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Old 11-25-2010, 09:20 AM
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85 ranger tough truck

My cousin has ran this ugly pile for 5 years at tough truck events around ohio. I have also been running for 5 years but this season (2010) I didnt have a vehicle to run. Last year he built a Jeep and I got this for next to nothing. Was once an 88 Ranger 2wd 2.3 5 speed
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After I ran it at 5 events I managed to roll it comming around a corner.
It looked like this
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I jacked the corner up enough to make my second run, and here it was upon unloading from the trailer
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I stripped it down and pulled the "good parts"
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I picked this up for $100. 85 2.8 auto 4x4.
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I compltely stripped it to the frame, leaving only the axles.
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The 2.8 was locked up so Im using the 2.3 and 2wd trans from the rolled ranger with a divorced nissan 720 pickup transfercase. Engine is sitting 4" back
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Fuel tank is inside the tool box. Tanks is mounted down with 3 straps going over it and through 1/4" steel plate with six 1/2" bolts.
Toolbox lid is bolted down with four half inch bolts, the factory latches, and a padlock and key.
Currently have four half inch bolts going through the 1/4" plate to the frame, putting 4 more in after I go buy them.
Total wieght with full tank of fuel is about 300 pounds. I also have the ability to ad sand bags inside the toolbox for more wieght if needed. ( to keep it from nose diving on jumps)
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Cab is sitting 6" back and the front is cut and bobbed. Doors, fenders and hood are skins only, total combo probably wieghts less than 200 pounds.
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Going to order a jegster 12point cage for it and I need to do some finishing touches to the body before paint but here is a really bad attemtp at using windows paint to finish it
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:32 AM
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This is a prebent cage from jegs so it doesnt fit quite like I wish it would.
Front mount, Im going to be bolting the flat plate to the channel so that I can remove cage and cab.
The channel is set down over top of the factory cab mount.

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Rear mounts. There is a solid piece fo 4" 1/4" thick channel that the cage is welded to, the channel will be bolted to these mounts. Thes emounts are 1/2" plate welded tot he stock body mount location with a 1/4" thick gusset welded on.


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Rear loop and the halo. Cage is welded to the cab everywhere it come incontact with it.
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one of the a pillar supports
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Got alot more left to add but I should have it done in the next couple days
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Rear channel cross member
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rear downward supports
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other a pillar support
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close up of the front frame mount welded to frame
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Bent the door bar JEGS sent so that I have soem elbow room
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Some more of the interior tubing, still got alot to add


Thought this was neat. Running on one spark plug. ( was trying to find a slight misfire)
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Great looking job ! and nice welding skills. (Some of us only use our welder to provide practice time with our grinders )
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