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BigT67 September 3rd, 2011 11:50 PM

BigT's little Ford
 
The newest Ford in my stable:

<img src="http://www.fordtruckclub.net/forum/photopost/files/2/0/1988ranger.jpg" alt="88ranger" />

My hunting/fishing truck that is a work in progress.

Russo2 September 4th, 2011 01:42 PM

So what's the plan for it?

JSoko September 4th, 2011 07:04 PM

Nice find BigT
thats a good 4WD to get through narrow places in the woods, may need a little more ground clearance though due to the longer wheel base

BigT67 September 6th, 2011 09:46 AM

I've got some 16" wheels off an Explorer on hold at the wrecking yard and will stick some Maxxis Bighorn traction tires on it. I am also going to paint it either some sort of camo pattern, or just flat black. Beyond that, there are little things that need attention, like new wiper blades, some sort of sound system (still has the factory AM/FM cassette deck with 1 working speaker), and a tune-up. Oh, and some new shocks! :grinz:

Russo2 September 6th, 2011 09:56 AM

So you are gunna put more work into your hunting truck than I have in my daily driver :facepalm:

BigT67 September 6th, 2011 10:12 AM

Gotta make sure it doesn't strand me out in the sticks somewhere!

I posted some new pictures to my gallery in the folder "A day in the woods" showing the first off-roading of the little bugger.....

nine5flareside September 6th, 2011 11:40 AM

Welcome back T!

JSoko September 6th, 2011 05:03 PM

next time you go to the woods smear some grease on the sides of your Truck to get through the tight spots

skatebowd September 6th, 2011 06:56 PM

Big T you dont need no stereo in a huntin truck just use your I pod :grinz:

JSoko September 6th, 2011 07:15 PM

you forgot Rifle & Bullets & drag rope
Fishen poles & bait & stringer
matches & water
and a kid

"if your too busy to take a kid Hunten or Fishen your just too busy" :JSoko:

BigT67 September 8th, 2011 12:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nine5flareside (Post 45230)
Welcome back T!

Thanks! :twothumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by JSoko (Post 45236)
next time you go to the woods smear some grease on the sides of your Truck to get through the tight spots

10-4 :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by skatebowd (Post 45238)
Big T you dont need no stereo in a huntin truck just use your I pod :grinz:

What the hell is an I pod??? :purple_wtf: :guitar_man:

Quote:

Originally Posted by JSoko (Post 45240)
you forgot Rifle & Bullets & drag rope
Fishen poles & bait & stringer
matches & water
and a kid

"if your too busy to take a kid Hunten or Fishen your just too busy" :JSoko:


Not sure I can fit all that in the truck and still climb in and drive it! :smilielol5: :rofl:

Russo2 September 8th, 2011 12:02 PM

All you need is a big gun and even bigger balls, you'll make it.

BigT67 September 12th, 2011 09:48 PM

Yesterday I replaced the distributor cap, rotor, spark plug wires, & spark plugs. I decided to see what kind of shape the air filter was in only to discover that it had evaporated! A quick trip to my local NAPA (which is new) and I got a paper filter to put in for now. Coming soon: A K&N filter at the very least, a K&N cold air intake kit ideally.

Today's upgrade: tires!

http://www.fordtruckclub.net/forum/p.../2/0/tires.jpg

:twothumbsup:

Russo2 September 12th, 2011 09:55 PM

What motor is under the hood.
2.9 fuel infected I mean injected.
Reason for asking is a friend of mine has basically the same truck, except lifted 9 inches and has some motor work done and he made his own air intake with some simple crap. I'll get a picture up for you here in a minute.
Okay maybe I won't I can't find his facebook for some reason. But basically he used some flexible plastic intake stuff and a generic size k&n filter and just held it to the inner fender somehow. It looks like it would be really easy to make an intake for those motors.

BigT67 September 12th, 2011 10:06 PM

2.9 is correct. Hopefully it will survive the winter and next spring get torn down and rebuilt. I may lift it 3 or 4 inches eventually, but first I have to wear out the tires I just bought for this height! :grinz:

Russo2 September 12th, 2011 10:12 PM

Watch yourself with a lift and bigger tires, that motor don't got much guts so a regear will be a serious must.
Also those kind of lifts are still expensive, if you only want a little more height and are just beating the truck offroad, why not go body lift?
And another thing.. rebuild the 2.9.. cmon man, lame much? 302 ftw :D

BigT67 September 12th, 2011 10:22 PM

I got this little mule to squeeze more miles out of my fuel dollar, plus it can crawl through the quad trails easier than a full size truck! Body lift is not a bad idea though....:sifone:

Russo2 September 12th, 2011 11:00 PM

Is it a stick, sorry if you already said that I forget and I'm not looking back :)

BigT67 September 12th, 2011 11:01 PM

yup

Russo2 September 12th, 2011 11:11 PM

Well then give er hell bud!

BigT67 September 12th, 2011 11:19 PM

Every chance I get! :driving:

JSoko September 13th, 2011 01:45 AM

Water danger
 
careful on the CAI, it may get wet crossing the water holes and streams from water splashing up from the fan blades
ya might just want to stick with the stock set-up and the K&N filter
just my 2 cents buddy :drunk_buds::Big-T:

BigT67 September 13th, 2011 01:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JSoko (Post 45396)
careful on the CAI, it may get wet crossing the water holes and streams from water splashing up from the fan blades
ya might just want to stick with the stock set-up and the K&N filter
just my 2 cents buddy :drunk_buds::Big-T:

That's a good point! :thumbsup:

Maybe I should put a snorkel on it? :001_302:

Russo2 September 13th, 2011 10:14 AM

I vote snorkel. And then of course you need a little stack so it can exhale too.
Then get rid of all the electron bs in the cab and start drivin that sombitch like a uboat.


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