i started bagging the Ranger this weekend starting with the rear. we (my room mate and i) got a late start because i didnt get off work until 9pm EST on saturday. i pull the truck into the shop and got to taking stuff apart. first, i pulled the plastic bedliner out and me and wes (my room mate) took it outside to get to the bolts that hold hold the bed onto the frame. they were a bitch to take out but we got them done thanks to the help of a little PB Blaster. picture of bed off truck:
after we got the bed off we proceeded to take off the spare tire and then the crossmember by grinding the rivets off that was under the bed. dont worry, i have a bridge kit that will strengthen the rear up like it should. picture of taking the crossmember off:
after getting the crossmember off we took out the rear away bar, the shocks and the leaf springs. picture of all that stuff removed:
after getting the leaf springs off we took them apart to mono leaf it and then put the mono leafs back on. we decided to call it a night after getting that done because it was roughly 3am because we were both tired and hungry and decided to go to IHOP for some food and coffeee. anywho, we are going back today (sunday) to get ALOT more done and hopefully be dragging the rear VERY soon. more pics and whatever else coming as we make progress.