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Old 12-11-2017, 06:34 PM
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Nice pics makes me miss off roading


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Old 12-11-2017, 06:55 PM
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Good stuff. Looks like fun


Thanks. It was a blast! Place had some great trails.


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Thanks! Itís always a good time.


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Old 12-11-2017, 07:03 PM
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Youíre welcome


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Old 03-19-2018, 08:55 PM
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So I was on spring break this past week and got to spend a little time doing truck stuff. I made some decent progress on the bumper project.

Donít know if I ever posted pictures in here, but I started building a rear bumper last fall. This is where I left off back in November/December



Got the pieces of 2x6 tube welded together and the top plate tacked on






Got the frame brackets figure out. Ended up copying the stock bumper/hitch brackets and combing them into a single piece.
















First look at it sorta kinda on the truck




Got the holes cut for the clevis mounts, lights, and the other half of the mounting brackets and then welded in the clevis mounts and brackets.










Aaaannnd thatís about as far as I got. Things are taking a little longer than I thought they would, but thatís pretty much par for course. Haha. Still need to finish welding in the mounting brackets, box in the holes for the lights, weld on the 2Ē receiver, and build the tire carrier.



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Old 06-27-2018, 06:17 PM
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Time for a much over due update. In the past couple months, I finished up the rear bumper, replaced the power steering pump/rack, and went on another four wheeling trip to Wellsville OH.


First things first: the bumper.

Looks like I left off just after getting the shackle tabs and mounts welded in. Here it is with the light holes boxed.






Next came the receiver tube and the safety chain holes.








The flat plate meeting the rolled edge of the 2x6 tube posed a bit of a challenge. Ended up laying several heavy beads in the ďvalleyĒ and ground them smooth. Was super time consuming, but I like the way it turned out.



The final piece of the puzzle was the tire carrier itself. This part actually went the fastest/smoothest. I just kind of winged it, and it came out pretty much like I wanted. I got a little bit of warp in the main piece of tube (got it too hot), but itís not that noticeable, and doesnít effect the function.










For paint, I went with rustoleum spray on bedliner as a base coat and VHT chassis and roll bar paint as a top coat.







A couple weekends after finishing the bumper, I tackled replacing the power steering rack and pump. If youíve never had the pleasure of replacing the power steering rack in a torsion bar ranger, I wouldnít recommend it. The rack is encased in the front crossmember, and is really fun to wrestle loose when youíre laying on your back covered in power steering fluid. Lol.













Also replaced an outer tie rod end, passenger wheel bearing, both rear shocks, and the rear diff cover. No pictures of the other stuff, but hereís the Solid diff cover and the Bilstein shocks.





On to the fun stuff! Went to Wellsville Ohio two weeks ago with the Glass City Crawlers. As usual, I was driving the only non-jeep. This probably the most technical wheeling Iíve done with the ranger, but she did very well. Even surprised many of the jeeple. Haha

Group photo



Looking down a large hill we had to descend




Some of the other rigs in the group














Ranger and water falls






Ranger in creek beds












Ranger getting flexy












Another group photo in front of the giant PBR can







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Old 06-27-2018, 07:08 PM
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AWESOME pics!
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:48 AM
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AWESOME pics!


Thanks! Iím awful at stopping and taking pictures, but there were a few jeeple that are into photography, so there were plenty of pauses for photo ops. Haha.


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Old 06-28-2018, 09:44 AM
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Great looking pics, looks like your rear bumper turned out really well!
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Old 06-28-2018, 07:35 PM
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Great looking pics, looks like your rear bumper turned out really well!


Thanks! Iím pretty happy with the bumper. Took way more time than I expected, but itís exactly what I wanted.


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