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Old 07-09-2014, 12:22 PM
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Still planning on the SAS for the Ranger?
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Yup. Basically will be building a truck. Custom built frame, suspension, D44 narrowed with high steer knuckles, coilovers, flat bed, etc. It'll be off road only.
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Took a couple more photos today. Still waiting on a rear bumper and new (to me) OEM alcoa wheels.



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Truck looks great!! On a side note, are the dogs in the one pic Blue Heelers? My grandfather always had Blue Heelers. Got a Golden Retriever now trying to convince the wife we need a Blue Heeler, lol!
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Truck looks great!! On a side note, are the dogs in the one pic Blue Heelers? My grandfather always had Blue Heelers. Got a Golden Retriever now trying to convince the wife we need a Blue Heeler, lol!

Thanks. And yes, I have two of them. Great dogs. They need a lot of room to run though. I have an acre of lawn for them to run. I put an underground fence in for them.



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That's awesome! Great looking Heelers!! Thank you for posting the pics of your Heelers! Just showed the pics to my wife and she likes them! Been trying to tell her that a Heeler will be a great swimming and running buddy for our Retriever!

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That's awesome! Great looking Heelers!! Thank you for posting the pics of your Heelers! Just showed the pics to my wife and she likes them! Been trying to tell her that a Heeler will be a great swimming and running buddy for our Retriever!
Get one. You won't be disappointed. My one dog absolutely HATES the water and the other tolerates it.
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Great job brinker! The work you did, and the quick time frame is a real inspiration.
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Great job brinker! The work you did, and the quick time frame is a real inspiration.
Thank you! I'm laid off at the moment so I've got all the time in the world.

Got the chrome rear window trim installed tonight. LMC pretty much raped me on the price ($50) but that's the only place I've found it.

Also found a bumper I'll be picking up next week for $40.

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Started tearing into the sterling. It's got 4.10s and a L/S stuffed in it. Drums were toasted. I took them off and it had brand new brakes on it All I need to get for it is a wheel seal, pinion seal, diff cover, and drums.

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New wheels and tires are on.



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i seen where you stiffened the front axle. you also said you were the suspension guy. heres some insight on the worst part of a ford suspension. rear springs have to much flex under power. it lets the rearend move to much and it breaks stuff. one of the main wear parts are the carrier barring and ujoints at the yolk due to this movement. you would think that the huge 3" wide spring would flex like it does. theres a utube video of a guy who put a camera under his to show how much it does move, you`ll be amazed it doesn`t break more than they do. this goes all the way back to the `73 models, for the life of me i don`t know why ford didn`t fix it.
you got that `ol truck looking good by the way, nice job.
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i seen where you stiffened the front axle. you also said you were the suspension guy. heres some insight on the worst part of a ford suspension. rear springs have to much flex under power. it lets the rearend move to much and it breaks stuff. one of the main wear parts are the carrier barring and ujoints at the yolk due to this movement. you would think that the huge 3" wide spring would flex like it does. theres a utube video of a guy who put a camera under his to show how much it does move, you`ll be amazed it doesn`t break more than they do. this goes all the way back to the `73 models, for the life of me i don`t know why ford didn`t fix it.
you got that `ol truck looking good by the way, nice job.
Thanks for the "heads up". Already got that covered though. Roadmaster active suspension eliminates the axle wrap problems as well as act as a load stabilizer and sway bar. And thanks for the kind words. I think she turned out great as well.
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its was just an fyi. i didn`t see where you had added it.
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