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My '94 extended cab

Discussion in 'Ranger / Mazda Registry' started by Xeek, July 12, 2012.

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    1. Xeek

      Xeek Elite Explorer

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      I guess it's been awhile since I've updated. Guess where I left off with the trans, got it built and installed. Had issues with the valve body, talked to transgo on the phone and had to dump the fluid 3 times to get it right. I forget all of it but I remember the guy had me shim the reverse solenoid with a washer cause reverse and 1st were extremely delayed.
      Added in a trans filter, aux cooler with fan, and trans temp gauge. The filter is actually the afternarket on I nabbed off my super duty before I sold it. And but made it work for the ranger.

      Also added can lights and marker lights on the mirror. The pics have them both white, but I swapped the cab lights for amber bulbs and the mirror ones I changed to amber lenses.

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    3. Xeek

      Xeek Elite Explorer

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      Then jan 14 last year was the last time I drove it. It bogged down really bad, and wouldn't idle for shit and eventually died. I could restart after letting it sit for a bit. But would do it again. I had a friend tow strap me home, luckily I was pretty close and went through the neighborhood.

      Since then I was trying to work on it but I think in May my roommate was trying to build axles for his xj and wanted mine cause a shop wanted 2200 just to gear and lock the front diff and rebuild axle. So I went looking for new axles for my truck. When I found a set he paid me 2200 for my d30 and 8.8.
      Which I then bought a 76 f150 d44 and big bearing 9" for $1760 shipped off of another offroad forum site. D44 has upgraded shafts, 4.88, broken Aussie, and a truss. 9" has a strange third member, 4.86, detroit, and a truss. He even sent me some 36x1350 iroks with alum wheels for the same 1750 price.

      So fast forward to the last month of me not touching anything lol. I got the 9" hung. Had to cut the leaf perches off cause they were too wide set. It's on it's own weight but perches aren't welded on yet. Also still need shook tabs and brake lines
      The front will need the old tabs cut off. And cut the 4link bushing tab off a spare d30 to weld to the d44. I have new control arm brackets to weld on. And I still need all steering the knuckles are reamed for 1ton tie rods. I might just go with heims though.

      And shout out to @RockRanger for making me some leaf hangers. Each hole is about 2" lower than stock. So I took the blocks out. I still might add a shackle and have to lift the front a bit to help clear the 36s though unless I trim.


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      And these are the codes I was getting when it died on me.
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    4. mr cribb

      mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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      Wow you’ve been away for a while, then again so have I.
       
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      Xeek Elite Explorer

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      Nice to see you here still too. But yea I just don't go online like I used to anymore, I still talk to a few local ef'ers, but off of here. But I've been lurking the past couple months so figured I'd finally update since I started working on it again lol


      I've also got a couple other toys now. Had a Yamaha warrior I took out last August. Sold that and I have a yamaha big bear now. I also just got another toy I haven't revealed to anyone yet last week.

      The big bear I have. And that's the warrior I sold last month.

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    6. mr cribb

      mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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      Yeah I sold my sport X to 2stroke in June ‘16, and I have been working on my 94 Z71 since. I haven’t updated much on here, a little bit more over on the GM forum. I might get back into an X again if I just find a killer deal on one, as I still have new(ish) heads and headers from my old original one I started with on here.
       

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