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Blacksheep Josh

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I feel like since I bought my Ranger and crushed my Explorer (sad day) I haven't browsed or been on here like I used to. This forum taught me so much, it inspired me to to go automotive school and now I work in a shop as a brake technician.

As stated I crushed my Explorer, the front suspension was so worn out rebuilding/replacing it would've taken forever on my income at the time. Now I could do it in a month or two... But my Ranger is still around, the 4.0L SOHC is rattling again (whoever designed these timing chain guides deserves to be SHOT), it's still slammed on Cobra 17" wheels. I just ordered a kit to throw Cobra rotors/calipers/pads on the front of it and I'll be redoing the rear to a Cobra setup as well. Probably a differential change (3.73's seem to be the better choice for where I'm going with it). When that's all done, the only thing left to do is swap the V6 for a V8, just waiting on a wrecked explorer to show up is all.

But in the meantime, I bought a 2001 Chevy Tahoe to get me around. I needed another SUV and I couldn't find an Explorer deal I liked. I'm a fan of it though, it's got enough power to get me around, to tow what I need, and it's not uncomfortably big for just one person.

So tell me yall, what's been up the last year or so? Any huge threads I should checkout or get caught up on? When I was 'leaving' the forum, I think Aldive had passed away shortly before which was sad. I was a big fan of it.

I imagine Tbars is still running around in his Ranger and Explorer which a paint job he wouldn't divulge to me fully lol. Seth (I think), did he ever get his exhaust leak fixed? This is how long it's been for me. I imagine Ryan has done a few things to the white explorer or maybe picked up another project?

These are the things I need to know!
 


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im in the same boat. i havent really been much on this forum for well over a year now. the last two and a half years have been rough without internet or my exploder.
 




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..Welcome back Josh..:D

..I'm not sure on the paint job as my X is rattle canned close t the medium graphite color and the Ranger is part rattle can Black..

..I've been watching and waiting for you to update your Ranger thread..:popcorn:
 




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Just got back from a great trip to Truck Haven and got to try out a new toy:D

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=401872

Been working on a new project... A 1960 Dodge Dart Seneca.

www.60Dart.com

Other than that, the Pumpkin is still running well... knock wood! And I still enjoy running the forum, and my photography business.

Glad to see you back!!
 




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im in the same boat. i havent really been much on this forum for well over a year now. the last two and a half years have been rough without internet or my exploder.
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I would have an easier time dealing without the Ex, than the Internet that's for sure. Where would I go for my porn ;)
 




Blacksheep Josh

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..I've been watching and waiting for you to update your Ranger thread..:popcorn:
I've been trying to go through the 2000+ photos I have on my facebook to save the steps of which it's gone. I'm working on it my man! I'm hoping Sunday I have some time to post some.

But here are the state of my projects:

2001 Ford Ranger Edge:
-Slammed 6" in rear, 3.5" in front. Awaiting time/sunshine to" install XLT spindles, DJM upper lengthened control arms, remove torsion bolts, change sway bar links to shorter ones (it's sitting the front end up a bit), and install the cobra brake kit I have. Currently have it sitting on 17" SVT wheels on 245/45/17 tires, thinkin about 18"s to fill the wheel well a tad bit more.

1991 Nissan 240sx:
-Awaiting time/sunshine to install a motor I rebuilt over the last year. This thing has almost every available bolt on mod except for coilovers and a turbocharger (in the works). I bought the motor before I had the shell lol

2001 Chevy Tahoe (New Daily Driver):
-Saving to buy a set of 17" wheels, 285/50/17 tires, 4.10 rear end with a detroit locker, and a Pacesetter longtube header/ypipe, and 4L80E and a tune. Probably gonna do tires/wheels/gears and do the transmission when the current gives out. Fun little SUV, towed my Ranger and 240sx at different times with ease. I love it!
 




Blacksheep Josh

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http://s766.photobucket.com/user/jberkhimer/library/

I have so many photos! Just link any if you're curious about any of them. But it's EVERY picture I have of my Ranger on my FB page. I've done the timing chains, lowered it, shift kit, cobra wheels (required spacers), modified DJM drop arms, sound, tint, tonneau cover, random paintings, headliner. Everything.

We're modifying the front suspension at the shop I work at now, tryin gto get the alignment right at maximum drop. Then I'll c-notch the rear and start saving to bag it next year maybe.

Happy browsing yall!
 




Blacksheep Josh

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This is pretty much how she's sitting now. I don't think she has the HID fog's in this picture, but other than that this is how she's looking.

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Blacksheep Josh

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I hit a deer a few years ago, hence the bumper and valence being basic black. They're at the body shop now being prepped and paint matched red. All of this is in preparation for a V8 swap, but when that'll happen I have no idea. Got to find a good motor/donor first.
 




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