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TTC 2009 Ranger!

A Ford ranger made it in!! but got 9th over all heres some pics...

Scott Sidwell, Glencoe, Minnesota
1983 Ford Ranger

Engine: 514ci Ford stroker V-8, with Holley Truck Avenger carb
Transmission: C6
Transfer case: Home-made chaindriven with 3:1 low-range
Axles, f/r: Rockwell 2.5-ton/Rockwell 2.5-ton
Traction aids, f/r: Detroit Locker/Detroit Locker
Ratio: 6.68:1
Suspension, f/r: Four-link, coilovers/Four-link, coilover shocks
Tires: 54-inch Boggers
Special Features: Hydraulic steering, interior cage, and 20-inch aluminum wheels
Driver Experience: 30+ years















Top Truck Challenge 2009 Final Results
Final Results
By Ken Brubaker
Photography by Jason Gonderman
TOP TRUCK CHALLENGE 2009

The Final Scores Are In!

Well, Top Truck Challenge is in the book for another year, and this year's event was as filled with excitement and four-wheelin' thrills as any event we've ever hosted. We'll post all the scores of the individual events in our December issue (and on the DVD, which should be available in the next couple of months), but for now, here's how the competitors all shook out once the dust had settled over Hollister Hills.

Top Truck Challenge 2009 Final Standings

1. Team Green, homemade diesel buggy
---67 Points
2. Team Jerome, Jeep TJ buggy
---66 Points
3. Team Latham, homemade buggy
---58 Points
4. Team Graf, Hendrix X-Chassis buggy
---47 Points
5. Team Kahlstrom, Dodge Power Wagon
---46 Points
6. Team Eulberg, Jeep CJ-7
---42 Points
7. Team Smith, Ford F-350
---34 Points
8. Team Williams, Toyota FJ Cruiser
---32 Points
9. Team Sidwell, Ford Ranger
---25 Points
10. Team Sheeley, Jeep FC-170
---24 Points
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Thats an awesome truck
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That truck is SICK
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Sweet truck, do I spot a yota axle?(the front)
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Man, those are some AWESOME pictures... who ever took them must be some sort of photographic genius!

Those axles are WAY WAY too big to be Toyota. They are actually a form of 2 1/2 ton Military axle, they are out of the GMC M211 6x6. (google it)
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That thing is crazy big. Thoes 54's make the 20's look so dang small. Good photography Jason.
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Man, those are some AWESOME pictures... who ever took them must be some sort of photographic genius!

Those axles are WAY WAY too big to be Toyota. They are actually a form of 2 1/2 ton Military axle, they are out of the GMC M211 6x6. (google it)
thanks for answering my question, for some reason they resembled the yota's, didn't say they were.
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Didn't say you did. Just pointing out the fact that they are about 10x's larger than a Yota front axle... lol.
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I know you didn't, and I realize their twice as big as yota axles, but like I said for some reason they look like 'em, haha, the eay the diff pumpkin and the axle housing join together as if one piece instead of looking like they were bolted together, doesn't make sence I now but A yota' differential looks like one piece machined out and that's kinda what that looks like. lol very funny stuff huh? hahaha
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Yea, I know what you're sayin. It's because of the Toyota's drop out third member. Because of that there is no traditional diff cover and just a round stamped housing. Oddly enough these axles don't have a drop out third member, they just look like they do, unlike a traditional 2 1/2 ton Rockwell axle that has a top loaded third member. The round cover gives it the look of a Toyota axle or Ford 9" axle, among others.

Now if you want to see a cool axle check these out... he plucked them out of a Tomato Harvester and modified Detroit lockers to fit. Obviously whoever took down his specs didn't bother to ask what axles he was running because in the November issue they called them Rockwells when they clearly aren't. (not to mention I spent an hour or so talking with him about them) He ended up placing third.



Sorry... thread jack over... back to the purple Ranger.
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Yea, I know what you're sayin. It's because of the Toyota's drop out third member. Because of that there is no traditional diff cover and just a round stamped housing. Oddly enough these axles don't have a drop out third member, they just look like they do, unlike a traditional 2 1/2 ton Rockwell axle that has a top loaded third member. The round cover gives it the look of a Toyota axle or Ford 9" axle, among others.

Now if you want to see a cool axle check these out... he plucked them out of a Tomato Harvester and modified Detroit lockers to fit. Obviously whoever took down his specs didn't bother to ask what axles he was running because in the November issue they called them Rockwells when they clearly aren't. (not to mention I spent an hour or so talking with him about them) He ended up placing third.



Sorry... thread jack over... back to the purple Ranger.
That's the "Monster Buggy" correct? Yeah that thing is ridiculous, granted that builder is ridiculously skilled.

As far as the OP goes, Glencoe, MN is like an hour from my house and the guy who built that Ranger has a J-Yard / 4x4 shop that I was looking at couple years back.

http://www.sidco4x4.com/

EDIT: Here's the link to the "Monster Buggy" build over on Pirate... guy has some serious skills as a fabricator.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...615419&page=23

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yeah that's huge, I wonder if a person could use the axles off a something like this haha, this one is retired, but you know the ones they use at coal mines and other sites, again sorry for the thread jack, I'm done now. :)
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That thing's sick. That Titan that's in the background of a few of those pictures is sick too. Some cools videos of it on youtube.
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i saw that. i got a subscription for an early christmas gift. it might be starting this month.
i personally like that jeep FC.
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well of course all the buggies finish in the top 5. compared to that ranger its night and day. that thing is hug but it looks pretty sick, and looks like it flexes over **** good for being a monster truck lol


That Titan in a couple pics looks sweet too
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beard you should enter in TTC. that would rock.
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Not much of that Ranger is Ranger, but it's cool never the less.
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^^ agreed!
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