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Forum: Exterior Tech 05-26-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By epicelite
Re: Frame rivets, hardened?

Ok I looked in the official Ford repair manuals and it actually has a section on frame shit, and it does state use #8 bolts, it even has torque specs for 2 different sizes of bolt and the recommended...
Forum: Exterior Tech 05-25-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By epicelite
Re: Frame rivets, hardened?

They arent too brittle? Don't I want a little flex?
Forum: Exterior Tech 05-25-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By epicelite
Re: Frame rivets, hardened?

Should I use #8 or #5 bolts?
Forum: Exterior Tech 05-22-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By epicelite
Re: Frame rivets, hardened?

I do have a grinder, what kinda wheel should I use to do the least damage to the frame?
Forum: Exterior Tech 05-22-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By epicelite
Frame rivets, hardened?

I'm gonna be take the back half of a frame off, and replace it with a good half. Looks like I can just drill out some rivets. Unless its spot welded too? I don't see any welds.

Anyway, are those...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 05-21-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,487
Posted By epicelite
Re: What battery are you guys running?

I got a battery from wal-mart because if it dies there's usually a wal-mart nearby and you can go get another one on warranty.
Forum: Exterior Tech 05-02-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By epicelite
Re: Question about truck beds.

Well maybe I'm wrong then, its been known to happen. Maybe its 08+ or something?
Forum: Exterior Tech 05-01-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By epicelite
Re: Question about truck beds.

BED YEARS:
93-05 (or was it 06?)
then
06-11

Easy to tell the difference, old design is ,6 bolts newer beds are 8 bolts, you want 8 bolts.

Stepside will swap with a regular bed, but a long...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 04-21-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,981
Posted By epicelite
Re: 2009 cab swap

Glad to hear it! Rock on! :rock:
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 04-20-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,981
Posted By epicelite
Re: 2009 cab swap

I think the VIN number applies to the cab, so I think there is some legality you need to keep in mind doing a cab swap like that.

Like uhh, how to explain? You know the saying "If you replace...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 04-11-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13,402
Views: 498,834
Posted By epicelite
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread IV

Put in a new blower motor resistor, was a bitch getting the old one separated from the electrical connector.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 04-09-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13,402
Views: 498,834
Posted By epicelite
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread IV

My washer fluid hose broke. Or, the little plastic connector that attaches the larger hose to the smaller one did. How fix?
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 04-06-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 13,402
Views: 498,834
Posted By epicelite
Re: What did you do to your ranger today thread IV

I hopped into the bed using the rear bumper, the bumper is loose. I think my frame rust has reached a critical point.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-22-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 38,223
Posted By epicelite
Re: Ford Ranger Returning in 2019

I think you need to be banned for speaking such blasphemy!
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 03-11-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By epicelite
Where does blower motor pull air in from exactly?

I want to add some screen over whatever hole it is to stop leaves getting sucked in.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-25-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By epicelite
Re: Blower motor, resistor, or relay?

Well I checked the switch and shit and it seemed fine, went back to the beginning and I was getting voltage to the motor. So I replaced the motor and its all good now.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-21-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By epicelite
Re: Blower motor, resistor, or relay?

Oh, I have one of those!

Why not just say 'multi-meter'?

Its a pretty fancy one I picked up at a garage sale for $1. Had trouble finding leads that fit it and only have alligator leads at the...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-20-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By epicelite
Re: Blower motor, resistor, or relay?

What in the heck is VOM?
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-18-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By epicelite
Re: Blower motor, resistor, or relay?

How do I test the switch?
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-18-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By epicelite
Re: Blower motor, resistor, or relay?

I swapped relays around, swapped blower into starter relay. Started up fine and fan still doesn't come on.

Checked for 12V at the fan plug and nothing.

Is there a fan fuse?

Does anyone have...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 02-18-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By epicelite
Re: 2003 ranger 2.3 306k. Barely idles no RPM over 1,200 won't go over 10 miles an ho

I was told the 2.3 used some 'tappets' and didn't have a timing chain/belt?

Was I lied to/misunderstood what I was told?
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-17-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By epicelite
Blower motor, resistor, or relay?

Sometimes my blower motor doesn't come on so I'm thinking the relay?
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 02-17-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By epicelite
Re: 2003 ranger 2.3 306k. Barely idles no RPM over 1,200 won't go over 10 miles an ho

Try unplugging the Mass Air Flow sensor and see if it runs better?
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 02-07-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 864
Posted By epicelite
Intake baffles me.

This baffle on my intake came loose and got damaged by the pully. What do? Can I just delete it?

What size bolt is supposed to be holding it it? Was missing when I got the truck and the threads...
Forum: Exterior Parts 01-04-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 774
Posted By epicelite
Black Fender flares Off 98 4X4

Saw them at the junkyard and figure someone here would want them, in decent shape a few scratches nothing you can see from a few feet away. One has some slight damage to the bottom hole for a little...
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