Model: (Click to see more) 58027: Ford F150 Ranger XLT
Status: Extra info
Date: 30-Mar-2010
Comments: 42
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Hey guys,


after seeing the showroom entry from member Zakspeed about this great suspension upgrade from RC Channel, I knew this was the last missing puzzle piece for my Custom Ranger. Simon was also a big help with sorting out some questions about the necessary mod of the motor cover to fit the kit. Thanks mate! :-)
The kit is complete to the last screw and very well made. It even comes with 4 ball bearings. The only flaw I could find was the very tight fit of the lower wishbone on the gear case. The parts are pretty heavy, but nevertheless the performance should be much better. I will never know, though...
First thing for me was etching the suspension parts with phosphoric acid and then adding some coats of automotive semi gloss black paint. I polished the upper links and the dogbones for a little bling. The aluminum rear cage is a perfect match and looks simply gorgeous. Again, very good fitment of the parts.
I'm really happy now and finally the weird camber of the Ranger is fixed!
Maybe they will make a live axle mod next? ;-)






If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Custom SRB Ford Ranger Finished

Comments

Casper171072

30-Mar-2010

This conversion looks absolutly fab have you run it yet, what are the advantages of this over the standard setup. After your previous advice I have gone for the same shock setup as you and this interests me now. Sorry to be such a copycat

Dante77

30-Mar-2010

Hi Casper, the advantage is having a constant camber over the whole shock travel. The stock setup is a very simple swing axle, just like the old Volkswagen had.

scorcher-tec

30-Mar-2010

hi

i have one of these kits on the way i am well looking forward to it arriving looks great in black, i too am interested what it runs like.

Tizer

30-Mar-2010

You are making this one even better and better. This had got to be the best Ranger ever build!

metallifits

30-Mar-2010

Looks really great, a true piece of Art !!!

Dante77

30-Mar-2010

Thank you very much, guys! I'm afraid this one will never be run, so I can't say much about performance. But seeing it work so smoothly, I would say its a huge improvement!

homerboi

30-Mar-2010

BaLING...BLING!!

swedishwiking

30-Mar-2010

Who could have guessed that hopups of this quality would be made for a 30 years old toycar just a year ago? Looks so great, too bad I´ve spent all my money on a Super Champ just recently...

Powerbruiser

30-Mar-2010

Straight into my favorites! great looking car with awesome parts. WOOW! Where do you have the tires from? (last picture)
Very nice!

Badboy

30-Mar-2010

That has to be one of the most good lookin' Ranger here at TC!!!

Dante77

30-Mar-2010

Thanks guys!
@Mattias: LOL
@Powerbruiser: Tires are from a Kyosho Datsun Stepside

Toykid

30-Mar-2010

Very, very nice. Thanks for adding to the SIG.

JWeston

30-Mar-2010

Stunning! ..and absolute proof of how excellent this Tamiya classic really is. I love the Ranger and this is the best custom I've seen.

pagedm_f350

30-Mar-2010

Awesome looking Ranger, well done

davidr2007

30-Mar-2010

By far the best Ranger I have seen. It all looks so mdern, yet it keeps its original styling. Really good work Pal.

zakspeed

30-Mar-2010

So your glad you took the plunge and bought one eh ? I know what you mean about the tight arms - just needs a tadge more clearance. Turning into one mean looking truck

Dante77

30-Mar-2010

Thanks again for all the nice comments! Simon, cheers! I had to file down some material off the arms. Now it works great. Maybe the Buggy Champ is a bit different?

stickerbod

30-Mar-2010

Cracking Job! Looks very classy!

Leethal Driver

30-Mar-2010

That is one sweet ride Christian. Top work.

slimmy

31-Mar-2010

That thing looks so awesome. I gotta get one. I think it is best used on the ford srb. as the others are actually based on a vw. unlike the ranger. Nice work christian.

schnoobs

31-Mar-2010

Great work, looks absolutly stunning.

Road Burner

31-Mar-2010

Absolutely stunning model. The new rear suspension is just fabulous!

Crash Cramer

31-Mar-2010

SO does anyone know if that awesome rear end could be fit to a Super Champ or does the single rear shock conflict??? I will have to buy one or two of these kits as they make the Ranger look exactly as it should have back then.

mongoose1983

31-Mar-2010

Must be one of the prettiest Ford trucks I've seen here on TC. You gotta tell us Christian where have you got that super nice set of Dunlop tires

scollins

31-Mar-2010

great job on this, very very nice!!!!!!

henrikw

31-Mar-2010

super nice bling! guess that a lot of us would like an SRB like that. Now go run it

And like 'mongoose1983' said, where can we buy those Dunlop's

Dante77

31-Mar-2010

Thanks fellas, you're great!
The Dunlops are from a vintage Kyosho nitro truck and I got them on eBay. They are pretty rare.

mr. Rallying

31-Mar-2010

WOW! That looks superb!

Blacque Jacque

31-Mar-2010

That's a great conversion. So good to see a Ranger with no rear camber. I know you don't plan to run it, but I would be very careful of the bare wires shorting on the motor cover :o

Swarm

31-Mar-2010

Nicest Ranger I have seen .
Fantastic job mate well done simply awesome !!!

oldsterolli

31-Mar-2010

WOW, that´s a tasty hopped up chassis, awesome !!!! The perfect Ranger !

thefonzzz

31-Mar-2010

Wow, that's a lovely looking Ranger - the rear suspension upgrade is a terrific addition and suits the Ranger perfectly. I like the positive camber on the other SRBs. I'd like to know what shocks you're using..

Dante77

31-Mar-2010

Thanks, everything you need to know about the shocks: [Click here]

Real Wild One

2-Apr-2010

This is beautiful. Don't know anything about these but seeing this and what you've managed to achieve with it, I'll do my homework.
It's lovely, well done.

MetBoy

5-Apr-2010

Christian, that just looks amazing! The whole car is just the best example of how things should be done! You should be very proud of this, and all your models! C..

Dante77

5-Apr-2010

Thanks my friend! Hope you are well?

SRB Bloke

15-Jun-2010

one word..... BEST RANGER I'VE SEEN EVER, EXCELLENT WORK GREAT COLOURS. oops that was more than one word... sorry!!

Dante77

15-Jun-2010

Thanks mate!

slimmy

15-Jun-2010


I agree with the bloke. Best one I've ever seen. And those tires look awesome on it. As does the RC channel rear suspension. I even got me one of those now. But don't have nothing to put it on. A project well done dante, Its surely a keeper forever. Ps. I think you should put one of those new tamiya ball diff's in it.

Dante77

15-Jun-2010

Thanks again Mark! I have some SRB ball diffs, might as well put on in it!

Baggey

10-Sep-2010

Incredible!!!! I think this has to be the most perfect ranger ive ever seen. Did you powder coat the metalwork black, the finish is outstanding. You even colour co-ordinated everything perfectley too, black silver blue. Love the tyres too, a great addition. I aswell agree with Steve that this is the best ranger ive ever seen. Awesome work bud!!!!!!!

Dante77

10-Sep-2010

Thanks again mate!
I treated the metal with a phosphoric acid, then a coat of metal primer and 3 thin coats of satin Black automotive paint.


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