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Old 03-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ford ranger truggy build

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My son and I started this build last year. We stated out as a 1978 F150 4x4 that I bought 20 years ago and wanted to do something different with it so we decided to build a 1999 ranger truggy from the F150, 2.5 ton Rockwell axles 4 link suspension Coil overs BB 460 we started by striping off the cab and bed and cut the frame just be hind the cab found a ranger cab for 250.00 and made cab mounts and started bending up some tubing.. I don't get much time to work on it, It is a slow process but Getting there slowly. I will up date as I go..I will also post pictures as soon as I figure out how..
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OK I figured it out here are some pic from the beginning.
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I know my barn is a mess.. more pic
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Here is what I got done yesterday and to day made the upper shock mounts for the rear the lowers a ready to be welded..I do that on my next week.
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the last of my pic for this week..
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please tell me your tieing that upper hoop to a cage either exo or interior at some point??? seems it would tear that cab up pretty good just being bolted to it
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Yes we are going to tie it in to my internal roll cage witch will be tied to the frame and on into the engine compartment.. thanks for asking I thought no one was looking..If you have seen Extreme 4x4 and the s10 truggy they built this is similar our build when done will sit higher and we will use this more for mud...
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X2! I was gonna say badass, but not too shabby keeps intercranial p.s.i. down.
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Intercranial PSI down....lol. I'm going to have to remember that one.

Oh, and the build's looking great btw. (+5 psi)
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Yes we are going to tie it in to my internal roll cage witch will be tied to the frame and on into the engine compartment.. thanks for asking I thought no one was looking..If you have seen Extreme 4x4 and the s10 truggy they built this is similar our build when done will sit higher and we will use this more for mud...
Glad to know otherwise nice rig cant wait to see finished product maybe itll get me to finish mine
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hell yes! I love seeing Rangers in BA mode
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:45 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I must say, my interest has been sparked.
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wait wait wait a big block 2.5 ton axle linked ranger! you have sparked my curiosity. nice build so far.

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Old 03-09-2013, 04:43 PM   #17 (permalink)
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OK update

we didn't have much time this week but my son and I did manage to get the lower shock mounts welded up today I think they came out pretty good..
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Get a better camera! other than that - good job
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Sorry I haven't posted in a month but Life is busy wife got one of her children's books published and I have been helping her promote it, the book launch is this weekend so I hope to get back out to the barn to work on the truggy next week..
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Sorry I haven't posted in a month but Life is busy wife got one of her children's books published and I have been helping her promote it, the book launch is this weekend so I hope to get back out to the barn to work on the truggy next week..
That's awesome news! Congrats to the lil lady!
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
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update

OK we got some time Thursday and made up the fuel tank hold down straps, radiator fan shroud just needs the fan openings cut out and the radiator upper and lower mounts done. it is going slow but we are getting it done one project at a time...
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Hello all I got the radiator in to day and took some photos to show how it will sit. I know that the pictures are not the best but it works..
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