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Old 04-22-2012, 10:54 PM
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A little background to go along with my signature, I was with search and rescue all through high school but had to stop when I went to college, home now and graduated so I joined back up and as part of that my goal is to build my truck as a daily driver that is very capable for the duties that will be demanded of it. I am going to document some of the more recent work I have been doing to make it a more capable Search and Rescue rig here.

What it started life as - 2003 Ford Ranger FX4 4.0



little bit of paint, lots of interior mods and some wheels and tires and this is how it was for most of my time at school





The major work started in December, got a good deal on a used superlift from a member here and went to work.



replaced all the ball joints with MOOGS because I was taking it all apart any way.



Lift done



Front Receiver hitch project





after explorer springs and December mods



the shocks with the lift were shot so next came lots of goodies from Fox Racing





all the shocks are installed but waiting to do the coils when I tackle a later mod.

My receiver is often occupied so rear recovery points were necessary

welded some LII hokes to the rear hitch



A few pictures from after a mission.





Next came something to fill the front receiver. XRC 10 Winch.



Tensioning the cable



Next came HID Projectors ( D2S 4300k Morimotos Five5s)









and most recently is a place to mount more of my gear to free up the cab for transporting teams Thule Moab Basket with modified mounts so it sits near flush with the roof. My shovel, axe, chain saw, Gas, water and 48 hour pack will all go on the roof. (sorry about the dark pics it was getting late.)





those are all currently in work along with Lockers and gears. soon to have 4.56 gears with a Torsen LS in the front diff and an Auburn Ected LS/ Locker in the rear.



Let me know if you have any questions and I will be working on a complete mod list soon because there is lots more I have not covered here.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more pics!

More pictures!









pay no attention to the boots, not mine lol.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:05 PM
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looks good dude! nice and capable truck.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:51 AM
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Very nice. Love some winch action
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:08 AM
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very tasteful mods man!
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:05 PM
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Sweet truck man!
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:16 PM
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damn that a nice truck. makes me want a roof rack so bad now. does it mount in the door jams?
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:29 PM
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So nice. Really like that everything you've done is functional.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:36 PM
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Super sexy truck man
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:24 PM
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damn that a nice truck. makes me want a roof rack so bad now. does it mount in the door jams?
Yep mounts in the door jams with no drilling. I also modified the mounts so the basket sits ver close to the roof.
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:39 PM
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:59 PM
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First post updated with better pictures
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Old 04-29-2012, 08:59 PM
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Nice truck. How did you modify the roof rack mounts and what setup did you get from thule?
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:01 PM
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Nice truck. How did you modify the roof rack mounts and what setup did you get from thule?
No real mods just have the mounts for the basket flipped so the basket hangs from the box instead of being on top of it.

the set ups is

4 400XT towers
1 56 Fit Kit
1 pair 50LB
4 Locks
1 M.O.A.B.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:19 PM
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Put the deposit down on my gears and lockers today so with any luck it will be all done by next friday.

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we had a great meet out at Tahuya ORV this past Saturday figured I might as well show people my truck actually does spend some time out in the dirt.

I had a great time showing everyone around but enough talk on to pics.

Poser flex





this is my "I get to use my new winch to drag a honda ridgline up a hill" face



stuck honda





Nasty looking hill climb that the truck made look easy










































It was a great trip and I defiantly need to get moving on my slider project. no damage to my step bar but it could have been much worse.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:24 PM
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Is that Shane?
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