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Surprise!!!

my buddy came over to drop off some tie down straps and well, we got his tailgate to go with the dovetail. and mocked up a skidplate, ect.

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Nice man!
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I sir am a noob but im going to guess you made it smaller since it looks like the bed sides are curved in
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yep, took 12 3/8" out of it.

most precise measuring i've done in a while. most of the stuff i've been doing, like the skid plate i made, has just been holding it up, eye balling it, marking and cutting haha
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Nice. Did you guys use a handle relocator so you can still open/close the gate like factory?
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is his ranger really turbo? or does it just got the decal
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is his ranger really turbo? or does it just got the decal
is my ranger really a type R?
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Nice Matt, it looks 10x cleaner. I bet that bed is flopping around alot less now.



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is my ranger really a type R?
No but it is ricey and fairly gay....
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Nice Matt, it looks 10x cleaner. I bet that bed is flopping around alot less now.





No but it is ricey and fairly gay....
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Nice. Did you guys use a handle relocator so you can still open/close the gate like factory?
naw, that was way too much work.. i just took the panel off the inside and i can open it by pulling the pins that were connected to the handle

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is his ranger really turbo? or does it just got the decal
it HAD the decal, thats the sticky/foamy **** still on there. the Cummins badge is also gone off the back window.

but damn.. i can tell ya i feel the loss of power.

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Nice Matt, it looks 10x cleaner. I bet that bed is flopping around alot less now.
putting the floor back in helped a ton more.

but idk. it probably helped a bit, between that and the ratchet strap i have holding 2 more spares in the bed..

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looks good. i could never trust my self enough to do that
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Looks good. At first I forgot what you had done to the bed and I was thinking that for some reason you were putting hinges on the side so the tailgate would open out and not down.
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looks good. i could never trust my self enough to do that
haha!
i figured if i really messed it up that bad it would just force me to make something out of tube
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You should remover the website sticker off the tailgate now and throw a little white spray paint down that seam.
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haha!
i figured if i really messed it up that bad it would just force me to make something out of tube
That's the right idea. lol

Looks great. Time to make an indestructible bumper!!
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You should remover the website sticker off the tailgate now and throw a little white spray paint down that seam.
its a low spot, i'm either gonna fill it in with weld, or bondo it, them i'm gonna paint it.

and don't worry, the sticker is coming off. I'm kinda mad, i scratched up the RANGER and Ford badge :(

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That's the right idea. lol

Looks great. Time to make an indestructible bumper!!
oh its on the list.. the truck didnt look bad w/o one when i didnt have a tail gate.. now it looks stupid. i have some 2x4x1/4 and 2x3x3/16 and some 2x2x3/16? maybe 1/8 laying around..
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Almost looks like a stepside tailgate would have been close.
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Looks pretty good.

26 and 7/8's wide?

BTW, *****!
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Looks sick
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Almost looks like a stepside tailgate would have been close.
i meant to measure one but never got around to it ha, w/e i have noting better to do.. actually i have a ton of better things to do but no money to do them.

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Looks pretty good.

26 and 7/8's wide?

BTW, *****!
is a step side tail gate 26 7/8? please tell me its not. i know you read that from what i had written on there.

and no.. now its <<****!! haha
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i meant to measure one but never got around to it ha, w/e i have noting better to do.. actually i have a ton of better things to do but no money to do them.



is a step side tail gate 26 7/8? please tell me its not. i know you read that from what i had written on there.

and no.. now its <<****!! haha
I don't believe it is, I was asking if that's what yours was, due to the picture of it written on there, lol. I suppose I could go measure one for you. Or maybe somebody with a stepside could, as I would have to go find one, LOL!
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yea i didnt want to walk up to some random truck and measure the tail gate.
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It looks as though yours is still a tad bid wider then a stepside, IMO, but I could be wrong.
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