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Old 12-29-2008
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Nick got a F-250 V10 ext cab short bed
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I took a couple pictures tonight but there is not much room in the garage. I did something different this time. After lifting the cab, I hooked the come-along onto the motor and trans and lifted y pipe and all straight up into the engine compartment. Pushed the 2wd frame out and rolled the edge frame under it. The only snag is the motor mounts are different between the 2wd frame and the edge frame. Anyway I didn't actually work on the truck today. The weather is supposed to get colder in a couple days and start snowing so I worked on removing needed parts from the old frame. Yes I am going to spray paint the frame before I lower the cab. Anyway heres a few pics.

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Cool Good for Nick, now he has to buy new cowboy stickers...lol

BTW here's my helper for when I need someone to talk to or just feel like kicking the dog....lol He's waiting on a call in this photo...
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Here's 2wd engine mounts on a 4wd frame
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so did you deside what you are going to do with the front end yet?

and how do you get the cab back down? you really can?t release the straps a little at a time.
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I lifted it with the come-along and just used the straps to hold it while I lifted the motor and trans. I will have to hook the come along back up to lower the cab but I have a few things to do first.
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I got the body bolted down today
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Looks like a truck again.
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it was fun today. but i need to get myself a garage lol.
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I just finished hooking everything up. Now I need some parts...lol
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lol i'll sell you my front bumper for 13,000.
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Will you take 14,000
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lol yeah i can drop it off in a hour and a half.
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That was quick. Dosen't take you long to get a truck swapped over.
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Holy crap! That was a fast truck swap.
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Its not that hard and the more you do it the easier it is. The other frame was just sitting there with a body on it but not bolted down. I actually would have had it done sooner but I changed the whole fuel system because the grey truck is flex fuel.
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Dang you're quick. What kind of dong is that? I like it.
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He's a sheltie mix. He's actually smaller than a normal sheltie, and he's a yapper...lol
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To bad a bout the yapper part, but it's a purty dog.
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Nice work.

When ever I find me a 4wd frame I know who I'm gonna have switch it out.
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Man I always thought the stuff u did with all your little projects was cool, like mentioned above, I have also always enjoyed checkin ure threads to see what new project u got goin on. As much as uve worked on em, I sure u are very knowledgeable on how to take apart and put a Ranger together lol!
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Yeah you can bet I know where every bolt is on a ranger...lol
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How you gonna fix the engine mount? just weld in a new one?

Another question how do you manage to keep all the wiring sorted out from the dash
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Well I have made a little progress. I have been working on getting the rad support straightened out and installing the front end. I scored a radiator, condensor, fan shroud, and both air bags for $100 so I went ahead and got it running. I pulled it out and took a few pics. At this point it is a 2wd edge...I need some parts for the 4wd and a bumper/valance. Your going to think I'm crazy but I decided to swap the front end with my current driver. I am going to sell it when this truck is road worthy and I'm planning on keeping this one for a while(its 4 door)
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