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The 04's frame is ok but its a 2wd edge. Too early to say for sure on color but I am just thinking ahead...I have this blue in mind also...
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if its a 2wd edge who cares throw a spindle lift and body lift on and it would be sweet you dont really need 4wd do you since you have another 4wd ranger
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Yeah I have another but I will be selling one. Of course I'm not sure which one yet....lol And I will need 4wd to pull Scotty (Ranger Extreme) out, he's always getting himself into trouble...lol
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oh i just assumed it was 4wd stupid me lol
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Yeah I always thought it was strange for would build a 2wd on a 4wd frame....Makes you wonder why they even used the normal coil sprung 2wd frame
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The 04 gauges will not work with the 00 electronics. What kind of door panels does the 04 edge have? If it has power I might be intrested in buying them off of you...
Painless wiring or Ron Francis wiring systems can take care of that my friend. In fact Ron Francis claims to be able to wire a car or truck from front to back in a single weekend and all for less than $350 bucks. which includes everything except the ECU which is real easy to get. as for Ideas I'd lower it a bit and turn it into a street/strip truck myself. Sonic Blue(Candied version) with a high metal flake, 8.8 inch housing with 4.10's gear ratios with posi track (same thing off a stock mustang). I did go to www.jcwhitney.com and noticed that alot of Ranger items listed are usually mustang parts. Check it out.
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so where are the pics? lol
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Well I picked up my 04 edge parts truck today. It has already had some parts removed but the drivetrain is complete and it has nice seats as well as the body I need. Although the original hood was gone atleast the one on there is an edge hood. Here's a few pics. The first 4 are from the seller, I only took a couple.
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Painless wiring or Ron Francis wiring systems can take care of that my friend. In fact Ron Francis claims to be able to wire a car or truck from front to back in a single weekend and all for less than $350 bucks. which includes everything except the ECU which is real easy to get. as for Ideas I'd lower it a bit and turn it into a street/strip truck myself. Sonic Blue(Candied version) with a high metal flake, 8.8 inch housing with 4.10's gear ratios with posi track (same thing off a stock mustang). I did go to www.jcwhitney.com and noticed that alot of Ranger items listed are usually mustang parts. Check it out.
I'm sure wvcat wants to rewire his entire truck just to run 04 gauges. Your an idiot..
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Hey John is that truck power? Like locks/windows?
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yes its power but it was missing a door...fortunatly I have a spare...lol:)
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Are you willing to sell the door panels lol
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Actually it came with no door panels. I think I am going to use the gray ones I have from the 01 edge. I also have green(power) and tan (manual) door panels
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Oh gotcha. Oh well figured i'd check. How much did the 04 run you if you don't mind me asking?
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well it was advertised as parts and I inquired about the cab...ended up getting it for cheap! but there is no title. yes I did a title search and its not stolen or salvage.

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I'm sure wvcat wants to rewire his entire truck just to run 04 gauges. Your an idiot..
I'm sure he does too. You are an A$$. now we are even. go to www.painlessperformance.com if you don't believe about the wiring thing or you just as well called every street rooder magazine that's out there wrong. I guess that autometer, VDO, Cyberdyne and all of those other guage companies are wrong too. That shows how dumb you are. You don't know alot about wiring do you.
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don't look too bad tons of parts on there still
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any new updates on your progress?
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I didn't work on trucks last night. I was cutting grass and weeds...almost done. I will have to finish that tonight. I did pull the wiring harness out from under the hood of the 04. Next I will be pulling the dash...the fun begins
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I didn't work on trucks last night. I was cutting grass and weeds...almost done. I will have to finish that tonight. I did pull the wiring harness out from under the hood of the 04. Next I will be pulling the dash...the fun begins
Oh boy. what are you planning on using under the hood if I may ask? 221,289,302 or 351? or are you going to stick with a stock motor?
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I will probably go with the 4.0 5 speed and 4:10's with 31x10.50's....I'm also thinking manual hubs and the air box mod after ruining a few air filters...I have some ideas for the front end that are a little different but not ready to commit to them yet...stay tuned in...lol
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if you get a 5 speed too who will pull scott out when her gets really stuck? lol. guess johnathan will have to do it haha
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Yeah I was thinking I probably need a heavy duty clutch...lol
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Made some progress today but man I'm tired...lol
I pulled both cabs, rolled out both frames and moved them to the oposite sides of the driveway. I thought about converting the edge frame to 2wd instead of swapping frames but it was more work that way...just smaller parts...lol Anyway here's some pics ....enjoy
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I'm sure he does too. You are an A$$. now we are even. go to www.painlessperformance.com if you don't believe about the wiring thing or you just as well called every street rooder magazine that's out there wrong. I guess that autometer, VDO, Cyberdyne and all of those other guage companies are wrong too. That shows how dumb you are. You don't know alot about wiring do you.
And you wonder why you have no respect on this site. You don't become a expert by reading street rodder magazines...
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