Here's my '76 Ranger XLT Crew Cab 4x4 Project truck

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Re: Here's my '76 Ranger XLT Crew Cab 4x4 Project truck

Postby sportfuryjoe » Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:56 pm

He sent me pics so I'm confident Its a late 70's to early 80's Ranger overdrive with a steel/cast iron case (not aluminum) and it looks like its never been mounted or used, the guy said it was kept as a spare.

I'm hoping to seal a deal soon, I have to see if I can convince my better half its something we 'need'. It's missing the shift lever and boot, the bell housing index bushing is the wrong size, but I can get the correct size part for under $60 from Advanced Adaptors.
1976 F250 4x4 "Highboy", Ranger XLT Crew Cab, 360, 4spd, PS, PB, Dana 60's with 4:10's. Red on Red, Montana truck.
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Re: Here's my '76 Ranger XLT Crew Cab 4x4 Project truck

Postby sportfuryjoe » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:51 pm

Here is the unit... what do you guys think? He wants $500.

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1976 F250 4x4 "Highboy", Ranger XLT Crew Cab, 360, 4spd, PS, PB, Dana 60's with 4:10's. Red on Red, Montana truck.
1967 Plymouth Sport Fury III, 318, 727.

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New Headliners

Postby sportfuryjoe » Sun Jul 28, 2013 3:12 pm

Built new headliners for it last night, finished installing them this morning. They turned out really nice, I'm very pleased with the end result.

The backing board is 1/8" fiber board from Home Depot, the vinyl is from the local fabric store, and a can of 3M adhesive to stick it together.
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Traced the original pattern... cut it out...

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Glue the vinyl to the board...

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Cut off the excess vinyl and it's done...

Hardest part was installing it.
1976 F250 4x4 "Highboy", Ranger XLT Crew Cab, 360, 4spd, PS, PB, Dana 60's with 4:10's. Red on Red, Montana truck.
1967 Plymouth Sport Fury III, 318, 727.

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Re: Here's my '76 Ranger XLT Crew Cab 4x4 Project truck

Postby PACrewCab » Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:34 pm

Looks very nice! I need to get mine done. The original boards shrank and wont fit behind the trim anymore, so I just took them out for now.
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Re: Here's my '76 Ranger XLT Crew Cab 4x4 Project truck

Postby PUNKROCKPILOT » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:32 pm

wow, that looks great. nice job.
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Re: Here's my '76 Ranger XLT Crew Cab 4x4 Project truck

Postby rcowan » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:16 pm

Did you ever get the spot light question answered? I finally remembered to take a couple pics of my dad's '79 with spotlights. I forgot to check the size of spot light though. I think they are the same size as the other pictures you show though.
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Re: Here's my '76 Ranger XLT Crew Cab 4x4 Project truck

Postby sportfuryjoe » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:07 am

Yea I think I did get that answered... My best guess from looking at some pics of an eBay truck with the 6" lights puts it right in line with my radio antenna. If I decide to run the spot lights, ill have to remove the antenna from the cowl, plug the big hole with a rubber plug and do the same with the two screw holes using some nice button head stainless sheet metal screws and rubber washers. Then run a hidden am/fm antenna somewhere near the dash.

Had I known this would have been an issue, and had I had the spotlights when I was doing the body work I would have moved the antenna further towards the center of the cowl to give just enough clearance for the antenna and spotlight.
So... I'm undecided on using the lights at the moment, more so the passenger side.

But I did end up buying the aux overdrive this weekend, so ill be slowly collecting all the parts and pieces needed to get that installed.
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Re: Here's my '76 Ranger XLT Crew Cab 4x4 Project truck

Postby rcowan » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:05 am

I'll try to check the size and get pictures of the passenger's side next time. :oops:

He has owned this '79 since new though. It's original paint. He did NOT move or remove the antenna. It would be good for you to know that someone has pulled it off, if we are talking the same thing before you pull out the drill. :-) Here's a couple pictures that I did take. Maybe you can tell from the pictures whether we are talking the same size lights or not.
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Re: Here's my '76 Ranger XLT Crew Cab 4x4 Project truck

Postby sportfuryjoe » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:11 pm

Those are the 5" lights... Model 250GM. I have the 6" lights model 225GM.

I'd love to see the passenger side when u get a chance to look at it again. I found pics of a truck that was on eBay that had the 6" bulb lights and it had an antenna on the cowl, but the antenna was mounted further in from the side of the cowl... That antenna also appeared to be aftermarket but I'm not 100% sure. I'll post pics of it next time I get to my desktop, I'd like to get your opinion. I do know that the antenna on my truck is a Ford antenna (coax said so), the base plate fits the exact contour of the cowl.
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Re: Here's my '76 Ranger XLT Crew Cab 4x4 Project truck

Postby sportfuryjoe » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:52 pm

OK... here are the pics of the spotlights... Take note of the antenna style and where it's mounted.

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My antenna is mounted further out towards the side of the cowl...

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