rngprerunners Project Log: Stock to Not - Page 6 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Project Logs For detailed builds specific to the Ford Ranger, one thread per vehicle please.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #126  
Old 05-15-2007
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Very nice, i like it.

so is there a bolt sliding through that DOM and Heim Joint?
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 05-15-2007
Drayke's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: LA / San Luis Obispo
Posts: 804
glad you got the link mount all figured out. I still say that you gusset that tube a little just in case like you mentioned on DR.

as i've said before: "I'd hit that"
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 05-15-2007
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by zabeard
Very nice, i like it.

so is there a bolt sliding through that DOM and Heim Joint?
Yea there is a 5/8" bolt that holds the heim in place and bolts on the outside of the frame where there is another smaller standoff so everything stays lined up.

Quote:
glad you got the link mount all figured out. I still say that you gusset that tube a little just in case like you mentioned on DR.
Did you click the link? There is a super hi-tech drawing of what I'm going to do about gusseting it.
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 05-15-2007
Drayke's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: LA / San Luis Obispo
Posts: 804
pssh. click a link. HELLZ no i didnt click the link.

but i just did, and sweet. should enter that in a photography contest or something.
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old 05-16-2007
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
Day 11 Updates are Up! Come check it out!

You can see Day 11 by clicking HERE

or here

http://blogs.off-roadweb.com/6207952...ild/index.html

or here

http://blogs.off-roadweb.com

Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old 05-16-2007
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
man those lower links are huge...
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old 05-16-2007
winks's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Jackson, New Jersey
Posts: 4,872
I wish I had the ability to fabricate metal parts like that. From this and what I've seen in the past, you do a very good work.
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old 05-16-2007
INT3RC3PTOR's Avatar
Veteran Status Achieved
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesooooota
Posts: 8,203
custom fab'n is teh sexorz
Reply With Quote
  #134  
Old 05-16-2007
JoshK's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: CC, Indiana
Posts: 3,832
WOW. Alot more work to do that then I thought. Looks great. I really need to learn how to weld better. Zach let me know when you get a welder lol
Reply With Quote
  #135  
Old 05-16-2007
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by firefighterjosh
WOW. Alot more work to do that then I thought. Looks great. I really need to learn how to weld better. Zach let me know when you get a welder lol
You should look up my thread from two years ago when I installed my front. That will give you some idea of what you are in for with that end of the truck...
Reply With Quote
  #136  
Old 05-16-2007
INT3RC3PTOR's Avatar
Veteran Status Achieved
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesooooota
Posts: 8,203
^ truss'n the axle was a good one too
Reply With Quote
  #137  
Old 05-16-2007
JoshK's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: CC, Indiana
Posts: 3,832
Quote:
Originally Posted by rngprerunner
You should look up my thread from two years ago when I installed my front. That will give you some idea of what you are in for with that end of the truck...
Yup I read that thread a few times. It really does not look that bad after seeing zachs SAS But still alot of work
Reply With Quote
  #138  
Old 05-16-2007
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 5,782
Quote:
Originally Posted by rngprerunner
I think they were like $60 each.

I don't have much info about a two battery set up because well its pretty simple to begin with the way I am doing it.

I am running a "Perko" switch normally used on boats. I have a four position switch, 1, 2, 1-2, OFF. Simply I can run either battery individually or both together or both off. The switch is rated at some stupid amount of amps. Simply run the (+) of each battery to the switch, run the (-) to the frame, run a (+) cable to the engine compartment and run the (-) in the engine compartment to the frame. Do I make sense or no?
Cool! I haven't seen one of those before. Where'd you get it?
Reply With Quote
  #139  
Old 05-16-2007
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearhead61
Cool! I haven't seen one of those before. Where'd you get it?
I got them at a local off-road shop that deal exclusivly in desert buggies and trucks. McKenzies. Alot of the local places have them though. Not sure where to find them online. I have one that Camburg made that I'm going to be selling for $40 if anybody needs just one. I have had it bolted to my stock spot for a while now. Anyway...
Reply With Quote
  #140  
Old 05-17-2007
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
Welp, 12 Days Down...

Check out progress from Day 12 HERE

or here

http://blogs.off-roadweb.com/6209616...ild/index.html

or here

http://blogs.off-roadweb.com

Let me know what you think!

Reply With Quote
  #141  
Old 05-17-2007
Bailey's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,143
Mmm...Dr. Pepper...are you a Pepper?


Even tho I dont understand half of the stuff you did...looks like you are making progress!! :)
Reply With Quote
  #142  
Old 05-17-2007
lifted97ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Charlestown, IN
Posts: 1
looks good! but i hope you plan on beefing that piece above the nothc....that will break/bend with little to no force...
Reply With Quote
  #143  
Old 05-17-2007
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
Yea, don't worry about the notch. Like I have said several times already, I don't even need to have the frame there if I didn't want to. It is doing nothing right now buy providing a starting point for the tube structure that will be supporting the rear of the truck.

Stay tuned.
Reply With Quote
  #144  
Old 05-17-2007
Joush's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Marshalls Creek, PA
Posts: 503
It couldn't be too bad it looks like you haven't hit the coronas yet lol.
Looks good so far, can't wait to see some tube on the beast.
Reply With Quote
  #145  
Old 05-17-2007
gumby's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: indy
Posts: 1,581
progress is lookin great!

im curious why you didnt go with a full clip?
with the cage you are plannin, you could have easily run 2x3x.120 from the cab back, set your own kick up height to eliminate the need for that notch, and gained a ton of torsional rigidity compared to open c-channel.
Reply With Quote
  #146  
Old 05-18-2007
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by gumby
progress is lookin great!

im curious why you didnt go with a full clip?
You mean back-half it? Or are you talking about a one-piece front clip?

I didn't backhalf it because it would have taken too much time. I wouldn't have used rectangle tube for it, it would have been round and an entire tube chassis in the rear. Why rebuild the frame if it is already there?

Torsional stability and rigidity arn't even going to be an issue once the tubework is completed. There is just something about still having a frame that I like. I know to many people that have backhalfed their trucks and wished they hadn't for whatever reason, be it that it took too long, didn't turn out right, ect.

So that is why.
Reply With Quote
  #147  
Old 05-18-2007
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
Lucky Day 13 Updates!

The truck is now linked!

Click HERE

or here

http://blogs.off-roadweb.com/6209718...ild/index.html

or here

http://blogs.off-roadweb.com

As always comments and questions are welcome and encouraged! Let me know what you guys think!

Reply With Quote
  #148  
Old 05-18-2007
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
NIce!

So that is enough triangulation that you should not have any side to side movement?

how did you know how much angle to make the lowers? or even the upperS?

btw are the lowers going to hit that body mount?
Reply With Quote
  #149  
Old 05-18-2007
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by zabeard
NIce!

So that is enough triangulation that you should not have any side to side movement?

how did you know how much angle to make the lowers? or even the upperS?

btw are the lowers going to hit that body mount?
Should be enough triangulation, I know it seems a little off, but there are so many trucks running this set up and working well. We thought it was odd from the beginning that this set up uses equal length uppers and lowers. But we are going to see how it works!

Setting the angle was easy. The geometry was already set buy using their (Giant) link mounts. The upper mount shares a bolt with the lower mount so they are set that way. The angle is determined by where you want your instant-center, I would explain it but it could take a while. Alot of people would argue that the lowers should be lower on the frame, but I like the way this one is without having more stuff hanging down. If you have CAD I can send you a drawing that shows different mounting points and how they affect things like driveshaft plunge, pinion angle change, and where the instant center is. Basically I bought them that way so I wouldn't have to worry about all this crap... lol

Yes, they do hit the body mounts. When I take all this stuff off to finish the welding the body mounts have a date with Mr. Plasma. I'm also worried about the crossmember under the back of the cab, it may need to come out too.
Reply With Quote
  #150  
Old 05-18-2007
zabeard's Avatar
who?
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: IN
Posts: 26,045
Ive been told that cross member does not do anything anyway. not structural.

I have CAD, send it if you could.

[email protected]

I like it, have a link to that axle kit? I'm just curious.

The geometry looks fine to me, I was thinking of something different.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My91Ranger's - Project Log My91Ranger Project Logs 198 06-17-2012 01:45 PM
Alon's house project log - Lots of pics! Alon Project Logs 90 12-10-2008 07:09 PM
Another non-Ranger project log. Cody_288 Project Logs 15 10-05-2008 08:53 PM
05 Level II Project Log rsw2159 Project Logs 11 09-12-2008 12:37 PM
The El Camino Project Log b3kbruiser Project Logs 26 08-22-2007 06:31 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:29 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.