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Old 01-07-2012, 02:12 PM   #26 (permalink)
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http://youtu.be/W6B7Iv3w-YI

had one hell of a weekend. fixed my spring problem (watch the vid above and listen for a tuning fork noise). that noise is the coil spring making contact with the upper coil bucket every time the suspension compressing. i also repacked my bearings to get me by until i get new breaks.

this is my coil fix.



my spindles.

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Old 01-22-2012, 12:04 AM   #27 (permalink)
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i need 2.0 x 12" travel saws. please let me know if you or some body you know has a line on a set.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:09 AM   #28 (permalink)
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took advantage of the pic n pull sale weekend. i picked up a new fog light switch for a set of dust lights and a volvo relay block for my e fan. the e fan install is next on the list.



i sold my step side ranger camper shell.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:35 PM   #29 (permalink)
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the latest addition


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Old 03-10-2012, 09:39 PM   #30 (permalink)
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took the truck out for a little session.

http://youtu.be/emcERyZ8qvQ

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Old 03-31-2012, 11:59 PM   #31 (permalink)
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today i was able to spend a some time on the truck. i was able to take care of some little things. the major one being figuring out a way to make my front fender and hood flow together nicely. VVV as you can see its not so nice.



i picked up 4 of these little hood bumps at the wrecking yard for 5 finger.


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Old 04-06-2012, 08:53 PM   #32 (permalink)
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i picked up a full width axle today. i was able to pick it up for no cost to me. all i had to do was help the original owner with some things. im also going to go back tomorrow and pick up some move stuff. im glad i have to get the axles re drilled because it need new wheel seals. tomorrow morning im going to strip it down and see what else its go to need. im also going to see what i can can be swapped over from my ranger axle. i

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Old 04-07-2012, 09:19 PM   #33 (permalink)
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my bounty for today. picked it all up for free charge but i did have to work 6 hours. so hare i worked for this guy for 8 hours and i have pulled over $500 in parts (local wrecking yard prices). all the parts were pulled from a 96 expo. i also scored a cb radio. i was able to pull a functioning tail gate for my dads 85 bronco.

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Old 04-07-2012, 10:50 PM   #34 (permalink)
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found that the cb will fit perfect in the center console.

cb sitting in the snot rag tray.

cb sitting where the snot rage tray goes
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:03 PM   #35 (permalink)
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console in

console in for good.

cb in for good as well
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #36 (permalink)
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yep ranger brakes will not work on the f150 axle. ranger drum is on top.


the gears looked good and the clutches are thick.


installed new switches.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:58 PM   #37 (permalink)
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been away from the net for the last week.

here are some up dates on the axle. i should be getting the shafts and drums back tomorrow.

Started to clean the axle.



Finished removing the perches and stock shock mounts. Also gave it a coat of paint.

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Old 04-20-2012, 05:55 PM   #38 (permalink)
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i got the axles and drums back. im supper stoked because this will be major step towards the final looks,, stance, performance of the truck.

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Old 04-21-2012, 07:12 AM   #39 (permalink)
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this look is not going to last long.
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Old 04-21-2012, 03:22 PM   #40 (permalink)
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my land lord did not like me stock piling ranger beds in my car port. i had three beds in total two were in the car port and one on the truck . i scraped the white and blue bed which allowed me to install this bed. this bed had the had the bed sides removed. i also installed the bed sides off of my old step side bed (which is the third bed). this is my budget friendly answer to core the wheel when i install the f -150 8.8 next week.




camper shell clamps work awesome when hanging glass.




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remember this is not going to last long. next week i will be installing the f-150 8.8.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #41 (permalink)
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this is my plan for tomorrow. ears deep in brakes.

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Old 04-23-2012, 08:29 PM   #42 (permalink)
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front end re build went smooth except the driver side ball joint. i was given the correct box but not the correct ball joint.
little vid VVV. was taken with my phone and i had Pandora playing from it.



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Old 04-27-2012, 04:46 PM   #43 (permalink)
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pick up some beef cake axle perches for the 8.8. thank you ruffstuff always been a fan.


here is a funny from this morning. this will be the last time all three beds see each other. original step side tub in the middle and the blue and white bed in the left middle under the pile of junck and the new est up that is temporary on the truck.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:05 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:14 PM   #45 (permalink)
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thank you

sadly i have not made any progress with the axle. today i did go to the half off weekend at the local pick and pull. for 10 bucks i walked out with a switch panel with circuit breakers, cb antenna with two bases and a cable.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:30 PM   #46 (permalink)
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swapped out the ranger axle for the f-150 8.8 today. the swap went really smooth.

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Old 06-02-2012, 09:32 PM   #47 (permalink)
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the axle came out of a 93 f-150 with a 5.0 motor with 4x4. the gear set that is in the axle is 3.55 l/s. the track width of this axle/wheel combo is 74" out side of tread to out side of tread.

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:36 PM   #48 (permalink)
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this was today's effort. find the difference in the pics. only look at the truck. hint i did not wash it.


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Old 06-28-2012, 08:38 PM   #49 (permalink)
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messing around with a spare set of tires and also getting ideas of how i want my tire gates to look.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:47 PM   #50 (permalink)
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this last weekend was a success. the plan was to make front end to look legal and get power to the head lights. (the lights are not in there final mounted location) next weekend im planing to get the mini fender mounted to the truck and get the body lines to line up with the stock metal.

if i have time i will make final decision on how i will mount the head lights. im debating on fully glassing the light buckets to the clip (lights go with the clip when it is taken off) or expand on the mounting system that is in use in the picture. (use the stock mount locations on the buckets and core support. lights stay on the truck when the clip is taken off)

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