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    Pretty sure you have 16" rims, so I'd go for the...

    Pretty sure you have 16" rims, so I'd go for the 265s, simply to reuse the factory wheels. I'll snap a pic of my truck with the 265s for you. Sorry, I don't actually know what the backspacing is on...
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    Is it practical? Probably not, but if it fits...

    Is it practical? Probably not, but if it fits the bill for you, go for it!

    3 day "expeditions" on difficult trails is not going to take you very far from home base, so getting home after the...
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    ...And a few crappy cellphone shots: I think...

    ...And a few crappy cellphone shots:

    I think this was the day I went to pick up the topper. I found it used but excellent shape, in the correct color, for $350!

    *** Edit: Yep, that is the day...
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    With the 33s I averaged 19.2 US MPG...

    With the 33s I averaged 19.2 US MPG (12.25L/100km) with two people and camping supplies. That was a round trip from Alberta to northern California, including 5 states and BC. Normally I average...
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    My truck is a 2006 Ranger FX4, so I'll give you...

    My truck is a 2006 Ranger FX4, so I'll give you my take on it all.

    I wouldn't be afraid to do lift shackles, I've been running them for several years now without issues. That is, if your leaf...
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    Regarding the body lines not lining up, the body...

    Regarding the body lines not lining up, the body mounts are definitely the first culprit to look at.
  7. Thread: AEV RAM At Sema.

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    Any more info or a link regarding this truck? I...

    Any more info or a link regarding this truck? I like the look of it!
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    Simply amazing how well that old paint cleaned...

    Simply amazing how well that old paint cleaned up! Keep the updates coming.
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    A fullsize truck has at least 4' between the...

    A fullsize truck has at least 4' between the wheel wells. 4' wide is enough to sleep two (average, not large) people. I do essentially the same thing in a Ford Ranger; two of us sleeping on a 4' x...
  10. The seats in my truck (Ford Ranger) are not...

    The seats in my truck (Ford Ranger) are not especially comfortable, particularly for my boney rear-end, so I bought a couple of pieces of 1" medium density foam from the upholstery shop and trimmed...
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    Awesome build. The only thing I see wrong is...

    Awesome build. The only thing I see wrong is your fuel cans seem to be a razor blade away from theft. Is there something more than they nylon strap?
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    I have apprehension about welding onto the frame....

    I have apprehension about welding onto the frame. Any regrets, or should i just get over it?
  13. ^ That is a really nice truck overall. A couple...

    ^ That is a really nice truck overall. A couple of things I find strange though.
    - All that lift without "better" steering. Crossover steering would have been a minimal investment.
    - There's no...
  14. I didn't want to bring up the diesel option,...

    I didn't want to bring up the diesel option, since you initially stated you weren't interested. Sounds like you're coming around to the idea.

    A 12 valve Cummins would be the ONLY diesel swap...
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    How are your rock sliders installed? Welded or...

    How are your rock sliders installed? Welded or bolted?
  16. Keeping a lower average highway speed in mind,...

    Keeping a lower average highway speed in mind, getting respectable fuel economy from an older truck should be pretty easy if you make smart choices with a modern drivetrain. An engine optimized for...
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    Yes, it is visible in the your last pic. I meant...

    Yes, it is visible in the your last pic. I meant the OP.
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    I've been thinking about making something similar...

    I've been thinking about making something similar to carry a spare on long trips (a 33" in the bed of the Ranger takes up a lot of valuable space.

    It looks like this blocks you license plate......
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    Those of you with some "miles" on your Blitzpro...

    Those of you with some "miles" on your Blitzpro lights, how are they treating you? I'm looking to make an order, but I'd like some long term feedback before I do.
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    That's a nice old truck! If you don't need the...

    That's a nice old truck!

    If you don't need the brute strength of the Turbo 400, consider putting the money from you theoretical gear swap into getting an overdrive transmission. If you go with a...
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    Nice tractor. Outstanding fabrication. I will...

    Nice tractor. Outstanding fabrication. I will be checking back to see the finished product.
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    Simplicity?
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    I may have to source a couple more. It would add...

    I may have to source a couple more. It would add some peace of mind. The topper cost me $350 and some fuel, but would cost me at least 5X that to replace with one as nice in the correct color. I'd...
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    Lock washers I could do. Thread locking compound...

    Lock washers I could do. Thread locking compound is possible. A tack weld wouldn't really work, as they're aluminum clamps w/ steel bolt. Jamb nuts aren't possible with the style of clamp I have....
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    Truck canopy clamp tricks?

    I figure you overlanders should have some tricks for canopy hold downs. My clamps keep working loose, I'm sure from the rough gravel road I travel to work.

    I currently have 4 aluminum clamps...
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