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Jealous of your Ranger...
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Old 07-27-2011
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ordered the B2 tank and straps from Rock Auto. Going to "band-aid" the one i have now so i can go wheeling Sunday, but as soon as the new tank gets here, its going in. I just hope i can use the same location for the filler neck....
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Found out what the issue was with the sending unit..... Truck was out of gas.... I felt like the biggest dumbass on the face of the earth... Whatever. It runs again. I now have a Jerry can in the bed just incase this happens again.


I did do some work on D once i got the truck running again. 1st was install my "smoked" lights. Little dark, but i don't care.


Then it was time to get the crawl box shifter mounted to where i could use it....

1st, here is the stock 1350 shifter that i received when i bought it. It is sleeved so i could use a smaller bolt in the hole i wanted to use on the Transmission Adapter


Then i cut off the shifter handle and cut out a small piece of 3/16" and test fit everything


Once i had it fitting, I burned everything in. Welds are getting much better.



Then i cut a piece of 1/8" plate and made a gusset for the shifter. cleaned it up a bit, and shot a quick coat of paint to keep from rusting



Then just installed it.

My take on the Crawl Box?

WHY THE HELL DID I NOT DO THIS SOONER?!?!

oh man, if you don't have a crawl box, and you rock crawl you RBV, go out and buy/build on ASAP. IT IS AMAZING.
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After a long day, I have the exhaust hung so it's nOt laying on the crossmembers, CB mounted on the ceiling, air tank plumbed (but is still leaking :annoyed: ), access panel cut out and installed, and some misc. Wiring taken care of. Tomorrow I have a final, then hoping to get the new speedo cable in, and hopefully get this damn leak fixed
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Got everything done, so took the truck out yesterday. Man it was hot. Truck did FANTASTIC. I only had to use the winch 1 time, and there were only 2 rigs to try the line. I high-centered and the lack of a front locker put me dead in the water. winched off a buddy's rig and came right up. Also beat the bed up some more. Kept the cab out of everything though. The 37's are rubbing in a few spots.

Now... My take on wheeling with a doubler? Oh... My.... Gawd.... It was amazing. I've had sex that wasn't as good as wheeling with a doubler.

I did let the ol lady take the wheel too. She did some "Speed Crawling", but she was doing fine, just going a little fast.



We didn't take a lot of pics, it was hot. That was the first offroad trip i have taken where i drank more water than any other beverages.




Where I got stuck...

Beginning...

Almost stuck

Stuck
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Oops broken taillight lol

Where did you go?

Pics look sweet!
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tail light has been broken brother.....

Corral Canyon
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So badass. Love the truck, I'm so anxious to start my SAS
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Looks good as usual!
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So badass. Love the truck, I'm so anxious to start my SAS
Thanks for the complement brother

If I were to do it all over again, the doubler would be the VERY first thing i did to the truck. THEN go SAS.
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Looks good as usual!
Thanks buddy!
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Here are the damage shots....

Used the flares as rock sliders, and added some style to the bed.....






Then the tire decided it wanted to modify some stuff....



And of course.... Rock Rash







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Looks like a blast man! I should've hauled my Ranger for some wheeling when I was down there a few months ago.
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you should have. It was definitely a good time. Going out again this Sunday
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Thats what I call enjoying your Ranger. There are some people who owns trucks and never gone offroad to play just a little bit.

nice pics men.
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Thanks dude. I most definitely enjoy the truck. Maybe a little too much, but that's ok.
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Took the ol Ranger out for her last time in San Diego. Only one more wheeling trip on the west coast. We went out with my buddy in his built JK and decided to run the Connector at Corral Canyon. For you local guys, you know this is the toughest trail out here. IMO, its as tough as some of the Hammer trails. Well, now that it is over, it looks like i took my truck down a hammer trail.... I will post the pics from the trip later, but here is the aftermath....







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Here are some pics from Sunday







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Looks like you tore up some stuff. Looks fun though!
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Ahh... good stuff man. Truck looks good man. Glad to see you using it.
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Sweet! Nice work!
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you should plate the 9 inch on the rear before the housing touches the gear after banging it on rocks.
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It's only gotta last me 1 more Offroad trip
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Little update

Yesterday there was a little present in a little brown box out front...


Then today, I took the truck to a shop to figure out why i had no power and why i kept hearing it backfire... Turns out the intake tube had a hole in it, and the EGR valve was leaking. Got it fixed, replaced the intake tube, and bought some new wires and belt and stuff to do a tune up. I'll take care of that and install the locker tomorrow.

Then on my way home, i seen D's little brother....
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nice trip! why 1 more trip? whats coming?
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