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Old 09-08-2010
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A "Baby" Update

Hey guys! I thought I'd post up a couple of pics and just check in and say hello. Things have been pretty busy lately in life. The F250 has been good to me- 35,000 trouble free miles since March 2009 when I sold the Ranger.

I've been doing a lot of ATV riding lately. Sometimes I just throw my Grizzly in the bed of the truck, and other times I'll tow a flatbed with 2-3 bikes. Nothing big. I like how I can get my four wheeler in the bed of the truck and still close the tailgate.

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A lot of times we ride until after dark and loading up is sometimes a pain, especially strapping everything down. I wired up some waterproof LED strips under the bed rails. So far they're working out great. I have them wired up to an upfitter switch and I am also in the process of wiring up a secondary switch in the bed that works independent of the upfitter (which is only hot with the ignition in the Run position). I just about have everything wired up; all I need to do now is tap the LED (+) wire with my always hot BAT (+) wire.

[do note the slightly different color LEDs. I told the company that one was a lot more blue in color and they sent me a new strip. I was impressed]

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You can see the interior. I wired them up to upfitter #3.

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Otherwise, I haven't done too much truck stuff lately. My wife and I are expecting our first in December. We're [I'm] painting, putting together the crib, changing station, and other furniture for the baby's room. It's the most awesome feeling ever! This was my wife several weeks ago at week 23.

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Anyway, hope all is well.
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Congrats man on the baby!!!!!!!!!

Trucks looking great as always.
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truck looks sick! grats on the little rascal, my first child, son, is due in november!
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Congrats on the little brat!
It seems like I know a ton of people due in Nov-Dec this year, crazy.

Who makes the led lights?
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congrats on the new baby! Good luck too!

Love your truck! I should have bought one instead of a diesel.
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Thanks for the well wishes, gentlemen. I've been a member of this forum for quite a while, so some of you "old timers" are kind of like a big, extended family.

The LED light strips were purchased from an online company called Oznium. They have all kinds of LED stuff for sale there. I purchased the 19" flexible strips because they were pretty much ready to mount and wire up to a 12v source. I submerged them before installing them to test out just how waterproof they are, and have had no problems. I just wish I would have put them side by side to see the color difference before I installed them. I would have saved a little time but it was no big deal in the end.

My wife and I are having a little girl. It's hard to describe how happy we are. We've wanted children for a long time. When we found out we were pregnant, I literally felt like the biggest, most macho man in Texas. When I told that story to my friend who is already a dad he said, "Just wait until the baby is delivered." He was the proudest papa I've ever seen.

Back on topic- I guess I can look at it this way. When my daughter is 16, a 2011 Ford Ranger ought to be just about right for her first car. We can fix it up together. So if you're an owner of a brand new Ranger, please keep all your maintenance records for us... we'll pay extra! LoL
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that truck looks awesome!!! congrats on the baby!


how much were those lights?
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Oh cool, I've been thinking about using those Oznium strips for the same exact thing. Looks like they work great!
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nice rig ... wish my new quad fit with the tailgate up ... love the new led's too
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Congrats! Truck looks good.
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