Ok let's be honest I just wanted to use the word "Build" in a video title because it sounds fancy. Anyhow, we just have to fix up a Ford Ranger 2wd that was dropped off at the shop with the front spindle all tore up. Time to take a trip to the junk yard and get some goods! -Enjoy!
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47 thoughts on “Ford ranger build: part i”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Samuel Carlson says:

    I frigging love it this is so fun thank you 😊

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars claymore cluepile says:

    i would have spent $600 on new parts…..why not…..my butt going down the interstate at 75 is worth $600 to me

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars justin watch says:

    Put a dampener belt on that rotor on the lathe will you.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Son Of Steve says:

    Working on a Ranger, Got in a mess I cant seem to understand, Got a min?

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JohnClark says:

    What I want to know is how all of this is cheaper than just buying new parts? This ladies and gentleman is one hell of a mechanic who will go literally miles out of the way to help a customer out.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars elwhastrummer says:

    This is my kind of fun. Girls are gone, I'm gonna go make something out of junk. Yay!!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars B. W says:

    I'm here to watch the video but….. I'm not a sponsor.

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Denial1984 says:

    I do like champion clothing we don't get much of it over here.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Davey T says:

    Where is the Sanford and Son theme music?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars youngb1ood says:

    Sometimes OEM parts last longer than aftermarket…. finding that a lot on ford, Toyota, Honda cars

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Peter Pierce says:

    Mazda Parts are Identical and mostly Torssion Bar type. 🤔🤔

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Just A Man says:

    Going Primitive Pete with a screwdriver…Right On!!!

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark G says:

    I had a small fleet of 87 Rangers. One had a complete spindle-bearing friction weld at low miles. I checked the other side. Hardly any grease in the bearing with a dry hub. The other 2 Rangers were the same. It was like the bearings had a light pack like you would find in a new set wrapped in wax paper. Nothing in the hub or anywhere else.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MkP says:

    So, I have a 1998 Ford Ranger 2wd. It has coil springs in the front. So, I've read about these torsion bar setups. What's the difference? Which is better?

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars frankthespank says:

    A mechanic going to a pick-N-pull junkyard to pull parts to save a customer money? Nah…. this is make believe!!!

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hawk 1966 says:

    Really glad I wasn't wearing headphones during the lathe work. 🤣

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Gary says:

    I'm in California so curious how this works. It looks like oil and old parts just end up in the dirt? We have to have a gravel with a system to catch drips. Extra parts go on the gravel so they can be sifted out.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars AlGoreRhythm says:

    "Ford Exploder" got a good laugh out of me

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jacob E says:

    What’s the point of a torsion bar 2wd front end?

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Liquor says:

    Placing a whole lot of trust in those steel rims

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Rimmer says:

    When your a movie star, people wanna luv u

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Barry Shaw says:

    When u resurface the rotor ain't u suppose to put the strap on the inside of it

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug's semi-retired life says:

    So I take it that your brother does the big heavy equipment

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars El Guapo says:

    In my experience, you-pull yards are pretty easy going about making you pay for attached parts! I'm surprised Eric had to pull all that junk off what he wanted.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bugatti1075 says:

    I find it mad that in the US resurfacing breaks is a fairly common thing. In the UK we replace them due to safety.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Colin Parkinson says:

    I had a 1998 Ford ranger torsion bar suspension. As it got older the the suspension was horrible.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Francis says:

    lol eric wheres the chatter ring lol

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars theArsonist-Mechanic334 says:

    why didnt you use the band around the rotor when cutting it?

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Roger Gustafsson says:

    Cool video. The american ranger is way nicer than the weird one we had here in europe.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Guerry Howell says:

    OK, Just a question or two…… when you made the final pass over the rotor, it appeared to be a bit on the fast side, or was that the Machine? Then, you ran a piece of sandpaper over the surface, to smooth off the cut?! Then, I was trained to place the elastic band over the edge of the rotor, I was never given a reason, just instructed this is how it is done. And Finally (I know), you placed the rotor in the 'wash' after the turning, was that to remove any metal 'fine' bits? Wouldn't it have been better to 'wash' the rotor before the 'cut'? Just asking for a friend…

    I am learning a lot of new phrases here…. Ugga Dugga, the Money Light is on, and Lady… here's your problem…..Keep Up the Great Work…… Salute from Southaven MS

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Tyndall says:

    If it's junk (yard) why do they want money for it? LOL

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars William Lewis says:

    The knuckle is not cast iron, it is forged, making it really strong.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dana Troutt says:

    Man, you’re a great 👍 person, who truly wants to help people, who are in need when money can be tight, Amen to you brother, a Saint, a Guardian Angel, I thank you for your hard work, professional experience, devotion, You’re The Best!!Have a BLESSED Day.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars H Christian says:

    Rainman moment = Average Turns: 17

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil Lully says:

    Can't wait for part 2… that sure was a busy fix rounding up the needed parts.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David says:

    I can't believe all of the rust. I have never seen so much in my life on a car or truck.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeremy hanna says:

    Yeah field trip got my permission slip signed and a lunch

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Akersjon 278 says:

    Eric – I'm a bachelor this weekend, so I'm gonna go to the junkyard and see if I can save my customer some time and money…
    Me – I'm a bachelor this weekend, so I'm just gonna eat junk, drink beer and watch sports in my underwear…

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Robins says:

    You always find a creative solution to the problem confronting you. I'm glad you were able to find the parts you needed at the junk yard. Treasures in disguise.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dorian LeBlanc says:

    My 2002 Mazda B2300 was a Ford ranger. Something to consider in the bone yard

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Thang says:

    I don't of any other mechanic that would personally go to a U-Pull and do what you do for your customers. How do you charge for your time at a U-Pull.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars JD RS says:

    I luv Ford Rangers!!!

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ricardo Pereira says:

    Great job… For a friend in need thats my call..rotors are cheap to take the time to machine them… Got to be a friend…

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike I says:

    So nice to goto your brothers shop to use other tools, that's what family is for

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Raybo135 says:

    If you don't want to get spotted, don't wear an SMA sweatshirt.

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nestor Roman says:

    Man! This is starting to be come a common problem. I happen to have the same problem on the same side on my 00 Ford Explorer sport. Thanks for posting this. Went to junkyard and took the spindle and the ABS sensor. The rotors brakes and bearings all new.