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Vehicular Revival


sar4x4

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I hope I'm about to get some momentum.  Here is what's on the go.

Part 1:  Repair and upgrade '19 Ranger:         Status: Out of Service.  MVA repairs.

Part 2:  Minor updates '14 Escape:         Status: Running, Daily Driver.  All updates completed atm.

Part 3:  Repair and update '79 Scout:     Status: Out of Service.  Needs brakes to be road ready.  Bits and dribbles underway atm.

Part 4:  Repair and update '84 'Burb      Status: Out of Service.  Needs intermediate repairs to be road ready.  Bits and dribbles few and far between atm.

Part 5:  Revive after extended out-of-service snowblower:  Status:  Revived!  Fully operational as of Feb. 05, 2021!

Last updated: Feb. 06, 2021

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Okay, so I forgot to post the early Dec and Ranger pics!

Today I picked up two of my 37” Krawlers, that I had taken in for flat repairs.  No charge, there were sticks and mud between the beads and rims.  
 

Last week I filled two 20 litre diesel jugs with furnace oil and put them at the garage for the future.  We had 6” of furnace oil in the tank (small), back in March.  Can’t be much left!

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On Saturday my honey ordered me some Birthday gifts from 'Super Scout Specialists'....  Pretty stuff, not 'overlanding' stuff, but hey, 'pretty' is what the Scout is about!

I'm going to have to have patience for this order to arrive!

 

For the Ranger, I'm waiting for the 'Back Rack' to be released in the spring, the Ford dealer to get the Ford-branded 'IKON'-built leveling kit, and spring to come(!) to put the factory rims and tires back on.

 

More patience!

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59 minutes ago, autumnwalker said:

The factory wheel / tire combo needs the leveling kit?

Yup, the Rangers are nose down, tail high.  Supposedly the F-150s as well. (Factory says it's to have a level stance when they are loaded.  How many F-150s and Rangers are loaded?  Most are grocery getters!)  So Ford is releasing leveling kits shortly!  It's been all over the inter-web this fall.  I was glad I stumbled across it.  Even the local parts guy at Steele Ford knew about it!

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Sorry, I miss-spoke.  The factory rake and wheel/tire combo all fit and work well.  It just looks poor with the rake.

And / or I just want to spend some money to level it and improve the stance (in my opinion).  The hood will sit as high as a 150.  And I’ll likely have the tallest new Ranger around.  🤪

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On 12/31/2019 at 6:56 PM, sar4x4 said:

It just looks poor with the rake.

And / or I just want to spend some money to level it and improve the stance (in my opinion).

100% agree. I keep meaning to do my RAM ... but I also keep looking at dumping it. Santa did bring me some new LED reverse lights for it though! 🤔

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19 minutes ago, autumnwalker said:

@sar4x4 what made you go with the Ranger over a Tacoma or a Colorado / Canyon?

Historically I've been a GM and Toyota aficionado.  But I realize they are all good.  I do like the 'Chebby', the GMC is way too stodgy for me.  TBH, the GF is a Ford person, and once I drove the Ranger, and the sales person I dealt with, I had no problem going with it.  Trying new things!

As for the Toy, I love Toys.  Even had an '83 'HiLux', brand spanking new.  They weren't called Tacos back then.  But the seats are too close to the floor for me now.

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On ‎1‎/‎7‎/‎2020 at 4:06 PM, autumnwalker said:

Makes sense! I have heard that about the Tacos - low seating position. You know what that means though? Ground clearance! lol

Just raise the roof!  If I want a low seating position I'll buy a Ferrari, lol.

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