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Icon7 65 degrees, No work, I'm going to the U-pull it yard

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I was sitting in my office Tuesday checking out this site, a few others and the local weather for Wednesday. Well it was supposed to be 65 degrees so I decided to screw work on Wed. and go to Harry's, our local u-pull it yard.
I was looking for a headlight for the wife's car and anything I could scrounge up for the Ranger. I never got around looking for the headlight but what I did find was a 98 Ranger with the whole drivetrain removed, but with the whole interior intact. I rarely see any Rangers newer than the late eighties there so this was like I just won the lottery and I was going to take whatever I could before it was all gone. I didn't rent a cart so I could only take what I could carry. I realized afterwards that I must have looked like an idiot carrying so much.

Here is what I got:
2 complete door panels, including the plastic trim and window handles
center floor console/cup holder
dash trim around the instrument cluster including the dimmer switch and headlight switch
rearview mirror
drivers side window track Mine broke, don't know how, but it did
2 license plate light holders Someone on here needed them but I see he already got them.
low side AC pressure switch
lots of fuses and relays
both side mirrors
computer
door lock caps
what I believe is the airbag module which looks like a black box with one plug
tranny cooler Which I may need some help on how to make this work for my 97.
heater control panel
passenger side airbag cut off switch and trim I wish I could find a way to hook this up for mine.
And my favorite.....
the rear jumpseat cup holder panel Mine just has the metal panel across the back. I had to drill some new holes and cut the clips off of the back of the panel to make it work but I now have cup holders back there for the oldest when she sits back there.

This truck also had the front and rear tow hooks that I tried to get off. They were on there good and I couldn't do it. Next time I go I'll take a larger persuader bar to get them off if it's still there.

And to top it all off my abs light has been off now for 2 weeks since I cleaned the electrical connection at the valve! All in all it was a good day. Now if i could only fix that 1445 code.....

I'll post some pics tonight of my treasure along with the pics of my broken crankshaft that happened a few weeks back.

I may take another trip this weekend to see if I could grab anything else. the place is only 5 min. away. If anyone needs anything let me know and I will see if I could grab it. Some of the above I am also not going to use, but I got greedy.
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sounds like you scored big...
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looks like ur not going this weekend LOL.

i was there wednesday with my buddy. didnt get much but we got there late. i may go back next weekend...supposed to be nice...hope what i was is still there.
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looks like ur not going this weekend LOL.

i was there wednesday with my buddy. didnt get much but we got there late. i may go back next weekend...supposed to be nice...hope what i was is still there.
Yeah, isn't this weather wonderful! 65 one day, a few days later it's freakin snowing. That's what we get for living around here. I needed that sun though, I was starting to go mad and drink to much. lol

The best time to go is early in morning before all the local and out of state mechanics show up. I was also expecting a lot more mud but it wasn't too bad.
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dang... you should have taken you truck and park it next to that other ranger and just put everything in the bed! Congrats man, nice find!
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Here are my finds:




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Here is a pic of the cupholder panel installed:



Not to bad, doesn't look out of place or anything and it actually fit pretty well.
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