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Old 03-31-2008
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Maurice, if you don't mind my asking, holding on to your stock BII coils...if they aren't too gnarly looking, I may be interested in them.
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crap....i wish i knew you wanted them Frank.....they went out with the garbage Monday.....

I have the coils off my 4.0 Ranger that will lift the front of the BII 1"......
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4/1/2008 UPDATE....

I got the axle completely out thanks to the help of a buddy....we dropped it down on a creeper so we could roll it out as a whole.....Again, the bolts have been super easy to get out.....








here is the driver side beam bracket.......it bolted on which was REALLY nice...


i am starting the grinding tomorrow.....i have only 6 rivits to get out....makes my job easier....can't wait to get the lift....I am going to paint EVERYTHING with a couple good coats of black....
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Dang man your cruiseing..can't wait to see the finished product!
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trying to get it done by Saturday so I can get it aligned....
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I got the passenger side drop bracket off....grinding the rivets wasn't bad....when i got all 4 ground off, i just smacked the bracket and it popped off....

I also got the radius arm cross member off....the passenger side was 100% bolted on and the driver side had 2 bolts and 2 rivets....pissed me off....i couldn't get the angle grinder to 1 of the rivets so i just cut the bracket even with the frame until i replace the body mount bushings and then i can get the angle grinder in there to the rivet....

the person in these pictures is my buddy helping me.....












I got a box of goodies from Summit today.....man i was happy to see this stuff......

- 4 Skyjacker shocks
- ProComp pitman arm
- BellTech 6400 Chevy drop shackles
- 4 KC Daylighter 100w lights


I got the lights mocked up to the bar.....i need to take the bar off and tighten them down and re-install the bar....



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Why'd you decide to go with the 100watt instead of the 130s? Looks great though!
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Looks pretty kick *** man, i think you should paint it o.d. green.
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Dang man awesome work!!!! She is lookin super nice already :)
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very sweet, I think the light bar looks kick a** and the wheels will look great too, can't wait to see it on the ground.
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Why'd you decide to go with the 100watt instead of the 130s? Looks great though!
When I figured up how many amps each light would pull and the size of my alternator, 100w was about all the extra strain I wanted to put on it. Each 100w light pulls 8.99A.

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nope....when it gets painted, red and tan it is....I am going to do a little paint work on the hood and top this summer....it isn't getting a full paint job for a few years....



Thanks for the comments! I absolutely am having more fun with this than I ever did with my Ranger
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Thanks for the comments! I absolutely am having more fun with this than I ever did with my Ranger
Whenever I get mine back from the shop I look forward to fixing it up, though I lack the tools and expertise of your self Maurice, at least when it comes to suspensions.
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I am excited for you to get yours back Frank. I know you will make it nice.

The TTB suspension on these are VERY easy to mess with. They are really self explanatory. I have bought new tools just to work on the front suspension this time. The last couple times I had my Ranger's front suspension apart, I was at my brothers where he has about every tool under the sun. If you have any questions on your suspension, let me know! I can take any picture you want and show you what I am talking about.
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Man I can't wait until I can get my hands on one of these things, you just make me want one even more lol
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what lift did you get and how much?
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I got a used James Duff 4" kit.

I will sell you this one Trent...
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what do you got for sale? i got my 94 ranger, should be the same suspension parts right? except i got the dana 35 not the 28
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I got a used James Duff 4" kit.

I will sell you this one Trent...
Shoot I wish, gotta graduate school and get a place of my own first lol
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what do you got for sale? i got my 94 ranger, should be the same suspension parts right? except i got the dana 35 not the 28
I have the following for sale:
- stock drop brackets
- stock wheels

the drop brackets are the same from the Dana 28 to the Dana 35....



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Shoot I wish, gotta graduate school and get a place of my own first lol
that is over rated. I am buying a house AND doing this (granted the fiance doesn't like it)
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I have the following for sale:
- stock drop brackets
- stock wheels

the drop brackets are the same from the Dana 28 to the Dana 35....




that is over rated. I am buying a house AND doing this (granted the fiance doesn't like it)
oh ok, no i actually wanna get a 4" lift on it, i dont need stock brackets. but damn your prodject is going smooth
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This is the weekend end update (4-6-2008):

I started Saturday off at around 9:30am. I was working by myself because my help was on his way to Illinois to pick up his "new" Bronco II (I will post up pictures later).

So working by myself, I got as much done as humanly possibly by myself in about 9 hours with the occational time having to run to get things. Here is How I left the truck on Saturday night at 6:30pm:



This is what I did on Saturday. The lift brackets where a little rust when I got them, so I cleaned them up a bit.



Cleaned up and installed brackets!







What is the bracket for? You guessed her chester...



I had to modify my driver side radius arm bracket because there was NO way to get to the upper body mount rivet. So I figured that the bolt that went through the frame and bracket for the parking brake cable would do suffice, I did this:




This is the mounted pictures of the brackets:








Here is some springs to compare. The shorter one is a stock 4.0 Ranger spring and the longer one (from what I was told) is a 4" James Duff springs. After further review, the lift spring is about 6" longer than the stock Ranger spring. I think I have a 6" lift. Pictures of Sunday's work will show why.



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Sunday, I got the new James Duff brake lines installed, and got the front wrapped up. My help was back today so it was nice. I have to order new shocks because the shocks I got where for a 4" lift kit, and I do believe I have a 6" kit. I haven't measured, but it definately isn't 4". I think it is an older Superlift 5.5" kit.

Old brake lines vs. new brake lines:






Pitman arm comparison:



There was a lot of this consumed in the last 2 days:


OOO....Nice steering!



Got her off the jack stands ready for tires/wheels:




Look at that front end height! Woo Hoo!





I am starting on the rear tomorrow after work. I had originally planed on just BellTech 6400 shackles, but I guess I am going to have to throw in a 2" block till I can afford new springs. I don't think 2" in the rear will be near enough.
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the BII is looking good.

I don't think those are Duff arms as theirs are tube if I remember correctly.
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Sweeeeet!
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the BII is looking good.

I don't think those are Duff arms as theirs are tube if I remember correctly.
thanks...

those aren't Duff arms. You are correct in thinking theirs are tube. Those are Superlift arms. I got them when I picked up the lift at the Michigan Cracker Barrel meet (not the last meet, 2 meets ago). I kept them out of the kit with the intentions of them going on my Ranger, I am sure glad I never put them on the Ranger
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Looks good! Any plans to replace the D28 with a D35? Also, you can buy the Skyjacker Class II bracket individually and get rid of that drop plate for the passenger side beam.
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