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86$ for the material. other than that it was free, i turned them up on my buddies lathe.
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wicked zach, mad fab skills.

BTW does this thing still classify as a ranger?? lol
plated and insured as a ranger, so id say sure!
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86$ for the material. other than that it was free, i turned them up on my buddies lathe.
machining is so much fun, i love turning things on lathes and using mills
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so im browsing for something and i come across this...

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wow, that was along time ago wasnt it?
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whoah all old school. looked good back then too
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2004ish i think, i just put the body lift on. either way i was looking at it and thinking, wow! idk the only thing original now is the cab? haha
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haha yea thats about right. i cant think of anything else that you havent modified. did you get that bright idea to paint your interior too? lol
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you are lucky i opened this.. trust me its the same truck.





i will post this in too but i liked the first line trust me its still the same truck lol
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do you sometimes miss the "old" ranger?
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they are the BL blocks and rubber bushing all in 1. 3" 6061 t6 aluminum with a 17/32" hole.

lengths are 3-7/8" 4-1/4" and 4-7/8" then I made some 3/4" aluminum washers for the bottom side of the mount because ford put some big hole in it. Got some new grade 8 bolts in 1/2" instead of 12mm grade 5s.
I need to talk to Kevan. I'm sure we could spend a few hours up at his shop on a saturday and make some.

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yeah Millermatic 212

Ive got a hobart 210 sitting the corner collecting dust and that is a good welder too. backup? idk
orrrrr for sale? ha

I'm eyeing the Miller 180, cause of the smaller gun and price.. BUT, also like the 212.

Do you ever have problems fitting the nozzle anywhere? someones telling me to get a 180 cause you cant fit the big *** nozzle in a lot of places.

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do you sometimes miss the "old" ranger?
i do haha
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nice body lift blocks, badass for sure
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looks good but personally i thought the cage looked sick in raw metal....i think if u painted it the same color as ur coils and stuff it would look better IMO...or in sonic blue...people would have to look twice to notice it...just sayin
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Do you ever have problems fitting the nozzle anywhere? someones telling me to get a 180 cause you cant fit the big *** nozzle in a lot of places.
We use 251's when we mig. Haven't had a problem with the "big *** nozzle".
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looks good but personally i thought the cage looked sick in raw metal....
Agree 100%, but unfortunately **** rusts way too fast lol.

We'll scotch brite and wd-40 all the tube friday evening, and monday morning it's all rusted again.
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the lathe and the pucks is nice but just FYI for other people, you dont need a lathe to make them. A bandsaw would work the same, they dont need to be that exact. Thats how Im making mine. Where did you buy the aluminum? Mcmaster has pretty cheap 6061 aluminum.
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everyday man, i love that thing.
yea it was a good one for me -- i actually am thinking about buying another one..lol
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haha yea thats about right. i cant think of anything else that you havent modified. did you get that bright idea to paint your interior too? lol
yeah i did, still looks as good as the day i was done painting it. seriously it looks like an Fx4 dash.

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do you sometimes miss the "old" ranger?
depends, sometimes i miss driving as much as i used to, its just not feasable to drive it all the time though.

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I need to talk to Kevan. I'm sure we could spend a few hours up at his shop on a saturday and make some.



orrrrr for sale? ha

I'm eyeing the Miller 180, cause of the smaller gun and price.. BUT, also like the 212.

Do you ever have problems fitting the nozzle anywhere? someones telling me to get a 180 cause you cant fit the big *** nozzle in a lot of places.



i do haha
the gun isnt that much different, i think the 180 has the m-20 gun and the 212 and 251 has the m25 or something like that. ive welded with both and have had no issue with the nozzles, like the size difference, you still get into places where both wont fit.

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looks good but personally i thought the cage looked sick in raw metal....i think if u painted it the same color as ur coils and stuff it would look better IMO...or in sonic blue...people would have to look twice to notice it...just sayin
rust. try living in the rust belt of america

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We use 251's when we mig. Haven't had a problem with the "big *** nozzle".
yeah me either
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the lathe and the pucks is nice but just FYI for other people, you dont need a lathe to make them. A bandsaw would work the same, they dont need to be that exact. Thats how Im making mine. Where did you buy the aluminum? Mcmaster has pretty cheap 6061 aluminum.
a local place, drilling those with a lathe vs drilling with a drill press is night and day difference IMO, mine blocks are much longer than yours the bit wouldnt go all the way through so i had to flip it around. if you were doing just stock replacements then sure.

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yea it was a good one for me -- i actually am thinking about buying another one..lol
lol nice.
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looks like i'll be getting a 212 then..

coming from both of yall is good enough for me.
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I know its kinda a mute point, but could you not clear coat the tube to preserve its awesomeness? I think I have seen some prerunners with that.
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it doesnt hold up like primer and paint. it will still rust.
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that and it only really looks cool when you've got some pretty TIG welds to show off
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that and it only really looks cool when you've got some pretty TIG welds to show off
yeah, i mean i get some nice Mig welds but I prefer it to be painted.
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Ahh I see. Didn't realize that
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