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Old 07-24-2013
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Haven't posted in here for a while, but I haven't really done much with her lately. Finally got my high lift mounted in the bed, also I finally removed the spare tire, finally mounted my battery as well no more bouncing battery, got the clearance lights installed after almost a year of having them off.

Wheeled her hard these last 2 months and my rear end finally went out. Must of broke the clutches in the limited slip as only one wheel spins now, also looks like my passenger wheel seal or wheel cylinder is leaking, haven't really felt like checking on it yet. So looks like an explorer axle and a locker is going to be going in her soon. So yeah I haven't really been driving her much these last couple weeks because of that.


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Old 07-26-2013
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I'm going to pull the cluster out of my 1999 Ranger, and replace the burnt out bulbs. Did this on my 2002 a few weeks ago so this job should go pretty quick.
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Old 07-26-2013
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Got the cluster bulbs change in 30 minutes. That was easy...
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Old 07-26-2013
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Just discovered my front driverside speaker in my 1999 ranger is blown. Going to use one of the factory ones out of my 2002 until I can order some aftermarket ones...
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Old 07-27-2013
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Pulled the reciever hitch, mudflaps and rear bumper. Man was taking off the hitch and bumper a pain. It's fun working on stuff that has never been touched and has rusted up! Thank you road salt!
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BLAAAAAAAAAACK.

Im going to truck bed line the radio bezel and the pieces around the door handle
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Old 07-27-2013
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Swapped wheels/tires...



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Old 07-28-2013
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Today was sanding day. Next thing is to clean the dust off and tape it up. Paint probably tuesday? depending on weather.
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Old 07-29-2013
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Well turns out my driverside speaker wasn't blown... The factory speaker wire broke. So I had to run new speaker wire to that speaker. I also swapped out my Rockford Fosgate T1682 Power speakers...



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Old 07-29-2013
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Adam, seems like your 99 is slowly just turning into your 02. haha
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Old 07-30-2013
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Adam, seems like your 99 is slowly just turning into your 02. haha
The 1999 is the new daily driver. I have some plans in the future for the 2002...
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The 1999 is the new daily driver. I have some plans in the future for the 2002...
I like hearing "plans" I like your 02 so I'm kinda excited to see whats in the works.
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Old 07-31-2013
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I like hearing "plans" I like your 02 so I'm kinda excited to see whats in the works.
Well since it's paid off now I can start my hunt for a explorer 8.8" rear end with 4.10 locked rear end. Also want to add 3" lift spindles, and lift shackles for it. 33" tires also. I have alot of work ahead of me...
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Old 07-31-2013
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Got the 2014 Tabs for my new Ranger today. Good until Nov 2014 now. :D
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Old 08-02-2013
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Only the best for the big black turd.
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Only the best for the big black turd.
Could at least gotten a motorcraft FL400S filter for it man! Oreilly house branded filters are made by FRAM...
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Old 08-02-2013
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I got a brand new Ford branded bedliner for my 1999 Ranger from my work for only $100! Cheapest aftermarket one I could find online was $159...
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Old 08-03-2013
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Finally sprayed the raptor liner on the body, and installed new headlights.
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Could at least gotten a motorcraft FL400S filter for it man! Oreilly house branded filters are made by FRAM...
Prolly should have... Oh well
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Old 08-04-2013
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I worked there for 3 years before getting the job at the Ford dealership. I was really turned off when they decided to do that. Before the Microguard filters were made by pureolator.
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Old 08-04-2013
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Yeah I didn't know they are rebranded frams... Won't be buying them again.
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Old 08-04-2013
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I got a brand new Ford branded bedliner for my 1999 Ranger from my work for only $100! Cheapest aftermarket one I could find online was $159...
Really dude??? Nobody wants those drop-in plastic bedliners...theres a huge pile of them here with a sign that says FREE....i know theres some from full sizes, not sure about ranger ones..

If you have one of those drop-in bed liners, take it out a few times a year to wash and clean all the debris and dirt that builds up under them, otherwise its a rust trap.

But really, THIS is the only way to go:
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Old 08-05-2013
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I've used the "drop in" style on all my trucks. Never had any problems with them. I tried to use the spray in one on a chevy I had. Didn't even last a couple months and it was starting to crack. Think it was a Line X or Spray X one of those brand names that I paid a couple hundred dollars to get put on. Was not impressed at all.

I see your a member of this forum also. LOL
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Preparation is key with the DIY bedliners...if u dont prep right and get rid of the glossy clear coat u will have issues...and u have to go thick..many layers. They say 1 gallon is enuff to do a 6ft bed...yeah it is but only two coats and thats not thick enuff.


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