MX2: Engine Swap

Posted on Posted in MX2: 2001 Ford Ranger

After my failed Central America trip my engine developed a knock. Expecting the worse I began to tear down the engine for a rebuild. All external items removed from the engine compartment. Tentatively planning a solid axle swap, I remove the front suspension. I was somewhat being sluggish on working on the truck. The trip […]

MX2: Suspension Repairs

Posted on Posted in MX2: 2001 Ford Ranger

After a few test runs I had my shock tabs rip off the frame. Back at the shop I cleaned up the cross supports surface and re-welded the broken shock mount (left). Though the right mount didn’t break I ran a few extra welds, just in case. Then I cut 1/4 inch plate for reinforcements. I […]

Damage & Repairs In Baja

Posted on Posted in Baja California 2009

Rolling off the couch, I get up and search for food. Nothing was in the house. I scrounged some pesos together from my shoe and headed across the street to the market and picked up some cinnamon rolls. When I returned Raul was awake. We waited around all day for a call. He was waiting […]

Tooele, Utah

Posted on Posted in North America Expedition 2007

All interstate driving today as I nurse the truck into Tooele, Utah. Some of the roads made the passenger side bounce uncontrollably. You don’t realize what parts really do until you beak them. Stopping by a auto parts store I picked up an electric fan and 2 shocks then headed for my families house. Once […]