Hey all. I have a post up on Fordrangerforum.com for my build but figured I would also make a thread here for extra feedback. Hope you all enjoy!
I bought my ranger in February of this year. It's a 96, 3.0 2wd extendad cab 5 speed manual, and I'm the third "real" owner (As the previous owner only had it for a year and drove it once). I bought her for 2500 bucks with 172 on the clock (181 now).
Here's a photo from the first day I actually managed to drive the 5 speed across town:
Now as for me, My name's Wes. I'm a 17 year old and I like tinkering with things. So having a truck I can really work on is a great thing for me. I also have a pretty awesome cat.
Onto the good stuff
The first thing I did was plasti dip the grill black:
And of course, pop goes the tires and the spare tire was introduced:
I added a new radio system back in april, and removed the cup holder (And eventually lost them
I eventually got a little hooked on the plasti dip and ended up dipping the whole bottom half of my truck (and removed the dip from my grill). Came out looking pretty sick if I do say so myself:
Then I threw some new tires on in may-ish? Wish I had gotten something a little bigger. I'm thinking of grabbing some explorer rims and getting some larger tires next time I gotta replace 'em:
I bought a CB for my truck. It's just a walmart cheapo, not mounted and current sitting in my garage. Not sure why I actually bought it
Unfortunately, the plasti dip was peeling and hard to maintain. So off it came :(
Then came some 06 mirrors. F yeah!
Now, an issue with the previous owner was that he figured he could cover all of the trucks scratches with... Touch up paint. Looked terrible and it was all over the truck
So I attacked it with some laquer thinner and it's ALL gone! :D
Something I've always wanted to do is throw in a center console. So I did the 60/40 mod (needless to say my dad was PISSED but in the end he admitted to liking it :D) :
Got some seat covers and new floor mats while I was at it:
Then the bumper and grill got some REAL paint :O
As she currently sits (photos may be before the paint, but f it I like these photos:
Current plans are to get an explorer center console, explorer seats, roll on bedliner, a tool box/camper shell/roll bars/whatever comes first, and anything else that happens to come to mind.
Thanks for reading this whole post, hope you enjoy the build!