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Cool, do you have it all pimped out with lockers, winches and such.
You should record gas prices as you go around the world.
Not yet, once the bodywork is done I'm moving onto the bed cage. After that I'll probably work on the suspension. Then the bumpers.

I've been looking at youtube to figure gas prices. All over the globe people are on the news about high gas (petrol) prices. So far I'm looking at $15 a gallon, with some buffer room.
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Amazing work! What size lift and tires do you have on that thing?
Right now 3 inch lift and 31x10.5r15. Thats all going to change once I start on a new suspension. I'm thinking SAS.
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going to be keeping a close eye on this build... are you going to be adding a snorkel or winches etc...? i think it would set the truck off nicly plus it would be functional and more then likly be used. you building this truck to do like what they do with the Land Rover G3 disco's?
Yep. I've got a huge list of stuff I want to build/addon to the rig. I'm building to be similar to what people do, expedition wise, to Land Rovers. Similar to the Camel Trophy, but a completely custom Ranger
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Thats sweet! What are your route plans for driving?
I have 4 routes so far, mainly because of politics, but I'm keeping quite for the time being. Need to create some suspense....hehe Lets just say I'm looking at 50,000+ miles
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That is so awesome man. Keep up the great work. I know I can't do what you are doing so it blows my mind.
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I know I can't do what you are doing so it blows my mind.
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That is freaking sweet... wanna build me one? haha j/k but it will be fantasitcal once ur done I already know :D
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All I can say is wow!
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So, this is a bit late.....but why not just steal the crew cab from a brazilian Ranger?
looks sick, good work on that bed. I'm gonna love to see this finished!
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So, this is a bit late.....but why not just steal the crew cab from a brazilian Ranger?
looks sick, good work on that bed. I'm gonna love to see this finished!
That would be the easy way, but its impossible to import a crew cab. The A-Pillars don't meet safety specs for the US. Then theres the taxes....
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Dude, Looking Really Good
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Amazing work! looks like you have several correct tools at your disposal!
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how far is gilbert from the phoenix area? i wanna come check it out lol
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awesome truck
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nevermind it is about 40 miles but definately would be worth the trip to see this bad a$$ concocsion sp?
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Looks great! Hey Charlie, we should swing by some time and check it out. Maybe as it gets closer to being completed.
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yea if he doesnt mind some company i am up for a road trip to see this sweet thing
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outdoorsman I sent you a PM
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40 miles is a road trip?
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haha yeah right, i commute 30 miles to work every day. anyway, this truck is going to be rediculous. i can't wait to see it when all said and done! and btw, would you like some company on this excursion? I can cook!
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40 miles is a road trip?
yeah really, my cabin is 3.5hrs away and i dont consider it that. the north shore (lake Superior) is 6hrs now thats closer to a road trip





BUt yeah this build is badass. def. comfortable with cutting and welding i see. and awesome tools and place to work.
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ok so it isnt a road trip but it will be a fun little jump over to see this beast lol
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Bunch of haters are jealous of our "little" road trip. 40 miles is far enough and if anybody wants to sned me some $$ for gas go ahead. I just spent over $600 on gas for my Utah trip so I'm not to happy filling up my tank currently. PM me for donations, thanks.
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Not a whole lot has been accomplished for this next section. Most of the time was measuring over and over again. I wanted to make sure the cab's back would be perfectly square.


Lower cross support




My brother in-law, Jeremy, gave me a hand fabing up the upper cross supports. His brother Zach took the photos for the day.




Upper cross support ready to be welded in.




Me welding the inner and outer upper cross supports. The rope was used to align the back portion with the rest of the body lines.

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freaking SWEET is it gonna have functioning doors or is it gonna be solid
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What are your plans for windows behind the doors?
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