• Garage Projects

    The Mighty Merc – Shifting The Mess Part 1

    So now that the NWF doubler has been put together, it was time to start figuring out how to shift this mess. After listening to my janky shifter setup rattle going down the road in the Ranger, I decided that I wanted something that made a lot less noise. Some time spent with the plasma table at work during lunch and came home with a pile of parts: And grabbed some scrap ยฝโ€ rod with…

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    The Mighty Merc – Shaving the NP205

    I knew I was planning on running a doubler setup in this rig (more on that in a later post). I wanted an economical, and robust transfer case for the rear that could be twin sticked. There really are only two options when it comes to this, either the D300, or NP205. The D300, while available cheaply, tend to get expensive once you start needing to beef them up. Considering that this this will likely…

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    Small Rolling Tool Tray

    It seems that I often spend more time looking for tools that get spread out under the car than actually working on the problem at hand. It often looks like a small bomb went off in my tool pile when I really start to get into the swing of things. To put it mildly, this is annoying.

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    The Lone Ranger Project โ€“ NHL Body Lift

    Iโ€™d noticed when I purchased this truck that there were a few body mounts that were shot. There are also a few of the frame mounts that will need a helping hand, but weโ€™ll get to those later. Since there is a doubler in the near future for this toy, I thought a little extra clearance under the cab might make it easier to install one. If youโ€™ve never done a body lift, there really…