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WANTED! -- > Tilt wheel steering column. Don't need the wheel or airbags, just the column, the hinge and its covers ( I have ignition and wiring from my present truck ).
crap! i just tossed one a few months ago!
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Sounds like a plan! Maybe get a meet going at Summit or something!

You ever driven a vehicle with a cable clutch ( not a soft one like your rangers hydro-clutch ) but one that requires feel? I ditched that sh1tty slave cylinder tranny within the first year of having my truck ( Thus nobody has seen a post from me about that POS failing! ).
nope, guess ill have to find a vehicle with one to learn before I drive yours lol.
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Oh Holy God...I love cable clutches! Gosh i can't wait to see this thing in the magazines!!

Front suspension.....Carbon Fiber and Composite materials by chance?? Expensive...but Indycar like.
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Wow, and all this time I thought D. just kind of hung out here....
Are you being serious?!?!?!
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Oh Holy God...I love cable clutches! Gosh i can't wait to see this thing in the magazines!!
No grasshopper. Stealth is thy friend. Do not promote, only profess.. and have good traction when doing such!

Ask anyone what my track times are, theres maybe 4 people whom know ( and wont tell what they are ) and only 1 ( Brian ) whom witnessed it ( His F150 was in the lane next to and BEHIND me )

Long have been destroyed, my timeslips that were once posted.

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Front suspension.....Carbon Fiber and Composite materials by chance?? Expensive...but Indycar like.
Ah.. no. No carbon fibre or composits, just good ole steel were applicable.
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BTW!

WANTED! -- > Tilt wheel steering column. Don't need the wheel or airbags, just the column, the hinge and its covers ( I have ignition and wiring from my present truck ).
I might be pulling mine in the next month or so when do you need it?
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I might be pulling mine in the next month or so when do you need it?
Probably early may-ish. I should be done and starting to put things back together by then.
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Why do the work when someone will do it for you?

From : David Goldia
Subject : Springs
Date : March 21, 2008 5:40:46 PM EDT

Dano,

On your Ranger-

Sounds like a neat upgrade, converting to coil-overs. Do you know what spring free length your looking for?
We offer very few above 650lb. I can send you a free catalog (need address)

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Looks like theres some aftermarket folks willing to help with the front suspension .

Hey Nick! They have higher rated springs after all! I have a contact if you need it.
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Date : March 21, 2008 5:40:46 PM EDT

Dano,

On your Ranger-

Sounds like a neat upgrade, converting to coil-overs. Do you know what spring free length your looking for?
We offer very few above 650lb. I can send you a free catalog (need address)

Dave-


Looks like theres some aftermarket folks willing to help with the front suspension .

Hey Nick! They have higher rated springs after all! I have a contact if you need it.

thats a big 10-4! Gumby linked me to someone else that has some higher rates for the 12" coils...
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sounds like you are having a grand old time out there.
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D i love your style... the ultimate sleeper truck bd
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Gumby linked me to someone else that has some higher rates for the 12" coils...
D., all you gotta do is ask.
http://www.advancedracingsusp.com/index.php

they sell hypercoils and also their in house brand. should be able to get whatever length and rate you are lookin for.

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When you get done rode trip down to Texas so all us southerns can drool over your truck.
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I've spent the better part of the morning ' weighing-in ' on things. I want to have a good launching grip as well as lateral stability.

The math is really odd for weight transfer going in 2 sepperate directions, 90degrees away from each other.

Its not just carrying the weight, its the reaction of the spring or ' rebound '.

Thanks for the contact Chris/Gumby! I'm going to give them a call this coming week. I guess they do any kind of custom bending/treating?
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D., all you gotta do is ask.
http://www.advancedracingsusp.com/index.php

they sell hypercoils and also their in house brand. should be able to get whatever length and rate you are lookin for.
All their coils seem to be made for their shocks, They all have a really small inner Dia. For the most part Hypercoil and Eibach are some of the best coils out there.
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yes, the in-house brand is directed at small bodied shocks, but they also carry a full line of hypercoils at good prices. smart guys and great to deal with.
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Check out polyperformance.com also they mostly deal with atv and crawlers but they let you return coils as long as they arent damaged, more useful for multi coil setups but still good for singles too.
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More welding, grinding, filling and smoothing. I'm surprised nobody said anything about the rollpan in the first set of pics laying on the bottom ( well top in that pic ) of the bed . NOBODY caught it or said anything .

Theres clues in these photos of things I haven't mentioned.

Details folks . Theres other ' clues ' as well

Anyway.. Something EVERYONE might want to check, especially those of you whom like to ' flex ' a lot. I bet your beds are all cracking in the bottom corners and you don't even know it ( I didnt! )..

Grind them out, fill them in.. the seams were splitting as well.









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very nice work D
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Mountain dew overflow bottle??

I noticed the roll pan....but never mentioned because i though you already had one.

Mr. Dayno Jaye, lookin good bro.
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Old 03-23-2008
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Your putting a jeep cherokee grill on?
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Your putting a jeep cherokee grill on?
No. Thats actually from the jeep that I put a front end on. I need to throw that out!
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No. Thats actually from the jeep that I put a front end on. I need to throw that out!
Whats the gauge pillar thats collecting crazy amounts of dust go to?
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I think that might be a shadow. I'm planning on glassing a pod in my A pillar sometimes as well, looks good!
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Whats the gauge pillar thats collecting crazy amounts of dust go to?
Thats Shawnas for her 03xl. Theres lots of stuff for her truck sitting in my shop. Wheels, pillar gauges, neons, upper/lower ball joints and tie rod ends..

Her truck is ' next ' when I'm done with mine. I put mine off for about a year while working on a bunch of other vehicles.
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