Ranger 5.0's upgrade

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Ranger 5.0's upgrade

Postby ranger5.0 » Sun Jan 23, 2005 9:34 pm

Here is my old ride.
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420HP and 775Ft lbs Now it is time to break things.

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Postby ranger5.0 » Sun Jan 23, 2005 9:36 pm

Here is the replacement. It has migrated inside the garage now and has a 2 inch body lift.
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420HP and 775Ft lbs Now it is time to break things.

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Postby marinebroncoii » Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:16 pm

Looks like a nice rig to start from and looks like you have lots of building in your future.
8-9" susp, 3" body lift, 39.5x16 TRXUS STS, 342 stroker, C6, NP205, D44HD mini spool-coil sprung, D60 limited slip, 4.88s

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Postby DBrown » Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:29 pm

so, what happened to the BII?
71 Bronco - twin sticked, full width, 2" lift, wristed arm, lots of rust...

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Postby ranger5.0 » Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:01 pm

I stripped my goodies off of it and sold it for 500.00 bucks. After I blew up my 4:11 gears I had to go to the 3:73's I had laying around and it just wasn't fun to drive anymore. Plus I had a new addition to my family and one of the two boys was going to get wet. So I bought a blazer that you see stuck in the Hangover run 2005 photo's, to keep them warm, and me still wheelin'. :D I have a 1986 fuel injected 5.0 out of a station wagon for the Ranger, NP 435 mated to a np205 and most of the stuff to put the rig together. Now all I need is the time :tongue2: I kept the new buckshots for the Ranger off of the bronco. I hear it lasted the kids about a week before they blew the front axle to pieces and lost interest in the ride. They only wanted it because I Drove around their dad's 69' bronco in the snow and left them in their overheated demise While I still played hard. A little finese goes a long way on a dana 28. I learned that after 5 years of blowing them up :redneck: Thanks for your interest.
EBSteve just likes to watch me break things.:-)

420HP and 775Ft lbs Now it is time to break things.

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Postby 85ranger4x4 » Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:37 am

that first picture looks moses lake...

I like the white one better anyhow :)
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Postby Nobody » Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:40 am

bahhh.... cover that thing back up with the tarp :puke: :finger:

Bring back the BII!

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Postby EBSTEVE » Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:22 am

You seem to have a decent size pile of scrap metal there, I know a place you can recycle it for free :laugh: J/K.
Get it done so then the two of us can get Jeff moving on his.

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Postby ranger5.0 » Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:55 pm

Hey Steve, that's pretty funny coming from a guy whose rig probably has more rust than my blazer. :finger: You don't have to be jealous you guy's. :redneck: It is Moses lake 85', That is probably where I have the most fun with the BII. It jumps well and I can get around almost everywhere in 2-wheel with the lincoln locker in the rear. The pot holes were the most fun with the wet sand and long runways. The 2.8 got to run at it's full potential between 5000-6500 rpm. :D
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420HP and 775Ft lbs Now it is time to break things.

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Postby ranger5.0 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:40 pm

I got a little ambitious today and installed the steering box. looks like iwill be using the 2-wheel drive pitman arm.
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Postby ranger5.0 » Fri Feb 04, 2005 11:43 pm

The track bar comes within 3 inches of the steering box :hmmm: . Since I am not going for big lift and big tires I think it will work. :redneck:
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Postby ranger5.0 » Sun Jul 17, 2005 11:30 am

She sits on all 4's now without the help of jackstands. Welded in the other coil perch and shock mount then bolted it all together. I keep trying to post a pict. but I keep getting cut off. I didn't think it was that big of file :hmmm:
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420HP and 775Ft lbs Now it is time to break things.

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Postby ranger5.0 » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:56 pm

try again
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Postby ranger5.0 » Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:16 am

I got her to roll the other day. I needed the room in the garage to work on the 5.0. I need to get the cross over steering set up also. Slowly but surely. :redneck:
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420HP and 775Ft lbs Now it is time to break things.


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