you are looking at Page TwoPage 1- pics of rangerPage 2- pics of F1501995 Ford F150 4x4 extended cab/short bed "eddie bauer" edition5.8 liter 351 C... Show more.I.D. V-8E4OD Automatic TransmissionBW 1356 Transfer Casefront axle- Dana 44 TTB open -w- 3.73 gearsrear axle- Ford 8.8 open -w- 3.73 gears31x10.5 R15 BF Goodrich All-Terrains I really like the toolboxes that were on the truck before I got it. They will be great for carrying all of my crap in. I also like the fact that it has running boards that arn't gay looking like alot of the aluminum ones you see out there. Those just are too Grandpaish for my tastes. The plans for this new truck arn't final, but here's a list of both short and long-term plans. I'd like to see at least some of them come to reality.Short Term plans:6" Rough Country Lift with new rear leaf springs35" BFG Mud Terrains15x10 Aluminum American Racing Baja Rimsflowmaster dual exhaust-dual pipes with dual mufflersK&N Air Filter4.88 or 5.13 gearsrear detroit lockerLong Term plans:400 horse 351Wbuilt E4ODBW1356 Dana 60 "kingpin" style solid front axle-5.13 gears-Detroit Locker in front axle-Superior 35 spline axleshafts-CTM U-joints-WARN premium Lock Outs-dedenbear inner C's-dedenbear steering knuckles-HI-Steer Arms-1.5" Tie-Rod-1.5" Trac Barfull dual piston hydraulic ram for front hydraulic steering-(eliminating drag link)James Duff Extended Radius Arms78-79 shock hoopsdual F250 shock mountsdual James Duff long travel shocks for front axleJames Duff coilsSterling 10.25 rear axle5.13 gearsDetroit LockerSuperior Axleshaftspossible full float rear conversion -w- lockoutsdual Tom Woods driveshafts with 1410 U-jointsdovetailed front and rear to lose 18" of width front and rear2" O.D. .125 wall tubed 12 point rollcage that ties into bedtubed out stinger style front bumper/winch mount for 16,500 Lb. WARN Winch.39.5" boggers on 14" wide 16.5 diameter Trail Ready beadlocksPage 1- pics of rangerPage 2- pics of F150you are looking at Page Two Show Less
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My new truck is a 1995 F150. Click on page 2 to see info, plans and pics of it.
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1991 Ford Ranger Extended Cab/shortbed
4.0 v-6 engine
A4LD automatic transmission
BW1354E transfer case
D35 TTB open front axle -w- 3.55s
Ford 8.8 open rear axle -w- 3.55s
flowmaster cat back exhaust
3" performance accessories body lift
My truck is a 1991 Red 4x4 extended cab 4.0, auto. trans. Ford Ranger.
I bought it in February of this year, 2003. Since I have bought it, I have added a dual flowmaster exhaust and a trailer hitch. Nothing else. Oh and, I put a new used motor in it. It has a 4.0 liter engine. It has an A4LD automatic transmission. I would really like to put a lift kit on this. I'm thinking a skyjacker 8" suspension lift with new rear 6" springs. To compensate for the front sagging due to the fact that I am running a 4.0, I will slap some 1 inch ford factory coil spacers on the front end. I also will put a 3" body lift on it. It will be running 35x12.50 inch Mud Terrains on some 15x10 aluminum wheels. It will need new driveshafts for the front and rear and will need a new alignment. These plans are all in the dreaming stages right now though as I am a college student with 12 credits and a 40 hour work schedule per week. This is the beast in all of her glory. It is a little dirty from the night before; I took it to a local mudhole and it did great! Here are some more pictures
Well, I finally added some new pics, these are about 6 months after the first ones. Starting from the front of the truck, I have added a new grille and a new chrome bumper. Under the hood, a new used engine is in it. The truck has 125,000 miles, but the engine has about 74,000 on it. It runs great and sounds a lot better since I added the new flowmaster cat-back dual exhaust system. It has a 3 inch pipe from the back of the cat to the front of the muffler going in. The 3 inch pipe runs into a 2 chamber flowmaster 40 series muffler and exits through dual 2.5 inch pipes. These go up over the rear exle and exit straight out the back on either side of my reciever hitch under the rear bumper. I also added a 2" Class 4 heavy duty reciever-type trailer hich to the rear end for draggin around my dad's 14' dual axle tool trailer for his carpentry buisness that I work for. New bucket seats are in the driver and passenger spots covered up with a set of pretty cool seat covers I found at MURRAYS DISCOUNT AUTO. They were $50 for the set.
I needed some new tires and I got them from the same guy I got the seats from. His 91 explorerhad the engine puke in it and he is parting it out. The tires have under 1,000 miles on them and he sold me the aluminum wheels from the explorer with them. I thought it was a pretty good deal, seeins how hopefully next summer I will be gettin some bigger meats for it. The tires are 235/75-R15 Hankook Dynapro A/S and they are great street tires. Really quiet too! Off road they suck though. Oh well, I havn't been off roading in a while. I also got a set of automatic hubs for the front axle for the 4x4 from the same guy I got the tires and seats from. Thats a 600 dollar set of hubs for free, I feel pretty lucky!
Last May for my birthday, I got a CD player. It is a Pioneer P6400 with cool graphics on it. I like it a lot. I also picked up a tool box at a garage sale that was in mint condition and a set of hooks for the bedsides. Lastly, I got a bunch of annoying stickers plastered all over it.
When the 3 inch body lift is installed and the bumper is raised, I plan on reloacting the nice looking exhaust tips between the bumper and cross tube for the tow hitch. I will also be mounting some backup lights to aid in nightime backing up.
Well, the automatic hubs took a shit and I decided it was time to switch over to manual front lockout hubs if I plan on wheeling this truck much this summer. I bought a set of WARN hubs and a WARN spindle nut conversion kit for the frontend...It was really easy to install thanks to the informative instructions along with some tips from therangerstation.com
Next on my list is the body lift/bumper brackets/body bushings....Then I plan on putting a 2"coil spacer up front. In the rear, I might take the factory block out and put some 6" lift leaf springs in the rear that I could use later on with the skyjacker lift.
My trans. is on it's last leg and I just bought a 3 inch shackle lift for the rear and a 1 inch coil spacer for the front which I am going to use in conjunction with some washers for some fine tuning....I'l need new el-cheapo shock. I will probably need some longer studs to hold the coil springs in place... I am going to get some new bushings for the leaf springs on the back...I'm pretty sure the ones in there now are shot....I'm still planning on picking up a 3" body lift in the next month along with some new body bushings....cuz' along with my leaf spring bushings, the body bushings are shot also...This should yield somewheres around 5.5" of lift for the time being.....I know it's not all that safe to stuff about 2" worth of spacers under the coil spring, but it will only be for the summer until I get enough money for the 8 inch kit I want which is like $1500. Then I want to get some 32 or 33" mud terrains and mount them on my stock rims for the time being. I also need to think about doing a manual trans./transf. case swap sometime in the future....
Well....I just got the truck back today...the trans needed a new front seal and a torque convertor and a couple new seals and parts. It costed a but load but it drives better and doesnt leak anymore!! Now I can finally start thinking about a body lift....I know it seems like I have been bullshittin for a long time...which I have, but it just seems like once I get enough saved, I have to go blow it on something else, like a partial trans. rebuild or something else stupid. I probably won't have the lift till next fall or winter.
I finally snapped some bad pictures of the truck flexin out in my backyard on the dirtpile, it did alright for stock with the swaybar connected.
This picture was taken to show how shitty of a job the exhaust shop did on my exhaust. You can see it rubbing the rear leaf spring when I flex out which pisses me off.
here you can see how badly I needed new bushings for the body. I had to end up welding a plate on top of the original body mount because the hole for the bushing to sit in was almost rusted away to twice the size it is supposed to be.
These next pictures show how bad the transmission was leaking at the front main seal and from the torque convertor.
The body lift and new body bushings are done....finally! And I even raised the front bumper. Now all I need is new rubber flooring and some new rims and tires. I just got a new truck though so my brother will be driving this one starting in June, so I have some time until I have to get new tires and rims on it. I plan on putting 15x8 black rockcrawlers on it with 30x11.50 R15 TSL swamper SXs on it or some 31x11.50 R15 Super Swamper LTBs on it. My battery got fried from being a dumbass and welding on the truck while the ground was still connected to the frame. OOPS! I'll remember that for the next time. I took it into autozone exactaly one year after I had bought it and they gave me a new one under the awesome Optima battery warranty!
Here are some new pics of the Ranger with the 3" Performance Accessories body lift. Yeah, I know, it definitley needs some bigger tires.
This rear gap bothers some people. I really could care less about it. But since my brother is going to be driving this soon, I might raise the rear bumper up.
I painted the lift pucks red to match the body bushings and my truck.
I am missing a puck here because the mount for it is not on top of the frame but rather on top of the rearmost body mount from the cab. I cut it off in order to remove the nut/flange that the bolt was going through and now I have to figure out a way to put the lift puck back in. You can see this mount that has been cut and the lift puck on the other side of the truck in the couple pics below.
This picture shows my front bumper raising brackets and the plate I welded ontop of the old rotted out body mounts.
Like my carpet?
How about my fan shroud?
I didn't need to use the supplied steering shaft extension
Here's my new Optima Red-Top
I am going to mount some 88-98 Chevy Z-71 tow hooks in this gap on the frame between the frame and the bumper.
Overall, the body lift/body bushings wern't as hard to put in as I thought it would be. I went into this with alot of knowledge that the old stuff would be a bitch to get off, and it was. But it was nice for people to be honest with me about it and prepare me. Four out of the 6 cab bolts actually unbolted and came out! The other 2 had the heads break off on me. In the bed, I just ground the heads of the bolts right off and ground off the clips on the frame that have the nuts welded to them. The Ranger Station was a big help to me with their knowledege and advise and I give all the people on there that gave me advice a big thanks. I give this project a 4 on a 1-10 difficulty scale.
I added some new pics....here they are. I took out the interior along with the rear bumper, the rear crossmember, my reciever hitch, and I cut the exhaust off under the truck. I am going to bob and dovetail the bed pretty soon I think. I love the look of a dovetailed and bobbed Ranger. Here are some really chitty pics.....
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