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97 2wd Ranger Converted to 4wd TTB V8 Tuff Truck.

Discussion in 'Offroad Projects' started by crazyflights, December 11, 2010.

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  1. crazyflights

    crazyflights Well-Known Member

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    Picture of what my new tow Rig will look like, they said will be at least 8 weeks before ready if not longer :)

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  3. gmanpaint

    gmanpaint It's Always Something! Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Wow, you wont need to tow anything to CCR if you get that rig. :eek:

    I bet it has stock tow points too. :p:
     
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    Gman-that is the plan, IM not towing anything other than my bike to Moab/Ouray. And I have ordered it and put money down so should be getting it. They said at least 8 weeks. Ive got a few weeks if I wanna change mind on options before Ford starts building it. Im back and forth or the supercab vs quadcab, the extra length i think would hurt it a bunch mountains and Moab where I intend to use it the most? But i just dont know, I think the supercab looks sportier... hmm
     
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    Love this front bumper, what I want to get for My raptor, may trying to duplicate something same on Ranger ??? Thoughts

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    After awesome weekend at SMORR, I need to get my but back in gear and finish my truck.

    Todo list
    Roll Cage
    Mount 5point Harnesses
    Front bumper -tow points
    Rear bumper -tow points
    Fix small antifreeze leak on heatercore hose
    Mount CB
    Fix speakers
    Mount ARB compressor for Air up kit
    4.56 gears, install rear detroit
    Get 2nd set of tires for trails, thinking 34-10.50 Swamper Ltbs on some stock aluminum wheels.
    Underbelly Skids
    Back up lights.
    New CV style front driveshaft

    LOL not to much, just lil hard cause I no longer have my own shop to work in.
     
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    Finally got a good start on Roll Cage last weekend, should be almost done this weekend, all thats really left is x rear brace and tieing it into the frame. Its not bad for my 1st one, way harder than imagined, trying to tuck it in tight so I didnt loose much room.
     
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    My new Ranger Tow vehicle/ recovery vehicle :)

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    Sweet!!!!! Have you jumped it yet....
     
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    No, just got it last night. No pics or vids yet lol, it really wont see extreme use anytime soon, that is what the Ranger is for. :)
     
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    So jealous right now
     
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    Even the Dodge boy is showing his love :p: :D
     
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    Sweet truck man. Congrats on the nice buy!
     
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    Yea, the Ranger to Raptor Front clip would be pretty sweet. Unfortunely only mods planned for ranger at this time, is a 2nd set of narrow 33 mud tires for trails and eventually 4.56 gears, well that in put my detroit locer in the rear. July 19th is my 1st race in the ranger getting very excited. Its a blast strapped in with the 5point harnesses. Havent drove the poor ranger in since Tuesday now LOL, it might be feeling neglected, it was serving daily driving duties after I sold my car.

    This weekend taking the raptor down to St.Joe state park, to run sand flats :) Should be a blast.
     
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    Sounds like a lot of fun, I have not been there in a while. My new house is about an hour from there. Carter is begging me to take him to smorr this weekend.
     
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    Bring him down to St.Joe State park, Saturday, vry nice swimming and several Raptors will be running around, I may have an extra seat or 2 :)
     

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