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Old 06-23-2010
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This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck

Say what ya'll want, "I have cleaning OCD", 'its a truck", etc...but that dang mud was coming off of my truck. It was fun while it lasted, but it was time to get it to premud condition. For those of ya'll that dont know we had a wonderful trcuk meet on the OBX and it was a blast. See thread:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f70/ju...thread-108501/

Well it was time to get the mud off. It couldnt be good for all the parts espacially since the engine was pretty much caked along with all susmension and brakes.

Two hours before:

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The aftermath;



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Front suspension:

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Motor:

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New wheels caked:

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Then it came the fun part of getting mud off:

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My front end was submerged, so you can imagine the mud that was in it:

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Clean motor:

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Bed off, the rearend was actually the worse, the spare tire was a bowl of mud:

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Finally back together:

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The last pic, an old man came up to and told me "young man, yu have the sharpest Ranger I have ever laid eyes on. Its so clean!" I told him he didnt see it the day before...lol.

Anyhowm the truck is cleaner now underneath than before the mud. That is the firstand last time i go in mud. I dont mind sand and snow, but mud sucks. If i go through mud again, it will be with a truck I dont owe 11 grand on and one that i can mess up and not worry about it. The truck is clean, but it not yet the way i want it. it was so hot yesterday, i got a few waterspots i have to get off. I also have to clean my interior as it smells like the ocean!
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Haha...thats awesome that you pulled the bed off, quite smart too. Truck is sharp man!
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That's a lot of work, but it turned out great
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Nice next time just go through the shallow stuff like I did haha we know you got ***** now so you don't have to prove yourself. Haha btw my old 2wd I used to have I put more mud on it than you did haha it was scAry as hell hitting a mud hole at 45 haha
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i would have it it more until ya'll warned me not to do it more because of Air Filter
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That's a lot of work, but it turned out great
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Haha Scott your crazy. Mine is going to take all weekend...ugh. Mud ftl haha
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looks good! never went to town cleaning like that before lol hell you could have had half your body lift done.... lol trade me bumper and valance
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yeah i could have, no BL for me though on this truck.
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wow, that is just plain crazy. good job though lol
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Your crazy
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lol should have went to a car wash and told them you wanted just the bottom power sprayed and that if the machine touched the paint they'd die
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if i spent 1/4 of the effort in finding a job as you do cleaning ur truck i'd have 2 jobs lol
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came out great but the truck wasnt THAT dirty
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It was way dirtier than it looks in the pictures, my truck is the same way. It was pretty nasty.
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came out great but the truck wasnt THAT dirty
it was pretty bad and stinky as hell. the smell in my cab was rank. it was caked thick on the rearend, espacially in the frame rails and around gas tank. When i hit the front suspension with pressure washe all sorts of twigs and thick mud flew out. I still have to remove airbox and clean it well
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You're far more dedicated than I am.
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I would spend the time to do this to my truck, but then im TERRIBLE at keeping it clean lol, plus its just plain hard to keep it clean where i live!
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Jesus, new definition of OCD. the bed off is one thing, that's quick and easy.. the headlights and support and all that ****, you're crazy.

I guess it's one thing if its smelly, thats annoying, but there wasn't that much quantity
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I had 3 sodas explode in the bed of my truck today and it got everywhere(somehow it made its way on the drivers door). wanna come clean it?
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You sir, you need to see a therapist.
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what did you use on the engine? it looked clean when you were done!
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holy ****. so im half and the bag and the pics of your underneath (being blurry
) didnt help, but holy ****, you put wayyy to much effort in cleaning your truck haha, looks great, if i actually cleaned my truck half as good as that it probably wouldnt have rust like it does, props to you for that man
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Wow man, you really are dedicated to cleanin your truck, good to see there are still people out there that care alot about there trucks and dont just dog em and run the crap out of em.... Great Clean Job man!!! Truck looks sweet, and I love your new wheels!!!
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You sir, you need to see a therapist.
you sir are probably right. i had my fun in the mud, now its time to get it back the way I had it.

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what did you use on the engine? it looked clean when you were done!
Simple Green and Pressure Washer. I am going to hit it one more time with that as i seen a few spots that I missed in some nooks and crannies.

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Wow man, you really are dedicated to cleanin your truck, good to see there are still people out there that care alot about there trucks and dont just dog em and run the crap out of em.... Great Clean Job man!!! Truck looks sweet, and I love your new wheels!!!
yes I am, i want it clean again! It was mint clean before the mud and I want it mint clean after the mud. im still not done. hand washed it again yesterday so that I could clay bar the hood and above windows to get rid of waterspots that i got the other day where it was so hot. I also took apart my stock intake and cleaned the crap out of it and took out the airbox and cleaned the crap out of that.


With all this being said, looking at my motor yesterday to see I missed any spots, i found something that HIGHLY pissed me off! I found oil leaking from my crankshaft. Looks to be coming from right behund the pulley, so it must need a new seal. going to try and fis that next week and change the oil. I refuse to have a 63k mile truck with an oil leak. That was the whole effing reason i bought the truck, so that i wouldnt have to deal with problems so soon. First the TPS sensor, now this! Ill be making a seperate thread for this!

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