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Old August 15th, 2012, 03:35 AM   #1
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Well since the turbo ranger is 99.9% complete and is daily service I figure why not jump right into the next project!

Back in the spring I picked up my replacement for my Bronco2 and I just unloaded it off the trailer this weekend. I got another long bed Ranger but a 1st year 1983 with get this....31k miles on it. Its almost as clean as my 88.Bought it as a cab and chassis only.


Plan is take my efi 5.0/c4 from the Bronco2 and drop it in the 83 and rewire whole truck. Building an all tube bed for the truck with spare tire,toolbox and radiator all mounted in bed. I also picked up a rolling 78 F150 chassis for the full width d44 and 9in axles. ranger will be 6" wider than the B2 was over all.I have King 12" coilovers for the front and I will be running my 35"KM2's.
Got a lot of cool ideas for this truck and my plan is to use as my bad weather daily driver once finished.

This weekend I got it on the ground and cleaned up.

Then I cut all brackets off the 9in,cleaned it and painted it then rolled it under the 83 with my SKyjacker 4" SoftRide leafs.




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Old August 16th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #2
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Better hurry up! Our wellsville trip will be here before you know it!
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Old August 16th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #3
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Cool, and I like your other builds also!
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Me too! After seeing your work on the turbo ranger I cant wait to see this in action.

You have set the bar high with the name you picked for your rig though. Mr. Norris doesn't like his name used lighty!
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You have set the bar high with the name you picked for your rig though. Mr. Norris doesn't like his name used lighty!
We will just call it Truck Norris for short.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 06:44 PM   #7
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Best build thread name ever.....Truck Norris has already been used.
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Looking good!! If u need any help just ask! I just got the explorer back tonight and it rides pretty good. Few minor odds and ends and it will be done for now lol
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Todays progress.

Cut off old reciever from hitch to use and lopped off 7.5" off rear of frame.

Added a 4" beam for my rear crossmember/bumper then welded up the reciever.



Got the Bronco2 gas tank mocked up with its skid plate and looks like it will all fix perfect.


And got all my 2" tubing for the base of my new bed.

Removed the junk bumper and tried to get front level with rear but dont have a big enough jack.lol Rear frame is 33" off the ground.


I was planning to chanve out the whole interior but Im a sucker for old Ford Porno Red interiors and it looks like a little bit of cleaning and I could just leave it original.



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Is it done yet? lol
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I'm gonna watch this one.....lookin good.
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Wow, that's a clean find. You don't see much nicer than that in MI.
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Wow, that's a clean find. You don't see much nicer than that in MI.
Well actually you can.

This was my 88 I bought 4 years ago in Monroe for 550.00 bux. 39k miles.




Last Thanksgiving I tore it down to the frame for a complete rebuild. Just started daily driving it a month ago.





Yeah I gotta thing for Mini Fords...
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Yes you do. But you will drive a jeep when nothing else is available.

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That pic is goin to haunt me for life!! lol
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:) but it's a good one. Mall crawler look and all

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