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took advantage of the pic n pull sale weekend. i picked up a new fog light switch for a set of dust lights and a volvo relay block for my e fan. the e fan install is next on the list.



i sold my step side ranger camper shell.
 
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the latest addition


 
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took the truck out for a little session.

http://youtu.be/emcERyZ8qvQ
 
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sweet. you my friend, need a few can of black paint. lol
 
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^^^ you don't like my reverse oreo with a hint of ocean breeze. jk in time the sower thumb will go away. as for right now its all about function over form.

today i was able to spend a some time on the truck. i was able to take care of some little things. the major one being figuring out a way to make my front fender and hood flow together nicely. VVV as you can see its not so nice.



i picked up 4 of these little hood bumps at the wrecking yard for 5 finger.


much better
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looks alot better. plans for paint?
 
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thank you. not any time soon.
 
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Nice video.
 
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Old 04-06-2012
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^^ thank you

i picked up a full width axle today. i was able to pick it up for no cost to me. all i had to do was help the original owner with some things. im also going to go back tomorrow and pick up some move stuff. im glad i have to get the axles re drilled because it need new wheel seals. tomorrow morning im going to strip it down and see what else its go to need. im also going to see what i can can be swapped over from my ranger axle. i

 
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im guessing thats an f150 31 spline 8.8? meaning the bp is 5x5.5? are you going to regear it?
 
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want! :)

keep us posted!
 
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you are correct. im not going to re gear it at this point. the gears in it are 3.55 with a limited slip. its pretty much the same axle that is under my tuck at this point but its wider and has a bigger spline count.
 
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Originally Posted by 06RangerXLT View Post
want! :)

keep us posted!
will do.
 
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ive been wondering.. are the spring perches on those the same width as rangers?
 
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Originally Posted by 2004xlmiller View Post
ive been wondering.. are the spring perches on those the same width as rangers?
the f 150 perches are wider and will have to be narrowed to work with the ranger leaf packs.

my bounty for today. picked it all up for free charge but i did have to work 6 hours. so hare i worked for this guy for 8 hours and i have pulled over $500 in parts (local wrecking yard prices). all the parts were pulled from a 96 expo. i also scored a cb radio. i was able to pull a functioning tail gate for my dads 85 bronco.

 
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found taht the cb will fit perfect in the center console.

cb sitting in the snot rag tray.

cb sitting where the snot rage tray goes
 
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console in

console in for good.

cb in for good as well
 
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yep ranger brakes will not work on the f150 axle. ranger drum is on top.


the gears looked good and the clutches are thick.


installed new switches.
 
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been away from the net for the last week.

here are some up dates on the axle. i should be getting the shafts and drums back tomorrow.

Started to clean the axle.



Finished removing the perches and stock shock mounts. Also gave it a coat of paint.

 
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so how are you planning on mounting it now that the perches are pulled?
 
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^^^i will be welding new perches on the axle to fit the width of the ranger leaf springs.

i got the axles and drums back. im supper stoked because this will be major step towards the final looks,, stance, performance of the truck.

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this look is not going to last long.
 
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What color are you painting it? Do you use the back to camp in?
 
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What color are you painting it? Do you use the back to camp in?
i would like to keep it black or do some thing metallic. yes my wife and i have not had a chance to test out the stabbing cabin 2.0. the original set up was a little cramped.

my land lord did not like me stock piling ranger beds in my car port. i had three beds in total two were in the car port and one on the truck . i scraped the white and blue bed which allowed me to install this bed. this bed had the had the bed sides removed. i also installed the bed sides off of my old step side bed (which is the third bed). this is my budget friendly answer to core the wheel when i install the f -150 8.8 next week.




camper shell clamps work awesome when hanging glass.




all done




before

after

remember this is not going to last long. next week i will be installing the f-150 8.8.
 
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Youve got a weird process to building this truck... Main things that stick out are white glass for 3 years, and now the steppy full size. Looks better then The white a blue with those aluminum campers. Im still tryIng to figure out where your headed with this truck...
 

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