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 Posted: Tue May 1st, 2018 12:56 am
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Cleaned up the engine a bit after the repairs.

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Been a while since ive updated this.  Trucks over 165k now.

I did a front end rebuild with ball joints, control arms, tie rod ends.  Also replaced the tensioner.  Beyond that ita been driving it and camping










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Replaced both u joints on the rear drive shaft.
Replaced the abs sensor on the rear axle.



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Well after the wreck I converted it a bit.  Its now a styleside.  I need to rewire the tail lights and get a new fuel tank filler hose.



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That'll look tough with the steel front bumper of the 99 and the new bed. Hope you can get those tailights to work. I like those style tailights.



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Everything possible with time.  All I need is a wiring diagram.  I do electronics for a living.



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Got my new canopy on.


And installed a dynomax catback . Much quieter than I expected, which is a plus.



The tip is missing because the clamp was hot trash.  So ill get it welded on later.



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Put on correct length filler hoses.  Reattached the filler neck.  Wired my tail lights and fix my one broken exhaust clamp.

Method to reach the hoses



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Good job, that is cheating using a lift to raise the pick up bed, good idea.



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Ain't trying if you ain't cheating.


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I love it, your dad is smart :)



I noticed the battery terminal wiring
Those clamp style SUCK, asking for trouble
I would convert them to copper lugs and be trouble free!!

I LOVE the OHV engine bay, nothing says "Dependable" like a Ranger with a pushrod

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I need to leavea few things for the 16 year old kid to fix.



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1968 Ford Mustang "Gold Nugget Special"
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ahh...... a teaching truck then! I own a few of those always trying to teach me something new



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