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Project backhalf/3link

You may have seen my other thread, well i wanted to wait until some actual progress before I started a project thread.

Details:

Cut the rear frame section off
1.75" .120 wall DOM Tube for the cage/frame
1.75" .25 wall DOM for the uppers
2" .25 wall for the lowers
All joints are 2.63" Ballisitic Johnny Joints
Fox 2.0" Air shocks, 18" travel (valved 40/90) ? I have no idea. LOL
Optima Red Top
Ruff Stuff Optima Battery Box


List of things to do...

Cut front fenders
Fix the front hoops (remount front coilovers)
Build the cage
beef up the frame 9whats left)
Clean up the D60 for new brackets.
Cut up the Bed to only have the bedsides left.


Items waiting for delivery
BRK-1058-2 Axle tube shock tabs (flat bottom) Plate thickness: 1/4''
BRK-1077-5 High Clearance Shock Tabs Tube size: 1.75 inch
BRK-1072-1 Heavy Duty Frame Link Mount Inside mounting width and punch size: 2.63'' width with 9/16'' hole (for 2.63'' joint or 1'' rod end)
BRK-1074-1 HD Link Tabs 1.75" Length: Short
BRK-1040 Inner frame mount (one bracket) Degree Angle: 22.5 degree
Mounting Width / Bolt Hole: 2.63'' w/ 9/16'' hole
BRK-1008-3 Lower axle link brackets Axle Tube Diameter: 3.0''
Degree Offset: 10 degree Mounting Width / Hole size: 2.63 inch w/ 9/16 inch bolt
TA-241 1.0" -14 tpi Tube Adapter Tube Inner & Outer Diameters: Size 2: 1.25 in ID - 1.75 in OD Thread Hand: Right Hand Thread
BJ-675-13 Forged Chromoly 2.63" Ballistic Joint Bearing thru hole: 9/16''
Stud diameter / Thread Pitch: 1.0" - 14 tpi Thread direction: Right hand thread
TA-247 1.25" -12 tpi Tube Adapter Tube Inner & Outer Diameters: Size 2: 1.5 in ID - 2.0 in OD Thread Hand: Right Hand Thread
BJ-675-15 Forged Chromoly 2.63" Ballistic Joint Bearing thru hole: 9/16''
Stud diameter / Thread Pitch: 1.25''- 12 tpi Thread direction: Right hand thread
BJ-670 2.63" Heavy Duty Ballistic Joint Bore (bolt hole size): 9/16"

4 x Flat Bottom Shock Tabs, Pair
1 x Optima Battery Box
3 x 1.75" Radius Shock Tab For Tight Spaces, Pair

Items in
Bulkhead (3"x10"x1/4")
120 feet of 1.75" DOM .120" wall
8 feet of 1.75" DOM .25 wall
10 feet of 2" DOM .25 wall
Fox Air Shocks


Could pics of the progress so far, I am still waiting on parts though to really get moving.

All cut up

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Need some new bumpers now!!
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bulkhead installed (some minor trimming and holes to be added later)
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cut fender (still some minor work needed there)
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Not too bad since it has not even been a week yet.
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awsome.. gunna be pure badassness when its done
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You need some dimple dies lol.

Are you doing this in solid works? or all in your head?
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awsome.. gunna be pure badassness when its done
x2!!

You gonna be selling the rear bumper?
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bad *** i will like this build... do you have any pics of other trucks... ones you got your ideas from... i just want to know what direction your going... you going to back half it and leave the fenders so it still looks like a ranger... or full cage the rear end and put a bench seat beck there...

good job, glad you decided to put your truck under the knife... i remember awhile ago reading you didn't know if you wanted to cut up this truck and was considering selling it...

truck looks good as always...
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your truck is becoming less and less ranger every day! I remember when it was just a huge *** lifted ranger that was gorgeous. Its almost unrecognizeable!
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You need some dimple dies lol.

Are you doing this in solid works? or all in your head?
yes buy me some! and a press big enough! lol

its mainly an image in my head, got a couple ideas from other trucks but nothing major

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x2!!

You gonna be selling the rear bumper?
oh probably not, it would be a pain to cut off since i welded it on.

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bad *** i will like this build... do you have any pics of other trucks... ones you got your ideas from... i just want to know what direction your going... you going to back half it and leave the fenders so it still looks like a ranger... or full cage the rear end and put a bench seat beck there...

good job, glad you decided to put your truck under the knife... i remember awhile ago reading you didn't know if you wanted to cut up this truck and was considering selling it...

truck looks good as always...

it will have the bedsides on it, and still look like a ranger from a distance.

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your truck is becoming less and less ranger every day! I remember when it was just a huge *** lifted ranger that was gorgeous. Its almost unrecognizeable!
its a ranger at heart! plus driving down the road if you took a quick glance you know its a ranger.
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This things going to turn out great when you're done Zach. Can't wait to see the final outcome.
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gonna be a badass truck when your done. not that it wasnt one of the nicest on here anyways. cant wait to see progress pics.
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Looks badass, can't wait to see it complete!



You don't happen to have the rear half of that frame, do ya? I need a new frame (new truck really, lol) from the cab back due to the excessive rust.
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Thats awesome man, great start
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Getting rid of the front bumper?? Man, that thing rocks!
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...............you have my outmost attention......


now time for me to make some popcorn and sit back and enjoy.....
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...............you have my outmost attention......

i think he has everyones attention every time he starts a project thread. i don't know how you do this stuff man. you do things i can only dream of
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I hope you fall down a well. I came into project logs looking for your link mounts then i see this. Just another project to watch.


My question is what happen to the 5.4?
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^ The 5.4 is on the backburner, but still stayin warm
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wow, not too bad for how fast your goin. i like it.

one question though, what is it you want to accomplish with this? jumping? or just because its bad ***?
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4 linking the rear is probably the biggest reason I am assuming.
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awesome!! what are you doing with your front bumper?? sellin it? Why are you building a new one?
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damn man its great cant wait to see this done i just hope it looks like a truck when done
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while i trust you will make it right (and better), its hard to see your truck as half a truck...
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Are you taking the bl off yet?
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ah your at it again....dude u take it to the extreme.

ur dog is epic...he should be RFs mascot
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so is it going to be like one big a$$ lifted prerunner? but 4wd? and your dog... awesome
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