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Scott B's 93 Ranger XLT V8

Discussion in 'Ranger / Mazda Registry' started by Scott B., May 1, 2000.

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    1. Scott B.

      Scott B. Well-Known Member

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      1993 Ranger XLT SuperCab
      5.0L HO
      AOD transmission, wide ratio gears (2.84:1, 1.55:1, 1.00:1, 0.70:1)
      BW 1354 manual shift transfer case

      Suspension
      Rancho lift front, pushed to 4+ inches
      Deaver Spring leafs rear, 4 inches, tension (inverted) spring hangers, snail wrap
      RS 9000XL shocks

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      American Racing Outlaw II, 15x7
      BF Goodrich All Terrain KO 32x11.50-15
      4.10 gears
      Explorer 8.8 rear end, 31-spline Moser axles, Torsen limited slip, Disc brakes
      Dana 35 TTB front, TruTrac, '95 Ranger knuckles, dual-piston calipers
      Quick disconnect front swaybar

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      5.0L SN95
      K&N FilterCharger (from a '95 Explorer), custom air intake system
      FlowMaster mufflers and cats, 2 1/2" true dual exhaust
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      160 amp alternator
      Steering Shaft upgrade

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      Infinity Kappa speakers
      MTX Amp
      Cobra 25WX NW ST CB radio
      Oil Pressure Gauge mod
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      Autometer dual gauge pod
      Explorer 2001 Sport bucket seats w/headrests, custom upholstery
      Grant steering wheel

      Exterior
      Ekhart Class III trailer hitch
      Custom built front skid plate, 1/4" aluminum
      K40 antenna
      Front C***y tow hooks on custom mounts
      Clear front corner lights
      Custom built rear bumper, with swing-out for tire carrier and Hi-Lift mount, swing-out for fuel/water cans
      Viair 2 gallon air tank
      Custom built under-bed air tank mount
      Line-X coated fender flares
      2006 Emblems
      2000 Tail lights

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      ARE Z Series Camper Shell
      Yakima rack system
      Rhino Lining in the bed
      Custom built sleeping platform
      Engel MT45F refrigerator
      Optima YellowTop
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      New carpet

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      Redo front suspension - Camburg, Autofab, Deaver, Bilstein

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    3. Tbars4

      Tbars4 Moderator Emeritus Elite In Memoriam

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      ...:eek:...What...:shifty_ey ...No pics???...:popcorn:
       
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      Yeah:ttiwwp:
       
    5. Scott B.

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      Here are 2, from several years back, taken in Colorado. More to follow...
       

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    6. Scott B.

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      Spare Tire Mount

      Here are some shots of the bed with my spare tire mount. You can also see my shovel/axe mount. The Hi-Lift mount is on the right side of the bed.
       

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    7. Tbars4

      Tbars4 Moderator Emeritus Elite In Memoriam

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      ...Clean setup...:thumbsup:

      ...Do I spy an 8.8 in the garage and someone is a Mark Martin Fan??
       
    8. Scott B.

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      Sharp eye!

      Yes, that is an 8.8 - it is the original one for my '93. 28 spline, 3.73 gears, Traction Lock. I guess I should sell it, or donate it....

      And yes, I am a Mark Martin fan! Too bad he's back to driving chevys. :(
       
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    9. Blacksheep Josh

      Blacksheep Josh Slinky+Escalator=Fun

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      where on earth do you see an 8.8?!
       
    10. Tbars4

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      ...I wish had I seen it sitting in my garage...it's in the first pic, left of left tail light..;)
       
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      Ohhh, ok, I was thinking "HE'S MAKING THIS UP!" OL
       
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      Can you post up some more pics on how you did the tow hooks on the front? Nice truck!
       
    13. Scott B.

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      I will take some photos this weekend for you.
       
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      awesome, thanks man... I need recovery points bad :D
       
    15. Scott B.

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      Tow Hook Mounts

      Each mount is made from a piece of 1/4" steel, 10" x 5". The 90 degree bend is at 4 1/2", and there are 2 triangular gussets welded in.

      There are a total of 3 mounting bolts per side. The 2 lower bolts (grade 8) go through the triangular holes in the frame (backing plate on inside of frame.) The upper bolt (grade 5) goes through only the outer side of the frame. The nut is slipped through a slot in the bottom of the frame, and wrestled onto the bolt. (The top bolt does carry any/much load, only serving to keep the bracket tight against the frame.)

      The tow hooks are from a 90's vintage full-size Chevy (don't hate me!) The are bolted to the bottom of the brackets with grade 5 bolts.

      As they sit, you can put a Hi-Lift jack under a hook, and lift the truck (yes, I know from experience!)

      Doing them again, I would probably shorten the horizontal part a bit, and place the hook closer to the frame. You have to watch the bolt heads, though, to allow each one to be tightened without interfering with the others. Also, I might re-design the front gusset (or add a third), welding it as far forward as possible. My first version only had the rear gusset, and lifting the truck by the hook bent the bracket (slightly.)
       

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      CB In-dash

      CB radio, mounted in the ash-tray opening. Underneath the dash is a Motorola external speaker (sounds a lot better than the CB-radio mounted speaker.)
       

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      wow, thanks for the detailed write up on that. I took off my lower plastic air dam thing like yours today and was checking out down there. I thought I figured out a decent way but yours looks better, seeing that you can lift it with a high lift! Thats extremely helpful
       
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      ...I like the hooks and the cb turned out sweet...:biggthump

      ...Once I turn my Ranger into an offroader I'll need to do these myself...:D
       
    19. Scott B.

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      Here's a picture of the gauge pod...
       

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      Looking over the truck, I have come up with a long list of things I want to do in preparation for the upcoming trek to Colorado. I thought I would document them here, both to keep track of things for myself, and for anyone else who might be interested.

      The list is broken down into several sections - have to and would like to. Most of the have to items are general maintenance tasks, and some are due to the high mileage on the truck.



      To Do

      Replace 1" block with factory 2" block - done
      New u-bolts - done

      Add spacer to front coils - done
      Check/tighten entire front end suspension - done
      Lube front end - done

      Alignment - done

      Replace u-joints, carrier bearing - done

      Change fluids
      Oil & filter - done
      Transmission & filter - add drain plug - done
      Transfer case - done
      Rear axle - check level - done
      Front differential - check level - done
      Coolant & thermostat - done
      Power steering & filter - done
      Brake fluid - done

      Tighten/adjust steering box - done

      Clean PCV valve - done
      Look at rear axle "oil out of the breather hose" problem

      Clean air filter - clean

      Repair A/C leak?

      Install Explorer seats - done

      Tint door windows - done

      Gas can mount - done
      Water jug mount - done

      Clean/oil Hi-Lift jack - done

      Replace rear shock bushings (Rancho bushings don't last very long)

      Build air cleaner heat shield


      To Do if Time Allows

      Upholster seats - done

      Replace headliner

      Paint interior

      Camera bag mount - done

      Move cruise control buttons

      New steering wheel

      Paint
      Grille - done
      Front bumper pad - done
      Rear bumper pad
      Fender flairs
       
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      How is it having the compressor in the cab?
       
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      The only time I run it I am airing up my tires, so the noise isn't a problem!

      It is a hassle to hook up the air hose, though.
       
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      Repainted Grille

      Along with the serious preparations I am making for the upcoming trip to Colorado, I took some time for a cosmetic improvement.

      I painted the grille and bumper trim strip - the fender flares are next.

      Here are the before shots:
       

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      And the result:
       

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      Looks great! Still one of my favourite rangers on the web :)
       
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      Thanks -

      Stay tuned - more to come!
       

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