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Old 10-17-2016
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Nice. Brought it back from the brink of death.
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I have to say, that is one of the nicest truck transformations I have ever seen. Great, great job so far (I'm pretty sure you aren't finished). Looks great and I am confident you will continue to improve this nice ride. I particularly loved the reflection photo, btw... damn, that has straight sheet metal!
Thanks! The sheet metal is far from perfect in some spots, im just trying to make it the best i can with what i have to work with. Theres a small rust hole on the drivers side front fender but that is on the to do list along with a bunch of other things.

This weekend i ordered new tie rod ends and the trim pieces for the top of the cab corners. Hopefully but the end of the week i have the rest of the front end parts on order. Just need to decide between 2" Maxtrac Coils or 3" Doetsch Spindles.

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Also this weekend I thought I'd give wet sanding a try. Now that I see the results I may try and do the rest of the truck.

The picture on the left is after sanding, the picture on the right is after compounding, polishing and waxing. Wish I would have gotten a pic of the tailgate before I sanded it to compare.

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That really brought the paint back to life! I played with my truck this weekend as well. I washed it really good Saturday and gave it a good clay barring and waxing on Sunday. First time I ever did clay barring and I was AMAZED at the difference in the look of the paint. Keep up the good work on your ride. There is a saying: "just a little bit every day". It kind of fits guys like us... if we do just a little bit everyday, the results can be awesome.
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That really brought the paint back to life! I played with my truck this weekend as well. I washed it really good Saturday and gave it a good clay barring and waxing on Sunday. First time I ever did clay barring and I was AMAZED at the difference in the look of the paint. Keep up the good work on your ride. There is a saying: "just a little bit every day". It kind of fits guys like us... if we do just a little bit everyday, the results can be awesome.
I couldnt agree more, i have been enjoying working on the truck. Its even better after seeing how the truck looked and ran when i first got it compared to now, huge difference. I have people asking me all the time about selling it. I would have to get TOP dollar for me to break even so i dont see me selling it anytime soon.

Cant wait to finish all the suspension. Once the suspension is done i will try and sell the Cragers and tires so i can put the Cobra wheels on it with a little larger tire. Looking at the 235/65R17 Hankook Dynapro Tires.



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Yesterday I removed one of the fender emblems, sanded it, primed and painted it Dark Shadow Grey. What do you goes think? It's not cleared or mounted for good yet but you get the idea. Excuse my son for photo booming the pic

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Looks nice! I'd like to see one of those badges with the chrome replaced with the body color.
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Yeah, that looks good on the white, nice contrast. Your little guy is cute, too! Future Ranger owner?
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Yeah, that looks good on the white, nice contrast. Your little guy is cute, too! Future Ranger owner?
Thanks, idk if he will have a Ranger or not. A Ford truck for sure, the Ranger is just my DD I have a 13 F-150 as my weekend toy and that's my true baby.
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I really want to get a GEN 1 Lightning and built it over the next 15yrs with modern powertrain for him or something like this.
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That would be a great father/son project.
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Finished Painting and Installing the fender emblems. I have always loved the color Dark Shadow Grey so I sanded, primed, painted and cleared them.

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I'm also working on painting the top cab corner trim pieces that were missing when I bought the truck. I was going to keep them black but saw a thread on another forum where a guy painted his and they turned out great! So I decided to paint mine as well.

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It's been a while since I updated this thread.

I hadn't done much in the last couple weeks but did end up painting both fender emblems DSG and reinstalling those. The cab corner trim pieces i painted ended up not bolting up. The studs on the trim pieces were closer together than the holes that were on the cab. I ended up having to remove one of the studs and epoxying it into the correct location. Once installed they cleaned the truck up nicely!

I replaced the burnt out headlight switch bulb with a white LED piece from Buggman! This weekend I swapped out the corner lamp bulbs with LED, replaced the tranny mount with a Energy suspension piece and last but not least installed a UPR Oil Seperator I had left over after upgrading the one on my F150. Not sure if it's going to do much but time will tell.

I got a pile of parts waiting to be installed after I get a couple more things. So far I have collected Moog LCAs, Moog UCAs, Moog Outer Tie Rod Ends, Moog Universal Joints, Moog Coil Spring Isolators, Maxtrac 2" Lift Coils, OEM 2" Rear Blocks, Grade 8 U-Bolts, Energy Suspension Leaf Spring & Shackle Bushings. Only thing I need to still get is shocks. The rears are easy because I can just get shocks for a Edge or 4X4. The front shocks I'm not sure which ones to use. I was thinking possibly the front shocks to a 4X4 or a 2wd ranger shock with torsion bars.

I don't have any pics right now but I'll be sure to update once I get some.
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Keep up the good work, Wayne. Your truck is coming along nicely!
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Parts Are Stacking Up!!!

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Can't wait to get everything installed. The only thing I still need to get is front shocks but I won't be getting those until after I install everything so I can take measurements to see which size I need.

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Got your work cut out for you with that pile of parts!
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Your truck will ride like a whole new Ranger with all those parts. I'd like to replace the bushings in my control arms one of these days.
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Your truck will ride like a whole new Ranger with all those parts. I'd like to replace the bushings in my control arms one of these days.
I was going to replace just the bushings and ball joints in mine but figured why not just for a couple bucks more and a lot less head ache to just replace the entire arms.

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I may go that route later on down the road.
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