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Old 03-02-2019, 08:47 PM
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Default Got a new to me project... I'm back!

Well after 4 years of not owning a ranger I bought another one, just have to go pick it up.

It's a 99 regular cab 5spd 4x4 styleside that has some damage to the rear end.

Planning on lifting it and turning it into a flat decked hunting rig.

Here are the only pics I have which are from the auction site.

Oh, and it only cost me $300

Will be trying to do a build thread for this truck since the last ranger I had was pretty much built by the time I joined.

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Old 03-04-2019, 02:01 PM
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Well picked the truck up today, so far the to do list is wash it, then figure out why 4x4 isn't working.

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Old 03-19-2019, 12:10 PM
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Got her rinsed off to see what the damages are and so far not to bad.

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Got the bed and rear bumper off last night. Found out why the e-brake doesn't work... line is pulled out from the drum on the drivers side and tucked up into the frame rail.

On the bright side the damage doesn't look like it extends to the frame.

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Old 03-20-2019, 09:35 AM
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Should be a cool hunting rig if you get it done.
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Old 03-25-2019, 09:57 PM
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Well, I'm waiting for all my rear end parts to come in so I decided to start tearing apart the doors to clean the latches so the dome light works properly, then pulled out the speakers to see if they were hooked up properly as I wasn't getting any sound from the doors... well whatta ya know. Lol.

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Old 05-07-2019, 10:22 PM
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Well haven't had a whole lot of time to pick at the truck but I've replaced the rear shocks, park brake cables, speed sensor in the diff, exhaust, and started making the mounts for the deck.

All the parts have been ordered for the front end and just waiting on the torsion bars before I rip everything apart and tackle that.

Also I think I have decided I'm going to paint it olive drab.

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Old 05-15-2019, 03:54 PM
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Have the deck base done, now to modify for wheel wells, make a spot to fix the fuel fill neck, and put the lights and such on.

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Old 05-15-2019, 09:45 PM
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Torsion bars finally showed up so now I have some work to do, hopefully have time to get it done this weekend.

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Old 05-18-2019, 08:47 PM
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Got the deck all primed for now so the welds are covered in case I have to do something else in the garage before it's done.

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Old 08-04-2019, 11:21 PM
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Well, been lacking in the motivation department for a while but finally got the ball rolling again, over the past couple days I got the front end all buttoned up (minus the locking hubs) all while teaching my little bro a few things.

New upper and lower ball joints, heavier torsion bars from an 02 sportrac, new shocks, and sway bar links as well.

The locking hubs are on the waiting list as I need the axle retainers since it's the pvh assembly, one side wasn't even there and the other was a casualty... oops

Got my door speakers working as well and figured since I had some sitting around from when I put the kicker system in my f150 I'd throw those in, sounds so much better than it used to.

Of course I forgot to take pictures during all of this but here a couple showing how she's sitting now.. no more drivers side lean. Also gained 1.5" in the front with the upgraded bars

The list of things needed is definitely getting shorter.

Have to fix the power steering leak, finish the deck, install the locking hubs, build a rear bumper, and get the windshield replaced.

Still undecided if I'm going to take my time and paint it yet but if I do I'm still thinking olive drab..



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Old 08-11-2019, 09:35 PM
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Just pulled the windshield now cleaning the rust up and hopefully it will need minimal work, no holes so far.

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Old 08-16-2019, 07:38 PM
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Well have it mostly cleaned off, just the old sealent and a bit of rust left to remove and I found 1 hole in the top corner on the drivers side. Looks like it's from a tool though and not rust.. gonna sandblast the rust I couldn't grind away and hopefully have the body filler down by tomorrow evening.

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Old 08-16-2019, 11:28 PM
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Well since I have nothing better to do on a friday night I figured I would start on something else that's not as loud as having grinders and stuff going so I started to rip off the rear spring hangers and shackles.

I almost overlooked them completely since the paint was still on them but after doing a final look over of the rear suspension I noticed some cracks in the paint.

Upon further inspection those cracks were from massive rust pockets, not gone all the way through but could be a strike against me when it comes time to get the salvage Inspection done so I might as well just get it out of the way.


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Old 08-23-2019, 11:00 PM
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Got the time tonight to do the body filler around the top of the windshield, turned out better than I was expecting.

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Old 08-26-2019, 08:44 PM
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Got her all nice and black again, needs a couple more coats and then some clear and a windshield.

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