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Old 05-16-2012
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Time to make a thread

Im pretty decent at google sketchup so I modeled the truck that Im working on building.
here it is
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And here is how my truck sits today





Im driving 3 hours away on Sunday to get the fleet side bed and plastic flares for my truck.
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Nice work... so is there a basic Ranger to start with and then you just added tires and bumper and all that?
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I want to add an electric rear locker and im not sure what else. The tires arent going to be like those ones those either. That was just a basic for what it will look like and im making all the bumpers and brush guard.
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You don't have leaf springs in the rear.
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Old 05-17-2012
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You don't have leaf springs in the rear.
Beat me to it!
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Old 05-17-2012
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That's because it's just a quick rendering it dOesnt have an engine either or seats to a steering wheel or tranny or drive shafts. I'm just gonna make it look like that and then probably so a 5.0 swap and some other stuff
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Old 11-23-2012
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Well it's been awhile since I updated this. I kinda forgot about it. But here she is sitting today.



I added a summit racing sun visor and a tool box. I got 2 8" JL AUDIO subs and phantom LEDs.

Also bought a trailer hitch from a friend and repainted it.


Next thing to do is an explorer axle swap and procomp simulator bead locks.
Hopefully it will be on its way here soon

My dad got jealous so he went out and bought this
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Old 11-23-2012
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Not fleetside yet? Thought you bought one?
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Old 11-23-2012
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I was going to but I changed my mind. I like the stepside because I will never have to worry about rust and I did want to have to drive that far to swap beds
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Laaame. Fleetside gets all the ladies.
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Old 11-24-2012
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Its gonna look bad *** when your done.
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Old 11-24-2012
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Well i got alittle done today. I went to the junkyard and found a new center console for my dads sport-trac and a radio bezel for mine. if youre wondering why the radio bezel you will have to just wait and see but anyway.

My dads new center console. I cleaned it the best i could and the plastic looks almost new


Next i took his old arm rest and fixed it up for myself


For the normal armrest problem I fixed it with 2 pieces of metal I cut off some old tractor parts


And last but not least my radio bezel all cleaned up


Not to bad for junkyard parts.
Next time im going to get an explorer console and the explorer rear end.
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Old 11-24-2012
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Defintaly getting 06+ mirrors too. anyone know the price or where to get them? our junkyard doesnt have nice **** like that
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Old 11-25-2012
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ok thanks they are 50 bucks shipped to my door so I will see if i have enough after I sell my tractor to get those too.

After I can sell my Cub Cadet 108 tractor Im going to buy an explorer rear end and Im going to try to get leaf springs with it too and just upgrade to the explorer springs and them crank on my torsion bars to try and level it the best I can. I will also be getting new procomp simulator beadlocks.
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The rock auto fix for the arm rest is great, easy to do too.

The truck will look good, more rugged look.
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Old 12-02-2012
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Well I got my OHC today



Forgot to get the mount too and didnt want to wait so I made my own POS mount.
But shes in and here she is



I found the perfect spot to mount mytemp. sensor


There was alittle tab right in the middle of the grill so i pulled it out and and boom done!
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The radiator might affect the temp reading if the trucks not moving fyi.
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Old 12-02-2012
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Well the spot it was on the explorer was pretty close to the radiator too so I don't think it will affect it that mich
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IIRC they are off to the side slightly wich is further but you're prolly right. Should be fairly close at least.
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I'm going to build 2 8" sub woofer enclosures in my woodshop class to fit where the jump seats are. I plan on using the jump seat fold out design to make the speakers easy access to the rear and make it look factory
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Well got some rims from a friend but guess what I NEED ADAPTERS!!! good thing i havent paid him yet.

anyone know where i can get adapters to go from 5x4.5 to 5x4.75 or does anyone wanna trade me for the right ones? or even want mine? lol


heres the wheels

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Well im going to order the adapters off ebay this weekend so i can put those wheels on. I also want to swap my heater box with one out of an explorer because my junkyard doesnt have many rangers and myheater door is broke in the box. Does anyone know if this is a possible swap?
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updated my google sketechup file alittle bit.



changed rear axle to 8.8 and lifted the front to match and changed rims. all future plans for my truck.
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I wish I could figure Sketchup out. lol
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