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little ranger that could

heres my build thread, Warning lots of pictures lol.

started off with a 99 ranger 3.0 4x4 some itty bitty tires.
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01-03 front end conversion

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Got this totaled turd for 200$ from the yard at work, contained the heart of my truck

engine just pulled

140xxx miles and amazing no timing components broken
 
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new main/rods bearings rings and timing components


 
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all back together

 
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JUNK!

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8.8 from that explorer

completely rebuilt with carbon fiber clutches

 
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custom made rear bumper/reciever
 
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and this is where im at now. about to order rpcastor kit and snow performance water/meth injection kit
 
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looks good so far. Take a look at the other kit as well, i forget what the thread is but its been pretty active the past few days.
 
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The moddbox or something like that? Thats the only other one ive seen, and im leaning towards rp castors banshee kit still
 
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started my truck today first time since November. I CANT WAIT FOR SPRING I MISS MY TRUCK!!! parked it for winter to drive a focus....O.o
 
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Y-Block in the background ?
What's that for ?
 
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the one on the frame? IT is a old truck frame, its grandpas don't know what hes going to do with it. actually I don't know why he bought it he has enough projects lol
 
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if I remember right it used to have a 50s f1 unibody (the ones where box and cab are all one) truck sitting on it. its like a 272 or something like that
 
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Looks good so far. Nice work man
 
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thanks!
 
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Love the Ford blue block and ladder frame... Also how was the diff rebuild?
 
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Gotta have a ford blue block :D!!! The rear was from a 99 explorer i used both front and rear. Rear was disk brake 4.10 trac-loc. cleaned it up the best i could then did the 3 step process with por-15. Also had to move perches to opposite side and make new shock tabs. For the center I removed old clutches and replaced with ford racing carbon fiber clutch packs, much thicker and bigger s-spring. Absolute pita to get the s spring back in. Brakes are from r1 concepts out of california have their rotors and pads on all 4 wheels, love them 12 k on them and they are still smooth as ever. Rear came out really well im running 33s and can spin both tires on any surface
 
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If I were going supercharged I would probably go with Modbox. Their kit looks much better than the RP caster kit.

Looks good so far.

Any particular reason you didn't seek out a 5.0 Explorer?
 
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Rp caster is much cheaper im not too worried about being 100 percent bolt on i just need the intake really. I got that red explorer through work for 200 bucks bought it just for the rear and somehow that tturned into complete engine rebuild, and now i just want to be different make a ripper v-6 something you dont see every day. Already have a well built 351 in the mustang sooo v6 build it is
 

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Saw the Mustang in the background of one of your pics.. that thing is SWEET. You should post up a few pix of that, perhaps in a different thread, and link us here. Especially if you have any from the build of it.. I'm definitely going to be doing something like that in the future.

And was the Exploder front axle a direct bolt-on or did you have to do some mods like the rear?
 
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the one on the frame? IT is a old truck frame, its grandpas don't know what hes going to do with it. actually I don't know why he bought it he has enough projects lol
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if I remember right it used to have a 50s f1 unibody (the ones where box and cab are all one) truck sitting on it. its like a 272 or something like that
Maybe a '54 55 range, actually an f100.

As far as too many project, no such thing, you always need something to move on to.
 
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the explorer front was direct bolt in, I used my original cv shafts my thought being ranger shafts had way less wear since the explorer was awd.
mustang was about 5 year restoration ill just put some pics up on here
it was a junk 6cyl coupe completely rotted out and just became a project for me and grandpa.
 
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don't really have any before pics but ill put up what I got
quarter cut off

all replaced from firewall forward

 
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