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Old 04-15-2012
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washed and detailed

found the timing cover is leaking coolant (lovely 3.0 issue)

detailed ranger
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turned 50,000 kms, treated her to a nice wash and hot wax...
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threw on some lift blocks in the back end, waiting till i can get some spindles for the front now....oh i hope its not too long....
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I put $47 dollars of gas in at $3.57/gallon.
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I put $47 dollars of gas in at $3.57/gallon.
THATS CHEAP!

But anywho, this is what i did today, was not to my ranger but FOR my ranger.

This is the truck tent i scored a couple weeks ago for a great price. its kick ***.



I took it out on its maiden voyage using a small twin air mattress i bought from wally world for myself but it was not very comfy. I like my beds (firm) so i hit the drawing board!

THIS is what i came up with :)



This is it all broken down and store. I will be driving with all my other gear in the back like this. notice the center box supports how the all fit together to save space. I have a woodworking background so this was no big deal for me







Now i tested it. its quite hard, i plan on getting some 1" foam for couch arms etc to glue to the top pieces. also wrapping it in some sort of carpet thats cheap to make it a little more "comfy"

also i did a roundover on any edges a hand can come in contact with.

total build coast was about $25 due to using scrap Birch ply pieces for the boxes.
If anyone wants a sketchup model of the top piece let me know i can send it your way!!!
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Put the factory rims with 30's back on it.. cleaned out the cab, took about $40 in change out of the ashtray, center console and those fun to get to spots between the seats. Almost a tank of gas worth ...
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Picked up a color matching A.R.E. topper!
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Old 04-15-2012
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Nice score clinton! how much if you dont mind me asking?
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3 truck mini meet

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Now what are you doing to Dave's truck?
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Got the rear leaf spring hangers and shackles off.

And brushed rust converter onto the gas tank skid plate and muffler hanger bracket.

Soldered and heat shrinked a wire that was repaired poorly by a previous owner or previous mechanic. Found the rear taillight/turnsignal/stoplight/reverse light wires are chafed, so I am going to pick up a can of liquid electrical tape tomorrow so that can be fixed right.

Hopefully it doesn't rain tomorrow. I need to wire brush prep the frame surface under the rear leaf spring hanger mounting location and hit that with rust converter... the stuff takes 48 hours to cure and cannot be painted until it is cured..


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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Now what are you doing to Dave's truck?
he traded his wheels/tires for all terrains that adam had a spare set of. I mainly went to check out Adam's new place lol
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Nice score clinton! how much if you dont mind me asking?
It was 150.00, I just got one last week from a member here but the body shop wanted 600.00 to paint it. A buddy found this for me in New york so I road tripped it today.
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washed & waxed both vehicles today, you sure find all the defects when you go over it by hand that way!
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my truck looks like its taking a leak.......wait it actually was lmfao. as soon as i got there it relieved itself

ps Pedro your truck was the runt
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Old 04-16-2012
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THATS CHEAP!

But anywho, this is what i did today, was not to my ranger but FOR my ranger.

This is the truck tent i scored a couple weeks ago for a great price. its kick ***.
Don, this is Awesome man. I love it.
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Don, this is Awesome man. I love it.
I love how it does not have a floor. Its really nice in that i can set it upbwith all my gear in the bak if need be
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Old 04-16-2012
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Worked on the PowerDome some more, finally Nite Shaded my tails and LED 3rd.
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I love how it does not have a floor. Its really nice in that i can set it upbwith all my gear in the bak if need be
Exactly.
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Old 04-17-2012
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well just finished doing the good old SeaFoam treatment for the first time. my 02 has only 105xxx miles on it. first time ever and boy let me tell you, gnarly amount of white smoke!!
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Old 04-18-2012
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Hooked the boat up to it and moved it out of the driveway to make room for the F150 and a trailer that needed some welding done on it. As I was backing the boat in the yard I realized how much the ranger was struggle with it, never noticed it before. Kind of feel bad about it... It's been a good truck gonna miss it.
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New Battery & Terminals.
New Thermostat.
New Key Lock Cylinder.
Replaced front spring hangers on rear leaves.
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Old 04-18-2012
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did a test fit


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Old 04-19-2012
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Now keep them and put that console between them. Seats look great!
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Old 04-19-2012
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That looks pretty good in their.
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