We love everything about this build! 1200+ hp and over 2000 ft/lb of Torque in a 1949 Ford F1. Compound turbos, 5.9 Cummins and some nitrous just because.
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Did some mocking up tonight to position pedals seating and hand controls.
Was going to use landrover pedal boxes but due to limited under bonnet space i will utilise the K9 system and intergrate it with the power brake cylinder mounted under the floor.
Finally dove the ranger today and The Currie sway bar really improved the all around driving ability of the truck. There is absolutely no body roll anymore and feels like a normal car around turns. I will definitely be putting one in the rear and making the front to be a quick disconnect at the axle.
Finished up the @currieenterprises swaybar today. I couldn’t wait to swap out or order new arms so I cut these down, and drilled new holes. I haven’t driven it yet but it seemed to have stiffened up the body just pushing on it. .
Let’s see how it does.
Got the main bar mounted for the sway bar. Notched two pieces of 1.750x.125 on a 30* notch with a 90* on the other end. Two more pieces with 20* notches in the same direction. So the bar would be 1.5” from the original radiator crash bar. I should have beveled the notches a little more to sink the weld but aye it’s cold out side. I Ordered 18” arms but they are a little too long so I either cut these down. Or see if @currieenterprises will swap them out for me.
@currieenterprises sway bar on route to my house. Hopefully the .750 torsion bar is enough for the weight of the ranger!
I’ve installed a bunch on jeeps before seem to ride good on a jk and jku. Not sure how the weight of a ranger compares to a 1ton jeep. .
Anyone have any luck with @currieenterprises sway bars on a heavy vehicle. .
The ranger weighed 5180lbs with the 4bt, d44 and 8.8. Not sure of it’s current weight.
Is it wheel Wednesday or hump day or maybe a little bit of both.
. @kmcwheels looking so good with the straight polished set up. .
Couldn’t powder coat them just yet. Maybe on the next set of tires.
Can’t thank @tntmonstertruck@wheelpros_nj and our rep @teajaneczek for the hook up!