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'95 xl reg cab 4x4 5 speed 2.3l

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      ..Installed new alternator yesterday..

      ..Note to self: Quit jumping diesel trucks with totally dead batteries..:rolleyes:
       
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      ..Well, although I put in all new plugs and wires it took 4 times and I finally got the Ranger to pass Smog Test only by no fault of mine or the Ranger..:mad:

      ..Wound up having to fix the tail gate, brake light, glove box light, speedo/odometer gear, remove the shell, original bed liner, bed and I think that's about it..:scratch:

      ..Now that she's good till next year, maybe I can get back to spending some funds to get the mod's going again..:hammer:
       
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      Trucks Gone Wild..

      ..Warning:

      ..The following picture may not be suitable for all ages..:D

      ..Yes, It's my Ranger totally naked..This is pretty much how she looked when I first bought her..Well...Maybe a little more stock looking..

      [​IMG]
       
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      And? :confused:
       
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      ..I was taking advantage of the moment as I needed a before picture..But I must admit, it's sexy...:D

      ...The after will probably be a 1/2 dozen or so years before the chopping begins..:hammer:
       
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      Pickups usually look better without a shell, but they are far more useful with a shell (depending on your use, of course.:p:)

      I was never overly thrilled with the look of mine with the shell until after I built the spare tire/Hi-Lift mount rear bumper. Of course, it was still missing a roof rack. Yes, I said was...
       
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      ..Cause you put a roof rack on made me go out and spend lot's more money than I ain't got today..:mattmoon:...:p:

      ..I either got committed or made a commitment but it seems Tuesday my Ranger's rear end is getting all freshened up from one end to the other..:hammer:

      ..Since the pinion seal is leaking at the splines I could do a self repair but I swang by the drive shaft experts shop to have them do a quick inspection while it's still on the truck..

      ..It appears to be in pretty good shape so I no longer have to worry about if that was wobbling and caused my pinion seal leak..;)

      ..If I still have any spare change left Tuesday I am wanting to swap out the 2 main u-joints on the drive shaft just for GP...If not, that's something else to add to the list..
       
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      Don't blame me - the roof rack has been on the truck for a month! :eek:
       
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      ..Meh...It's still your fault until I catch up to DB_1...:p:
       
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      ..I should be updating the "Squirrels" "Under the knife" thread with some good news in a couple hours..:D
       
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      ...P0301 is now history and the Ranger is all better..:biggthump

      ..Will try to update the above mentioned thread tomorrow..;)
       
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      ..I've been out of town for a couple weeks for work and will still be gone for a couple more weeks so there is no new build info...

      ..However...:D

      ...There will be some pics and other tidbits coming soon..;)

      ..One item which I've been meaning to do for a number of years was to get a weight of the Ranger in pretty much stock setup...

      Specs of "As is setup" for this weigh in

      Stock

      2.3L Std. Cab 6' bed
      Dual manual sticks

      Add ons

      Shell that's carpet lined
      Carpet kit with split deck
      trailer hitch

      Kinda stock items for weight difference

      8.8 Explorer axle
      lockers front and rear
      wheels-stock deer hoofs
      Tires-32x11.50x15 BFG A/t KO's
      Extended RA's
      Ballistic joints
      chevy 63's (rear springs)

      ..:scratch:...I believe those would be the only "Weight" variables as the other mods would be pretty much stock weight..:hammer:

      ..With 3 gallons of fuel in the tank and myself out of the pretty much empty truck...The grand total weight is....

      ..Drum roll please...:p:

      3860 lbs.

      ...This is how I run the Ranger at Truckhaven so this will be known as it's Truckhaven weight...

      ..Now if I ever remember to do the easy weigh in...I need to get the trucks weight in it's daily driver mode loaded with tools..
       
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      ..I went out and saw some local sites such as the wind farm..:D

      [​IMG]

      ..the pic doesn't show it but this is where the movies film their wind farm scenes as there are literally hundreds of these windmills..:popcorn:

      ..Now the Ranger didn't get much leisure time as we are out here to work..:hammer:

      ...Up until recently I would have never thought about pulling a trailer with a 4 cylinder truck...

      ..Now that it has 4 wheel disc, Detroit in the rear, and 4.88's, it was time to test the Ranger out on trailer duty...

      ...600 #'s in the bed, 2 tons (4000#'s) trailer and load, on the way up to the dump...117*'s outside and it's about 10 miles with the last mile or so uphill and the Ranger kicked butt...I would think of getting electronic brakes on a trailer the next time I do this though..:D


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      ..Well...I did something today that I thought I would never do..

      ..I had to go into and order a part from an Authorized Jeep dealer..:(

      ..I did everything I could to get a Ford part and I'll keep searching to see if I could find it aftermarket elsewhere so others won't have to take that walk of shame into a Jeep Dealership..

      ..I did however take my X there and parked it in front of the front entrance doors tho.:D

      ..Oh yea...The undisclosed part shall be in town Tuesday and if it matches up for what I need and Ford doesn't have, it will be installed on the Ranger on the same day..;)
       
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      That wind farm picture is cool, renewables are the way the world has to go. I would have never thought to tow with that little 4cyl. The four wheels on the trailer have to help with the balance but dang. Jeep parts on a Ford? Haha. Looking good, though. Great to see the utility of your rig. I definitely aspire to build a rig like yours. Cheers.
       
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      ...Thanks a bunch..:D

      ..She's not the most powerful but she keeps her head down and keeps charging forward...:biggthump

      ..I forgot to add some pics as she just got new tires and wheels...I'll try and get some up this week too..
       
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      When will you be announcing the winner? Haha.
       
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      Woooo! Thanks! I almost wasn't sure because of the front end but when I saw Ray's "for sale thread," he mentioned that the cowcatcher/winch was already sold, so I knew it. Wheels gave it away, too. Couple of good looking rigs. Next to eachother, they both look like they're at a stock(ish) ride height.
       
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      ..Congrats and enjoy...:chug:

      ...My Ranger is shown with maxxed out stock height on 33" BFG KO's..

      [​IMG]

      Ray's old truck (currently owned by FatCat) for years were on the same size tires but IIRC, it is currently sitting on brand new 31's..
       
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      Man, that looks good. Have to give 'er a once over and get some more pics; can't wait. All blacked out now.

      31s would make sense, on a better look, yours is taller and is further back so no doubt that he's lower (my phone doesn't show too much by way of detail, either). I was always happy with the 31s on my 'yota; people not in the know would think that I had a lift. Of course the 33s were always in the back of my mind.

      Cheers.
       

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