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Old March 17th, 2013, 11:09 PM   #1
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Figured its about time I throw this up here. I've been meaning to do so for some time. It has came a long way since I got it, but has been tons of fun the whole way. I wish I had more pictures of everything in its staged, but I don't at this time.

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Here is how it was when I got it

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Wheeled it for a year or so, and dd'd it all summer long as my first vehicle when I was 16. Ran like a champ and got me everywhere I needed to go. As I got older, more started breaking as my right foot got heavier. Then it was time to go a little bigger.

My photos wont upload right now, but it sat on a set of 37" Rockers for a year or so. Supprisingly the d35 help up quite well.

I found a set of axles I liked, but the front 60 was sold, so I was forced to go with a 44. The front end conisists of 5.13's, new pads, rotors, and calipers. Tru-track, but I wish I would have gone with a locker. The rear end has a spool, and new chevy calipers. I am about to build a truss for it.

The front end is lengthened radius arms, that are in need of heims for the time being. I have plans for a 60, but money is tight right now. I just finished cutting the bed, so these are all the pictures I have right now. Its currently sitting on 40's.









Motor swap, and links are in the near future as soon as this term is over...
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Old March 17th, 2013, 11:10 PM   #2
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Sorry about the sideways pictures fellas.
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Old March 17th, 2013, 11:18 PM   #3
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Old March 18th, 2013, 10:01 PM   #4
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Looking good!
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Old March 18th, 2013, 10:03 PM   #5
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Keep the pics coming? You going to run it in Boyne falls mud run in Aug?
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Job well done so far. Love these model rangers with some lift and big tires :drool:
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Cool project! Box looks good like that.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #8
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Nice tars!
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D44 and 40's O.o
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Oh and welcome to the boke as a joke college wheelering club







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Old March 19th, 2013, 03:25 PM   #11
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Keep the pics coming? You going to run it in Boyne falls mud run in Aug?
I doubt it. 25$ a pop just isn't in my budget right now. I would rather just sit back and watch all my buddies do it.
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Old March 19th, 2013, 03:27 PM   #12
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Cool project! Box looks good like that.
Thanks! The drivers side was done by a friend and I. The passenger side was done by myself and the help of his father. He has been metal working/building drag cars for 30+ years. Ill try and snag some pictures of the shop tonight when I go wheeling over there.

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Haha, I just had to go bigger. Ever get the jeep back up here?

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Yea... We will see how long this lasts...
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Old March 19th, 2013, 04:35 PM   #13
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Haha, I just had to go bigger. Ever get the jeep back up here?
It's here, still no time to do anything with it though.
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Well, took it out tonight for a trial run, and everything worked flawlessly minus the steering, and springs in the front. Steering is binding up a bit, and the front springs are wayyyy too stiff. I believe a set of xj coils or coilovers are in order. If only I didn't sell my air shocks.....^^^^^^^

Drove through 2 feet of snow no problem. As all the locals know, we have been getting dumped on for no reason whatsoever, so I decide to take advantage of it! The winch got a good workout though. Ill get some pictures up later.
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Old March 20th, 2013, 06:23 AM   #15
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Buy them back
I have a set of stock 4 cylinder TJ front coils you could put in to try but they are really soft.
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Haha. If you serious about selling them, shoot me a text. What is the length on the tj coils?
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Yea... We will see how long this lasts...
Be smart. And it will last.

If you have to drive this thing to your wheeling spot don't wheel like an asshat and break it. Understand there are limits and don't try to be a showoff for your buddies.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 11:58 AM   #18
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Be smart. And it will last.

If you have to drive this thing to your wheeling spot don't wheel like an asshat and break it. Understand there are limits and don't try to be a showoff for your buddies.
Thank god for tow rigs... I have learned I refuse to take if anywhere more than ~20 miles from home without having a rig to bring it back home..
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Old March 21st, 2013, 02:35 PM   #19
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looks good man!
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 11:33 PM   #20
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Nice I love the bed and how it looks!
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