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gumby's mountianeer build-up

it is home!

along the way home sunday, i stopped and had a lil RBV meet at scottG's house
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here is a shot of it next to my ranger from this afternoon
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now to start moddin, we must first de-mod the ranger and make some $$$


tires are dismounted so i can have the rims blasted and powder coated. all the mods i have done to it are being removed and are for sale . the truck is already sold(stock) to a friend of the family(in-laws).

grabbed one of these at a junkyard(thanks cougarSE)



the spring code on my mounty is BF, so while i lower it i will swap in my set of #1 bars. the B bars will end up on the ranger. while i remove the RCD from the ranger, it will also donate its 4.10's to the mounty. the ranger will get the mounty's 3.73's and stock wheels/tires.


rough plans have been layed out as follows:

suspension/brakes:
#1 ranger torsion bars
2"ish drop
explorer express rear sway bar
bilstien shocks
12" front rotor upgrade
17" wheels with 275/55/17 tires

interior:
overhead console
full length console
sport trac gauges

drivetrain:
4.10's
manual tranny conversion
torquemonster headers
undecided CAI
undecided catback
plenum spacer


lots of work to go! stay tuned.

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Looks like a nice ride. Good Luck with it!

This would make a good avatar:
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sweet Gumby! can't wait to see her in person!

is she a v8? if it is a v6, what are you talking about when you say plentum spacer?
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nice!

what is that thing you found at the junkyard?
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nice!

what is that thing you found at the junkyard?
it is a stock sub/amp combo from an Explorer or Mountaineer
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very nice gumby. So when should I plan to come down?
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Thats my white one. While Gumby was in Columbus we stopped at Pick n pull.

I just bought my Mountaineer a couple weeks ago. Funny thing is the two had the same build date.
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maurice - 5.0AWD

chad - i hope to have the RCD out this week. whenever you are ready hopefully it wont get too cold to fast here.

dont know if ill be using the stock amps/speaker, but the box is nice to save cargo area and still have a lil bass.
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sweet Gumby! can't wait to see her in person!

is she a v8? if it is a v6, what are you talking about when you say plentum spacer?
V8, torquemonster headers are for a 5.0L
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very nice gumby. So when should I plan to come down?
ut oh! what is going on Chad's truck?
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V8, torquemonster headers are for a 5.0L
ahhh! i thought it was a 5.0, but i couldn't make out the emblems on the side...
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I will give you a call in the next couple of days.
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maurice - 5.0AWD

chad - i hope to have the RCD out this week. whenever you are ready hopefully it wont get too cold to fast here.

dont know if ill be using the stock amps/speaker, but the box is nice to save cargo area and still have a lil bass.
RCD is still mine right? Or you selling it to Chad now?
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maurice - it dont have emblems on the side

aaron - its still yours
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That's good I was worried haha. About to call a hit on ya.
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maurice - it dont have emblems on the side
sleeper!
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So the direction of this build is: Street Warrier??
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That truck rocks. Rode in it on Saturday.
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So the direction of this build is: Street Warrier??
(short tires + AWD(no low range)) (dropped suspension + stiffer springs, shocks, sta-bar) = the offroad capability of a Ford Five Hundred


yes, this is sport truck build
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Looks good gumby, what type of manual trans are you going with to retain the awd?
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F150 m5od-r2
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Nice!
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here ya go

its the best i could do with low quality pictures, also I couldn't find the right bumper to use, so I left it stock


most likely its too 'slammed' I used skew instead of just lowering it down on the wheels, that way the rear wouldnt be tucking like when i did your tc's shop

oh, and luckily the rims were dirty, so i didnt have to make them darker for you..hehe

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thanks scotty. im glad i didnt puss out on the anthracite powder.

the wheels left the stripper today and got dropped off for powder this morning. everyone at work was like "no, dont do grey!"

now i jus gotta sell some ranger parts so i can order some tires.
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can't wait to see it!
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