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  1. So this happened, couldn't pass it up , it came home with me. It's a 1986 Jimmy, lifted, 35" tires, 350cid,700r4 and a transfercase? Sitting for a bit, originally from the west, very minimal rust. I'll fix this one because it's much better Condition, and use the 1980 as a parts truck. It has a hidden winch in the front bumper, stainless braided flex hoses on the brakes, all spring lift , no blocks, real nice rig, but needs some mechanical repairs, more to come on that
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  2. Alright, this build has some direction, iv had a chance to give it a good onceover it and see what's what. I purchased it without much history or information. Tcase is np208. The transmission, 700r4 is only "sitting" in place, only two bell bolts in, and not tight, starter hanging by the wires, flexplate has a bolt into the convertor, no exhaust other than rotten headers. 350 Engine and engine bay look complete and intact. Body wise it will need rocker sills, and a couple minor spots in the quarter panels along with 2 spots on the jimmy tub. Overall very happy with body condition. Another positive is the front winch mount, there is a 9000lb magnum brand winch with a fairlead through the front bumper. Iv also acquired a chrome front bumper to replace the rusty painted one. Onto the suspension , it looks like a quality full spring lift kit in the range of 6", with a raised steering arm, and beefy 1ton tierod and ends. The brake flex lines are all stainless braided lines, and proper securing clips, axles are corporate 10 bolt diffs front and rear, I haven't checked gear ratio out yet, wheels are factory rally wheels with 35x12.5r15 bfg rubber. My plans and reasoning lol: There is a questionable history on the transmission that's only partly installed, possibly confused with time. So rather than take chances on that, I have in my possession a nv4500 5speed(still currently installed in a newer bodystyle truck behind a 6.2gm diesel). I have a np205 round pattern 32 spline transfercase iv been holding onto for probably 13 years, that will mate to the nv4500. Found the clutch and brake pedals from a guy in the valley that removed them from a parts truck he had, and it's for the hydraulic clutch setup. Planning(hoping) to leave the 350 as is, just tune up and get running, and do the required body work. And get that winch working. This Will be a daily driver/wheeler One other mod is a spare tire mount. I'm thinking the swing out style bumper mounted tire carrier will be the solution to that. Now that there is direction, I'll keep progress updated. The black 1980 jimmy that started this thread will now be used as a parts truck for this one.
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  3. post wheeling maintenance.... front brake pads replaced, readjusted the rear brakes, replaced rotten diff breather hose and greased up the suspension arms. 20211127_133125_1.mp4
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  4. AFAIK they don't check passport there.
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  5. was thinking Sunnyside Mall has a communal seating area that may work for you @littlered
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  6. Hey @TomWood! Good to see you. The Ranger with the color, light, and rally decal just SCREAMS 1984 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 4x4
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  7. After the last adventure, I decided I needed an internal winch switch, just for convenience sake.
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  8. Agree that it sounds like a stuck caliper, I'd also recommend a brake system flush if possible, brake fluid attracts and absorbes moisture and humidity, causing internal rust issues/failures. it's possibly a contributing factor in sticking brake parts. Glad ya not in the ditch, but if you were, you know who to call lol
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  9. The LF caliper is likely seized. Dirty, abused, and lack of use. In the old days we’d get ‘er up to speed and jump on the brakes to break it free. It’s good for a one time try. Otherwise just get a new caliber, they’re not crazy expensive.
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  10. Shed nearing completion at the "new" house ... actually starting to reclaim floor space in garage so I can haul this pig in and get working on it. From sitting it has developed a brake issue - pulls hard to passenger side under braking. Gotta sort that out. Need to go through suspension and check torque, replace worn out parts, etc. Want to fix water leaks ... Jeep thing?
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  11. this was bback in the summer ittt was rrerly dry back there .....looked totaly differentt' scuse the typos,....my keyboards toast on my laptop...took 3 attempts to write this
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  12. yupp.....thhats the trail
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  13. Well it’s been a while since I’ve been around here. Finally got a working rig again. I never liked red phuckin’ Jeeps, but one managed to find its way to my house. I may have helped guide it here… Damn, I have missed wheeling
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  14. Still have the 86, its just sitting out back at the moment. We also picked up a 28 foot camper to haul with the Ranger.
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  15. Interior pic as well, it's a real solid blue but the flash makes it look grey
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  16. I looked at the pics again, DROOL! It’s beautiful!
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  17. Haha, might be a np 205 going in it, along with an nv4500 transmission
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  18. I can see the 205 TCase from the ‘80 possibly being fitted on this!
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  19. Really nice!!
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  20. We’ve been back from the cottage for a week now. Although we’re mostly finishing up seasonal home projects, we’re prepping for working on the Scout!
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  21. So good! I've wanted one of these for a long time. I love the big SUV's from the 70's / 80's.
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  22. Good stuff, Mr. Wood! I too luv my current-gen Ranger. And BTW I have a used PA Back Rack looking for a good home…. Interested?
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  23. We close the cottage at the end of October. It’s not winterized. Then back at the rigs - l hope! LOTS of maintenance and upgrades done at the cottage. Mama bear is happy, so I’m happy!
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  24. One for Eugene.... if you haven't watched it already. Derek is a hoot to watch, and his vehicle revivals are hilarious @sar4x4
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  25. Roughly equivalent, right?
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  26. Hey that Samurai passed me on Sackville Drive today... Looks sweet!
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  27. 20210530_135403-1622401278301.mp4
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  28. lol I love the **** you bring home ... one of these days I might get you to help me find some cool old junk. To answer your question, I just use a snow blower. I'm looking forward to using it in the new house as I don't have to be concerned about neighbors - I can fire the snow wherever I want!
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