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Love it....I might just do leafs....cheap and easy. Trying to find a cheap early bronco 44 is too freaking hard.
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any more updates?
Sorry for laggin'! haha. I've taken more pics, but havn't uploaded 'em. All last week I was working like crazy (57 hrs in 5 days). I actually didn't work on it for 3 straight days! But since Friday was my last day at that job (was there almost 3 yrs) because of my impending move, I now have all the time I need to get this thing DONE! On the side I'm also gonna do fab work for Jason at the shop.

So I Finally got back to the Ranger Friday evening. I had to take a day to re-do the position of the rear leaf hanger bracket for the rear axle to get a more desirable shackle angle.

On the slate tomorrow is to exchange the front leafs from All Pro (5" to 6" leafs), get the finished leaf top plates made up, and get the rear axle finished. That involves setting the pinion axle, welding the leaf perches, shock tabs, gusseting the leaf hanger brackets, and whatever else I fail to think of right now. heh.
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Love it....I might just do leafs....cheap and easy. Trying to find a cheap early bronco 44 is too freaking hard.

good luck trying to fit leafs on a EB D44, its pretty much impossible.
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Another very nice looking SAS Ranger
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looks good, loving the calendar
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dude are ya done yet?
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dude are ya done yet?
Heh, gettin' close..

A couple days time was spent doing small customer jobs in the shop for abit of extra cash..

I was set back abit by having to move the front axle back about 2" due to misalignment of the pitman arm to the tie rod. I've been working on the steering linkage. Because of how I've chosen to do various parts of this job to a certain level of quality I'm not just chopping up the stock Ranger shaft and piecing stuff together. I'm doing the whole steering shaft from new material (u-joints, DOM tube). I'm also using chromoly and heims for the tie rods and drag links. I spent most of today going around town and gathering up the needed fittings and hoses for the steering box. That took up a couple days in all.

This weekend I have planned to finalize the steering, get the front shocks/hoops up and in, finish weld everything that needs it. Then paint it all to look purrddy

Sorry for lack of pics - Jason's camera's battery is dead. I've meant to bring mine in, just havn't remembered to yet.
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good luck trying to fit leafs on a EB D44, its pretty much impossible.
Nah....I was referring to running coils on the EB D44......I'm really considering a 78-79 Bronc D44 w/ leaves.
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those eb D44s what where there lug pattern?
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5 on 5.5
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5 on 5.5
rangers are 5 on 4.5 correct
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yea......Rangers are 5x4.5 and the EB axles are 5x5.5
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damn it man..iight sorry to high jack the thread
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Nah....I was referring to running coils on the EB D44......I'm really considering a 78-79 Bronc D44 w/ leaves.

ugh 78-79 bronco d44 is just as hard to run leafs on. If you want a HP 44 you need one out of a 78-79 F250. Its the same axle as a f150 with out the wedges. but its 8 lug outer so youll need to swap that to 5 lug or change to a 8 lug rear.
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ugh 78-79 bronco d44 is just as hard to run leafs on. If you want a HP 44 you need one out of a 78-79 F250. Its the same axle as a f150 with out the wedges. but its 8 lug outer so youll need to swap that to 5 lug or change to a 8 lug rear.

or get the special HD 250 they made with D60s :) i thin it was a 250? maybe 150 heck idk, lol
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or get the special HD 250 they made with D60s :) i thin it was a 250? maybe 150 heck idk, lol
that is the snow fighter f250's. they were the f250s equiped with plows from the factory. but they are very rare. and those are the most sought after 60's. I would know I had to pay 1000 dollars for mine.



also some crew cab f250s came with them also. but all the f350's (4x4) of 78-79 came with d60 fronts
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that is the snow fighter f250's. they were the f250s equiped with plows from the factory. but they are very rare. and those are the most sought after 60's. I would know I had to pay 1000 dollars for mine.



also some crew cab f250s came with them also. but all the f350's (4x4) of 78-79 came with d60 fronts

yup that is it! my buddy has one, drives it everyday but it is pretty much stock.
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Well I finally have some progress pics..

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How's THAT for some progress?? Haha

I'm making a new rear bumper.. have some rock sliders in the works, and a new front bumper as well - one that matches the look of the truck better.

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lookin pretty sweet.
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looks great man.

full tank of gas i hope? man i hate that ranger lean.
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That looks seriously bad ***! How does the truck ride?

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looks really good.....probably the best looking leaf spring SAS i have seen.......


what is up with that HUGE ghetto lean?
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looks really good.....probably the best looking leaf spring SAS i have seen.......


what is up with that HUGE ghetto lean?

gas tank, battery.... all solid axle rangers have it.

fuel cell time.
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gas tank, battery.... all solid axle rangers have it.

fuel cell time.
wow......i would adjust my mounts on the driver side to fix that.....

that is probably the worst lean that i have seen out of a Ranger...
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wow......i would adjust my mounts on the driver side to fix that.....

that is probably the worst lean that i have seen out of a Ranger...

it wont do much good. when the tank is empty it leans the other way then. trust me i have adjusted my front coils a hundred times. i finally gave up. on full it leans some and empty is leans the other way.
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