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Old 10-13-2002, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 10-13-2002, 07:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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CAL ROCS HERE WE COME!

TUBE IT!
LOCK IT!
CTM IT!
PLATE IT!
WAX IT!
(Wait a minute.. scratch that last one)
& GET IT!

Nuthin like a RETARD & a SMART ASS wheeln and dealn at CALROCS
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Old 10-13-2002, 11:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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looks sweet, hey smart ass, can you send me the specs and some pics of your rig? its wes8517@aol.com of you get a chance, and if you are in a real good mood, send pics and specs of rerards 98 too!

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Old 10-14-2002, 12:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ill give ya specs on mine:


98 Ranger (duh)
84 Waggy 44 (4.88 R&P) /w Rancho 44044s + Bilstein 5100s
71 Grand Torino 9" (4.88 R&P)
78 Crown Vic pump
79 Scout II steering box



Stock springs /w a big ass block and an AAL right now in the rear, but thats just temp till I get my 63" chebys. Also has a 3" body which I will be taking out shortly.
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Old 10-14-2002, 05:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks cool
You got any close up shots of how you mounted the steering box?
Also the spring hangers.
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Old 10-14-2002, 11:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Looks cool
You got any close up shots of how you mounted the steering box?
Also the spring hangers.


THe springs hangers you can pretty much see in that pic /w smart ass in it, they are welded and bolted to the frame. The steering box you can kind of see in that same pics, its sitting on top of the frame rail on the outside, with some 1/4" plate on both sides of the frame as well.. and it was angled up slightly.
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Old 10-14-2002, 05:17 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Daym strait brotha!

hahaha

So DR, hows your shit commin?

Long time no see...


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Old 10-14-2002, 10:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Shouldn't you be on the yota board?
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Shouldn't you be on the yota board?
nope It's just my alibi rig

and speaking of yota... what the fawk is up with yota parts on a ford?
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There are no yota parts on my ford... but someone I know has an 8" rear.
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Thumbs up

Isn't that the fool from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Nice truck man.
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if ya dont mind what was the cost for the front end stuff?
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Old 10-15-2002, 09:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I think I spent a little over 2k on the front but then still had to buy the tires and also spend 500 to do the rear.
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THe springs hangers you can pretty much see in that pic /w smart ass in it, they are welded and bolted to the frame. The steering box you can kind of see in that same pics, its sitting on top of the frame rail on the outside, with some 1/4" plate on both sides of the frame as well.. and it was angled up slightly.
I can see some detail by brightening the pic up some, I was just curious if you had close-ups of it.
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Here is a steering box pic:




No, that crack is not supposed to be there .. that happened last night, im gonna get a brand new one from Napa tommorow though.. tired of the PNP crap breaking on me. Only thing you can't see is ther three bolts that hold it on, we just welded 1/4" plate to both sides and the top of the frame rail and then ran the three bolts thru that and the frame rail.

As for the spring hangers they are pretty generic, I mean there isn't really any detail to see, just some 1/4 plate with two holes drilled for a bolt to go thru and the bolt goes thru the eye.
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Thats cool.
I was just curious how you did it.
If I ever end up with a '98up, that gives me some idea of whats involved in making it offroadable.

The steering box is mainly what I was interested in.

Is that cracked top related to the issue you had before with the endcaps blowing out? Are the tierods from a wagoneer, also?
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Old 10-17-2002, 11:40 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I have no idea what caused it.. Im thinking its probably because it was a junkyard box and I didnt rebuild it, but I just picked up a remanufactured box with a lifetime warranty from napa for 190$..... 140$ core though so im actually glad I have this crap box to give them so I dont have to pay the core.
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Looks good man. Did you run a trac-bar? Are you still running the stock steering? ie: tie rod, drag link?

Nice fabrication though...
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Hmm, considering stock steering is rack/pinion

and above he states the ps box is from a 78 IH Scout...

Yeah we used the stock

Track bar is for those who lack stability...

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Looks good man. Did you run a trac-bar? Are you still running the stock steering?
Nice fabrication though...
Fab was done by me THANK YOU
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Fab was done by me THANK YOU
In that case, it sucks

Was unaware they put crap and pinion in those.....was 98 the first year?
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In that case, it sucks

Was unaware they put crap and pinion in those.....was 98 the first year?
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Old 10-18-2002, 08:18 AM   #23 (permalink)
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i was wondering if you could give me an estimate of the whole swaps cost! includnig full steering, fabrication, springs, axle, everything, how much do y think it was? and i dont want some stupid amount cause smartass' fab work is worth a lot! i, and probably others, want a real life estimate!

thanks a lot guys

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So far I have spent $3265 on parts that includes everything from labor (for gears), nuts, bolts, metal, welding rod, cutting blades, tires, etc.

For fab work I think iv prolly spend about 100$ on pizza and beer, and gave smart ass 200$ off rent one month.. very good deal for me

But you also have to consider the money you get from selling your old parts.. I got 250 for my tires and 75 for my CVs. Was hoping to get something for the d35 and steering but will probably end up junking it. Im giving the 8.8 to smart ass in exchange for some chevy springs and to pay him back for some of the labor but you can prolly sell it for ~300$.

Still have to get high steer though, the steering angles right now are too extreme and im getting a lot of bumpsteer..im estimateing that will prolly cost another 800$ or so, im having it done professionaly though because 1. I dont have the tools, and 2. im getting tired of working on my truck.

So all in all I think I will probably end up spending close to 4K. You can do it for less though, I'd say it could probably be done for 2500 if you go with cheaper components.. i.e d30 and leave the stock rear end and if the gears match that would take off a grand right there. Then go with junkyard springs and ranchos instead of 44044s and bilsteins and you save a couple hundred dollars there.
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RTI numbers?

How about your R.T.I. numbers? Before and after would be nice...
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