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Old 07-09-2014, 09:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 87 Ranger

Hey all I'm kinda new to the site. Been a member but haven't posted before. A lil about me:
I'm 28, I've been wheeling since I was 18, I'm a firefighter for the state of California and I live in central California. I started building my rig back in 2008. It's been a slow build due to my jobs and the lack of money. Im finally getting it to the point that I can actually wheel decent trails.
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1/2 ton sas, 4.56's, locked front, open rear
6" lift
5.0
Holley street avenger carb for now
Soon to have the Holley commander 950 EFI
5 speed trans
Behemouth DT doubler
Twin sticked NP205
64" Chevy leafs
Custom front susp-exteded R/A's Passenger side is wristed
EB coils
High steer
Exploder radiator
Dual fuel tanks
Front and rear custom made air tank bumpers
Front or rear mount winch
38" Boggers
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i am friends with the monster
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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were you ever on here before under a different username? I feel like you sound familiar.
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Old 07-24-2014, 09:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i dont get it

is there a build coming or are you just saying what you have?




i have a gravel parking spot that i can back my truck into.
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Ive got my tons loaded with 4.56 and detroit rear / welded front, ive considered puttin them under a ranger.
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i dont get it

is there a build coming or are you just saying what you have?




i have a gravel parking spot that i can back my truck into.

He's used to the other sites when you introduce your self there's 10 pages of guys blowing you and asking you how big of a monster sticker are you going to put on or if your going to get euro head lights.
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Old 11-27-2014, 08:27 AM   #7 (permalink)
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were you ever on here before under a different username? I feel like you sound familiar.
I don't think I was... If I was it was so long ago I can't remember.

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i dont get it

is there a build coming or are you just saying what you have?

i have a gravel parking spot that i can back my truck into.
I will be making a build thread. I just figured I'd post something about my truck so people would know I have some experience and I'm not completely retarded.

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He's used to the other sites when you introduce your self there's 10 pages of guys blowing you and asking you how big of a monster sticker are you going to put on or if your going to get euro head lights.
Pretty much. I figured I'd see what the adults actually do. Im tired of the retarded teenagers that still live at home on the ford ranger forum.

I apologize for such a late reply. I lost my log in name and password. Just found it today.
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you dont mean the ranger station do ya?


of course i do act quite childish at times.....dont tell anybody that though
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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you dont mean the ranger station do ya?


of course i do act quite childish at times.....dont tell anybody that though
Hell no! I love the ranger station! Trs is why I started my build! I was talkin about Ford Ranger Forum. It's 90% kids that just BS about all their lighting mods and plastidiping everything plus their dicks! Very few actual 4wd rigs there. Mostly prerunners.... There are a few cool guys there though.
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:42 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Here she is before i built the extenged radius arms.








Here she is with the arms and 38's.



Testing out the new track bar, track bar mounts and 18" travel shocks. In a wash at the house.




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Old 11-28-2014, 11:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I ordered a rebuild kit for my ZF S5-42. Found it online for half of what Autozone wanted. $248 shipped compared to $640 list price at auto zone. Also ordered a bearing puller and a dial caliper for setting the tolerances of the main shaft and idler shaft. I'll be useing this as a build reference. It's for a S5-47 but it's the same process. A buddy off of TRS found the link and gave it to me.

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Anybody running a behemoth drive train underdrive box? I bought one this year. Haven't done much wheeling with it yet. Seems to be holding up and isn't making any noises yet. I bought the unfinished kit to save money. It comes with everything minus the main shaft and rear bearing. You just pull that from a donor T-case and its a simple install. Built my shifters instead of buying some to save a few bucks. I also modified the shift rails and twin sticked the 205 while I was at it.




















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Old 11-28-2014, 06:50 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Here they are mocked up ready for paint.

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Extending the radius arms.













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If anybody sees something they think I should do to or something I have done that I should change please say something. I'm trying to build everything as strong and as safe as I can. I'd hate to have something fail because I did it wrong.
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well, the premise is solid, and it seems obvious you will polish it as you shake it out, say with a triangle skid friendly gusset behind the drop once you figure out where you want the arms.


but that said, even with only a 100-120 hp or so and 300 ft pounds on tap out of my diesels, i would fold those arms up like a cheap lawn chair. i base that on the three sets of front springs i have "w'ed" since settling on that particular combination even with a open front diff....maybe a setup like yours would work better then my 3600 pound blazer springs??

and these days i drive much more conservatively.

of course, you may never have any issues out of those arms with your power to weight, tire size, and driving style.

quite a few guys have similar setups and have done well.

outside of that potential issue which is easily corrected if found to actually be an issue, with the bucket selection and overall setup it looks perfect to me.

if your satisfied with the ride and drive what else could a guy want?
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How would you recommend strengthening the arms? They're 48" oal and are 2" .25 wall Dom.
I've been meaning to gusset the brackets but just haven't gotten around to it yet.
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Might be a good idea to plate them to spreed the load from where the original arm and tube starts.






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Old 11-29-2014, 09:36 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Oh wow! Yeah I'm going to plate them now.
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So I'm drawing up plans for a exo. This is what I'm picturing in my head. It will be my first exo. What do you guys think would make this safer? I'm thinking 1.75x.120 Dom would be right for my truck?
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I think you should search this (Ford) forum for "white rhino" build, if you haven't seen it. It'll probably give you a lot of direction & ideas, his thread's legit. It's worth the read.

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Awesome, thank you!
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Ok so I've found 1.75x.120 tube for $3.30ft! I'm gonna get 100 ft because I know I'm gonna mess stuff up lol. I've decided I'm gonna build it basically like I've drawn but go with one bar down the middle of the windshield. The back I'm gonna build similar to this. I'll also make a small flat bed. I'm gonna build the entire cage so I can remove it for street driving. I'm gonna mount it with .25 plate to the sliders, the bumper and bed. Where it attaches to the bed it'll be reinforced on the bottom side to the frame.
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Little update. I've installed all the gears and bearings back onto the main shaft and the bearings on the idler shaft. I'll be cleaning the case, installing the new races and checking the tolerances tomorrow.
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