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Old 08-27-2018, 12:54 AM
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Its your e-brake cable behind that bump
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Old 08-30-2018, 08:59 PM
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Its your e-brake cable behind that bump
Thats what I figured.. I ran my ARB Differential breather lines along side that and the fuel line along the frame, it tucked away nicely. I may have to check it out make sure its not eating away at the plastic.
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:56 AM
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if this damn truck wasn't "bluuuue" it would look as intimidating as it looks running up & through traffic as it sounds.

Nah, that color’s nice. I wanted a blue Ranger, and of course I didn’t see any for sale until after I bought mine, which is toreador red. IMO, it’s the front end.

If you want a more aggressive look, then consider doing an 04+ grille swap and custom bumper.

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Nah, that color’s nice. I wanted a blue Ranger, and of course I didn’t see any for sale until after I bought mine, which is toreador red. IMO, it’s the front end.

If you want a more aggressive look, then consider doing an 04+ grille swap and custom bumper.

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You could also consider some fender flares and a body lift.

Now that I look at it again, maybe paint that camper a different color


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Old 09-05-2018, 01:24 AM
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Nah, that color’s nice. I wanted a blue Ranger, and of course I didn’t see any for sale until after I bought mine, which is toreador red. IMO, it’s the front end.

If you want a more aggressive look, then consider doing an 04+ grille swap and custom bumper.
Yea, it would be fine if it didnt stand out in traffic and look like a Mattel version of a truck. If it were darker maybe, but the new wrap I plan on will be THE game changer and be necessary before 2020 anyway. Even if it only is a couple 3 years or so.

Custom winch bumper is already an option and a different front end may be in order at least of the 98+ variety because that will allow for a change further in...

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You could also consider some fender flares and a body lift.

Now that I look at it again, maybe paint that camper a different color
As mentioned above with the front end thoughts, some arguments have been thought of with a set of flares. In fact I'm thinking of pulling the rear bed sides out 1.75"-2" and really taking the front end across a more expansive & aggressive front end and the camper topper will be included with the color change wrap. I will not leave it white.

Truck already has a 2.00" Body lift and although I did consider partially going to a 3.0" With the new front end, pulled rears, and new mid travel suspension and Deaver leafs. I think the 2.00" will be sufficient. If not, well, my favorite shop will be all to happy to see me again I am sure. lol
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:11 PM
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Yea, it would be fine if it didnt stand out in traffic and look like a Mattel version of a truck.

If it were darker maybe, but the new wrap I plan on will be THE game changer

Ok, first of all, I’ve never seen a Matel truck with a high lift jack strapped to its hood

Second, I’ve gotta know about “THE game changer,” with a big emphasis on ‘the.’ What’s it all about?



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Ok, first of all, I’ve never seen a Matel truck with a high lift jack strapped to its hood

Second, I’ve gotta know about “THE game changer,” with a big emphasis on ‘the.’ What’s it all about?



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LOL.. Jeeps get away with it ! And that's because Mattel doesn't have me.

And I cant reveal that just yet.. but you'll see some hints as to where I go with it. If you thought the Hi-lift stuck out... You just watch
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:07 PM
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Today was pretty productive and exciting day for the 94' Donor truck 4x4 frame. Yep.. finally got that Mutha@&$%#! off the frame so I can strip it down to basic frame for the media blasting shop before I start welding it in for boxing the frame in, hard facing it, and modding it for my needs.





Although, seeing this does make me wanna build a driveway grader low rider version.. lol




Maybe not right now tho.. ha!
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:09 PM
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Bout time you did something productive ��
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Old 09-06-2018, 11:50 PM
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Bout time you did something productive ��
Yea well.., sometimes progress is slow in certain moments or sections of development.. And sometimes its about the right moments.

I will certainly be making up for the last 3 weeks of dragging feet and or not meeting certain portions of my goals this week and next that is for sure. Trying to make best use of all my daylight as I can. Its already getting darker closer to 1930hrs which in Vegas time means I lost an hour of daylight already at the end of the day for the season as it changes to cooler temps which will help.

So as I summarized this afternoon as to what the loose itinerary will be. I am going to:
  • Digitally document every inch of the frame. Left, right, inside and out and from above and catalog every bolt, nut, bracket, hole used or not used, harness routing, brake lines, fuel lines, everything as it is done for both reference and documentation purposes.
  • Pull the fuel tank
  • Pull driveshaft
  • Pull whats left of the exhaust
  • Pull body and supplement harnesses
  • Pull brake lines and E Brake cable
  • Remove spare tire mount and brackets
  • Remove rear axle and figure out what gear it may be and if it could be open or LSD equipped
  • Remove rear leaf springs
  • Remove front & rear sway bars
  • Remove front TTB as complete left & right units
  • Remove radius arms
  • Removal of all unnecessary items, brackets, OEM silencing materials (bed area / 4 patches of goo on frame rail)


From there I'll see whats left and if i had missed anything that just didn't come to mind mentally just yet or anything obscure.

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Old 09-07-2018, 02:57 AM
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so you plan on using the truck frame for your trailer base?leaving the axle too? that seems like a lot of weight for something this small to drag off road is why i'm asking

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Today was pretty productive and exciting day for the 94' Donor truck 4x4 frame. Yep.. finally got that Mutha@&$%#! off the frame so I can strip it down to basic frame for the media blasting shop before I start welding it in for boxing the frame in, hard facing it, and modding it for my needs.


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Old 09-07-2018, 07:29 AM
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His plan is to move his truck onto that frame, then backhalf the 2wd frame and use it under the trailer
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:01 AM
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His plan is to move his truck onto that frame, then backhalf the 2wd frame and use it under the trailer

What he said... ^^^

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so you plan on using the truck frame for your trailer base?leaving the axle too? that seems like a lot of weight for something this small to drag off road is why i'm asking
The 93' truck you may/may not have been following is 2WD.. As stubborn as I am I decided to build not buy a 4x4 setup. Only thing is I am going to be doing a frame up resto pretty much, then modd it by purpose building it to suit my needs and wants..

And as Michael pointed out, leaving the 2WD frame open for suitable trailer allowing me to keep the existing factory fuel tank for 17gal more fuel for now, 2 additional 210ah deep cycle batteries, add a 30gal water bladder, making use of the axle for two reasons; 1) working drum brakes for the trailer 2) possible use of the rear end to be converted into PTO use.

The trailer wont be as heavy as one may think and I've towed some pretty substantial weight on some trailers very well. My design should pull nice with the adjustable tow hitch. It'll track even with the truck when all said and done and will be mostly used for base camp uses. Not looking to haul a yard of dirt or paver bricks for the patio.
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:39 PM
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Today after a Saturday morning meeting of the minds, I was able to make use of the big giant heat lamp in the sky and took 38 pics of every inch of the frame in/out, above, as well making mental notes of orientation of details on the frame.

Was also able to do the following at least too:
  • Removed fuel tank
  • Removed body wiring harness
  • Removed cat-back factory exhaust
  • Removed fuel lines with exception of the forward bolt.
  • Removed driveshaft from rear axle
  • Removed remaining rear shock
  • Started removing forward brake lines while inspecting them

Hopefully get a chance to get in it tomorrow again too. So until then...
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:24 PM
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Pics from last nights comments.








Still need to remove the guard plate at the front before the fuel filter to fully remove it.





Also, aside from the obvious plastic push pins. I seem to be lost in the proper removal of the OEM wheel well guards/lips. Any advice on their removal? Seems to be a clip system on the backside outer edge to keep the guard close to the surface of the wheel well itself.



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Whats been done so far [Highlighted]:
  • Digitally document every inch of the frame. Left, right, inside and out and from above and catalog every bolt, nut, bracket, hole used or not used, harness routing, brake lines, fuel lines, everything as it is done for both reference and documentation purposes.
  • Pull the fuel tank
  • Pull driveshaft
  • Pull whats left of the exhaust
  • Pull body and supplement harnesses
  • Pull brake lines and E Brake cable
  • Remove spare tire mount and brackets
  • Remove rear axle and figure out what gear it may be and if it could be open or LSD equipped
  • Remove rear leaf springs
  • Remove front & rear sway bars
  • Remove front TTB as complete left & right units
  • Remove radius arms
  • Removal of all unnecessary items, brackets, OEM silencing materials (bed area / 4 patches of goo on frame rail)
quick update
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Old 09-15-2018, 01:06 AM
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I'm hoping this weekend to:

  • Get the rear end off
  • Get the leaf springs off
  • Figure out the fuel line guard to get that all the way off
  • Pull the frt & rear Sway bars off
  • Pull misc speed clips and label them in ziplock bags for organization
  • Pull the rest of the screws and bolts out of the wheel well guards from the trailer bed
  • And maybe... loosen up the front TTB and get it out of the way too.



And either Tuesday or Wednesday.. I'm gonna to be forced into cutting that cab up for scrap as I figured.. Oh well.
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