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Old 05-01-2007
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yea thats where I took the idea for the inboarded rear chevy's from
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I say grab a D35/8.8 out of an explorer, Cut the fenders and bob the bed. Throw some 33's on it and go. For someone just starting out that would be a great setup. Even throw a locker in the rear axle, and you would be set for a while.
Now iv noticed all of these "extream" rangers have solid front axels. how far will my front end get me?
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I dont know if its been done yet but i would like to build a truck that looks like an old military truck on 'roids. I love guns and would like to build a turret in the back. id like it to feel like a military truck but still be a bad *** wheeler

Kinda like a show and go thing... i hope its not been done
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It can be done.
Like I said. I will help. Ill be honest. Im still learning an asston, no where near the knowledge level I need to be at. My welding is a little under-par right now. My knowledge of engines.. mediocre at best.. (thats what manuals are for).. that said.. no reason you can't just build as you go. Not necessary to do everything all at once. For instance.. We're in oregon.. half doors not that great of a plan. dovetail probably unnessessary the trails here don't require it. Start small and build off of it. At some point you could reach twisted ranger status.
Start reading. I read stuff 24/7, peruse craigslist if your serious, start picking up parts slowly. Then by the time your ready to build, you should have a pretty extensive knowledge base. Shoot Ive been reading for months and months and i learn new stuff every day. I say get it.. start small.. build and build.. and eventually.
and hell ya i wanna help.. your like 20 minutes away.. By the time your ready to build then between the two of us we could figure most of it out. If not. we have the internet to help and Oregon State University's Mechanical Engineering shop/department at our disposal.. Some very smart, very savvy, real world dudes in the dep..

oh, and don't be afraid to pick the minds of dudes like andrew and zach with experience and knowledge. hell Im pretty sure andrew hates me I keep bugging him about his project..

oh and fyi, when the patchwork ranger leaves dd status. I will be shooting for something like this....EVENTUALLY..


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oh, and don't be afraid to pick the minds of dudes like andrew and zach with experience and knowledge. hell Im pretty sure andrew hates me I keep bugging him about his project..
nah I love to share what I know with other people, love to see other people get their projects going.
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nah I love to share what I know with other people, love to see other people get their projects going.
some of us just tend to get a lil **** when hack jobs are posted up(i do from time to time)
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sorry to bust the thread but zach, i have never seen your truck muddy... ever! Sweet!
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oh.. and about the tranny mounting up.. you now have a 92 or older.. so you MIGHT have the mazda m50dr1 with the 2.9L but the mitsubishi tranny is much more likely. Either way.. the 2.9 and the pre 98 (97 or older) 4.0 share the same bell housing bolt pattern. bolt right up. I also read somewhere that the 2.8, the 2.9 and ALL 4.0v6s share the same transmissions.. but I can't confirm that..
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All right you sold me... new project under way
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