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  • #46

    Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

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    just seeing your nick, Milner351, reminds me. We saw Paul LeMat (John Milner, American Graffitti) at Sac AutoRama this last weekend. He was there with Henry Winkler (da Fonz) and Cindy Williams, signing autographs and stuff. They had the little yellow short there as well, parked behind them.

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    • #47

      Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

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      mmmmmm I love the smell of plasma in the morning. Shocks needed a little more room and I needed to expose the rear frame rail for the future downbars.



      This is why I love having a Ranger. I can chop holes in it at will and have zero remorse. ;D
      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
      1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
      1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
      1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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      • #48

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        Love the project, keep the pics commin!!!

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        • #49

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          FINALLY got to do some more work... too bad it was 10PM to 3AM. Finished up the shock mounts and mocked the radiator on and stuff.

          Shock mounts


          Rear suspension


          Up front room


          Fuel pumper

          Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
          1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
          1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
          1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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          • #50

            Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

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            Looks great!

            the C4 I bought for mine turned out to be an AOD on delivery - and I can't get a hold of the guy with the explorer 8.8, and the truck is full of snow out back anyway!

            glad to see somebody still has motivation and energy to work on stuff - the winter blues have been extra bad this year - I don't seem to have enough energy to do much of anything.

            Milner's still around - that's good to know - it's was a short lived highschool autoshop nickname that I resurrected when the internet required usernames for everything. I love that movie!
            There's always something new to learn.

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            • #51

              Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

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              Hang in there man, the spring thaw is just around the corner!

              AOD's can work well. I have a friend with a single turbo 331" Mustang running an AOD. It runs 9's with no tranny problemos.

              Last night I snuck out to the shop and bent up rear brake lines and tied the 2 shock mounts together. I noticed that the shock mounts were actually flexing the top of the frame rail and could cause an eventual fatigue problem, so I tied the two together last night. Not my best welding, as I was kind of in an awkward position, but functional.
              Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
              1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
              1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
              1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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              • #52

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                Very cool man, very very cool.

                This whole set up is all required due to your lowering it?

                I may steal some of your ideas for the fuel cell mounting..........
                There's always something new to learn.

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                • #53

                  Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

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                  No it is due to me swapping a Mopar diff in there. I figured if i was going to have to weld shock mounts on, I'd just go ahead and mount them vertical instead of the stock --> one in front of the axle and one behind. Purely an optional thing.

                  Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                  1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                  1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                  1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                  • #54

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                    I really like the flush mounted fuel cell. Are you going to leave the bed open for all to see your work; or are you going to get a bed cover of some type.
                    BS'er formally known as Rebeldryver

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                    • #55

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                      Thanks, I really haven't decided. I was thinking of just leaving it open and maybe building a lid of some sort for the fuel cell, just for protection/security.
                      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                      1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                      1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                      1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                      • #56

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                        Looks great. If you leave it open. I might suggest Rino lining, maybe black with some color fleck that matches the exterior paint. Are you going to build a cover for the fuel cell?

                        Morgan

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                        • #57

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                          This truck is just too bitchin'...and it's not even done yet! Maybe I can bring the Exploder to BBR's house and we can give it the same treatment! ;) ;D

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                          • #58

                            Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

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                            bring it on, I'll fire up the plasma! ;D

                            Picked up a driveshaft for it on Saturday. I *thought* it would be pretty easy to find one.... it wasn't. LOL Well, it just took A LOT more lookin' than I thought it would. Went to 3 yards and on the 3rd, literally the first shaft I looked at was the right one..... then I turned it over and there was a gigantic dent in the bottom.... ccccrrrrraaaaaapppp. Of course I had no idea what it was from so it took a long time to find another. Finally found on in the back of a big Ford pickup, a extended cab long bed I think. I think it was the rear section of a 2 piece shaft. Anyway it will work to get this thing moving under it's own power.
                            Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                            1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                            1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                            1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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                            • #59

                              Re: Big Motor, Little Truck. The BBR... aka "Tooth and Nail"

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                              the parts chasing is half the battle aint it!

                              one step closer

                              very cool!
                              There's always something new to learn.

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                              • #60

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                                If I could have one weekend to have a GARAGE BINGE this thing would be soooooooo close to being drivable.

                                driveshaft is in
                                brakes are plumbed
                                transbrake, b/u lights, nss all wired up
                                oil filter reloc is in and plumbed

                                Still have plenty to do, but most of it is little simple things. ;D
                                Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
                                1983 Mustang GT 302/T5 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
                                1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
                                1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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