Hi Guys - just picked this up this AM.
A 2005 Ranger XLT Supercab, 2dr, 4x4 with 100,497 miles. 4.0, auto - dk green with light tan interior. It's replacing my third vehicle which is a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with 150k on the clock.
I'm a 56 yr old "car guy" and wanted a pickup for my home and car related errands (mainly landscaping & chasing parts for my old GTX), along with it being my winter commuter as I have a newer Hemi Challenger that I'd like to keep garaged when the salt hits the streets.
I'm REAL excited to have this truck!
I've been looking for a while and know all too well about the rust issues with the frames and bodies. This is still fairly clean although there is some bed rot in the front right corner but it's not too bad and I'll probably cut'n weld a new piece in once the good weather comes back and spray in a liner. How do you guys protect the unprotected metal under the truck - frame rails, cross members, etc.
Which has the best bang for the buck?
Thanks in advance for your help and I look forward to being an active member here on the RF!