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Well, I sold my Ranger yesterday. Im kind of bummed to see it go, i had the truck for over 4 years (1/23/07-4/30/11) but it was either time to do paint and body work on it including replacement of doors and a bedside or move on.

Please don't stereotype me into the group with all the other guys that bought F-150's after their Ranger since i did not buy an 04+ F-150. This is my third full-size truck.

2003 F-150
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5.4 4R75 4x4
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PW, PL, CC, Tilt, CD, AC, thermometer and compass

Overall it is a pretty clean truck. I brought it home and gutted the interior to get the smoke smell out. This is the FIRST vehicle i have ever owned that had been smoked in.

More pics to come...Here is a cell phone pic after i wheeled it out from 12:30am



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congrats on the new truck. looks good. You will prob miss the ext cab though.


also, if you can get the smell out lmk! I just bought a truck and its the same lol
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Looks nice wish I could get a regular cab but my dogs too big
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Looks great!

I have some tips on how to get smoke out if you need them.
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Looks clean man. Congrats on the purchase. I was always a huge fan of your Ranger.

Those are my least favorite generation F series though. I don't like the exteriors or the interiors. But they do look a lot better with a lift on them!
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Congrats. We just sold my wife's F150 that looked just like that. Not the same drivetrain, but it had the same cab configuration. It was a pretty nice truck and fairly comfortable to drive. I would imagine you'd be happy with the truck you chose.
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that explains why laz pm'd me. congrats, my aunt had one like that. a girl on a cell phone ended it's life in a head on. she has a similar year black one now. like mentioned, you gonna miss the extra room?
if you need the room back, buy a topper and do a cut through and turn it into a bronco. :)
btw, it's screaming for a lift and larger meats.
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Congrats on the new ride. It looks really clean
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wow i cant believe you sold the ranger i have been to busy to be on here and keep up with whats going on.


im sure you will build this one just as nice
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Thanks guys, i put 300 miles on it in the last 24 hours and its pretty good so far

it will get tires and wheels soon, i shampooed the carpet, seats and treated the HVAC last night so its better...any tips are appreciated
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Nice truck!.
Look into something called an Ozone machine, like a small portable one to put in your truck, i've used them before, and they work great, all the smells disappear.
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Yeah ozone generators are by far the strongest that there is in regards to removing smells from cars. Just be careful you don't leave it on too long because I've heard it can mess up your interior plastic if you do.

The truck will look good with wheels/tires and maybe a little lift or atleast a level
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NICE!
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Yeah ozone generators are by far the strongest that there is in regards to removing smells from cars. Just be careful you don't leave it on too long because I've heard it can mess up your interior plastic if you do.

The truck will look good with wheels/tires and maybe a little lift or atleast a level
i've got one with an Auto Timer. its awesome to use like once or twice a year. pulls the smells out of everything, even the fabric.
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It looks like it might have some sort of leveling kit on it already. The second pic makes it look like the truck needs a camber adjustment.

Looks like you could easily fit some 33's in there.
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Did you clean the headliner? That's what fixed my superduty
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Looks clean man. Congrats on the purchase. I was always a huge fan of your Ranger.

Those are my least favorite generation F series though. I don't like the exteriors or the interiors. But they do look a lot better with a lift on them!
Yeah I can't stand those F-150s lol. I would either go gen before or gen after.

Loved your Ranger, I'm sure this truck will look just as good after you get done with her :)
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id love that exact truck.....it'd make fora nice tow rig....or sas'ed....oh man...
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I dont' like that body style much either, but have been stalking a shortbox red one with 285's and some good looking wheels. 4 years later, he still won't sell it.
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I can't wait till I start seeing 04-09 F-150s SAS'd. Mmmmmmm, I want a 05 F150 FX4 in yellow w/ manual tranny and a 77-78 full width D44 on it. That would be amazing.
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headliner is cleaned...i know where one of those machines is, maybe i can use it
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Just for fun I was looking through an old thread and I found this:

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I dont' like that body style much either, but have been stalking a shortbox red one with 285's and some good looking wheels. 4 years later, he still won't sell it.
I'm picky with that body style also. The lightnings, HD's and some 4x4's look good, but I think that body style is better for a street truck then a 4x4.
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Got my new wheels and tires today. I mounted them by hand on my garage floor and drove around the block a few times to seat them on the rims, now i got to get them balanced.

After a HORRIBLE experience with Eagle alloy trying to beg them to let me buy wheels for my truck. I found these American Racing Mojave knockoffs made by Rebel Racing. They are 16x8 with 4" BS and LT295/75R16 General Grabber AT2's. Im pretty excited about them.

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mounter by hand..EXPLAIN

GREAT TIRES YOU'LL LOVE THEM
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