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Old 10-28-2017, 07:19 PM
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Worked on the e-Panel bracket some yesterday, tomorrow I'll break away and get the special bolts and spacers I wanted so I can take the time to mount it up finally this weekend and start the next part of it..

EDIT: That didnt happen because I got an invite to the local Pick-A-Part and found a little gem(s)... See dbl post below







The object was to make the bracket more elaborate and lightweight all while remaining strong; but unfortunately consoling my wallet this month lent me two realities (a) a carbon fiber panel I desired wasn't happening this month and further more (b) the cardboard mock up I performed and then the aluminum was by far cheaper even if I had to do it twice. The good news is I'll have a great template and small upgrade at a later date to do when I get the sheet of carbon fiber I wanted and "needed" lol




In the interim, I've got a nifty idea for these guys if I can get a hold of a 3rd one.. I'm thinking a small 3 fan setup that can plug into one of the 12V power ports on occasion as a fan to pull warmer air out/or pull in cooler air of the Flip-Pac side window since the passenger side is going to be compartmentalized and no longer function as a window with a venting functionality to it.

I'll just wire it in a way that allows me to reverse the polarity as needed. They were used to keep a very large Xerox machine control box pretty damn cool so I have no qualms thinking a tri-fan set up would be any less efficient...



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Now today... today I lucked out and found a couple Rangers in the local Pick-a-Part.. I've been on a loosely minded 2 year search I think now and well today I got what I was looking for even if only somewhat temporarily for the 2WD version of the truck. But until I find the next large component to start a major project section with. I am eagerly on the hunt for an extra cab frame and bed setup. But that's for a later topic and idea..




I'll be cleaning these up, stripping them to bare metal, powder coating them, AND then I'll be working on producing the proper brackets needed to create offsetting the NEW & also powder coated calipers so the spindles can accept the 04' Explorer Sport Trac 12" rotors. This way I will have a larger big brake kit utilizing factory components, Upgrade to the Hawk Brakes LTS brake pads and a set of Stainless Steel lines up front..










The end result will be worth while At least until I get the 4x4 frame to start stripping it down, boxing it and making modifications to it, and find someone who can deal with some of the bigger things like media blasting it and coating it with paint; which will likely bring up another topic in another thread later.

So another iron in the fire of projects started but I think this will be done relatively quickly, especially if I order materials next week to weld.


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Old 10-30-2017, 12:19 PM
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So just a random update..

Called a couple places on the time frames and cost factors of media blasting since I don't yet have the facilities I used to have to do that myself anymore and powder coating these new steering knuckles, caliper brackets, and NEW calipers I will have to order in along with some NEW stainless steel soft lines.

I am having a hard time choosing a powder coating color due to the reasoning that these will likely be ran for only a short time. When I body swap over to the newer 4x4 frame I cant swap the larger rotors over and I will have to think of what I can do for a bigger brake kit then.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:56 PM
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Why wouldn't they work with the 4x4? If you have the frame off I'm sure you could make something happen

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Old 10-30-2017, 06:50 PM
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Why wouldn't they work with the 4x4? If you have the frame off I'm sure you could make something happen

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"In 2004, the Explorer Sport Trac moved up to a 12-inch rotor. The spindle on the sport track is the same as on all 2wd Rangers. As such, the rotor will slide right on like it was made for it. Other than the larger rotor, this upgrade uses the stock components on any 1995-1997 Ford Ranger. Catch is that you have to space your caliper out away from the knuckle enough to clear the larger rotor."



When I cross over to a 4X4 chassis, the new hubs are larger. I dont think they fit the 12 rotors from the Sport Trac unless a 4x4 Sport trac. I may have to cross over some part numbers and specs
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:47 PM
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Why wouldn't they work with the 4x4? If you have the frame off I'm sure you could make something happen

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Apparently:

"Dana 35: On a Dana 35 or Dana 35 hybrid truck (Dana 35 beam with Dana 28 gears) you swap over the 1995-1997 Ranger steering knuckles, calipers, caliper brackets and rotors (the spindle, shaft, lockout hubs, etc are all the same and interchangeable).

If you are retrofitting a two-piston brake Dana 35 TTB (1995-1997 Dana 35) on to an earlier Ranger or Bronco II, you specifically want the ABS style brake hoses.
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HOWEVER... When I get my cut & turned beams back from Solo Motorsport, they'll be Modifying Dana 35 TTBs to run a Dana 44 spindle, snouts, & hubs so I'll have to still collaborate some thoughts with them further.
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