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Old 03-23-2012
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Mine ran good for a couple of days then the trans started acting up. Took it back to the shop and waiting for it again! It was fun while i had it , that 351w will run, Gas around town is a killer but on the road about 15, thats ok it's worth it to me!
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Very Mystery Machine-ish.

Yeah... very much so... he just needs a 102" whip on the roof to top off the 70's look...
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Old 03-23-2012
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got the alignment checked again, they "fixed" it but its now worse than before =/

Steering wheel is pretty off center, and it drifts more now.
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Old 03-24-2012
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did quite a bit today. took apart the front end to inspect my front axle u-joints, spindle bearings and grease the wheel bearings. had it almost all put back together and had pumped the brakes to push the caliper pistons back in place when the pedal sunk to the floor, blew the line going to the front wheels. since the rubber flex lines were looking bad anyhow i just went ahead and did everything, new steel line to the left front and across the front to the right wheel, both rubber flex lines on each side. at least it happend in the driveway and not while driving down the road. if id had the trailer and it broke, id have defitly hit someone.
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Old 03-25-2012
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Guys... I got the Danger Ranger really stuck tonight. I had to get pulled out (sad face).
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Ford ranger 3 front seats?

Does anyone know which specific models/years of ford rangers have the 3 seats in the front?
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Old 03-25-2012
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Does anyone know which specific models/years of ford rangers have the 3 seats in the front?
wrong spot to ask but they all have front seats besides the Level 2. 60/40 seats 3 people up front
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I finally cleaned out the back of my cab. I filled a huge black trashbag full of different crap lol. Now I can actually find my tools without digging through piles of old parts and garbage.

I took my other rear mud flap off since I ripped the other one off muddin a few weeks ago...

Replaced the stupid dpfe sensor which cost me 30 bucks so my CEL would finally go off.

Then I contemplated taking off my side steps for about an hour, got 2 bolts off of the passenger side and decided to go inside and sit on my couch and have a beer instead. Maybe Ill take them off later I dont know lol.
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Old 03-25-2012
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Finally decided to "red out" my amber tails. Just washed them with acetone and lightly sanded them down. Forgot to take before pictures but I think everyone knows what stock amber turns look like. I did take pictures of the results.





I think for the 10 minutes of time I put into them they look damn good. I think I might wet sand them again and hit them with a couple more coats to even it out.
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OLD:1999 4wd 4.0 Offroad: RIP 5/5/12

NEW: Oxford White 2001 Extended Cab 4x4 Manual Trans, 8.8 4:10 ls
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Old 03-26-2012
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Ordered New Seat Covers.
Red Centers, FX4 Style.
From Terry.
They should be here by Friday.
Another thing on the list of To-Do’s !
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Old 03-26-2012
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Did a Dupli-color spray in bed liner (which took me 7 cans..) and took my bed off and POR-15 the underside. Oh yeah, I also did the night shade on the tails (but masked off the reverse..) and changed out my broken fog light with a better one I bought from a 99offroadrngr.







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2001 Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
- 2009 4.0L V6 SOHC Swapped, Automatic Trans, 410 Gears, Rear Frame Swapped.
- 15x8 Ion 174 alloys on 33 BFG Mud KM2s l Custom Winch bumper l 3" body lift l Super 44 Dumped l Tailgate Light Bar l Blacked out. l
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Old 03-27-2012
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You did a really great job on that bed.
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Old 03-27-2012
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Tailgate looks professional.

DuPont bed liner, need to look at that stuff.
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First hauled a bunch of wood to the dump
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Old 03-27-2012
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Finished the console to hold my old azz 23 channel CB.

It fits nicely in between the shifter surround/cup holder and the seat.

Tomorrow... antenna bracket will be mounted, if all goes as I think it might. Then completing the install by mounting the 102" might come sometime tomorrow night. SWR check and grounding every body part on the truck will be done then as well. Should be blowing smoke soon...
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Old 03-27-2012
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Finally decided to "red out" my amber tails. Just washed them with acetone and lightly sanded them down. Forgot to take before pictures but I think everyone knows what stock amber turns look like. I did take pictures of the results.





I think for the 10 minutes of time I put into them they look damn good. I think I might wet sand them again and hit them with a couple more coats to even it out.
Can i get a bit more details on how you did this?
Just sand it down with some 1200 or something?
What paint did you use ?
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Old 03-27-2012
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Can i get a bit more details on how you did this?
Just sand it down with some 1200 or something?
What paint did you use ?
Sure man. We just lightly wet sanded off the scratches with 1200 grit and then again with 1000. Just dried them, wiped them off with acetone to get any residue or dirt off. Taped off the white and then sprayed them with Red Nightshade. I think we put about 5 or 6 coats on each tail. They look decent but I'm gonna do a couple more coats tomorrow and then bake and clear them. We did that to his Porsche and it matches the stock tails perfectly.
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Old 03-28-2012
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I finally found a black low profile toolbox that wasn't too expensive, but not low quality.It's a Tractor Supply(made by Dee Zee).I got it for 289. I'm gonna remove the Tractor Supply logo.
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Old 03-28-2012
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I finally found a black low profile toolbox that wasn't too expensive, but not low quality.It's a Tractor Supply(made by Dee Zee).I got it for 289. I'm gonna remove the Tractor Supply logo.
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You could've just spent a few bucks on a can or two of the Plasti-dip... and coated your shiny box with that. (unless you never had a box to begin with, if that is the case, disregard this post)

I'll be spraying Plasti-dip on my 'new' rear bumper tomorrow. (old one has a nice dent in it from the PO leaving it in neutral, which let the truck roll backwards down the driveway into a tree. Yep, tailgate is dented too.)

Mounted the antenna bracket to the toolbox today. Looks nice. Can't wait to get the CB crackling.


1996 Ranger 3.0, 5 speed stick, 4x4, 3.73's, 31" BFG AT KO's

Wiring, it's all fun and games until you poke yer eye out with a soldering iron...
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Old 03-30-2012
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Install eBay intake. =p
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Old 03-31-2012
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1.Air Filter.
2.Fuel Filter. 'Motorcraft' Checked Fuel Pressure.
3.Pcv Valve
4.'Autolite' **Double Platinum Plugs**.
5.Plug Wires. 'Autolite'
6.2 Coil Packs, & Ignition Control Module.
7 Clean MAF. Replaced any Vacuum Hoses That Look Bad.
8.Oil & Filter. Mobil 1 Super High Mileage 5W/30, Mobil 1 Filter.
9.Flush & Change Antifreeze.
10.Replaced Shackle Hangers,& Shackles.
11.New Timing Belt, New Water Pump.
12.New U-joints.
13.Checked Upper & Lower Radiator Hoses.
14 Bleed air in hydralic clutch lines.
15.New Clutch, Slave Cylinder, & Pressure Plate.
16.New Tranny Fluid. ***MERCON ATF for the M5OD-R1 manual transmission***
17.New Rear Diff Lube,'Royal Purple' Code 86 = open 7.5 w/ 3.73 gears non limited slip.
18.New Exhaust tail pipe, with New o2 Sensor. Walker Muffler.
19. Added nut w/blue loctite to shifter pinch bolt.
20.New Serpentine Belt
21.New Wiper Blades.
22.New Shocks Front & Rear. 'Monroe Sensa-Trac'
23.Grease Front End Components.
24.After taking tranny out, replaced Rear Main Seal.
25.Replaced Upper, & Lower Ball Joints.

A buddy of mine did the work.
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Old 03-31-2012
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pics or it did'nt happen.

I took mine to cash my lotto ticket and laid frame down 190 service rd. Then laid frame at Kroger for some white styrofoam cup for this large stout mojito.
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pics or it did'nt happen.
It did happen.
But I'm not gonna pull the timing belt cover just 4 u, lol.
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Layin frame like its your job, TX.

Took mine to get the Jon boat and a new fishing license. goin for the walleyes tomorrow.
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haha Dang, it did happen. Good job that is a lot of maintenance.
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