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|11-21-2008, 09:47 AM||#20|
Lab Rat for V.A. hospital
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New Orleans (8' below sea level & sinking)
Model: Ranger XLT
Class: 2WD Street
Used For: FUN on a daily basis!
Posts: 11,798Rep Power: 72
'89 to '36
Got bed/fenders painted & fenders c-clamped on /it'll all have to come off when it's time to get the cab painted.
The parts will go on & come off several times during the build to make sure everything will fit together
(for example: the rear fenders are c-clamped to the bed...I can't drill holes & mount them right now because the front fenders have to be installed first (what!?)
Running boards have to be connected to the front fenders.....then the rear end of the running boards get connected to the rear fenders....
then the entire body has to be adjusted forward or rear-ward slightly on the chassis to center the tires on the fender wells
(the back fenders being more important since they would show up more if they weren't centered well)
Edit: Not sur if I'm gonna leave that license plate there....everybody bumps it when they go around that side of truck
it also has about 6" of clearance between top of rear tires and lip of fender with Ranger chassis sitting at oem ride height.
I don't want to slam it/don't want a 4X4 look either/probably gonna adjust the suspension to get an inch or two clearance above the tires...
I gotta do somtnin with that tail-pipe (behind the right-rear part of the fender) too....dual exhaust maybe.
Last edited by doorgunner; 05-13-2009 at 01:20 PM.