bangers.. they can go pretty quick with a chip and an intake but will still get you 35 mpg! and they are cheap!!

just puttin out ideas!
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dude zachary!


right now im battleing the SAS. about finished but im stressin about the little details,,,
anyways,,
im pretty sure his name is matt for one, and two, what happened to the 10 day SAS? lol
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Right now my priority is getting a new truck.. Then i need to find somewhere to store the ranger/trailer which won't be too hard.

but finding somewhere to work on it is going to be tricky. I can find Jeeps with SBC's and one tons all day long for dirt cheap, i don't really want a jeep.. but at the same time I kinda do.
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I wonder how much i could sell it for if i did the head gasket.. or if i should just part it out and drop it off at the scrap yard.
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i made the mistake of taking my saturn to the scrap yard. $68. What a tragedy. Luckily the inlaws took the tires which was worth $400. I kept enough stuff to sell another $500 off of it. Bored throttle body, lowering springs, disc brake conversion, billet grill.

I could have used yous for a parts truck a month ago. I bought a bunch of little stuff that added up. Flywheel, tranny bolts, starter bolts, starter, revers light sensor, sppedo, sensor. I bet I laid down $500 in misc crap.
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