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Finally, photos of my inherited 1998 Ford Ranger XLT

Well last year I helped purchase my father a new 2008 Ford Escape. He loved the car and asked me if I wanted his old truck.

At the time all we had in the family was a 2005 Volvo S80 and a 2006 Mercedes Benz C55 AMG. Previously my wife and I spoke about wanting to get a truck so I wouldn't have to put sod in the back of my Benz like I did once.

So he gave it to me and it's a 1998 Ford Ranger XLT bare bones. Manual everything, Green with willow interior. So it's been 7 months since I got it and I have since lost my job and sold the AMG and now this is my primary vehicle so I can save up for a Porsche.

I've cleaned it up and here's what I did, enjoy!:
  • Steam cleaned the interior and scrubbed all the plastics
  • Claybared the truck
  • Porter Cabled the entire truck using PB SSR2.5
  • Klasse AIO'd the truck
  • P21S waxed the truck
  • Put my 2006 Badges on that I've had for 7 months










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Very clean for an 11 year old truck.
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Very nice! I would of gladly taken it!
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nice... i think it needs bigger tires though
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very nice sounds like my kind of guy on cleaning only step i did more then you was take apart the whole interior for a wash lol

I love the truck been looking for a 98-00 2wd flare side manual for a while now
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Yeah I'm going to get some 15" wheels from another member here. I just gotta go pick them up and the 14" tires are almost worn enough to negate buying 15" tires.

Mines an auto :(
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What no pics of the willow interior? Truck looks good man, but the cap isn't doing it for me on the stepside.
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nice rig man
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RazorsEdge-

I'll get photos tomorrow of the interior however I will say that the damn armrest is worthless!

Yeah I'm not a big cap guy but it was on the truck when I got it and it allows the dogs to get in the back and be protected. And the cap actually has helped protect some cargo.
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Yeah I'm going to get some 15" wheels from another member here. I just gotta go pick them up and the 14" tires are almost worn enough to negate buying 15" tires.

Mines an auto :(
you said manual everything so i assumed it was one
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Damn, that is very clean! Congrats on the truck!
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Wow... glad to see somebody take care of their truck.. that thing looks mint man! Sounds like you know how to take care of it!
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Sweet! Looks as clean as my '08.
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truck looks like it was nicely taken care of!

any pics of the amg you had??
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truck looks like it was nicely taken care of!

any pics of the amg you had??

Hope this isn't too off topic but here are a coupleInterior shots:



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Very nice truck man, very clean and looks well taken care of. That cap has got to go though
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Nice car and nice truck. Truck is begging to be slammed.
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That Ranger looks like it just left the dealer! I like the green,but not feeling the willow interior. My friend had a 96 Grand Marquis with a leather willow interior. Just as bad as burgundy lol.
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Clean truck (just like mine, manual everything and only 1 year difference), sorry to hear about losing your job.
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