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Old 10-21-2014, 09:36 PM   #76 (permalink)
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here is the latest update



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Old 10-23-2014, 07:41 PM   #77 (permalink)
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We're still watching...

Swick, secretly this build has been filling my brain with dirty ideas of a mid travel canti ranger with a shell as a daily driver and expo vehicle. Something about a ranger with a shell built is just appealing

Im planning a very similar canti to yours, except with the shocks toward the rear to take more advantage of the progressive motion, and a swaybar between motion arms.

Keep up the good work, Im sure ill probably ask questions.

Any way youd share the file of the frame?
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:34 PM   #78 (permalink)
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We're still watching...

Swick, secretly this build has been filling my brain with dirty ideas of a mid travel canti ranger with a shell as a daily driver and expo vehicle. Something about a ranger with a shell built is just appealing

Im planning a very similar canti to yours, except with the shocks toward the rear to take more advantage of the progressive motion, and a swaybar between motion arms.

Keep up the good work, Im sure ill probably ask questions.

Any way youd share the file of the frame?
ahah... then this is thread is working. i hope that it wont take you 6 year to get where im at. one thing that i wish this truck had was 4x4. sorry i can not share the frame file.
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:34 PM   #79 (permalink)
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got to work on the truck again this last weekend.

shock mounts and cross member


ten steps back wards.


jk... rebuilt and prepped the leaf packs. striped the frame and repainted. i need to get some por 15.




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Old 11-09-2014, 09:48 PM   #80 (permalink)
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had a little fun with the truck.






also replaced this chunk of swiss cheese.


my remaining to do list.
get axle rebuilt/geared
swap in new b2 tank with expo emission stuff
swap ranger evap canister for the expo one
get truck to ref
figure out body panels and color
then profit.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:41 PM   #81 (permalink)
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not much happen this weekend i modified a new to me B2 tank.

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Old 11-21-2014, 10:03 PM   #82 (permalink)
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good progress today.





tomorrow gonna focus on getting the bed sides cleaned up/mounted and install tail gate.
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:40 PM   #83 (permalink)
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Ok.. Now I'm concerned about the looks of my truck. So i looked to Mcqueen Prototyping. I went with Mike's glass because it an amazing product, look good and I cannot complain about the how simple it was to fit the glass to the truck. Plus my truck will be black again.

So with the install it took me about 4 hours to fit all the front glass. I do need to spend some time on cleaning up the lines.



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Old 01-05-2015, 09:37 PM   #84 (permalink)
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productive day today



i hate this part whenever i get new bed sides.

but all is well in the end.

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Old 01-15-2015, 12:12 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Kinda looks like a mini raptor IMO
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Old 01-18-2015, 11:34 PM   #86 (permalink)
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It does, and its growing on me. I have never been a fan of the ranger to raptor craze but with seeing this glass on more and more trucks I had to look into it my self. The biggest selling points on this glass was that it came stock with black gel coat and it fit with ease. I also like that I did not have to spend a grand on stock light. I just plugged and played with what I had.
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:41 PM   #87 (permalink)
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Today marks the 9th year of ownership of my truck. Im looking forward to many more years and money to be spent on this truck.

Today's efforts were to prep the truck for my justification 2.0 trip. Unfortunately I was not able to complete all the tasks on my prep list. My main task was to replace the thermostat housing. I hope that I don't have to do that again.



I also reinstated my little house.

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Old 02-13-2015, 07:37 PM   #88 (permalink)
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My KOH Experince.

This year I went to KOH to volunteer and test the truck. I was assigned to amazing locations to do race and crowd control.

I rolled in around 3 am Wednesday


Wednesday: My first location that I performed crowd/race coarse control. It was really cool to see the start/finish of the UTV race and meet all the drivers.

Cars rolling out for KOH qualifying.


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Old 02-13-2015, 07:39 PM   #89 (permalink)
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Thursday, Friday: I was stationed at RC 1. It was out in BFE and near the Marines Base.

Tuesday was the EMC race.









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Old 02-13-2015, 07:39 PM   #90 (permalink)
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Friday was the KOH race. I took more video on this day.




My carnage.

This happen while looking for a camping spot in the dark. I turned left to cross this wash and the next thing I know my axle is hung up.

I have some issues to work out.... I was able to catch one of the SAW guys and figured that the valving in the shocks is way to stiff on rebound and compression. So back to the drawing board f
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:24 PM   #91 (permalink)
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This is RAD!! Screen Shot from the latest KOH teaser video.
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Old 02-20-2015, 04:45 PM   #92 (permalink)
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you're famous now, and I'm jealous...I would love to be a 1000 miles closer so I could volunteer and play in th desert!
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