BlackBII's white ranger


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Man, I just went through your entire build thread and it makes me want another regular cab short bed Ranger. Maybe if I sell some toys I can talk the wife into getting another project truck. I really love what you have done with it. :icon_thumby:

-Lucas
 


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Man, I just went through your entire build thread and it makes me want another regular cab short bed Ranger. Maybe if I sell some toys I can talk the wife into getting another project truck. I really love what you have done with it. :icon_thumby:

-Lucas
Thanks champ! :icon_thumby:
 

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Looks neat!

I did both ends of mine when got my first GoPro, btw the contortions the rear goes thru is neat too.
Yeah I'm going to mount it on the rear for my next trip.

I mostly wanted to watch the steering in action, to see if everything worked like it should. I see very little fore/aft deflection in the center link, which is awesome. One of the main reasons I decided to build my own k-link instead of buying the Superlift kit was because of the videos I have seen of that steering setup; it moves and deflects all over the place because of it's bushings.
 

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Anything new?
 

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Anything new?
Not much. :dunno:

I'm in the process of replacing the AC compressor and condensor, as it's about 1,000 degrees here in Utah.

I'm still wanting to paint it as well, just need to start doing bodywork.

I did score a pristine tailgate from the wrecking yard, so that's one less body panel panel I'll have to fix. :icon_thumby:
 

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Not much. :dunno:

I'm in the process of replacing the AC compressor and condensor, as it's about 1,000 degrees here in Utah.

I'm still wanting to paint it as well, just need to start doing bodywork.

I did score a pristine tailgate from the wrecking yard, so that's one less body panel panel I'll have to fix. :icon_thumby:
Are you doing a 134a conversion or sticking with r12? I'm wanting to do a conversion on mine, since before summer even started we've had 95° temps with realfeel being upwards of 104°. Combine that with the humidity of Louisiana, and you have yourself two open windows and some sweat dripping down your asscrack!

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Are you doing a 134a conversion or sticking with r12? I'm wanting to do a conversion on mine, since before summer even started we've had 95° temps with realfeel being upwards of 104°. Combine that with the humidity of Louisiana, and you have yourself two open windows and some sweat dripping down your asscrack!
Converted to 134a last year. R12 is nice, but the cans are not cheap. :shok:

With the extra insulation I added to the hvac box, the tinted windows and the small interior space of the cab it stays pretty cool even at 100 degrees. I am fortunate to have covered parking at work so it's not cooking all day in the sun.
 

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There is an "automatic"orifice made for hot climate automotive air conditioning $20 +-, I was tempted to get one just to see how compares to a real thermostatic expansion valve that I was also tempted to get, but I went with the standard blue orifice for less than $5
 

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Converted to 134a last year. R12 is nice, but the cans are not cheap. :shok:

With the extra insulation I added to the hvac box, the tinted windows and the small interior space of the cab it stays pretty cool even at 100 degrees. I am fortunate to have covered parking at work so it's not cooking all day in the sun.
If you don't mind me asking, how much was the conversion and what all did you replace? I know they make the o-ring kits for cheap that claim to work, or you can go the "legit" route and convert practically everything.

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If you don't mind me asking, how much was the conversion and what all did you replace? I know they make the o-ring kits for cheap that claim to work, or you can go the "legit" route and convert practically everything.
It wasn't terribly expensive -- under $100.

I bought the new lines/hoses and drier from rockauto, flushed the condenser, evaporator and compressor, and installed all new o rings.
 

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What did you use to insulate the Box?

We lost most of the insulation when it was out, I'm thinking some type of stick on insulation but then worry that the heat is going to make it all come loose anyhow
Converted to 134a last year. R12 is nice, but the cans are not cheap. :shok:

With the extra insulation I added to the hvac box, the tinted windows and the small interior space of the cab it stays pretty cool even at 100 degrees. I am fortunate to have covered parking at work so it's not cooking all day in the sun.
 

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What did you use to insulate the Box?

We lost most of the insulation when it was out, I'm thinking some type of stick on insulation but then worry that the heat is going to make it all come loose anyhow
Some self adhesive foam with a couple layers of foil tape. I have about 10k miles on it so far and the insulation is still holding up fine. I cleaned the heater box really well with denatured alcohol to make sure there wasn't any oil or dirt that would hinder the adhesive.


A/C and heater box insulation is looking a little old, let's fix that



15mm self adhesive foam with foil



All insulated. The foil was a little thin so I added some foil tape to it

 
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Your steering came out awesome! Really good work on that! Your truck makes me want another Ranger to build a camping truck lol.
 


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