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black01edge ranger log

since alot of you arent really familiar with my ranger, i figured id start a project log and bring yall up to speed on what ive done. and i have a crapload of stuff ill be doing in the next couple of months so i figure ill let yall watch also...

2001 Ford ranger Edge 4x4
Currently:
Superlift
Add-A-Leaf
Belltech Shackle
K&N Intake
POweraid Throttle Body Spacer


35x12.50x15 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws
15x8 -19 MB 62 painted black

and a few odds and ends...

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i made a rear bumper for it. not done yet. im going to cap off the ends and then redo the tubing on the side. got some dom and bent it last weekend to curve around and take it back up to the frame for better support.

heres what it looks like now...




front bumper(also not done)




sliders...





next mods in this order..
finish bumpers
coilovers
63" chevy springs
skid plates(gas tank, trans and tcase)
new power steering pump

then sas. already have alot of the parts for it. just pushing it back a little til i have the time to do it
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looks good! like the bumpers, but mmm u shoulda kept the boggers...
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Coming together great. I love the new bumpers!!
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nice truck
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looks good! like the bumpers, but mmm u shoulda kept the boggers...

dude i know. i hate myself for selling them. however, i paid 150 for them and rims they were on. sold the rims for 75 bucks(chevy wheels), then ran the boggers for like a year and a half, then sold them for 250. so i made some good profit and had alot of fun with them. im kinda waiting until i run across another good deal.
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front bumper needs some holes it in to it doesnt look like a brick wall but other then that cool stuff
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yea well with the shackles and license plate on there it doesnt look so bad. sooner or later ill add a winch to the middle of it. not in a big hurry for that though...
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looks good. i like the boggers, too bad they dont make more sizes of them.

that front bumper is beef.
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Man that front bumper is mean I like the look of that a lot.

Truck looks good though bro I like where your headed with it
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Love that front bumper... truck looks good!
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omg! FIANLLY!!! Somebody put the style of sliders that I want on a ranger!! AWESOME!!!
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reviving my dead/boring build thread....lol

gonna be doin alot of work this weekend.

first up is coilovers...


i have all the rcd bracketry to make it work. ill fab up my own arms though. no big deal. have some extra tubing laying in the garage.

also, i have a set of chevy 63s that have been in my garage for about 6 months now that i havent put on. those will be going on too. gonna be a blast!
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should ride completely different after that. LOL
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should ride completely different after that. LOL

thatll be a plus. im not rwally looking for ride quality. it had better flex really awesome or ill be pissed. lol
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those looks familiar

you may not get too much more flex, your t-bars impressed me.. but you won't be getting hung up on the damn torsion bar mounts anymore.

I have those RCD "support" brackets/bars too if you want them.
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those looks familiar

you may not get too much more flex, your t-bars impressed me.. but you won't be getting hung up on the damn torsion bar mounts anymore.

I have those RCD "support" brackets/bars too if you want them.

yea getting hung up on the brackets all the time was really my only downfall. if you have those that would be frikkin awesome. what are the bars made out of? i have some dom sitting in the garage i was going to make them out of. just was trying to figure out how rcd did it. was going to make some sort of bolt on deal so i can take it off later with ease
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thatll be a plus. im not rwally looking for ride quality. it had better flex really awesome or ill be pissed. lol
my thought was better ride and control on the trail, not street. lol

as long as it goes down the road that is good enough for me
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dom would be a HUGE upgrade, these things are some thin walled tubing. one has a ding in it.

you can have the brackets, they bolt to the bottom of the trans cross member.
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my thought was better ride and control on the trail, not street. lol

as long as it goes down the road that is good enough for me
yea, since ive been wheelin last ive replaced my power steering pump, inner tie rod ends, and hopefully ill be able to do the ball joints this weekend also. so after all said and done itll be a completely different rig. itll take me a bit of getting used to. there are some trails behind my house that ill be tearing up to figure out what itll do before i take it to katemcy.

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dom would be a HUGE upgrade, these things are some thin walled tubing. one has a ding in it.

you can have the brackets, they bolt to the bottom of the trans cross member.
yea bring the brackets. bring those bars too. ill probably still make my own but measuring will be a helluva lot easier with those other bars.

you still comin down this weekend?
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dom would be a HUGE upgrade, these things are some thin walled tubing. one has a ding in it.

you can have the brackets, they bolt to the bottom of the trans cross member.
That would be a great idea.

If you guys want to you could make an extra set of those bars for me. *wink* lol I'll pay you.


The truck looks great, love the bumpers. Can't wait to see how it sits after the conversion.
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yea bring the brackets. bring those bars too. ill probably still make my own but measuring will be a helluva lot easier with those other bars.

you still comin down this weekend?
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most likely. thanks for reminding me, i need to call the pick and pulls.

i can knock your ball joints out for ya while your doing your 63s or something if you want..

i think part of my PS problem is that the pressure hose goes up from the outlet in the pump then back down.. so i need to rework that.

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That would be a great idea.

If you guys want to you could make an extra set of those bars for me. *wink* lol


The truck looks great, love the bumpers. Can't wait to see how it sits after the conversion.
thats up to him haha
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i can knock your ball joints out for ya while your doing your 63s or something if you want..



yea if you are any good with ball joints then come on. i bring the suck on ball joints. only doing the lowers. uppers are fine.
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i remember how to do them.. i went through 'em fast enough.

i replaced them a month before i did the SAS and they were already toast.

Jon wants to go to a birthday party.. so either he doesnt come, or i leave early.. pick and pull shouldn't take long. im a pro at taking that **** apart now haha.
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yea axle shafts are a piece of cake. do whatever you want to do. ill be taking my time on it. cleaning up the frame and stuff to weld those gussetts on there. ill be going through and cleaning everything under there also. gotta go get my some nice degreaser.


im willing to be that if you came down and went to the JY that brandon(gijoe) would go with you. shoot him a pm
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he's the one thats actually going to tow me home if need be hah.
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