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new ranger/wheeler pics

as some of you know I traded in my ranger for a jeep a few months ago and after going out and wheeling a few times we got my dad hooked. He has been looking for something he could buy/build on a budget and have it as just a wheeler not a DD. well we finally found it last weekend its a 88 ranger three linked in the front with what we think is a d44 with a detroit locker and four linked in th rear with a ford 9" and a spool of some sort we just dont know the brand yet. it has a rebuilt 4.0 out of a explorer on 35's. there are a few things he has to do before he can take it out like a new tierod and one of the lower control arms in the fron is bent a little and he wants to get newer tires real soon also. the ones on it are pretty bald. anyway here are a few pics...
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looks like it will be a fun rig!
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Cool looking truck, good luck with it.
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thanks we are plan on getting it out in the next month or two and see what it can do.
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wow, i have seen 1/4 elipical springs used in a long time. pretty cool
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Sweet
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thats effin sweet dude
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wow, i have seen 1/4 elipical springs used in a long time. pretty cool
yeah I dont really know much about that suspensions setup and what the benefits are to it. we were talking about getting rid of the springs and going with air shocks but there are other things to do first so those will have to work for a while.
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Awesome rig!!
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Nice!!
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looks great man
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wow, nice trial rig. thats going to be fun!
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looks sweet
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Looks like a good fun wheeler! That steering looks funky...
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That looks awesome man!
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yeah the tie rod is bent real bad.. the whole front end needs to be redone. I dont know much about three links but I have never seen one done this way. they ran a tube over the top and bottom of the diff and attached the links and coils to the tubes. I'll get better pics of it tomorrow if anyone wants to see. they also attached the shocks to the lower control arms.
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There is high steer and I guess the previous owner invented low steer
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looks pretty cool

just curious what did you pay for it if you dont mind me asking
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There is high steer and I guess the previous owner invented low steer
the steering is still stock on it. the tierod is just bent up. the bar on the bottom of the diff doesnt have to do with the steering its almost like they put it there as some sort of a truss. they ran one tube over the top and under the bottom attached the links to that. we plan on taking those tubes off and attaching everything to the dana 44.

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looks pretty cool

just curious what did you pay for it if you dont mind me asking
I think he got it for $1,000
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Looks sweet.

Spray can it black then it'd look a LOT better IMO.
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yeah the bad thing is the original paint was black.... the interior is red so we have been throwing around the idea of painting the body/frame and bumpers black and painting the cage red.
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dude that thing is awesome!!!!! talk about love at first sight! i would drive that thing everywhere!
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it could use some work but its a great start! I just don't like the angle of the front stinger looking thing.. nice find!

i would brace those upper link pockets some for starters.
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