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Old 11-24-2012
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I like it man.
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Thats exactly what I want. Man, really jealous.
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hey i don't know if you posted it somewhere else or not, but i didn't see anything on whether its a 6 speed or auto?
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Mike, he bought it back almost a year ago. Tim the ranger is an auto. I'm trying to pursuade him to throw a stick in it. The super dookie idk.
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Mike, he bought it back almost a year ago. Tim the ranger is an auto. I'm trying to pursuade him to throw a stick in it. The super dookie idk.
Leave it automatic, you know its a PITA to shift around the dunes.
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this truck would look perfect with a 4" lift and 37" tires
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Mike, he bought it back almost a year ago. Tim the ranger is an auto. I'm trying to pursuade him to throw a stick in it. The super dookie idk.
Gotcha..apparently I missed that post lol
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It was a tread, remember I found his and Justin's trucks. You wanted me to find yours or someone else did.

Alex, it's not THAT bad....
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It was a tread, remember I found his and Justin's trucks. You wanted me to find yours or someone else did.

Alex, it's not THAT bad....
Dont think it was me. Though I found my old 04 2wd a few hours south of me a few months back. Got a link to the thread?
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Old 11-27-2012
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thanks doods,yeah the duty is an auto. and some day id love to do a 4" lift or so and 37s. yeah i got the ranger back the spring after i traded it,but the dingbat drove it during the winter so it needs all kinds of cleanup and motor work.
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that ranger is sick. i would have to say it would be a wild ride to have in the winter if there is a lot of snow
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that's one of my ultimate goals with it. Is get it all tip top,motor hopped up and some paddles,and blast across a frozen lake with a bunch of deep packed snow. maybe even make some snow jumps haha. i think that'd be a blast..and something i can use it for in the winter. would make for some wicked video footage
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that's one of my ultimate goals with it. Is get it all tip top,motor hopped up and some paddles,and blast across a frozen lake with a bunch of deep packed snow. maybe even make some snow jumps haha. i think that'd be a blast..and something i can use it for in the winter. would make for some wicked video footage

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ya dude bro!
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lol thats exactly what i was thinking about!
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well ripped the trans and t-case out today. rear slea took a leak and filled up my tcase with trans fluid. so taking it to a shop tomorrow for a rebuild and beef up. also getting a beefier torque converter. Was actually easier to take out than I was thinking, after all the crap like exhaust, drive-shafts and harness were off. The bolts on the bellhousing were way easier to get at then on my ranger. I knew I was going to have to do this at some point, which is why I never really modded it. But now I can safely start adding a little more power to this thing finally

The shop has one day turn around so hopefully get it back in before the weekend if everything goes well. should save damn near 2k doing this myself



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finally got the truck all back together and it drives awesome. New HD triple clutch torque converter, rebuilt HD trans, and new bellowed up-pipes. She put up a fight, but all in all it went pretty good. learned a lot and feel like I could do about any trans swap now hah.

old leaky up-pipes...new ones are bling and truck sounds quieter and no boost lost.



new pipes and Y


didn't have a trans jack and didn't feel like dropn the coin or taking the time to go get one. But I found this universal adapter for regular jacks. It was suppose to fit in the hole where the cup normally bolts into the jack. but my jack didn't have a big enough hole. So I cut the post off and drilled/tapped the cup and just bolter it to it. Made a couple would blocks to follow the weird profile of the pan and srewed them to the supports. Worked like a charm, worth every bit of the 37$ I spent on it. plus it came with a bunch of other brackets that go on the plates for 4wheelers/motorcycles etc.




Also added a magnafine inline filter for extra protection.
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Looks good man! Sometimes I wish I spent the coin and rebuilt my trans just was afraid it would happen again. I agree with the fact that it is easier than the ranger. My ranger sucked dropping the trans because of the bolts. The 7.3 is actually quite easy to get the trans out.

I like that aadapter plate! I just make my own from wood. Its a bit interesting getting that sucker lined up by yourself huh? :)
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Yeah the bolts are super easy to get at after the exhaust is off. Just reach in with a socket,no weird extensions or joints needed. The Rangers Trans is just slammed into the tunnel so I needed like a 8" 2x4 body lift to get at them. I made the first cradle out of wood to get it down but didn't like it. This was super stable and actually was really easy getting it lined up. I had the jack under the truck the long way and just push it in place.
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little update on the 250. got the rough country leveling springs in, new 315/75/16 tires and got my tailgate latches done and threw it on for now till I can finish the rest of it. Really like the stance now, just need to finish my rust repair and then repaint/plastidip the whole truck...already have my color :)

fix'n ford rot

PITA..a bazillion spot welds

both sides are like this now..just need to smooth them out and primer

leveling kit in, just look past that red frame.

little Cali lean with the new springs in..should settle.

new meats,finally went back to just a A/T tire for the daily/towpig. just got sick of the noise and bad balance etc. just wanted a big tire with better manners. so far I really like them. Falken wildpeak A/T's..not the best..but got them for a steal.




next after bodywork and frame recondition is rear bumper and front..or maybe just a nice lightbar-ish thing for the front we'll see. and probably some rock slider/little step built in, step bars.
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black betty looks good!
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Looks good. Don't start cleaning out the spare bedroom but there's a good(or is it bad) chance I might be working up in your part of the country. The huge region not the city haha. I like..2 months or more.

..Just FYI
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black betty looks good!
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Looks good. Don't start cleaning out the spare bedroom but there's a good(or is it bad) chance I might be working up in your part of the country. The huge region not the city haha. I like..2 months or more.

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hah where exactly? and what kind of work?
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Truck is lookin sick man!
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hah where exactly? and what kind of work?
Field Engineer for TIC (a company owned by Kiewit) that does industrial construction. Right now I could go anywhere but honestly the dakotas seems likely. Don't know yet to be honest..
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