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Old 07-19-2013, 10:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Low and Slow ranger build (project Stubble)

Low COG, Slow Build now named Krull stubbs was taken by a bobbed ranger on TRS

This will still be my DD..... so DD by day jackstand by night until I get into the good stuff. I ride share so when I do the motor and such I will be able to go down for a week at a clip. build will be this

2000 ford ranger
3.0
1350/1354 doubler
9" rear traction device TBD keep the rear leaf sprung for now
44 front either waggy or hp ford still searching for one traction device TBD 3 link
keep the 5 speed for now
keeping my eye open for a 5.0 to mate to my tranny motor will remain stock which is pretty close to 4.0 numbers so it should hold up as I gather tranny/transfercase when i get that far
have a little side savings working up towards fabbed 9's front and rear

so my starting point is this

2000 ford ranger
standard cab
3.0 2wd 5 speed
threw on some 32's on Aero circle track rims I had sitting around because the tires it came with where fucked
this was a basic work edition truck PO spray painted it black funny he took the time to peel all the emblems off and re attach them but didn't scuff the white underneath so it's peeling up all over.

ok so back on track I started bobbing the bed today. I'm bobbing it 10" and tacking the complete rear lights and all back on for the time being just until I get some time to bend my cage and rub rails.

here's a couple photo's of the bob in process ran out of cutting wheels tonight and I'm livin with a buddy and all shit is packed up so I went got my welder (he only has flux core .035) got back )we live in the middle of nowhere) and realized my regulator is packed DEEP down in the shit somewhere.Any body ever weld sheet metal with .025 flux core or do I bite the bullet and buy a regulator I'll have mine back in 6 months?





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Old 07-19-2013, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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any ideas on the best way to do the 5.0 swap and keep it off the road for the shortest time? polyperformance has an adapter for my tranny to a 5.0 this would allow me to get my tranny/transfercase/driveshafts in order while still being able to drive it. or???
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Keep your 3.0 until IT needs to be replaced.
HP44 and 9.
IMO a doubler for a DD.
There are doublers for almost anything out there, take your pick.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I guess my only concern and the thing I keep fighting is the timeline with this. the bob was easy because it's free and doesn't fuck with anything else ya know. but after that I'm not sure....part of me thought about just doing it cheap and run the 3 liter through my tranny to a doubler well not my tranny but a 4wd version and just make it a lowrange crawler/DD
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Gear the axles to match the tires that way you have stock power so it can be used as a dd. Then add doubler in for crawling. Then you should be able to use the adapter you mentioned to go 5.0 and keep the doubler.

My reg cab is on 38.5s and its a 3.0 its a dog on the road like no way your doing over 45 km/hr but 4lo its ok just keep the momentum up. But its a straight trail truck and stock gears
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Spend $1K on a old beater pick up or car so you're not constantly trying to figure out how to do big projects in a short amount of time (which will inevitably fail and piss off your carpool buddy). You'll be less stressed and save money in the long run.

Looking forward to see the build come together though.
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I'll keep this as updated as I can I got the bed bob done didn't finish body work because I will be comp cutting it. so I'll finish grinding the welds when it's all done. and I think I found a deal on a waggie 44 so I might use that to get linked up front and an exploder 8.8 rear then build the 9's on the side I'll get pics up of the bob tonight

here's my gimp/paintbrush rendering for now.



when I refer to the future comp cut this is what I mean
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You want a low and slow ranger, but decide to use a low pinion 44?
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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just came across it. besides the high pinions have the forged radius arm ends I know there's a couple years that aren't but I can't find a source locally
besides running a waggie 44 on 37's on a ranger will be no different than running it under anything else with 37's the low refers to the COG
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Those 77 and down D44's are all over the place. You just have to keep looking is all. Or run radius arms with a suck down winch for hill climbs. That's what I'm doing. The 78/79 D44's are just as easily narrowed.
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anybody know if the M50d r1 can be adapted to a dana 20. I would be happy if I could get a dana 20 with some lo max gears
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Here's the bob as promised the bottom doesn't line up but it will be chopped out soon anyways
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:29 AM   #13 (permalink)
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so scratch the low pinion. think I got my hands on a 79 ford high pinion anybody see any issues here? I figure I would just bend some 3/16th around the radius arm mounts and have it incorperated into my truss.
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:12 PM   #14 (permalink)
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having bad luck with fininding sutable axles turns out the guy wanted 300 for a 79 hp44 with no knuckles. seems a bit steep. I did get one t case ordered though to make the doubler for the time being. I'm going to update the first post to reflect changes
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buy a 60 for the front. Fuck dana 44's
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:28 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'll stick with a 44/9 combo plan for now
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little update BW1350 showed up today. it was shippe din just a plane box that was beat to hell and oily and had 2 Brand new 12 lb dummbells inside the box. anybody got any guesses on why? brand new still in like manufactures plastic bag like they buy them in bulk and ship all their shit that way. easier to use a dolly with?? idk the thing was only 50lbs probably 74 after the dummbells.

also still looking into the motor running like shit. compression was all over from 130-75 but my oil looks fine. I'll be headed to the J-yard this weekend might jsut pickup a new 3.0 if they have a decent one there rather than even fucking with this one
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:05 PM   #18 (permalink)
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here's a rendering I got done on JeepForum.com they have a pretty good photoshop request thread going

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^ That's awesome, you have a link? I'm trying to decide on an F1/F100 front grille to replace my rangers. A shop would help decide big time.
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Photoshop Request Thread - JeepForum.com

it's 500 pages long but still active
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pre warning it's a lot of douchebags wanted the color of there rims changed if you start going through it or wanting to see (insert random over done jeep bolt-on) installed on their jeep
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I would consider anything lower than 90 bad on a compression test, that's about as low as it gets before a dead miss. With other cylinders at 130, I'd say something is definitely wrong.
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I picked up the horrible fright compression tester just to use the adapters to do a leak down and surprise surprise the collar next to the crimp fitting is a 1/32 to big to fit in the hole that goes to the spark plug. tried grinding it down but any more material out of it and it will be complete junk. anybody recommend somewhere to get just the adapters with the air chuck QD on one end and spark plug threads on the other. I know when I ordered my diesel one the place had everything but not I can't remember for the life of me. tomorrow after a j-yard run I will probably end up just pulling the valve covers and resetting them make sure I have that right and all the fulcrums in correctly
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:18 PM   #24 (permalink)
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so I got the valves adjusted. did it way wrong the first time that's what I get for trusting autozone tech manual. it was my first time fucking with a non OHC. it now starts right up and seems to idle better and my low end is back. I tossed bigger injectors on and opened up the air box. it's defiantly livable now not shaking the whole truck like before. injectors are red tops off of a 4.0 so I believe I went from 17 to 19 lb injectors if my info was correct. I don't plan on fucking with the motor any more until way down the rd.
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I definitely love the idea for this and the photoshop request thing looks pretty fuggin sweet.

....Except the back of the bed.

Just can't wrap my head around liking the idea of a comp cut bed. Idk why, being that I usually find functional more attractive than not....but god, I just think it makes the backend look hack as fukk. I love bobbed beds and even the pinched/dovetailed ones look alright and I undestand completely the why behind doing the comp cut as I have seen Jeep fags do it for years, but idk man, just looks like fukk on a truck.

Nothing Personal, just thought I'd give you an honest opinion, rather than a bandwagon opinion. I'd reeeeaaallllly consider just sticking with the bobjob unless for some reason you are deadset on the compcut.

Either way, cool project.
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