This isn't really a build thread, in the typical sense. We have a stock truck, and it looks 100% generic on the surface. But over the last six months our 2019 XL supercab has matured into a fully functional offroad/overland rig, best suited for folks like us who
1) also use it as a daily driver, and still care about MPG and a generic look on the outside
2) aren't interested in an expensive investment
3) need to be able to deal with rugged terrain, but don't need to look cool in a parking lot
When I started this project I spent some time looking for pickup-based options and didn't find much, and almost nothing in the new Ranger, so I am putting this together here as a potential resource for similarly-minded adventurers.
Folks I think will be most likely to gravitate to this sort of project are the myriad rockclimbers, ski-bums, and perhaps the occasional digital nomad or transient employee who want the incredible functional shell of a ranger, without the various downsides of living this lifestyle out of a van/VW bus/SUV/etc.
Folks who will think this is ridiculous make up the other 99% of the population. Endless advice on best lift kit and maxtrax racks are well represented in other threads to satisfy those more typical needs.
Some of the things we did will be described here, some that are detailed in other posts and threads will have links. This 'build thread' will serve as a place to keep it all accessible from one place.