Safari Pacific MX2 Buildip - Page 3 - 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
  #51  
Old 07-14-2008
SanityAside's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Houston, Tx
Posts: 2,199
thats comin along well, i cant wait to see the next update.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 07-16-2008
Shaklakan's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: La Habra CA
Posts: 1,100
Subscribed! Awesome build defiantly gonna be one of a kind!
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 07-22-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 115
I'm getting behind on my updates. Here's some stuff I did last week.

To stop water and dust getting into the channels on the new floor pan I used some seam sealer.



The raw steel parts started rusting in the shop. I'm thinking the swamp coolers are the culprit. To stop the surface rust I sprayed on some pain.



Using a hole punch to create the rounded corners of the fuel tank access panel.



The access panel isn't very big since the cross supports are close by.

Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 07-22-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 115
For body material I picked up two doors from the junk yard. It was half price day, so I scored two doors for $75 bucks! I measured the gap, added 2 inches for a buffer then cut chunks out of the doors




Dry fitting the new body material. Once lined up, I marked where the cuts needed to be exactly.




I trimmed of the extra material on one side and ground the edges of the other.




Perfect fit!

Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 07-22-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 115
I used the excess trimmed off for backing on the edges of each seam. Same routine as the bed shortening.




New side panel clamped into place.




To avoid any warping I slowly weld small spots a few inches apart. After cooling a bit I run a few more spot welds. I repeat this quite a few times before the panel is fully welded. Then I repeat everything on the driver side.

Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 07-22-2008
RangerJustin's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,428
very sweet! just curious, are your rear tires clearing the rear cab corner?
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 07-22-2008
t3ob's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Olive Branch, MS
Posts: 1,762
Great job man, keep u the good work!
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 07-22-2008
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Quote:
Originally Posted by RangerJustin View Post
very sweet! just curious, are your rear tires clearing the rear cab corner?
You can see the line where he is going to cut. Looks great so far, awesome build.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 07-23-2008
Ace's Avatar
Ace Ace is offline
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Central, Illinois
Posts: 3,448
wow i almost forgot about this thread really is amazing!
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 07-23-2008
RangerJustin's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,428
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04blackedge View Post
You can see the line where he is going to cut. Looks great so far, awesome build.
doh! cant believe I didn't see that line before
Reply With Quote
  #61  
Old 07-23-2008
PlasticHero's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Ottawa, IL
Posts: 701
Quote:
Originally Posted by safaripacific View Post
For body material I picked up two doors from the junk yard. It was half price day, so I scored two doors for $75 bucks!
They have 1/2 price days out there...man Illinois sucks haha. Very awsome indeed though. I wish I had the time to just do a lift on my truck. Your truck is coming along nice. I really can't wait to see it finished.
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 07-23-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 115
Thanks everyone. I'll be adding the old bed side curve to the cab so everything looks fairly normal.
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 07-23-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 115
More updates....

Missed this photo. Its before the side panels were fitted. I aligned everything onto the new body mounts and welded the floor to the remaining cab parts.




Angle shot of the passenger side. Thats as strait as I can make it




Killing time while waiting for the metal to cool. Maybe just a bit to much time :D




Driver side panel installed same as the passenger.

Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 07-23-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 115
Removing the fuel filler off the old bed side.




Tracing the shape onto construction paper.




On the front side I press the construction paper into the groves. I cut the piece a bit crooked so I used the ridge to find a level point to measure.




Using the pattern I align the ridge to the body line and trace the edges.




Then I cut.

Reply With Quote
  #65  
Old 07-23-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Temecula, CA
Posts: 115
Working slightly different from the body panels, I wedge pieces into the edges of the filler backing.




I clamp into place and check the alignment.




Now I weld in the same fashion as the body panels. The filler isn't in the best location, but there would of been a lot more work to move the whole thing. My fuel tank won't move back anymore due to the axle. So I have to work with what I have.

Reply With Quote
  #66  
Old 07-23-2008
Ray_Welder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Zephyrhills, FLorida
Posts: 1,037
Thats amazing!, Too bad the filler couldnt be moved though.
Wanna do my truck next
Reply With Quote
  #67  
Old 07-23-2008
RangerMuse's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,727
This build is amazing great job man i cant wait to see it done
Reply With Quote
  #68  
Old 07-23-2008
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 822
Very interesting build. Looks good! Any other plans or other mods. Suspension, Engine, ETC?...
Reply With Quote
  #69  
Old 07-24-2008
Bumpncarstereo's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: btwn the Buff and the Roc
Posts: 1,302
simply freaking amazing
Reply With Quote
  #70  
Old 07-24-2008
Rolldogg's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 3,424
Awesome, awesome build for sure. One of the first real chops I've seen in here. Good on ya!!

I'll be checking this build out for sure.
Reply With Quote
  #71  
Old 07-24-2008
john93rangerstx's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: WARWICK RI
Posts: 895
looks good
Reply With Quote
  #72  
Old 07-24-2008
Ace's Avatar
Ace Ace is offline
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Central, Illinois
Posts: 3,448
Someone needs to send this dude a www.ranger-forums.com sticker
Reply With Quote
  #73  
Old 07-24-2008
redranger_02's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 641
yea a big one for like his back window or something
Reply With Quote
  #74  
Old 07-24-2008
$paz's01's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chino, California
Posts: 663
this truck is badass....i really want to see this thing when its fully done u need to head out to cali and we will have a meet just to score a look at this thing haha
Reply With Quote
  #75  
Old 07-26-2008
Rooks's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 1,867
Wow.... can't believe I missed this build up so far. Very cool looking build. And some great work too boot! Haha... make sure to keep us posted man.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Safari Pacific XT1 - Expedition Trailer (Photos) safaripacific Fabrication & Tool Tech 45 07-19-2012 09:54 PM
Safari Pacific XT1 - Expedition Trailer safaripacific Fabrication & Tool Tech 30 05-22-2012 03:21 PM
PNW meet? (that's Pacific Northwest to you noobs) chainfire Meets, Greets, & Events 61 09-29-2009 04:26 PM
Safari Pacific Explorer Build (MX3) safaripacific Project Logs 19 01-06-2009 02:53 PM


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 08:23 AM.


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.