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93 FW Ranger

well ive posted my truck on other sites so i guess ill post here too. its a 93 extended cab 4x4. swapped out the 3.0l for a 94 4.0l. front end is a 78 hp d44 fw converted to 8 lug, 5.13 gears and a welded carrier, and james duff radius arms. rear is a ff 14bolt w/ disc brakes, and a welded carrier. shortened the wb to 118" running 38.5x15x15 boggers. bobbed and dovetailed the bed and narrowed the nose with a 03 fiberglass hood and grille. its still under construction

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here's the duff arms

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heres the dovetailed bed

still have a lot to do but hoping to finish up for late spring early summer. ill get some more recent pictures up soon but its not getting much done to it til i get some heat in my garage.
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That's looking very, very good. I like it. I'm using the same axle in mine, but 4.56 and an open for now. Some kind of locker later. I won't be going over 35's though since it's my DD.
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BADASS!
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Very nice rig!!
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ripped the dash out today. started thinking about what to do for a new dash.

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suppose to be in the 40's tomorrow so im gonna try to get some more stuff done. more pics soon
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Beautiful! Gonna be a sweet trail rig! Any pictures from the side with the bed on?
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well last week i had some good weather so me and my buddy chris managed to get the tranny out of my parts truck and into the big truck.
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right now the tranny and transfercase are in and the tranny x-member is in.

worked on the motor wiring harness and got the radiator in.
trying to get this thing running asap so i can get it out of the garage on its own power this spring.

heres a couple random pics from awhile ago in the build up
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I love that truck :-) lol
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Truck looks good.
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i've been following this truck since about the time i got a ranger. i love the stance.

its a tank.
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yea its starting to come along. i havent really had a lot of time this past year to get stuff done like i planned, just little bits and pieces here and there. im really going at it this winter though to try and have it out for spring time.
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picked up a new toy today and got to bobbing the bed.
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took 10" out of the front and ran out of cutoff wheels. still gotta take about another 6-8" out of the back and dovetail the bed.
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Hell yeah, new Sawzall! I love mine! :-D I've been breaking my own Dremel and Sawzall out alot more often to do little things.. they are jsut so handy to have around...!
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Old 02-10-2008
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I love that truck.. its like mines big brother!! when are we gona see this thing on the streets in MA!
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streets?! thats a good one. the closest this thing will see to the street is my driveway. in no way shape of form is this thing MA street legal. strictly trailer queen.
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took 10" out of the front and ran out of cutoff wheels. still gotta take about another 6-8" out of the back and dovetail the bed.
Any specific reason why you wanted to shorten the wheelbase 10"? Seems like that's all a bob in front of the fenders would do.

Just curious is all. What type of wheelbase length are you looking for? Around 105"?
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if you look at the first picture at the top you can see how far the rear axle is moved forward. its at around 118" wb.
i moved the front axle forward about 2" so the wb was to much for some of the tight trails we have aroound here not to mention the break over angle sucked since im tring to keep it as low as i can.
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gonna be a nice looking trail beast.....glad to see you went with coils upfront...
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Looks good matt! Coming along nicely...
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thanks guys. as for coils in the front. i dont know why anyone would want leafs in the front. its not any harder to run coils, they flex better, have a better aproach angle, and they ride so much nicer.
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Lookin' awesome man!!
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thanks guys. as for coils in the front. i dont know why anyone would want leafs in the front. its not any harder to run coils, they flex better, have a better aproach angle, and they ride so much nicer.
finally someone gets it
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well been working nights the past few weeks and got some work done to the truck. double bobbed the bed and dovetailed in not quite done yet. ordered steering from ballistic fabrication just got it today, along with rear spring hangers and u-bolt plates ill get some pics up tomorrow.
been pretty cold the past couple days so havent done much and expecting 8-10" of snow tomorrow afternoon. hopefully it warms up next week so i can get the rear axle bolted up and get the truck back on its own weight.
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Looks killer dude! I think you're gonna have problems with a welded D44 on 39's, but other than that you should be good to go.

Are you planning on shaving the 14bolt for clearance? I love the strength of a 14bolt, but I can never get past that massive diff.
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Old 02-22-2008
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very nice! you have some body skills.

how do you like that ballistic fabrication steering? you get the 1 ton TREs? Mine just came in wednesday... talk about BEEF. I cant wait to get mine hooked up. they forgot the tube ends though. should be shipping that out shortly.

i love the bed. not sure about it being shorter but the bob looks awesome
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