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Old 07-07-2011, 10:16 PM
Toomanycars Toomanycars is offline
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Default Project dropzone.. 91 reg cab short box 4.0 auto

well heres the story.... My dad calls me up and asks if i want to start anther project .,.. I have a 45x30 shop that has 4 projects in it and theres 3 out side weighting to get in so I reply with not really but curious I asked what he had in mind... well come to find out he had purchased his neighbors 4.0 auto standard cab short box for 200$$ .... I asked why so cheep is it totaled .. turns out the motor was blown ..
I went over and looked at the truck and its very clean .. it was parked up against a tree that swayed in the wind and pushed the bumper in a little but other then that no rust and it has a complete under coating .. he wanted me to put a diff motor in it for him to use as a daily.. I told him as soon as i get one of my others out i would get it in and swap it for him ....

so two weeks go by and I finished one of the vehicles and called him and told him i was ready for it.. he tells me that he has decided its to small for what he needs to use it for and that if i want it i can have the truck.. (in the two weeks he had picked up an 83xxx mile 4.0 from the local salvage yard).. so thats were it all started ...


I brought the truck home tore out the old engine and tore the newer one apart and installed new rings and had the heads cleaned and a valve job done,, I took the top end apart and cleaned and painted every thing ,,

this weekend Im heading out to Wisconsin to pick up a beltech 3/4 lowering kit..I have a few pairs of rims lying around the shop.. haven't decided witch set im going to use yet .,.

and I know this thread is useless with out pics so here they are ..

here's the truck the day it cam into the shop..




heres the first set of rims there 16s




and heres a set of 18s i have but i cant find center caps for them


here's the new motor fresh from the salvage yard.



time to tare it apart clean it, paint it , I installed new rings and bearings and had a valve job done on the heads ..
Motor all put back together ready to be installed



while i was weighting for parts I pulled out the degresser and power washer and cleaned up the engine bay alittle bit..





and how it all sits now..








Some pics of the drop kit weighting to go in



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well I got the motor completed and started today .. I backed it out and took some pics.. Its dirty and the hood is in the bed but its a start ..





[IMG]http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn31/Toomanycars/Droped%20ranger/2011-06-
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:16 PM
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Default Re: Project dropzone.. 91 reg cab short box 4.0 auto

nice lil truck.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:24 PM
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Default Re: Project dropzone.. 91 reg cab short box 4.0 auto

well I got the front portion of the kit installed .. here's a few pics








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I took a trip out to my local u-pull and got fenders hood lights and surrounds a few different grills and some mirrors .. I'm gona go back and get a bumper or two ..

I threw on the rear rims just to see how things looked..




then I took off the bed to get started on cleaning up the rear and installing the rear lowering kit..







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Got some more work done tonight... spent some quality time with the wire wheel on the frame ... Then I grabed the cutoff wheels and went at the old leafspring mounts .. after they were off i went back in with the wire wheel and cleaned up were the mounts were .. Tomarrow im going to paint the frame with a rust inhibitor and then give a good coating of black paint..









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first i hit all the frame I could get to with a wire wheel on my right angle grinder ... then I cleaned it all with acetone and put three coats of rust stopper prohibitor stuff I picked up at napa .. then I sprayed about 3 coats of black frame paint i got form eastwood.com
I went with 5 cans of this http://www.eastwood.com/ew-chassis-b...sol-14-oz.html

I tried the rear set up normally and with the hanger flipped and I ended up going with it flipped .. I also started to tare the front apart .. newer fenders hood and grill .. heres some pics..












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started tearing the front end apart ... gona stip it all down bang out the dents and get it ready for a few body mods that i have in mind and then paint..


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Old 07-07-2011, 10:25 PM
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black paint looks good. are you doing this in a hs autoshop or something?
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:32 PM
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Default Re: Project dropzone.. 91 reg cab short box 4.0 auto

lol nope im 30 years old ... thats my shop... 35x40.. my wife got the house I got the shop were both happy..

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are you refering to the parking lot pics .... I live right next door to the local highschool .. the driveway for my shop takes me to the parking lot..
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:35 PM
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oh ok. hhahaha
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:42 PM
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if ya look in the background of this pic my shop is the blue building
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:44 PM
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nice. id love to have my own shop someday.
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:18 PM
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Default Re: Project dropzone.. 91 reg cab short box 4.0 auto

well I went and got some sand paper for the DAs and some aircraft remover and started the body work..











while I was WAITING for the aircraft remover to do its thing I pulled the seats out so i can clean it all up and have more room to work when I replace the dash..

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Old 07-09-2011, 09:37 PM
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nice truck man i cant wait to see how it looks at the end. and its WAITING, not weighting....just saying
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:04 AM
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well i got in the shop fer abit tonight and worked on the truck.. I cut some patches and welded them in.. also closed up about 5 holes that had been drilled in the bed side..


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Old 07-16-2011, 02:06 AM
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Default Re: Project dropzone.. 91 reg cab short box 4.0 auto

Very sweet lil ride you got going on here, digging the filled bed rail holes.
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Old 07-17-2011, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: Project dropzone.. 91 reg cab short box 4.0 auto

well I had to turn on the A/C in the shop.. dam its humid ...

I laid some cheep blue paint in a few spots to act as a guide coat .. I have a 2 foot and a 4 foot sanding blocks on there way .. the funn part of all this is getting the longer flat panel portions of this truck straight .. gona be alot of skim coating and sanding it back of too get the whole thing looking good and ready for paint..
Here's a few picks of the slow progress




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Old 07-17-2011, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: Project dropzone.. 91 reg cab short box 4.0 auto

Need's a 4/5 drop, some thick sway bars, and some FR500's
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:25 PM
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Need's a 4/5 drop, some thick sway bars, and some FR500's
it has a beltech 4/4 on it ..

i might flip the rear end ontop of the leafs but since I will have no adjustment i want to keep it high enough that I can drive it alot and not have to worry about getting hung up on all the lovely pot holes of this great state. The swap bars are in the works tho ..
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