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Postby firey69 » Mon May 26, 2008 9:47 pm

Got the truck basicly stock 3.5l v8 auto no rear diff or front bar pretty sad looking unit but it did have its pluses it had 15 inch sunnies on it and side steps and ran a 2 barrel holley. i went onto put in manual lt85 santana gearbox with lt230 transfer case put a rear diff in it put a newer model 350 holley, dual batteries, sports steering wheel, did a lpg conversion, fitted UHF VHF and 27mhz radios cd player, upgraded from 29x9.5x15 to 31x10.5x15 road tyres run 33x7.5x16 firestone sst or 36x12.5x16 off road, put flares on mounted them an inch higher than normal for extra clearance stuck a 2 inch spring lift under it ride pro springs ride pro rear shocks bilstein front shocks modified the brake hose mounts on the swivel mounts to increase the length of the brake lines, installed diff breathers stuck a standard tube bull bar on.
ill contune the post shortly with a the rest of the work thats gone on since then
83 rangie 33s, winch, 2 inch lift, flares, roll bar, lt85, endless air compressor, locker (r), dual batteries. plenty more to do but she does the job :-)
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Postby Evil » Mon May 26, 2008 11:26 pm

Sounds like a nice truck mate" Bring on the pic's



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Postby bludgerswife » Mon May 26, 2008 11:41 pm

[useless] sorry mate just had to do it before someone else did [hehe]
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Postby thebludger » Mon May 26, 2008 11:51 pm

bludgerswife wrote:[useless] sorry mate just had to do it before someone else did [hehe]


ahh you beat me to it :roll:

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Postby firey69 » Tue May 27, 2008 4:30 pm

i'll find some to post tonight
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Postby firey69 » Tue May 27, 2008 4:52 pm

prior to most major modifications
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Postby firey69 » Tue May 27, 2008 5:14 pm

few weeks ago ill catch the thread up with full details later but this is what it currently looks like ill work on getting on getting some pics of all the mods to add when i get a good day to take pics
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Postby Evil » Tue May 27, 2008 5:39 pm

Looks good mate [bigthumbsup]
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Postby firey69 » Tue May 27, 2008 5:48 pm

heres a link to my on line album of 4x4ing trip picks and a few other 4x4 related pics

http://picasaweb.google.com/firey69/RangieStuff

if anyones interested that is
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Postby bludgerswife » Tue May 27, 2008 6:04 pm

Good pics Mick, I see you also have a budding mechanic to teach the tricks of the trade to :wink:

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Postby firey69 » Tue May 27, 2008 6:14 pm

thats my 5 year old nephew connor he undoes all the bolts and screws on my truck when im not looking my bloody father in law taught him that now i keep a good eye on him so he doesnt loosen anything i dont know about
its all good fun :D
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Postby jeepers » Tue May 27, 2008 8:42 pm

Looks tuff with those big muddies on it
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Postby thebludger » Wed May 28, 2008 12:06 am

some nice pics there mick i wish my son was like that he just pinches my tools and hides them everywhere when i'm working on my 4bys [banghead] wheres my tools :D
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Postby bludgerswife » Wed May 28, 2008 12:17 am

At least you know where the hammer is when he has it :?
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Postby jeepers » Wed May 28, 2008 9:22 am

ha ha,thats right chris blame the kids for tools going missing.Spoken like a true dad ha ha! :D
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