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chrwilkins30 07-03-2011 10:05 PM

Chrwilkins30's build
Been on here for some time now and decided to start a build. I’ve got a small collection on parts that I’ve been collecting for the last few months. Funds are going to be tight. I have to collect money and only making average 220 a week does not go far after putting gas in plus its my DD and cannot be down for very long at a time. Sorry no pics from when I got it but it had some gay fiberglass running boards. Oh and the pics won’t be perfect quality because I don’t have a digital camera but pics are better that no pics.

Backstory: Got the truck a year before I could drive and loved it. Got it from a family members passing. It had the typical problem and I really didn’t know very much about working on cars. The brake lines where rusted out and steering whined but after inspection was only a rotted line. Need tire and then noticed really bad tire wear. But at the time didn’t know really anything. Well that’s what brought me to this site. I had to change balljoints and all tie rods and had no idea as to how. Fixed that and drove it for about a year and decided it was time to make some changes.

First got a brush guard of CL and some cheap Harbor freight lights. You can kinda see my original tire I purchased in this pic. They are firestone winterforce and did amazing in the snow even in 2WD.

Got some free 31 BFG’s and chopped the front fenders to fit with some flexy flares

More pics will come! I have some more pics just need to organize them.

UPDATE: Decided to keep all cost of parts to swap a d35 and 8.8 with complete overhauls. Shocks, belltech 6400, FA600, SS brakelines--- $525.66 coil studs, pivot and radius arm bushings--- $92.46 All balljoints, tierods, wheel seals and adjusters--- $373.89
JamesOakEnterpries: G2 4.56 gears and Master kit--- $596.85
LKQ Junk yard: Dana 35 from 91 explorer and 8.8 from a 99--- $140.09
Ben for setting gears up: $200.00
Autozone: Forgotten front seals--- $20.00
RuffStuff specialties: Simple swap 8.8 and diff cover---$239.60
JamesOak Enterprises: Lift kit and spindle nuts--- $1264.95
Ebay New: Jeep hubs--- $241.61
Broncograveyard: leaf spring bushings and bump-stops--- $90.00
4wheelparts: lubelocker--- $31.00
Paint and Misc:---$40.00
Grand Total: 3829.11

chrwilkins30 07-04-2011 11:38 AM

Then came a little while ago when the POS a4ld decided to stop going into reverse and shifting in and out of over drive. Well that’s when the m5od trans i pick up on CL came in handy. Took me about a month to complete with work




chrwilkins30 07-04-2011 11:54 AM

Saw this

And got this

Also in the pic bought more parts ordered new body mounts from Bronco graveyard and a PA 3inch BL from JCWhitney. Still need to buy the shift extender from summit.

chrwilkins30 07-04-2011 09:42 PM

50 views and no one has any input
Any ways a little while back picked up a jeep bumper and brand new KC's for $150

and made a roof light bar(got the idea from The_Dealer) and added some cheap lights from meijer 30 for 4.

chrwilkins30 07-05-2011 01:05 AM

Went to the JY and picked these puppies up to do a manual window conversion swap. Passenger has never worked and didnt want to mess with it. Got everything needed for $31. Going to put them in on Wednesday.

Going to do a write-up just for future persons wanting to get rid of power windows.

chrwilkins30 07-06-2011 07:08 PM

Well finally put some parts on.!
Original Poster: Chrwilkins30

Difficulty: 4 out of 10

Time to install: 1Hour to 3Hours

Disclaimer: The Ranger, The Ranger Staff, nor the original poster are responsible for you doing this modification to your vehicle. By doing this modification and following this how-to you, the installer, take full responsibility if anything is damaged or messed up. If you have questions, feel free to PM the original poster or ask in the appropriate section of The Ranger forums.

Brief Explanation: This modification is intended to get rid of power windows in Gen1 B2 and Rangers for manual windows

Background: Ever since ive owned the b2 the passenger window would never go down. I swapped different motors and still could'nt get it to work which made me believe and electrical problems. So instead i went to the JY and gathered everything for a manual conversion.

Tools Needed:
-1/4in long socket
-t20 torx bit
-7/16 socket and wrench
-5/16 wrench and socket
-1/2 and 1/4 rachet
-phillips and flat head screw driver
grinder or drill (which ever you prefer)

Parts Needed:Grab some extras
-Manual window parts/ door panels
-1/4x 3/4 (10)
-1/4x (4)
-1/4in washers (20)

Step 1
Go to the JY and get all the parts needed for the swap

Step 2
Open your door and use a 1/4 long socket and remove the handle

Step 3
Use a phillips screwdriver and remove the power unit and the screw holding the cover on. then remove the opener.

Step 4
now put the window all the way down and pull the weather strip and remove the 2 phillips screw

Step 5
Remove the other bolt with a 7/16 socket, pull the weather strip back and pull the wing window out.

Step 6
Next remove the weather strip where the window slids threw.

Step 7
Next is the fun part. grab the grinder or drill and take out the rivets holding the window to the bracket. With the grinder get the head off and use a screwdriver and hammer and knock them through.

Step 8
Now grab a 5/16 wrench and remove the window motor at the bottom of the door. this is a very tight fit but will work. or do what I did and drill metal in front of the bolts and use a socket.

Step 9
Now remove the electrical connection.

Step 10
now remove the rivets holding the arm to the door.there is 3

Step 11
Pull the entire arm out as a unit.

Step 12
Put the new arm in using the 4x3/4

Step 13
put the allignment bar and window mount back in/

Step 14
bolt the window in but make sure to use the circle spacers that where on the previously

Step 15
Put the panel then the handles and knob

Now enjoy your working windows and do the otherside

chrwilkins30 07-07-2011 09:55 PM

Im the only one posting
well since i got off work at 3 i decided the try and get the jeep bumper on. started making brackets but quit becasue of crappy grinder blades taking forever. I have tomorrow off and will hopefully have the bumper on

On a side note: I need to get a band saw, anyone have any cheaper recommendations?

DFWBII 08-13-2011 02:25 PM

Build thread
Good gosh this is a nice BII. I have an '88BII Im restoring and building up. them j/y here sure do have some good parts too. I do a little at a time, as I have other hobbys Im into so have to take a break from the BII,,haha. thanks for this info,,I'll save it for when Im ready to do manual windows too. Nice Ride!!:icon_pepsi::yahoo:

chrwilkins30 08-13-2011 03:30 PM

Got my shipment from summit.
1. got new front pads to replace the AZ $12 pads that lasted 2years.

2. Bushwacker cut out fender flares to cut some of the rust on the rear quarters.
3. new 7.5 rear diff cover and fluid. Started to make a template for a rock cover just for the hell of it.

chrwilkins30 08-13-2011 07:48 PM

About forgot. Got my 220v arc welder plug swapped out so now I can actually do some real fab and not have to mess with the crappy HF flixcore. Just need to make an extension cord to run it outside. Also bought a dewalt drill, impact, and sawzaw kit so now I don't have to borrow a drill everytime I need one. I'll post pics of the just because. Planning to also get a drill press from HF on Monday for 45 bucks.

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