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Old 09-22-2010, 04:40 PM
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Took some pics tonight of the updated brackets. I put some yellow tape on the back mounts so their location is easier to pick out-the Rustoleum bed liner helps them blend in and pretty much disappear.
The two rear mounts bolt to the intake manifold using existing bolts:[IMG][/IMG]
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The two front ones mount to the throttle body where the original Ranger one mounted:
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The front ones are still plain aluminum because they are completely hidden.
You'll just need to mess with the brackets until everything is lined up and nice and straight. I used some short 10-24 SS screws as "posts" to drop the shroud over, then fasten with 1/4" flat washers(they fit the recesses perfectly!) and 10-24 SS acorn nuts.
Hopefully these shots will help anybody considereing this mod.

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Old 09-22-2010, 04:43 PM
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Amazing
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:14 PM
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Very nice.. That helps a lot. Now I can't wait for mine to come in the mail.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:49 PM
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Looks AWESOME!! I'm glad someone finally put one of these on their '01+ SOHC intake truck!!


I had thoughts of doing this mod when I did my engine swap. Even fabbed up very similar brackets that you did. Only problem I ran across was the fact I've got a throttle body spacer and the fitment of the engine cover just wasn't jiving with my eyes. Still got the cover though. Might tackle it again some day.
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Old 09-23-2010, 05:57 PM
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Shane--
DO IT!

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Old 09-23-2010, 06:06 PM
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:02 PM
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Updated pics:
Had to repaint, added some silver leaf and pinstripes(they look kinda teal, but they're really blue).
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:08 PM
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Nice addition!
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:09 PM
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Not feeling the blue, but the silver looks good. Planned silver on mine.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:11 PM
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I like it man!
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:48 PM
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Version 3.0
Did a little mod on the intake cover today-Inotced yesterday that it was getting pretty hot after a drive.
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I cut out the raised strip section and installed some gutter guard-type plastic mesh behind to get some air moving. It's not a huge deal because I'm probably only going to install this for car shows.
I put some of the aluminum leaf on the mest to tie it in with the raised "SOHC 4.0L". I like the look much better than the original.
Please don't hate on the blue pinstripes-they're staying--for now.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:50 PM
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looks really good!!
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:54 PM
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IMO looks great! Maybe paint it and the letters two different colors; like a blue and black? Idk man but it looks great!
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:55 PM
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That mesh looks great!! & the blue looks blue in those pics.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:58 PM
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That mesh looks great!! & the blue looks blue in those pics.
Thanks- My camera sucks-the blue in the new pics is a lot closer to the REAL color.
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