Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Rig Builds and Pics
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

Rig Builds and Pics Introduce your rig or post a buildup here.







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 18th, 2009, 10:43 PM   #21
Mud'N'Truck
I'll Finsh One, One Day
 
Mud'N'Truck's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-30-06
Location: Interlochen, Michigan
Posts: 2,328
iTrader: (15)
Already told you a price, send me some cash and go grab them. Just gotta demount the one we mounted
Mud'N'Truck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 6th, 2009, 05:06 PM   #22
koochman450r
Stranger Danger
 
koochman450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: New Boston MI
Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (24)
Got a little more done. Pulled bed off. finally pulled it into the barn, pulling motor and trans this week then the fun begins No pics but nothing cool is happening yet so no need for pics.
koochman450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 20th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #23
koochman450r
Stranger Danger
 
koochman450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: New Boston MI
Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (24)
One of the perks of living with parents that are as crazy as i am. I went out into the barn friday morning to start pullin motor and trans to see it already on floor and powerwashed, i guess my dad was bored . Cut off bent part of frame in front of the engine crossmember, removed engine crossmember, steering shaft and box, all front suspension, gas tank, rear suspension. Now its time for the fun part to begin!
koochman450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 10th, 2009, 11:45 PM   #24
koochman450r
Stranger Danger
 
koochman450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: New Boston MI
Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (24)
Click image for larger version

Name:	1205091506.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	76.5 KB
ID:	55325

Click image for larger version

Name:	1205091507.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	73.3 KB
ID:	55326
Well i need to get pics but i'll start here. removed all brackets from entire frame. Built up some bastard leaf packs using stock ranger leafs, taco leafs and some chevy leafs. got the height and stiffness i was looking for. Eye balled up the front and rear axle locations. Modified my rockwell perches to get the pinion angle good. Oh and ordered a welder from snap-on that should be here in 10-14 days so i can start building this damn thing.

Last edited by koochman450r; January 6th, 2010 at 11:38 PM.
koochman450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 19th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #25
koochman450r
Stranger Danger
 
koochman450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: New Boston MI
Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (24)
Click image for larger version

Name:	1219092027.jpg
Views:	178
Size:	39.9 KB
ID:	55322

Click image for larger version

Name:	1219092029.jpg
Views:	172
Size:	86.6 KB
ID:	55323

Click image for larger version

Name:	1219092029a.jpg
Views:	162
Size:	75.1 KB
ID:	55324
Got a little work done on rear spring shackle hanger.
Cut about 10'' off rear of frame. Install 2x5 1/4'' wall for rear crossmember didnt really know what to do with end of frame so i rounded it off and boxed it in. And the snappy welder is workin great

Last edited by koochman450r; January 6th, 2010 at 11:36 PM.
koochman450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 25th, 2009, 09:06 PM   #26
brian89xj
Member
 
brian89xj's Avatar
 
Join Date: 09-07-06
Location: monroe,mi
Posts: 47
iTrader: (0)
nice weld looks good
brian89xj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 6th, 2010, 11:32 PM   #27
koochman450r
Stranger Danger
 
koochman450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: New Boston MI
Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (24)
Click image for larger version

Name:	1225091947.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	77.3 KB
ID:	55319
Got the rear of my frame done. Now i just gotta keep moving forward.
Also changed my mind on front suspension. Going with four link and airshocks or coilovers not sure yet i'll cross that bridge when i get there. But the SFW link towers look the best and compensate for big joints like creeper joints or johhny joints by being pressed with 1/4" of offset to the brackets. $155 for a pair.

Click image for larger version

Name:	SFW-M22009-2_LRG.jpg
Views:	153
Size:	71.3 KB
ID:	55328

Click image for larger version

Name:	SFW-M22009-4_LRG.jpg
Views:	152
Size:	71.2 KB
ID:	55329

Last edited by koochman450r; January 7th, 2010 at 12:40 AM.
koochman450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2010, 12:25 AM   #28
bigblockford79
Big Block Ranger
 
bigblockford79's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-11-08
Location: Hamilton, MI
Posts: 2,727
iTrader: (24)
Would you be interested in a box with pre-runner fenders and matching front fenders? It is from a 93 ranger. Pics can be seen in my profile.
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read it while pooping, thank Bill Gates!

"A girls butt hole is like a 9 volt battery. You know its wrong, but eventually you put your tongue on it."
bigblockford79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2010, 12:31 AM   #29
koochman450r
Stranger Danger
 
koochman450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: New Boston MI
Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (24)
No thanks fiberglass breaks when you hit trees and rocks, metal just dents. How much you looking for all of it? I know someone that might want it.
koochman450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #30
bigblockford79
Big Block Ranger
 
bigblockford79's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-11-08
Location: Hamilton, MI
Posts: 2,727
iTrader: (24)
I paid $900 for the fenders, but they have a couple small cracks so $300 works for me. They are fiberwerks with 3" rise and 6.5" flare. They will cover a 15" wide tire on a full width axle on the ranger.
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read it while pooping, thank Bill Gates!

"A girls butt hole is like a 9 volt battery. You know its wrong, but eventually you put your tongue on it."
bigblockford79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #31
koochman450r
Stranger Danger
 
koochman450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: New Boston MI
Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (24)
Alright man i'll let you know if i can sell them for you. Would you want to trade for stock and $ or just want $
koochman450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 7th, 2010, 12:48 AM   #32
bigblockford79
Big Block Ranger
 
bigblockford79's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-11-08
Location: Hamilton, MI
Posts: 2,727
iTrader: (24)
Cash would be great. My project won't really need any fenders.
__________________
If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read it while pooping, thank Bill Gates!

"A girls butt hole is like a 9 volt battery. You know its wrong, but eventually you put your tongue on it."
bigblockford79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 4th, 2010, 12:11 AM   #33
koochman450r
Stranger Danger
 
koochman450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: New Boston MI
Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (24)
well i got a lot done this weekend. the ranger was hit on the right front corner thats why i got it for free. Well i cut off the front 2' of frame and replaced it with .25 2x5 and put a crossmember on the front. I had to use two come-a-longs to pull it to the right cuz the frame was off center by about 3'' to the left. After i pulled it and put in the x-member the front is all square now just slightly off to the left a little still but i dont care, i wont be taking it on any highway trips. I left it about 10" longer than the hood so i have room for a winch. Then i welded my Ballistic Fab spring mounts on the rear frame and made some shackles out of 3/8'' steel with 10'' bolt to bolt distance. So now my rear suspension is done. Next step is driveline and front four link.
Click image for larger version

Name:	0123001359.jpg
Views:	180
Size:	102.5 KB
ID:	56977

Click image for larger version

Name:	0123001400.jpg
Views:	161
Size:	78.8 KB
ID:	56978

Click image for larger version

Name:	0123001400a.jpg
Views:	155
Size:	76.3 KB
ID:	56979

Click image for larger version

Name:	0130001940.jpg
Views:	182
Size:	90.3 KB
ID:	56980

Click image for larger version

Name:	0131001643.jpg
Views:	258
Size:	102.7 KB
ID:	56981

Click image for larger version

Name:	0201002058.jpg
Views:	195
Size:	68.4 KB
ID:	56982

Click image for larger version

Name:	0201002100.jpg
Views:	184
Size:	84.3 KB
ID:	56983

Click image for larger version

Name:	0201002213.jpg
Views:	190
Size:	75.7 KB
ID:	56984
koochman450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 4th, 2010, 08:56 PM   #34
roger
Senior Member
 
roger's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-04-05
Location: east china
Posts: 1,882
iTrader: (19)
Send a message via AIM to roger Send a message via Yahoo to roger
looking good keep up the good work
roger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 5th, 2010, 12:03 PM   #35
koochman450r
Stranger Danger
 
koochman450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: New Boston MI
Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (24)
Thanks man! Well i spent $$$ at sniper fabworks and ordered all my link brackets for the front axle. they should be here in about a week. Got the engine and trans mated for the first time in two years. Mocking up placement for x-members. So this weekend i should have it all mounted. And yes my engine and trans are flouresant pinkClick image for larger version

Name:	0204001308.jpg
Views:	193
Size:	74.6 KB
ID:	57065
koochman450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 10th, 2010, 07:36 PM   #36
koochman450r
Stranger Danger
 
koochman450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: New Boston MI
Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (24)
well upon inspection i found my cab mounts are rusted out. I jacked up the front of the cab without taking any bolt loose Luckily its just the frame mounts not the body side. I'm gonna make some this weekend that eliminate the rubber mounts and give it 1'' lift so i can tuck my trans a little higher. More pics to follow.
koochman450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 18th, 2010, 12:12 AM   #37
koochman450r
Stranger Danger
 
koochman450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: New Boston MI
Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (24)
got my cab mounts done. Came out real nice 1.5" body lift without any rubber.
Click image for larger version

Name:	0227001635.jpg
Views:	145
Size:	63.9 KB
ID:	59480Click image for larger version

Name:	0227001923.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	78.0 KB
ID:	59481Click image for larger version

Name:	0227001924.jpg
Views:	138
Size:	82.3 KB
ID:	59482
Then i made a rear cab x-member with 2x6 .125 wall and notched it and boxed it in for drive shaft clearance.
Click image for larger version

Name:	0306001651.jpg
Views:	139
Size:	103.4 KB
ID:	59484Click image for larger version

Name:	0306001651a.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	65.3 KB
ID:	59485Click image for larger version

Name:	0306001727.jpg
Views:	136
Size:	65.5 KB
ID:	59486
Then i found myself a good deal on some H1's $200 for all 4
Click image for larger version

Name:	0305001311.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	98.0 KB
ID:	59483
Got my trans x-member in. 1.5 x 3/16" hrew and used some spring bushings for the mounts.
Click image for larger version

Name:	0317001307.jpg
Views:	165
Size:	86.5 KB
ID:	59487
makin my enginge x-member this weekend.

Last edited by koochman450r; March 18th, 2010 at 12:16 AM.
koochman450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 26th, 2010, 12:30 AM   #38
koochman450r
Stranger Danger
 
koochman450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: New Boston MI
Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (24)
Got the motor and trans mounted
I made the engine x-member out of 2x3 .125 and fishplated it so it shoud be strong. the engine side of the mounts are from a 88 chevy van to get the height i needed. The frame side are leaf spring bushings in some sch40 poop pipe
Click image for larger version

Name:	0321001628.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	85.8 KB
ID:	60002Click image for larger version

Name:	0321001645.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	92.5 KB
ID:	60003
Also mounted up the front fenders "sort of" Starting to look like a truck again
Click image for larger version

Name:	0321001853.jpg
Views:	145
Size:	83.4 KB
ID:	60006
I bought tube to make the front core support and i'm gonna cut the hood down and dovetail the front to fit my chevy grill.
Click image for larger version

Name:	0321001853a.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	88.5 KB
ID:	60005Click image for larger version

Name:	0321001850.jpg
Views:	127
Size:	75.1 KB
ID:	60004
I'm planning on keeping the front fenders and hood easily removable for ease of maintenance and easy replacement. So i figured three bolts holding on each fender and four hood pins would do the trick. The factory hood hinges are bent from the accident and i dont feel like replacing them. The way things are looking my 205 will not hang under my framerail and i can have a flat belly without clocking it Got some 5pt harnesses today from hammsmotorsports for a good deal. So its coming together. Any ideas or suggestions are welcome. As well as critisism, be it constructive or not
koochman450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 04:12 PM   #39
koochman450r
Stranger Danger
 
koochman450r's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-13-08
Location: New Boston MI
Posts: 2,245
iTrader: (24)
Got the core support done
Click image for larger version

Name:	0326002237.jpg
Views:	122
Size:	70.8 KB
ID:	60216
Hung the fenders completely, cut the hood down. Mounted the grill. The body is done up front for now. Looking sweet. The front end is now 50" wide at the grill.
Click image for larger version

Name:	0327000135.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	84.0 KB
ID:	60217
Ordering my link ends this week and getting DOM for the links. Hopefully get the front axle in within the next two weeks.
koochman450r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 29th, 2010, 09:16 PM   #40
hamsmotorsports
Senior Member
 
hamsmotorsports's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-07-09
Location: hazel park mi
Posts: 990
iTrader: (33)
just checked your build for the first time that thin is sweet
hamsmotorsports is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Rig Builds and Pics
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.20302 seconds with 51 queries