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Starting to have my Rear End Reduced!

Well... as some of you know, i had a thread goin a couple months ago.. had the front of my truck prettied up with a "face lift"

here's the link for that incase anyone wanted to take a look
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ight=face+lift

anyways.. i feel the front is good enough for a while, so now onto the rear!

I had a small check list of stuff i'll need to have done/get.

1. Steel Roll Pan
2. Hidden Hitch with License plate flip up kit thing...
3. Handle Relocator for tail gate
d. Remove and fill Ford Logo on tail gate
5. dual tips out the back to finish it off!


anyways.. i got the first step done! my roll pan just arrived today! im in the middle of ordering the hitch and flip kit (should be ordered by next week). i might try to get the handle relocator ordered by next weekend as well.

here's a pic of the roll pan.. i can't wait to get this stuff done!
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Nice!!!!
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bd dude thats sweet!
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awesome... me like
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sigh....why the humaity of a roll pan
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Heres a tip (ask me how I found out): you have the hole for the hitch at about the right width, but make sure you cut it ALL THE WAY down to where the top of the "flap" is. Even down to there it is a squeeze to get a reciever in, but any higher and you won't be able to. The plate covers it all anyway. And Zach, why are you hating on pans? They look great on all trucks, lowered AND lifted!


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And Zach, why are you hating on pans? They look great on all trucks, lowered AND lifted!
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They look great on all trucks, lowered AND lifted!

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fixed ur pic
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wowak what kind is your roll pan? and for the hitch opening, im gonna let the guys at the shop do that when i go to have the pan molded in. this one i have is nice.. it has like a pop outbox for the hitch already in it.. i didnt know they do taht for you on roll pans.. i assmmed id have to cut out my own.. same goes for the light, they have that cut out too.

and zach, its cool.. not everyone likes everything, so i understand.. but, with that said, i do like the look of the smooth backs of trucks with nohting there at all, so that's what im aiming for!
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can you get some closer pics of that pan man...

so thats steel so it will just weld right up to it?

ive been wantin to get a roll pan...and even thought bout shaving my tail lights and gettin some LEDs in the pan..that would be sick..
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Mine is from Mar-K, and I'm quite happy with the quality, although I had to mark and cut the opening myself, and provide my own illumination (according to them, their lighting kit will interfere with the operation of a flip-up plate.) My first attempt at lighting was a 6" mini-neon, it looked good but the transformer got wet and shorted out. Now I have two super-white LEDs (with their own resistors built into a waterproof housing) that I sourced from the ricer aisle at Discount (the packaging suggests mounting them on your headlights or taillights for some reason.) They're not quite as bright as the standard bulbs, but definitely visible (they're brighter than the average dirty truck plate lights) and they're much WHITER, gives the plate a cool look.. def. looks custom. I didn't even bother to drill holes to run the wires, they disappear cleanly behind the plate, and I ran them through the holes that were already in the pan to attach a plate if you're not using a flip-up kit.

Also, if your pan wasn't provided with a plate-flip bracket, go to a GM dealership and order the plate bracket for a late 80s Caprice (the old square ones with the filler behind the plate.) Mar-K sells the GM piece as their own. MRC used to have one of these on his mustang trailer too, but for a different reason.. if he mounted the plate hanging down from the edge of the trailer, it would hit the ground when he was loading/unloading the car, and if he mounted it up from the trailer the differential would hit it! The fold-up bracket solved that.. ingenious thinking on his part, and he just went to a GM dealership and ordered that same piece, long before I figured out it was the same part Mar-K sells!
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...and even thought bout shaving my tail lights and gettin some LEDs in the pan..that would be sick..
The LEDs in the pan are nice but thats getting played out.. what I would do if I were building a fully customized show truck would be to shave the stock taillights, then french in some of those super-bright LED arrays they sell for 18 wheelers (the round ones.) A little LED bar on the side (I'd tuck it against the body crease line) and it would even be almost legal.

If you're dead set on LEDs in the pan, for an extra few bucks Mar-K will pre-cut the pan to fit the shape of your lights, and I think they'll even do custom shapes. (I'll be mad if anyone puts vette or supra lights on a Ford!
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got any idea how much it was from GM?
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gonna look good!
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got any idea how much it was from GM?
Can't recall, but dealerships generally make up their own prices, so the easiest thing would be to go into a dealership and ask.
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for the handle flip i recommend mar-k for that.
i have theyre kit on my truck it works great.
the filler panel is perfect and the access panel is smooth instead rigid like the stockers. you can make the kit yourself but it involves cutting the stock acces panel but its no where near as clean as the mar-k kit. and its only like 50 bucks
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alrighty question..you said that your shavin the rear...

including tailgate..i was wanting to sahve my handle but then i thought all you do it get a handle reloactor right...and you put it on the inside of the bed...what do you do if you got a tono cover..is there somewhere else you can put it?
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i think zach should shut up....


Sean, i can't wait for you to get all them things done.
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ROLL PANS KICK ***
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i think zach should shut up....


Sean, i can't wait for you to get all them things done.
u hurt my feelings
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i think zach should shut up....


Sean, i can't wait for you to get all them things done.
lol, nah, he's cool. everyone is entitled to his/her own opinions. (even when the wrong zach gets hurt, lol)

and yeah, i can't wait either. my mom was asking me why i dont wait for xmas.. i told her that's too far away! (plus she thinks none of this cost as much as it does, so it would never happen anyway, lol). im going this weekend to a custom shope up the street from me to see what they quote me at for all the work.. im scared, yet excited, lol.
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you got a black or a chrome rear bumper?
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you got a black or a chrome rear bumper?
who me? if so, black!

EDIT: by the way, you asked earlier for a close up.. what would you like to have a close up of.. anythin in particular? i can snap a pic right now of where ever on the pan yo'd like to see
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kinda of a side shot like what behind it...and right up on the license plate..thingy please sir thanks very so much :)
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