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'95 xl reg cab 4x4 5 speed 2.3l

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      ..I had a chance to sneak away locally to our local hills while working...

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      ..and I'm thinking I might be in need of a bigger truck..:dunno:

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      ..Well, this has been a must work on the power steering month..

      ..3 weeks ago I had fluid pouring out of the Hi pressure hose as it goes into the pump..I was bent inside the fitting..:wtf:

      I replaced both lines and this past couple weeks the steering pump had been leaking..I replaced the inner O ring where the Hi pressure line goes in but there is a slow leak at the tapered washer against the pump..This all appears to be Original so I know I will be replacing the Pump sooner to replace the seals..

      ..Today, I couldn't find a new leak on my own as it was intermittent..I drove over to my buddis shop and had him look while I turned the wheel..It turned out being the seal above the pitman but rather than just dripping like they normally do before they fail, this would only leak under pressure at full lock to one side or the other then it would puke it out..

      ..So today it got a new seal replaced as well as a dust seal..It appears I had lost the dust seal somewhere down the line..:dunno:

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      The kit I got was the PartsMaster 8779 Power Steering Repair Kit = under $11

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      ...it's been a couple busy days as I finally swapped a new stock steering pump in resolving that leaking issue. .

      ..I just ripped out the dash and changed the heater core which took way longer than it should have..

      ..With all the wrong information out there on how to do this plus somebody had previously swapped one in with no foam around it then freaking double nutted the heater box in the engine bay both top and bottom...:rant:

      ..I almost want to do it over so I could see if i could do the swap with removing less parts and document it properly..:hammer:
       
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      What did you finally decide on for the pump? I finished my Saginaw conversion (rev 2) and I have about 100 miles on it now, so far, so good.

      And why chnage the pump, I thought it was the steering box?

      ~Mark
       
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      ...I kept it simple..:)

      ..I found a good American rebuilt stock replacement that really resembles my AGR that I'm thinking about modifying like I did the AGR pump on my X..:hammer:

      ..it was the hose first so both hoses got replaced the the seal on the steering gear blew then the big nut on the reservoir wore out its home and seal..:banghead:...but it was all original and due..
       
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      ..its been a few years but I just broke down and bought the Ranger new wipers..:hammer:

      ...I got the El Cheapo, Hecho en Mexico "SuperTech" for $5 each at Wally World... My usual ones are now about $20 each at Wally's..

      I ain't expecting much but they are not Chinese and should last till next winter..;)
       
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      ...Over the last month I rewarded the Ranger with a new stereo piece by piece..A HD head unit then front speakers and finally rear speakers..

      ...Its kinda cool as I can finally use Pandora, Iheart radio, and with my MS Surface I can watch movies in surround sound while out in the middle of nowhere..

      I do need to start on repairs as it looks like I'm taking this truck to Moab the long way..:burnout:
       
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      Dear Diary...

      ..I CAN'T STAND IT ANYMORE..:D

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      I have my old set which are still decent. But, I'm guessing you have a better idea ;)
       
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      ...Hmmm...I might be interested as this is temporary till I get done wheeling this summer..:hammer:

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      ..Relocated the CB...I have a bunch of electrical I want to install and get done before My next trip so I'll be plugging along for the next two weeks...

      ..Stay tuned...:hammer:

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      $100 bucks and I'll throw in a short console I have;)
       
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      ...I already installed the console shown above..:D

      ..We will chat over the summer if you still have them...I've got a bunch of fuel to purchase between now and end of July..:(
       
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      ..Today's project..:hammer:

      ..Adding 2 concealed 2.1 amp USB ports for charging phones, pads, GoPro's, camera batteries, GPS devices, etc.

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      ..Had some free time this weekend so I got started on adding new power in the cab for some add ons and to clean up the temporary wiring for all the various electronics and chargers I use..I wanted to start permanently installing and hiding all the wires for these items..

      ..and so it begins..:D

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      ..I've finally got around to installing the compressor for my OBA (on board air) system I have had for a few years now (maybe 5)..Tank had already been installed for at least a year and ARB has been sitting in the front pumpkin for 4yrs. maybe?..:scratch:

      ..A couple shots..:hammer:

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      ..Although there were no inserts when I found the console for my truck, I ran back this weekend to another JY and found a set..

      ..After finding and installing these same inserts into my X, I found these very useful s they turn a box into 3 separate compartments..:biggthump

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      ...Working on a couple more projects to be done in the next week or so..:hammer:

      ..Hidden hitch, on board air, and some electrical stuff...:)
       
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      ...While I'm working on these other projects I raised my rear bumper back up to its original height since doing the 1" puck lift...:)

      ...I will wait on doing the front bumper cause the original frame will stick out even more so my thought is the front bumper will be a major project which will include cutting the frame horns and hopefully I will have a winch to include into that project...:hammer:
       
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      ..Out of the 3 different stock cup holder versions I have had in my vehicles I must say the one I have in the Ranger now is my favorite as it holds the cups and has two levels, (one higher than the other) and the lower one is for a hair smaller cup..

      ..For years I have always used the ash tray as a catch all for spare change and parts and I have quickly found I now use this front, lower, cup holder for this task...It's quick and convenient..

      ...I use it so much I figure if I keep throwing nuts, bolts and change in there that in no time flat I will have this darn thing wore out so I decided to find a quick way to save it..

      ..I needed a cup of some sort taller than the cup holder but still low profile to catch all these parts and stay out of the way with shifting the 3 sticks in my truck...

      ..While searching stuff in WallyWorld I came up with this $2 option..The Butt Bucket ashtray thingy for smokers..

      ..It is actually thick and heavy with a lid, tall enough to be grab-able to pull out quickly to empty it yet low profile enough to stay out of the way when shifting into 4 Low..

      ..The only thing is it is a bit smaller in radius to fit snug in the cup holder and I wish it was snugger...It seems like the weight of it is fine in regards to keeping it in place without moving while racing around in city traffic but I'm thinking about modifying the lid so I can just drop coins in it with the lid on. For now I just leave the lid off but when wheeling I can put the lid on and see how it works out..

      ..I'm also thinking about adding Velcro onto the bottom of it to keep it from bouncing out of the holder when on the rocks..:D

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      ...I got a few more things done while the temps are in the 90's..:rolleyes:

      ..I got around to adding a gauge pod in the Ranger and I also used "Plasti-Dip" in the spray can for the first time..I used this to turn one of the bezel's from a glaring chrome to a rubber coated black...

      ...This worked for it's purpose and I think it will last for a while but it was difficult to work with it on such an intricate type spray job...It was my first time using it and my attention span was real short as it was windy while I tried it out..:D

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      ...I also took and hardwired my Garmin GPS...

      ..I have had my GPS in the upper left dash corner for years but my previous model was smaller...After getting this newer unit it blocked some of my visibility especially when on obstacles off road..This unit had the sandbag dash thingy which did it's job but when wheeling it would wind up all over the dash and the cord and plug always bothered me...

      ..So I did the single bolt in the dash and a little trim on the top of the bezel and it should be good for a while..:hammer:

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      ..I got to do some more modifying last night..:hammer:

      ..I installed this 20" razor type light bar and added some more core support as it is a fiberglass type material I attached to..This location works perfect for now but the size of the light bar was selected for when I get a winch in the future..;)

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      ...I forgot to post this earlier but this is the twin 2.1 amp usb port which I installed in the front of the console at the bottom right looking toward the front of the car..

      ..It is hidden and low enough to keep any cords lugged into out of the way and un-cluttered..

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      ..Getting ready for an upcoming trip, I wanted to gain a little more ground clearance..

      ...The first thing I needed to do was get rid of my old hitch and install one that didn't hang so low (as seen here)..:D

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      Out with the old..This was off a 2006 Ranger and after trimming off 2 bottom tabs, it fit my 95 just fine..:hammer:

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      ..and in with the the new (er)..


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      ..I gained some clearance..:biggthump

      (These pictures were before I raised the bumper itself about 1")

      ..Shown here with the adjustable drop hitch..

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      ...and here it is shown with the "Amanda Speed Hook"..;)

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