Ranger tought ruck build

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Ranger tought ruck build

Postby offroadohio » Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:01 am

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, 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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Re: Ranger tought ruck build

Postby Ranger Dave » Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:20 pm

cool
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Re: Ranger tought ruck build

Postby offroadohio » Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:05 pm

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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Re: Ranger tought ruck build

Postby offroadohio » Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:26 pm

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Re: Ranger tought ruck build

Postby offroadohio » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:06 pm

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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Re: Ranger tought ruck build

Postby offroadohio » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:01 am

One of the front bars
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Seat mounts
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Some more of the interior tubing, still got alot to add
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Thought this was neat. Running on one spark plug. ( was trying to find a slight misfire)
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Re: Ranger tought ruck build

Postby offroadohio » Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:27 pm

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Re: Ranger tought ruck build

Postby offroadohio » Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:46 pm

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Re: Ranger tought ruck build

Postby offroadohio » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:18 pm

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Re: Ranger tought ruck build

Postby luthier » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:57 pm

That's pretty rad dude.


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