Abominable Snowman - Extra cab 4x4 ranger

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crazyracer

Tres Cuatro Tacos
Sep 27, 2006
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This build is a culmination of many years on this website, riding with friends, and being in the Poly Goats 4x4 and off-road for 4 years. I want to say thanks to everyone who documented their builds in years past. I also want to keep this thread as tech-oriented as possible, so please limit the amount of side talk if possible.



A couple weeks ago I picked up this 1994 4.0L 5sp 4x4 cocaine colored rocket ship. It's mostly stock with a tube core support, jba headers, some glass, and the heart of a rabid wildebeest. The plan is pretty cookie cutter: Street Legal w/dana 44 ttb, 4 link, 35's, 4.56 gears, detroit rear, keep the 4.0L 5spd for now

EDIT: Links to other threads of interest
http://www.dezertrangers.com/vb/threads/178339-The-BK-Ranger/page3 <---- Fuel Cell w/stock unit
http://www.dezertrangers.com/vb/threads/96613-what-to-carry-with-me/page2 <---- What to pack for trips
http://www.dezertrangers.com/vb/threads/219673-What-to-pack-Tips-tricks?highlight=pack <---- More tips on what to pack
http://www.dezertrangers.com/vb/threads/163541-Sway-Bar-How-To?highlight=swaybar <---- Sway Bar Discussion

EDIT: Links to websites of great help
https://www.waytekwire.com/ <---12v Wiring Supplies
https://www.delcity.com/ <---12v Wiring Supplies
http://allensfasteners.com/ <--- Fasteners
http://www.roarksupply.com/ <--- Abrasives & Consumables (Recommend CGW Wheels for Abrasives)
https://www.bajabound.com/ <--- Mexico Insurance
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_library/replacing_dana_ttb_pivot_bushings.shtml/ <--- How to replace TTB pivot bushing



EDIT: Here is a real-time list of items I'm looking for. If you have any leads, please let me know. I will keep this updated throughout the build
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(2) 2.0 Bumpstops
Cross-Over Steering Parts/Kit


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I put approximately 2 miles on the truck before this happened:


Then I stumbled across a 1980 31 spline 9", so naturally:


This weekend I got to caging it. I'm going with the sub-frame approach in order to fully weld everything. I'm having a hell of a time pulling the windshield, but no one said it would be easy.




I finally picked up my TTB 44 as well. Once the cage is done I'll be moving to the front to hang those


Lastly, I was having trouble finding wheels so I opted to purchase these 17x8.5 MB Razors, made by Ultra apparently:


[in retrospect, I hate these ugly m*fers]
 
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crazyracer

Tres Cuatro Tacos
Sep 27, 2006
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Thanks Paul! I'll try to put em to good use :D

As for the 17's, it seemed like a no brainer. The truck will handle a little tighter with 17's and used 35's are becoming easier to find for 17's than 15's.
 

crazyracer

Tres Cuatro Tacos
Sep 27, 2006
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Needs a new name, snow white has been taken for years now...sorry bud

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I'm not partial to the name, it was just fitting due to the color and the fact that I'm originally from the Michigan and the truck is from Colorado (hence the snowy references). How to change a thread topic is beyond me though. Moderators???
 

WanaBrunner

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Looks like off to a great start. I have some coil overs for you , I have a total of 4 2.5 x 14 brand new radflos never even mocked up, also have 3x16 4tube bypasses, also brand new never mocked up. pm me and Ill shoot you a price
 

crazyracer

Tres Cuatro Tacos
Sep 27, 2006
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The cage is coming along. The roof bars with the bends proved difficult but they're done. Everything up top is ready to be fully welded, so now I just have to drop down the sub frame and burn it all in.

I scored tires, seats, and harnesses this weekend as well. The seats are a little big, but I'll run them for now. If anyone would like to trade standard width seats for these wide ones, I'd be interested.

Unfortunately I cracked the windshield pulling the mirror off, but I can't say I'm that unhappy about it. Being a 1994 with a stock windshield, it had a number of rock dings and was pretty well etched.



 
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