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Old February 5th, 2010, 05:40 PM   #1
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fordzilla - 86 ranger

well i got a list of trucks and im gonna try to make one good one.
here what i got:

1986 ranger ex cab 2.9 4x4 5spd. needs minor engine work. floor is gone.

1988 ford ranger reg cab 2.9 4x2 5 spd. needs clutch. body is great shape

1989 bronco ii 2.9 4x4 auto, wont start

1988 bronco ii 2.9 4x4 auto. runs very poorly, cab is gone on the back.

i was gonna take the 4x2 ranger and sas it using parts from the 86 but nah screw that. id like to get the 86 ranger going. so im thinking ill take the cab off the 86, lodge the cab upside down on the ground or in my garage and cut out the whole floor. and make my own floor using probably 3/16" sheet metal or aluminum and have some like 2x3 square tubing welded or bolted on for the supports, cause thats whats gone in her now. so then id get it bent right and then she would be built perfectly for specifialy me. and then hit it with some paint, probably por-15 and then slap it back together, throw in a 4.0 and my d35/8.8 that im getting and id have my dream truck. probably around 4-6" suspension lift or more and a 3" body lift and some 35s with 4.56s. but thats getting way ahead of myself lol. anyways enough bullshit heres the pics








and the next pic is a bit scary...



no.. i dont know whats going on there either. she has 3" pipe cut for the pan, and 5 hockey pucks for the cab? oh well either way. a 3" Performance Accessories body lift and new rubber bushings instead of those pucks. and the rad support is gone on her to. so the rad support on the 88 b2 is good so i can see her coming to peices.
either way, im hopeing that the idea i got of making a floor will be road legal if not, well im screwed.
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Old February 5th, 2010, 05:47 PM   #2
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thats how it was gonna go earlier tonight. but now plans have changed

I went outside and measured and this truck is only around 4" longer than the reg cab long bed one, so im gonna start takin the cab off this one and put the reg cab on,


heres the nominee for the cab swap
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Old February 6th, 2010, 02:21 AM   #3
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love the rangers i like the regular cab nice lookin truck
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Old February 6th, 2010, 07:13 AM   #4
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yea me to i love regular cab/long beds. im gonna start takin the cab and bed off the ex cab today
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Old February 6th, 2010, 10:12 AM   #5
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heres some stuff that i already got

Parts list:
another full brush guard
door that have the little wing/vent windows
roll bars
d35/8.8 [havent picked it up yet]
just cut out some cardboard shrouds for round light conversion
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Old February 6th, 2010, 08:29 PM   #6
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got the pan off and the cab is unbolted and tomorrow jus gotta unhook steering and brake lines, then wen thats all off im gonna sand down the frame with a wire wheel and grinder and paint it with some por15 or something, then wen i get the reg cab off im gonna hit the bottom of that with some black paint like the frame, bolt it all down with the good bushings and the real body lift, and then gotta look for a donor for a 4.0 swap. and by then i shuold have the d35 and 8.8 ready to install
yippee
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