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    Default UJOR Build Thread

    I created this thread for the smaller projects I have going on, hopefully I'll have some good content to fill it up! So here's what's happening right now---

    Working on an axle going to Puerto Rico. I'll be sending everything needed for a Vanaconda clone. This axle is a stage 2 with crossover steering.



    This 99 Ranger has been in the family since new, and it's been a great truck. It just needs a little TLC, so I'm going to give it a new lease on life UJOR style. Here's the plan: Full mechanical tune up including a clutch, upper & lower ball joints, steering, sway bar links & driveshaft u-joints. To fit the new BFG 265/75/16's, I'll be bolting up some new fiberglass fenders & ditching the bed. It has some damage from an accident several years ago, so I think a nice flat bed will work better Fresh paint of course, and a simple front bumper will finish it up. ---- I'll post pics

    Chris Steuber
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    Can't wait to see the Vanaconda clone. Ranger with a flatbed also sounds interesting.
    So when are you going to post info about the Vanaconda bumper kit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheep Shagger View Post
    Can't wait to see the Vanaconda clone. Ranger with a flatbed also sounds interesting.
    So when are you going to post info about the Vanaconda bumper kit?
    asap...... gotta have a new tube bender for the Ranger bumper so..... you know what that means
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    Stage 1 of the Ranger build is complete. New clutch, brakes, ball joints, steering, plugs/wires, filters and u-joints have all been installed. The new tires fit without any rubbing too! Next step is paint prep & bed removal....

    Chris Steuber
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    Chris - you have issues out there with DMV considering a flatbed a commercial vehicle? A guy out here on the left coast started getting tickets for not pulling into weigh stations.

    BTW - like the videos you have posted on your web site - good stuff.

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    Haven't seen or heard of any issues..... and I've seen some pretty sloppy flat beds around here.

    Thanks, I hope the videos help!
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    The stripping continues! Body shop on Monday....

    Chris Steuber
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    Quote Originally Posted by ujoint View Post
    asap...... gotta have a new tube bender for the Ranger bumper so..... you know what that means
    That means...


    you're gonna start building some bumpers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolman View Post
    That means...


    you're gonna start building some bumpers...

    Yes sir. Just for you
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    For or aft bumpers?

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