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Old December 16th, 2011, 04:43 PM   #61
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Awesome build. I would outboard those rear shocks tho. My (very) limited experience with airshocks is that they can be overpowered by leverage very easily. Being mounted that close to the center of the axle is going to make your swaybar working overtime.
I have been stairing at them for a while, i may try to push them out a few inches, gonna take some tube work tho.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #62
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Is there any room for a cross member to tie those two front shock mounts together? Over top would be best but I think you could go under the motor without too much work. That would help with the rotational force that those tall towers are putting on the frame, and you probably could make an engine skid out of it.
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Old December 16th, 2011, 09:52 PM   #63
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Yeah, i still have quite a bit of tube work to finish on the front end. Got some steel showing up Monday, I plan to bridge over the motor. Maybe get some pics up next week.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 07:16 AM   #64
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Awesome build. I would outboard those rear shocks tho. My (very) limited experience with airshocks is that they can be overpowered by leverage very easily. Being mounted that close to the center of the axle is going to make your swaybar working overtime.
they way he has them mounted right now I'm willing to bet they dont work at all...they will be fine for straight up and down, but they will not dampen any type of flex
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Old December 17th, 2011, 08:29 AM   #65
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I understand the leverage involved, after I build my control arms and get a chance to cycle the rear I may infact push the lower mounts out. As they sit I estimate they will only travel about 8"-10" unless the entire axle is comressing, which should be nice and squishy. Again, after I get a chance to cycle the axle I may move the lower mounts outward, just gonna take a bit of work on the upper frame for clearance.
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Old December 17th, 2011, 09:05 AM   #66
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I understand the leverage involved, after I build my control arms and get a chance to cycle the rear I may infact push the lower mounts out. As they sit I estimate they will only travel about 8"-10" unless the entire axle is comressing, which should be nice and squishy. Again, after I get a chance to cycle the axle I may move the lower mounts outward, just gonna take a bit of work on the upper frame for clearance.
to get the most out of your shocks they need to be mounted as far out as you can go...otherwise you are moving the axle without dampening it...if your axle only moved in straight liner compression/rebound it wouldn't matter, but an axle doesn't move that way
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Old December 17th, 2011, 09:27 AM   #67
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I get what ur saying. I get it. I get it. I understand what you mean. I.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #68
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Shaved the rocker as Ford added more to it than needed on the Ranger cab, have another photo from the underside that is not co-operating at this time. Anyone ever flattie a Ranger fender? Thinking about tubing from my rocker step up and not quite flat, but high enough to come down a few degrees and over to what will be the front bumper with some 1.5 round tube. Then fitting some 18 gauge from the tube back into the fender.

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Old December 20th, 2011, 03:27 PM   #69
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VERY nice work. Thanks for sharing.......
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Old December 21st, 2011, 10:30 AM   #70
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Looks good.
How about a pic of the floor, with the door open.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 12:14 PM   #71
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Looks good.
How about a pic of the floor, with the door open.
Like this? I plan to trim it out with some Rubber Edge Trim from Mc-Carr.

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Old December 21st, 2011, 12:17 PM   #72
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Very nice!
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Old December 21st, 2011, 07:57 PM   #73
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Got some parts for my rear diff and front diff from my buddy MM Dave, had some 5/8 round bar lying around and did some work on the 60 cover, just needed to protect the bottom as the upper end of the cover is above the Artec skid plate.

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Old December 22nd, 2011, 06:27 AM   #74
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Like this? I plan to trim it out with some Rubber Edge Trim from Mc-Carr.
Yes.
That looks great.
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Old December 22nd, 2011, 10:33 PM   #75
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Welds look killer!
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 04:40 AM   #76
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Thanks BLZR
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Old January 15th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #77
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Fabbed up a bumper and some extraction points...

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Old January 15th, 2012, 06:07 PM   #78
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Bling.

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Old January 15th, 2012, 06:09 PM   #79
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I have no more room for pics, what options do I have?

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Old January 15th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #80
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