Another shitty, white, beamed ranger...

garrettw

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Looks fantastic on those Alcoa’s man! What happened to the old ghetto beams? Kinda an interesting setup
Thanks man! The beams were tubular with ttb radius arms welded to them, i got some McNeil d44 beams and donated the ghetto ones to my cousin who cut the rad arms off, cleaned them up and is going to use them on his 86 ttb Ranger. I still have the beam ends, spindles and rotors if anyone wants them..
 

garrettw

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Spent Saturday turning the truck around and tearing the front end down. Then cleaned up the frame and primed it after the swap meet Sunday. From what I’ve heard I need to invest in a good air chisel because grinding and punching out rivets suuuucks.
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If it weren’t for tds next weekend I’d be dropping the engine cage in and mocking up the beams but that’ll have to wait a couple weeks
 

garrettw

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Hung the beams and mocked up a tire n fender today. Goals for tomorrow: Trim cross member, clearance Clarence the inner fender or completely cut them out, drop in engine cage and make modifications to retain the factory core support.
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chewy0288

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Truck is coming along nicely, reminds me of mine a few years back. I’m sure you’ve seen it before, but you might want to keep a bit of the inner fender attached, so you don’t loose placement for the core support. And just brace what is left of the inner fender.

Idk about you guys, I just use my torch to cut off the rivet heads.


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garrettw

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Ya I actually want to keep some of the inner fender vs deleting the whole thing but the engine cage I got was in a truck with a one piece hood so figment might be a little tight. As for the beam brackets, I got them used with the kit and they seem to be pretty well built, the only thing I’d do differently is run a plate up the side of the frame...
 

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