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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2018 12:37 am
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Hey all,

My name is Justin and I currently reside outside of Athens in southeast Ohio.

I've owned Rangers on and off since I was out of high school, having fallen in love with Ford trucks at an early age.(especially the 73-79 F Series).

 I've owned a 92, a 94, and currently own a 99 that is in my shop while I rebuild the 8.8 rearend (see my thread in Drivetrain Tech).

I'm 37, have been married for 12 years, and have an 11 year old daughter. Family life is very important to me, hobbies and work come second.  (Well, hobbies are probably third or fourth, depending on what all needs fixed around the house).

I've learned over the years that expanding your knowledge is dependent upon your willingness to tackle new and challenging problems with an open mind and attention to detail.  I've always been obsessed with figuring out how mechanical things work, and figuring out how to keep them working.

I've worked as an auto technician, fabricator, and am employed as a technician and CNC machinist/operator.  I enjoy troubleshooting electronics, particularly 12vdc control systems.

My hobbies primarily involve varying degrees of tinkering.  I have a soft spot for vintage Cub Cadet tractors, and use my 1974 year-long for everything from plowing, cultivating, grading, mowing, and snow removal.

I look forward to getting my Ranger back on the road.  I've been driving my '87 Samurai in the meantime, and it really needs some engine work, so the Ranger has got to be my daily driver again soon.  I've always loved that truck and plan to keep it around for quite some time.

Thanks for taking the time to read my intro.  Look forward to some good discussion.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2018 12:48 am
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Hi Justin, welcome to F-R! Fellow Ohioan, there are a few of us on here.

Need a job? Reynoldsburg would be too far? :)

I'm happy you seem to be enjoying it here. Keep us in the loop on the steps you take to put your ranger back together, a few of us here speak fluent dial indicator with a minor in micrometer trust me we will understand.



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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2018 01:02 am
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Awesome.  Yeah I'm excited to actually get to break out the dial indicator and mag base for the repair 👌

What kind of good work they have in Reynoldsburg? 🤔

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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2018 01:22 am
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Athens isn't that far from me. I work as a dismantler in a salvage yard so if you need anything I can usually get it



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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2018 01:29 am
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Jamman Jimmyspy no power and me black06xlt we all hail from the buckeye state glad to have you on board with us. I hope I didnt leave anyone out? Jamman is 98-2000 guy he has like 3 of them.



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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2018 01:39 am
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Welcome, Justin!

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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2018 01:43 am
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Had 4 till yesterday LOL.

Justin, I currently manage a machine shop at a place that does fuel systems and turbos. I recently got a promotion but cannot assume the new position until we find a replacement for what I do. We need help, I even tried to hire black06xlt for the service garage but it is too far away unfortunately.

Plus he has a dream job IMO LOL.



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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2018 02:08 am
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JAMMAN wrote:
Had 4 till yesterday LOL.

Justin, I currently manage a machine shop at a place that does fuel systems and turbos. I recently got a promotion but cannot assume the new position until we find a replacement for what I do. We need help, I even tried to hire black06xlt for the service garage but it is too far away unfortunately.

Plus he has a dream job IMO LOL.

If CDS was closer I'd already be there. Diesel engines and trucks are my thing



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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2018 02:12 am
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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2018 12:25 pm
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:hi Hello again. I posted on your rear end post.



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 Posted: Tue Aug 28th, 2018 06:24 pm
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Justin, welcome to F-R.



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