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ok yall i dont even know where to start i dont know what to do and im lost sum1 go to my car domain plz and sum1 tell me what i got to do to fix the whole front of my truck and also tell me what is missing from the engine by what u see this truck is a mess well heres my car domain website http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2450897
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Right inner and outter fender, left outer fender, grill, bumper, head lights, turn signals, new right door and maybe hinges, front cross member and whatever mounts are needed for these things. I am willing to bet ther is more,but that's what I am seeing at a glance.
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i kinda new i needed most that stuff but i need to know how to put it on and where i can get the stuff for cheap also that still dont tell me what im missing from the engine lol well thanx for the info
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Go to a Junk Yard and buy a Ranger with no front end damage that has all tha parts you need, If you find the right truck, it may have bed for you too. That will probally be your best bet. You could check on eBay too.
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you would be better off getting a new truck, with the inner fenders cut like that, its going to be a ***** to weld them back up
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im on a tight budget first off im 15 and i cant get a job till im 16 im fixing to get around 150 dollars in a week though and i dunno what to do with it as far as using it for the truck
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well, in order to mount fenders, core support, and ANYHTING on the front end, you need the inner fenders back on, assuming you dont still have those, a junk yard will sell you an entire cab to swap with the innner fenders attached, but they might only sell you a full cab, not a shell of a cab, looking around 1k or so, and then another 500 or so for a replacement bed


so your looking at a 1500 bill, not including anything else needed, like lights, corner lights, so IMO you can get different project with fully body for that price, and use this thing as a spare engine/tranny/suspension
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dang thats gonna be alot of work
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if u look at my car domain i do have a bed on it(check page 5) and what why dont i just go buy the parts seperate from the junkyard oppose to getting the whole cab
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like scotty said, its gonna be a pita to get the inner fender mounted/aligned up...
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The hole the plexi is covering is for the heater core. I bet you don't have heat!
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if u look at my car domain i do have a bed on it(check page 5) and what why dont i just go buy the parts seperate from the junkyard oppose to getting the whole cab

i might be mistaken, but the inner fenders are welded to the cab, and alot of junkyards will not seperate them (more money for them)
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hey shadyluke lol i bet ur wrong lol surprisingly my heater works very good
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Oh man, if you don't know whats missing you have waaaaaaay more ahead of you then you know. Save your money and buy a truck that is physicall all there but doesn't run or something.

Nothing personal but this isn't a project for someone with no experience or money. your time is best spend researching what you don't know so that you have a better idea of whats going on when you get into this
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i got a good idea on whats missing and i have people that are helping me out and what not im just trying to do as much by my self as possiable its a matter of the fact i like to learn myself so ya kinda give u an idea this truck runs very well i just need parts and the person i got the truck from(good friends with) has modified it so much i just dont know where to start and im not even worried about the intake im putting in a vortech cold air intake anyways so thats not a problem im not even worried any about the engine its the exterior i need ideas on
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hey shadyluke lol i bet ur wrong lol surprisingly my heater works very good
My bad Evaporator core housing.
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hey!! you're the dude from the myspace group! lol, welcome to the site. like everyone else said, you have a hell of a time ahead of you, but in the end, you'll appreciate the truck to the fullest.

anyway, what's the story behind the truck & how the hell did it get in the shape its in?

ALSO, while you've got a chunk of the front end missing... do a v8 5.0 swap =) it'd be easier now while the truck's in pieces. haha! although... budget might be an issue.

anyway, get all the fenders you need & panels and all that and take your time putting it together --> get it right the first time.

oh, with this big of a project, it might be good to draw up a GOOD picture (i wouldnt recommend a 2 minute drawing, spend some time) of what you want (i mean like an actual drawing of the truck) lifted/lowered and whatever else. that way when you're working you have a reference point if you ever get lost in whatever it is that you're doing at the time.
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My bad Evaporator core housing.
Chaching,that is correct.
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well, as far as the engine goes, the MAF is missing from the intake... This truck is running in limp mode, it is NOT running good no matter what you think. You need to get a MAF for that year range truck and find the wiring plug to it in that mess somewhere on the front passengerside of the engine and plug it in and run the MAF between the air filter and throttle body. that will be a start. your friend has ripped out the A/C which is why its not there anymore. he cut out the a/c unit from teh heater box, if you want grab a heater box from the junkyard from a truck without A/C and you can bolt it right in and you wont have that ugly plexiglass mess anymore... but defintily take care of the engine, from the pics I've seen it is definitly missing a MAF sensor. I cant really see what else it could be missing.
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ya this truck was wrecked in the frontish passenger side and that is y almost everything there is gone it was nothing intentional and i had plans on putting some kind of V8 in it and this truck does run and why not accept a truck if u get it for free and that is why i got the truck
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putting a 302 V8 which is the easiest your still looking around $2000 minum to install a GOOD running motor trans wiring mounts yadyaydayda
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putting a 302 V8 which is the easiest your still looking around $2000 minum to install a GOOD running motor trans wiring mounts yadyaydayda
hence the "haha" after my statement. a v8 swap is by no means something you would do on a budget like he is.
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I'm sorry but.....

They let stuff like that on the road in Texas? omfg

You're worried about a windshield?!?! Nice job on the rear windshield
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I'm sorry but.....

They let stuff like that on the road in Texas? omfg

You're worried about a windshield?!?! Nice job on the rear windshield
actually no it hasnt been on the road in years legally and im more worried about the windshield because u have to have it to be legal and u dont have to have rear windows
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