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Minitruckin Magazine Feature

Abe Lincoln made the cut. This is a 1997 Ford Ranger. I have been working on Ford Rangers for 18 years. I finally achieved my goal. Own a minitruck worthy enough for Minitruckin Mag. The thing is Abe has been in the shop for three months getting even more mods done. Alot of you guys may remember my 1999 on 20s. I had several build threads on that truck. I sold it and I do miss that truck a lot. I know this forum is more 4x4 but I like this place. Alot of good people that know whats up with these Ford Rangers. We all have a passion for these little trucks. Thanks for the support over the years.

Happy Thanksgiving to all. Cheers!

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Haha that reverse opening door is awesome and looks uncomfortable to use!
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That is why we call them suicide doors.
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Congrats!! Can't wait to get my copy!
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Congrats, sharp looking truck
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Badass man.What all did you to do it from the last time we saw it?
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Very nice!
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Congrats!! Wanna work on mine.......... LOL
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That's not a vehicle that's a work of art.... Bada$$
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awesome, congrats! I need a bagged 2wd in my life lol
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Awesome truck. Congrats.
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Thanks everyone! You guys rock.

Alex, I am not sure when you saw it last. So as of the last two months it been getting road worthy. I want to drive the wheels off it. Here are some new mods. Rebuilt complete motor, 305 bored 30 over with mild street cam. Trans swap put in a 700r. Painted motor and trans 2013 Lincoln Red. Painted engine bay gray. Rewiring alot of the truck for reliability. Reskinning the aviator portion of the hood.

I plan on re-doing Abe in 2015. A complete back half, sheetmetal bed, color change, Intro 22''billets, and fancy interior. I will show a rendering later on. Its not finished yet.
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Your gonna get rid of the Galaxy interior? How bad was it put together when you bought it?
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Heck yeah! Its about time bruh.

Good job sir.
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Alex, Nah I like the galaxy dash. I may change up the wood peices. It was like someone got in a hurry. Kinda like the rear axle, that got fixed first. Some of the details were rushed. He did the best he could with the budget he had. The builder has some serious sheetmetal talent.
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You gotta dig those sheetmetal guys. Can't wait to see this thing when it comes out of surgery again.
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beautiful build for sure. you should be proud! thanks for sharing. Looks amazing
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That truck is well worthy of a magazine spot. Great work and congrats man!
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Cheers! Thanks guys I really appreciate the kind words. I just got my Minitruckin Magazine today in the mail. I am super pumped. Abe got a nice spread.

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That's just friggin awesome.
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Finally received my copy. Nice write up. I would love to see in person.
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Looks good but why a Chevy power plant? I'd stick with the Lincoln theme and go either 4.6 outta an aviator or mk8.
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Morris that would be sick. That would be nice, expensive yes but real nice. The main reason is this truck was built on a budget. The Chevy was used because of the front clip is off a Chevy. And that was the motor donated for the build. One cool thing is notice the camber is gone.

Thanks Twistid, you will see it at a show one day.
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