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Looks great, man. I'm jealous of that new bumper. LOL.
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Yes I do not like the gaps, it is still pretty loose. I was trying to hurry but I ran out of day light. I will take the bumper off and suck everything up nice and straight tomorrow. I thought it would be alot easier to adjust. I need another set of arms and eyes to dial it in. My old lay did not want to help, she is watching chick flicks. haha Its cool I got next week off work and I have minitruck plans. The interior is getting gutted next.
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Grill sets it off. Going with a blue Ford emblem or color matched?
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Looks great, love it! When I get another Ranger and if it happens to be 2wd it is going lower too.
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I got a black one and a blue one. I lost my blue one, that is the one I hope to find laying around. I will find it, get it out of the garage and take some photos this coming week. The weather will be perfect for cruising.
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Looks real good man!
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That is one hell of a good looking truck!
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Thanks for the kind words I just got home from a nice cruise and photo shoot. It is a nice day in TX.

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Lookin good, except for some reason, the gap between the bumper and fender doesn't look right.
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I love it! haha Looks really good, can't wait till mine is that low!
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Lookin good, except for some reason, the gap between the bumper and fender doesn't look right.
For some reason I did not tighten everything up last night "the bumper is still loose." I was in a haulin *** hurry racing daylight. I am wandering if STX read the post or just looked at pictures?

Anyways, today I had plenty of time. So I aligned and adjusted the brackets and bumper mounts the best I could. The driver side would pull up nice and tight, the passenger side not happening. So I got the passenger side up, then brought the driver side down. That left me with an inch gap all the way around the bumper. My 99 bumper hung the same way.

Oh good news is I found that silly Ford emblem.

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I saw the post that said it was still loose, but i figured ya woulda tightened it up.
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Its all good man, I jumped the gun. I should have waited until today to update the thread. My name is Torkit. For a living I torque high voltage connections and terminations. Today I torqued all the 1/2'' hardware on the backets to 45 foot pounds. It aint going anywhere now. lol

The driver side needs to be bumped up just a fuzz for the gap haters.

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That is one clean ride you have there
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Shoot man, not as clean as your old tractor. That thing is mint.
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Holy chit that thing is nice man.
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Truck looks nice...

But.. um.. your suspension looks shot..
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All I can say is nice looking truck from the front.

I like the Grille, the next gen valance and bumper… good look.

A comment but not meant to be an A-Hole, judging from your work you are into doing a good job.
The hood and the headlight on the passenger side, edge by hood line appears to be a little lower than the driver’s side.

nice truck.
what is next, 5.0L or turbo’d 4.0L ?
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Good eye Scrambler. I noticed this too. Today I spent more time adjusting the bumper, hood, fenders and headlights. I did my best. My truck has a Zed frame I think the frame horns changed a little bit from stock. But I got the driver side of the bumper even with the passenger side. The fenders and hood kicked my rear end. I did my best on it. No pics from today, just simply minor adjustments.


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Time to start the next mod. Now the fun part, the interior. Who has a billet steering wheel and adapter?
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Check RPS there's a few guys there who has done a billet wheel but I don't remember where they got everything
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damn, sexy truck man, i love it.
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This dude named Cody777, told me Lacerra adapters. I think the guy with the SFBD Mazda has one too according to the new Minitruckin mag. I am about to bite the bullet and do it, they arent cheap. I just got all the polished billet AC ***** and stuff Friday.

Thanks for all the compliments and tips from everyone, I appreciate it.
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Keep up the good work! Looks great!
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Good eye Scrambler. I noticed this too. Today I spent more time adjusting the bumper, hood, fenders and headlights. I did my best. My truck has a Zed frame I think the frame horns changed a little bit from stock. But I got the driver side of the bumper even with the passenger side. The fenders and hood kicked my rear end. I did my best on it. No pics from today, just simply minor adjustments.



Time to start the next mod. Now the fun part, the interior. Who has a billet steering wheel and adapter?
Anyway you look at this thing it is NICE, great job !

LeCarra, IMO the best wheels out there ! http://lecarra.com/; I have used them in my Mustang and Ranger build for a long time now. (no pics)

Billet: http://lecarra.com/aspen.shtml

and then there is the Wood: http://lecarra.com/mk3.shtml
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