When I bought my truck it was in pretty bad shape. Its my dailly driver so having it perfect isnt a concern of mine but once i started with it my OCD took over. Over the last two month I have taken care of all of the issues she had along with a couple mods along the way. Here is a list of all the stuff that I have done.
Replaced Battery, Spark Plugs, Coolant Temp Sensor, Coolant, 02 Sensor, Spark Plug Wires, Thermostat & O-Ring, Serpentine Belt, Windshield Wipers, Fuel Pump, Fuel Hat Gasket, Fuel Filter, Clock Spring & Repaired the Broken Harness, Front Sway Bar Bushing & End Links, Front Brake Job, Repacked Bearings & Replaced Inner Seals. Also Cleaned the MAF & Throttle Body
Removed & Resealed Leaking Rear Window & 3rd Brake Light Also Swapped Harness From a F250(3 Bulb) & Installed LEDs
Swapped Dome, Glove Box, Reverse & License Plate Bulbs with LEDs
Repainted The Peeling Roof & Grill
Installed HD style “Dynamat” Through Out The Cab & Doors Along With New Flooring Padding
Replaced All The Burnt Out Bulbs On The Exterior & Interior
Repaired 5 Leaking Vacuum Lines Causing The A/C To Blow Out The Defrost & Idle To Surge
Repaired Headlight Reflectors That Where Bouncing Around The Housing
Rewired Rear Speakers(The right was left and the left was right)
Cleaned Seats & Interior
Installed A Tow Hitch From A 2011 Ranger
2006+ Ranger Side Mirrors
Wrapped The Rear Bumper(Not perfect but looks much better, will paint when i paint the front bumper)
Installed A USB Port On Radio Bezel since the back side of the bezel was broken causing the left cig lighter port to fall into the dash.
Started Detailing Paint
Now onto the pictures
This is how it looked when I bought it!
Painted the roof.
Fixing the leaking window & 3rd brake light. Removing the old Butyl Tape or whatever it was, was a complete MFer, but after plenty of shop rags and a lot of elbow grease I got it clean and ready for reinstalling the window.
When I was removing the interior pieces to allow me to get the rear window out I came across some water under the carpet so I decided to pull the entire interior to clean, dry and to lay down some Home Depot style “Dynamat”. While doing this I found the reason the rear window was leaking. It had been busted out at one point(all kinds of glass under the carpet) and the person that installed it must have not installed it correctly causing it to leak.
The padding on the flooring was soaking wet do to the rear window and 3rd brake light leaking as well as the heater core leaking. After being in the sun all day the padding still wasnt dry so I said screw it and removed all the padding from the flooring and used some padded headliner material I had in the attic as padding. Sooner or later i plan to install some new carpet to replace the plastic flooring.
Here is the USB Port i installed.
06+ Mirrors Installed!
Wrapped The Rear Bumper & Tow Receiver Hitch Installed. The wrap wasnt as easy as i expected it to be. I have a new found respect for people or wrap vehicles for a living. Its far from perfect but looks much better than the chrome bumper if you ask me.
Hard to tell in the picture but here is a before and after picture of the hood being detailed. I compounded and polished the hood. It started raining before I had a chance to finish polishing it or wax it.
Amazing what some 0000 steel wool and a couple minutes will do.
Finally gave her a bath. I still need to perform a full detail on the exterior but the transformation that has happened over the last 2 months i think is huge.
Plans in the near future are to replace the UCAs, LCAs, Outer tie rod ends along with installing some Maxtrac 2” lift coils & new shocks. Replace all the bushings on the leaf springs and install new shocks. After that, if I can find someone to buy the rims and tires that are on the truck right now I will order a set of tires for the set of oem cobra wheels my buddy hooked me up with for FREE!
I also plan to swap out the tail lights to 06+ and i may retrofit a set of projectors in a new set of headlights.
What yall think?