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Old 12-20-2008
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Icon2 NEW V8 project>>>

Picked up this 95 Ranger XLT that somebody had used as a parts truck, they used the bed & rearend. I'm gonna put either a Explorer or Mustang 8.8 under it, whichever is the narrowest, as I'm goin to a Explorer rear suspension setup, as in mountin the springs under the frame, which should give me clearance for some 15X12 or 15X14 inset wheels & some 31X12.5X15 Hoosier Pro Street tires in the back.

Haven't decided if I'm gonna attempt to pull the radiator support, or just replace it............

The 2.3L & 5spd will be listed in the classifieds when I getem out, may be a lil' while, as I just had a heart cath, echocardiogram, & endoscopy done this past Wed & Thurs, so I've gotta heal a lil' before hittin the garage.

Here's some pics of it when I brought it home:
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Looks like you have your work cut out for you.
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Man if a couple more pieces were taken you would have been left with just the chassis. Good luck man, and keep us posted.
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Looks like its going to me an awesome build.

I am pretty sure the explorer mounts the springs under the frame because their frame is wider than ranger's frame. So you won't be actually saving room.
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Icon3 Ya didn't quite understand my thought>>>

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Looks like its going to me an awesome build.
I am pretty sure the explorer mounts the springs under the frame because their frame is wider than ranger's frame. So you won't be actually saving room.
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Yes, the Explorer springs are under the frame............and I'm usin Explorer front spring brackets & homemade rear shackle brackets to move my Ranger springs UNDER the frame.............

Here's a pic of the Ranger setup:
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NOW, picture the springs mounted UNDER the frame & look at the amount of room there is for PRO STREET tires & able to get em inside the wheelwells.

I might have to mini-tub the box, but that's no big deal............

I'll post pics of the setup when I get it done.............
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OKay okay, I am picking up what you're puttind down. Using the explorer parts to make the leaf under the ranger frame. gotcha.
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Icon11 CHANGE IN PLANS!

My Son decided he wanted the 95 cab for his 93, as it's in better shape than his & he likes the 95 dash better...........

SO, I picked up another 94 roller, was 3.0, 5spd...........plans are to swap out the engine compartment ac/heater box to a non-ac heater box & make it more of a DD....

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Will post pics as I go...................

ALSO will be makin some changes to my green 94 that will have you guys lookin like this
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Looks like alot of work.
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DEAD ey???

Not hardly!

RAT RANGER in the makin:

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