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1990 ranger restore

ok i picked this up for $200 today it runs just had to swap with one of my extra batteries. my plans are to first get it inspected then move on to bigger tires and maybe a suspension lift later. its a 2.9L 5 speed. it has a 3in body lift on it.
and it sat for about a year and a half so it needs washed bad.
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whats the biggest tire i can go with just the 3 body? 31?
and what lift options do i have? prices?
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dang! You gotta helluva deal!
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Awesome deal Brian!
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not bad man looks good!
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has anyone ever moved the mirrors forward on an old ranger like this? i hate where they are.
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What u have to do man is just get a diffrent set i'll show u what i mean

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Get those mirrors there Sweet!
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Well i went with 35s from a 3 inch body... with some trimming,,,
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Looks Good!
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i would like if i can find them cheap to put newer style seats in my truck. how hard would they be to change? like would they just bolt up? or just change the tracks or what?
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they should bolt right up...lift kits for those trucks are very cheap..im gonna say under a grand for 8in lift kit, btw that was a killer deal wish i could find one like that around here
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Awesome Gen II!
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first thing, remove that awful light bar
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im going to take it off have it fixed and paint it black
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well its been awhile since i posted i havn't got alot of time to work on it but he are some more pics and my little bit of progress.

well this is why i couldn't get gas in the tank
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the leaf springs need replaced.. anyone ever put the leafs off a f-150 on like not the main one but the rest?
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this is the cross member above my gas tank. im just going to patch it some and paint it.
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pic of the light bar where its broke. johnathan you think you could look into fixing this??
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wow look at the height difference between my 05 and it.

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j/k its on stands
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some random pics
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stilll have alot of work but id altleast like to get it drive able by the 17 to take wheeling. might car dolly it
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yeha lets see this hot road! Looks good man keep up the good work. If i need anything don't be afraid to call.
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well not much progress has been done to it. i've been lazy and its been raining and my dad has been too busy to help me with my ball joints so my good buddies scott and jonhathan come out and gave me a had with those thx guys!

any who got some new rims and tires

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yeah i desided id go for the street look but still have a 4wd they are 195/70/15... just kidding scotts mounting me some 31's i picked up cheap so he put some old tires on rims for me for now.

and i welded up my body mount but im not a welder nor have i done alot of welding so it looks like crap but it should hold and look fine for inspection after i undercoat it.

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that is a scary looking weld with practice you will be able to get better.
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Haha looks good brian just get it back on the road and inspected thats all that matters at this point man. When u takin it to get inspected?
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not bad brian, but i have seen bird shi$ nicer than your weld. j/k at least you put the effort into trying and that counts in my book, hey if you need any more help just call
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lol thx for the put down guys im going to go in my closet and hang myself now lol. but no really the bottom of the weld looks better. and you seen what i had t start with there wasn't much left of it.
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yeah for what you had to work with ( nothing ) it didn't turn out that bad
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Hey Brian I need some welding....lol j/k Thats going to make a good trail rig
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thats a nice looking truck, does need washing tho, good luck getting it ready
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yeah it was under a tree for like 2 yrs just haven't washed it yet
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