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Old July 24th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #1
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Ranger

New build, got a couple days into a Ranger cab-Crawler to be. Last buggy went down the road, so on to the next one.
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Old July 24th, 2011, 08:38 PM   #2
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Welcome to the site.
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Old July 28th, 2011, 09:33 PM   #3
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Front body brackets welded on and body mounts made.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 08:36 PM   #4
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Managed to get the upper bracing on rear frame finished, will weld in lower side tomorrow.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #5
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awesome. What are the plans for it?
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Old July 29th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #6
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Old July 29th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #7
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Thanks, I have pre-runner fenders and bedsides commin from Poly, I'll tube the front end run some fox 2.5 on all corners, d60's and 40's. At least thats the plan for now, always depends on what does or doesn't land in ur lap. I'd like to fit that rubber under it with out it looking any bigger than a small lifted Ranger. I have a 435/4:1-300 in the making, still deciding on a power plant... 5.3, 6.0, or 8.1.

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Old July 30th, 2011, 03:30 PM   #8
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Old July 30th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #9
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I'm leaning towards an 8.1, I ran a 04' 5.3 in my last tube buggy and loved it, also ran a 4.0 I6 in a TJ and enjoyed the low lug. Not trying to start a debate here, but it's nice to have some HP on tap when you want to wake the neighbors. Got the cab back on the chassis and finishing up the rear mnts. for the cab, not welded on yet-damn city ordinance-will be finished tomorrow and will start on the nose-FUN STUFF! Blurry pics suck!
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Old July 30th, 2011, 08:58 PM   #10
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Pics and specs of said last tube buggy?
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Old July 30th, 2011, 09:04 PM   #11
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04' 5.3-sm465-205-d44-4:88 front auburn ected - yota rear welded - fox 2.5 air front - fox 2.0 rear - 39.5 Iroks, yada yada.....Last Buggy.....
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Old July 30th, 2011, 09:29 PM   #12
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Nice. Keep up the great work. I love rangeresq trail rigs.
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Old August 4th, 2011, 08:55 PM   #13
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Uh Oh, holes in the cab... again fuzzy pics suck...
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Old August 13th, 2011, 01:04 PM   #14
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Picked up a Chevy 60/14 Bolt combo, got a cylinder for the 60 from PSC. Still waiting on Poly for my bed sides and fenders, starting to get old-almost been an month. Gonna need them to locate axles... Made some progress in the cab, welded inserts into the bottom of my tubing on the pillar and bolt directly through the rear body mnts.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 12:22 PM   #15
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Artec Industries just dropped off some goodies
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Old August 15th, 2011, 12:25 PM   #16
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Nice. Keep up the great work. I love rangeresq trail rigs.
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Old August 15th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #17
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Thanks X. Shaved the 60, and tacked the truss on before dark, garage too small to work all indoors. Finish weld tomorrow... Bed sides and Fenders showing up around 2...
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Old August 16th, 2011, 04:20 PM   #18
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Fenders and Bedsides showed up, finish welding on 60 front truss... not sure if anyone has used this from Artec Industries before, it's impressive.
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Old August 16th, 2011, 06:38 PM   #19
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That is one BEAUTIFUL-looking truss!
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Old August 16th, 2011, 08:10 PM   #20
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hell yeah. liking this build. cant wait to see it finished
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