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V8 Ranger Mud Truck

Post by 89WhiteXJ on 11/11/2012, 9:10 pm

I had this 1988 Ford Ranger that I was planning to build into a Mud Truck. I have had it for like 2yrs. My plan was to install a 302 that is bored .40 over with 289 heads. Well, I finally got it going.

We started by pulling the body off.



Then we got the new full width Ford 9" installed.



Front Axle set in place


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Re: V8 Ranger Mud Truck

Post by 89WhiteXJ on 11/11/2012, 9:13 pm

Now, the front is actually getting installed




In goes the 302. This was fun to get mounted.



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Re: V8 Ranger Mud Truck

Post by 89WhiteXJ on 11/11/2012, 9:19 pm

Body Back on the Frame.






The rear is sitting lower. I will get it more balanced. It is running now but is not finished. After testing it my first plan is to take it to the superbowl mud bog at Hogwaller in Palatka
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Re: V8 Ranger Mud Truck

Post by 89WhiteXJ on 11/11/2012, 9:23 pm

Also, Those are not the wheels or tires that will be on it. Those are for sale.
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Re: V8 Ranger Mud Truck

Post by 89WhiteXJ on 1/3/2013, 10:57 pm

I have continued to work on this mud truck and my Jeep when I have time.

Exhaust




The tires that are going onto it.

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Re: V8 Ranger Mud Truck

Post by chope045 on 1/5/2013, 10:38 pm

you should make the exhaust come out the hood

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Re: V8 Ranger Mud Truck

Post by 89WhiteXJ on 1/6/2013, 5:08 pm

chope045 wrote:you should make the exhaust come out the hood

Too much of a pain in the ass bc I would have to lift the hood over the exhaust each time to open it. This way it's clean and easy.
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Re: V8 Ranger Mud Truck

Post by zackattack on 1/9/2013, 7:56 pm

Looks good man. Nice simple leaf spring lift. Ill look for it at hogwaller next time I'm out there.

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Re: V8 Ranger Mud Truck

Post by 89WhiteXJ on 1/12/2013, 11:20 pm

I got the front lowered some




Engine Bay

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Post by 89WhiteXJ on 1/12/2013, 11:22 pm

zackattack wrote:Looks good man. Nice simple leaf spring lift. Ill look for it at hogwaller next time I'm out there.

Thanks and its not actually a kit. It is all custom. We welding on all the brackets and everything.
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Post by zackattack on 1/17/2013, 1:35 pm

Yeah I noticed from the pics. Looks real good. I'll bet its a blast.

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Re: V8 Ranger Mud Truck

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Re: V8 Ranger Mud Truck

Post by chope045 on 1/26/2013, 12:23 pm

looks like fun

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Re: V8 Ranger Mud Truck

Post by 89WhiteXJ on 1/28/2013, 9:49 pm

We had a fun time. Was just a quick test. The real test will be this coming weekend at Hogwaller Mud Bog.
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