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waste of time and money IMO never gonna get the
Money out of it when is sold but to each thier own
I dont plan on selling it, so you may say waste, but what else would i be doing? Sitting around playing video games and eating? I think I would rather be outside working on the truck, learning new skills, designing suspensions, racking my brain on why that bend didnt work out, burning my hands, and actually being productive!

People burn just as much money on alcohol, smokes, food, video games, four wheelers, electronics, etc... as I do on my truck, I see no difference.
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very impressive... i dont think there are too many 03 ranger truggys out there... if any
actually there is another on this site. 034x4. LOL
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This'll be awesome Zach, let me know if you need a hand. I would be willing to help
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I dont plan on selling it, so you may say waste, but what else would i be doing? Sitting around playing video games and eating? I think I would rather be outside working on the truck, learning new skills, designing suspensions, racking my brain on why that bend didnt work out, burning my hands, and actually being productive!

People burn just as much money on alcohol, smokes, food, video games, four wheelers, electronics, etc... as I do on my truck, I see no difference.
so true! Between racing quads, parts, derby cars, injurys I have spent way more then zach. He has just kept one project and dumped all his money into that. I have multiple items.
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girlfriends are overrated lol. I would rather have a bad *** ranger take all my money/time, cause it can't b*tch and complain
theres just some stuff your truck cant do no matter how much money you throw at it! haha
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theres just some stuff your truck cant do no matter how much money you throw at it! haha
this is true...but id rather have my boxer in the passenger seat than a nagging woman yelling im driving too fast haha, my boxer wont even complain shell stick her head out the window and start waggin her tail
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Well there's no turning back now!

What's your wheelbase gonna be now Zach? Gonna lengthen/shorten the bedsides or anything?

Don't I remember you saying back in Indy that you were gonna hold off on any "major" mods until the 5.4!? Hahaha
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this is true...but id rather have my boxer in the passenger seat than a nagging woman yelling im driving too fast haha, my boxer wont even complain shell stick her head out the window and start waggin her tail
Any given time I am driving... these are the words that are coming out of my girlfriend's mouth... "You're driving too fast!" "You're driving too slow!" "Use your blinker! No, you never use your blinker. Do not!" "Why don't you park closer?" "Will you just roll up your window and turn on the AC!?"

I would make her drive so I don't have to listen to her, but I'm not willing to put my life in that much jeopardy right now.
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nope and there is nothing rock wise like you have down there.
haha nope. but you should head down sometime.

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Well there's no turning back now!

What's your wheelbase gonna be now Zach? Gonna lengthen/shorten the bedsides or anything?

Don't I remember you saying back in Indy that you were gonna hold off on any "major" mods until the 5.4!? Hahaha
its not that major.. less so than the front 3 link ...in a way.
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I dont plan on selling it, so you may say waste, but what else would i be doing? Sitting around playing video games and eating? I think I would rather be outside working on the truck, learning new skills, designing suspensions, racking my brain on why that bend didnt work out, burning my hands, and actually being productive!

People burn just as much money on alcohol, smokes, food, video games, four wheelers, electronics, etc... as I do on my truck, I see no difference.
Hell yeah!

I see people spend so much money to sit around and smoke and drink all the time, doing nothing but watching TV and playing games.
I would love to be able to do what Zach is doing, but money doesn't really allow for it right now.
Pretty much my dream is to to travel a lot, and have a shop to work on projects like that in my free time.
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Any given time I am driving... these are the words that are coming out of my girlfriend's mouth... "You're driving too fast!" "You're driving too slow!" "Use your blinker! No, you never use your blinker. Do not!" "Why don't you park closer?" "Will you just roll up your window and turn on the AC!?"

I would make her drive so I don't have to listen to her, but I'm not willing to put my life in that much jeopardy right now.
Jeez you guys girlfriend suck, mine never does anything like that. Doesn't even complain when I spend way to much on the truck and not much on her. Guess I'm lucky
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I have trailered mine.. but breaking sucks. idk, i would prefer knowing my rear axle of all things won't let go. I guess there won't be any problems on sand.
Dude you sure try to pick his truck apart a lot. His terrain, driving habits and use is a lot different than yours.
Plus I think you are just jealous of his truck and fab skills, lol.
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Jeez you guys girlfriend suck, mine never does anything like that. Doesn't even complain when I spend way to much on the truck and not much on her. Guess I'm lucky
Agreed. I think I would just kick those girls out. I've dated girls like that before and they are SO not worth it.
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Dude you sure try to pick his truck apart a lot. His terrain, driving habits and use is a lot different than yours.
Plus I think you are just jealous of his truck and fab skills, lol.
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Agreed. I think I would just kick those girls out. I've dated girls like that before and they are SO not worth it.
Yeah I've had friends that date girls like that and they annoy me and I'm not even dating them!
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I dont plan on selling it, so you may say waste, but what else would i be doing? Sitting around playing video games and eating? I think I would rather be outside working on the truck, learning new skills, designing suspensions, racking my brain on why that bend didnt work out, burning my hands, and actually being productive!

People burn just as much money on alcohol, smokes, food, video games, four wheelers, electronics, etc... as I do on my truck, I see no difference.

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Good luck on the build, its gonna be bad @ss...now hurry the hell up!!
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Dude you sure try to pick his truck apart a lot. His terrain, driving habits and use is a lot different than yours.
Plus I think you are just jealous of his truck and fab skills, lol.
I know i'm jealous, i never said i wasn't.. i would kill for a shop to work in and make the money he makes.

I'm just saying, a 42 is a lot of tire, and with the amount of power he's gonna be making i would personally bump the axles up.. but since he doesn't have any rocks to play on it probably wont be an issue.

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Jeez you guys girlfriend suck, mine never does anything like that. Doesn't even complain when I spend way to much on the truck and not much on her. Guess I'm lucky
yeah for real. mine likes me buyin stuff because she knows whos gonna end up with it when i buy the next ranger lol
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is the truck still going to be street legal after your done?
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Well there's no turning back now!

What's your wheelbase gonna be now Zach? Gonna lengthen/shorten the bedsides or anything?

Don't I remember you saying back in Indy that you were gonna hold off on any "major" mods until the 5.4!? Hahaha
wheel base will stay the same, i cant make up my mind so i am going to keep it the same for now. lol

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is the truck still going to be street legal after your done?

sure, maybe not by law but i will still drive it.
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sure, maybe not by law but i will still drive it.
its only illegal if you get caught.
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its only illegal if you get caught.
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Now that looks like fun my friend! Every now and then I wish that I would have just hacked my whole frame off when I did the rear of my truck. Can't wait to see the progress!

Oh, and you confused me... are you doing a three link, four link, or three link with a track bar? There was one post where you described a three link then called it a four.... I'm lost... lol
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Now that looks like fun my friend! Every now and then I wish that I would have just hacked my whole frame off when I did the rear of my truck. Can't wait to see the progress!

Oh, and you confused me... are you doing a three link, four link, or three link with a track bar? There was one post where you described a three link then called it a four.... I'm lost... lol
I may have left my frame if it was straight and rust free, both it was not. I hate working off a bent/tweaked frame, its been bothering me for a few years.


I confuse myself on it, but I'd call it a wishbone or Y link top, some call it a 3 link with no track bar(panhard).

I am working on getting all the steel in the next few days, going to weld on a bulkhead to the back of the frame where my tube will all start and the links. I cant decide if I want a 1/4" or a 3/16" wall (8x3) tube.

What do you all think? 1/4" wall or 3/16" wall
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