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Vehicular Revival

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

Step 1:  Acquire new daily driver.               Status: Complete.   Nov. 08, 2019 Ford Ranger Crew Cab 4x4;  Lariat trim, running boards, spray-in liner, etc etc.

Step 2:  Sell old daily driver.                        Status: Complete.   Nov. 30, 2019

Step 3:  Repair and update '79 Scout.       Status: Bits and dribbles underway atm.

Step 4:   Repair and update '84 'Burb.        Status: Bits and dribbles underway atm.

 

Last updated: Dec. 19, 2019

 

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11 hours ago, autumnwalker said:

Awesome @sar4x4! Any pics of the new Ranger?

I'll make some available...

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Lists are good, especially when getting crossed off, feels good to read the progress and see the light

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Got some minor work done in my brother’s yard today.  Will post pics tomorrow..

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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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Got the Krawlers to the garage a couple of days ago. 

Small steps...……….

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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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1 hour ago, sar4x4 said:

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.

The factory wheel / tire combo needs the leveling kit?

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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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I'm confused! The factory wheel / tire won't fit without the lift? What wheels / tires are on it now then?

I thought they did the rake for aerodynamics - my H3 and H2 were raked as well and leveling them made a (very) minor reduction in mileage.

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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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I have a tracking number!  So far it says the items were picked up at 4 pm yesterday.  In Enon, Ohio..... 😁

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

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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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13 hours ago, sar4x4 said:

Just raise the roof!

Ground clearance AND able to fit in parking garages.

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So I got my Birthday present from 'Super Scout Specialists'..........  I purchase a lot from them and 'IH Parts America'.

I've scheduled the garage for Saturday................

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