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Bahndrvr 1990 Supercab Build

Alright,

Some of you know me for Mustang forums as I've found out, and if you know me at all you know I do my homework, and mod only once - so it can take a long time between mods, however I ALWAYS do a build page with Lots of Pic's - Generally I completely transform a vehicle before I get tired of it, and then eventually sell it;-)

The current Setup:
1990 Ford Ranger Supercab 4x4
4.0 A4LD 72k miles on it Pacesetter headers on it with no exhaust beyond headers
Rust in the bed - pretty bad on drivers side, slight rust under the cab, faded paint, flat black hood, perfect interior.

Overall Plans:
-Replace Tranny - either a rebuilt A4LD or M5OD switch - will have funds for this in about a Week and honestly will depend on What is availiable at the time I have the money.

- Fiberglass Front fenders and Fiberglass Bedsides - 3 or 4 inch flare only
- Still deciding on if I should go with the Modern front setup to like a 98 model as they sell the kits.
- Exhaust - nothing near the rear axle as I plan on jumping this - I live in Florida by tons of Sand... So side dump in front of rear axle, probably under the cab on passenger side
- Lift - this part is being worked out, want to utilize the TTB so i can launch it, 12 inches of travel stock is insane, seen a decent kit with 19 inches of travel in the front, and rear setup will be my torch and welder setup with resevoir shocks, probably 63's etc..
- Inside - Wet Okales, little stereo with one sub - maybe some dynamat and weathertek floormats - I surf Alot
- Rims and tires, probably at 35x12.50 on a 15x8.5 or 16x9 inche rim with decent backspacing so the flares don't look stupid.
- Built 8.8 - 31 or 35 spline, geared with selectable locker - probably Ox locker
- Custom paint once all the issues with fitting the fiberglass fenders are worked out.

This is my daily driver once I sell the Saleen and the 4Runner - but will buy a house during this build,and also pick up a Motorcycle Again - looking at Fatboy Low in flat black - and use the bike for daily duties when I don't have my kids - 15 days of the month basically.

Feedback welcome, and I'm at work so no pic's of the shamble that I'm calling my truck right now.
Alright, this is the ugly thing I'm starting with, but seriously got it for STEAL of a price:)













And the new Tranny cooler which did nothing because the seals are too shot in the tranny, and now probalby going 5-speed;-)


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do work son!
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Alright, still need to figure the tranny out, but just got a deal i couldn't pass up, got a 6 inch Front Superlift Lift for 100 bucks, then picked up a set of extra locking hubs, and spare TTB's and an extra pumpkin with 4:10's in it and some extra's for 50, so 150 and I'm in Business:)
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Nice!
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Found a ZF...
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and now it's gone... Updates coming soon:)
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I haven't really been working on it yet, will speed WAY up once I get a good tranny for it but for now - it's sitting in my driveway waiting for that tranny to pop up on my craigslist searches. More than likely M50D going in as i"m pretty set on that.

Only thing done so far is the Saints Superbowl sticker put on the back window and my LSU sticker, then a Salt Life Sticker, that's it, I took the pinstripe off the truck too, so nothing done haha.
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you need to find a trans man!
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Pulling pan tonight, and tranny, if the pan looks decent, I'm replacing the front seal and will throw it back in hopefully tonight, stopping by to get the filter for hte pan and fluid hoping it didn't get ate up too bad. I think it just got hot and killed that front seal, depending on how it looks, I'll put the seal in and start daily driving it.

Found a new bed for it with Tailgate for 200 in perfect shape, mine is rusted, but not sure if i"m going to do it because I plan on cut out flares or fiberglass....
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Looks like an awesome project. Lots of potential. I haven't seen those old wheels on anything younger than an '88/'89.

As for the bed rust, thats nothing. You should see all the similar year Rangers that haven't been kept up/neglected around here....lots of them...they all have major rust around the rear wheel wells...mid '90s F150s are worse. All somebody had to do was stick a hose up there and rinse the dirt and salt it out a few times a year and we would have lots of decent used beds around...oh well.
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Wow,

Super frustrated, finally got time to pull the tranny and DAMN, to get my header bolts off on the crossover pipe, 3 hours and had to buy a torch finally, then my crossover was froze on, good thing I got the torch cause had to cut it off, got it all loose and lowered the tranny, then it got dark, and mosquito's came out, GRRrrrr

Oh well, new seals in tomorrow and throw it all back together:)

Hope it all works out - tomorrow but everything taht could go wrong today, did...

Update tomorrow probably.
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It's gone - traded it straight across for a 91 F150 SWB 5.0 5-speed 4WD:)

F150 runs great, frame is perfect, tranny and clutch are great but body has some rot in the usual places.

Super happy with the trade:) Moving into my new house on 23rd and this will work perfect for helping me move:)
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