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Picked up and installed some stuff over the weekend

Went to the junkyard on Friday and Picked up my front axle out of a 03 ranger 4.10 gears, I also found a cargo cover while I was there, so I snatched it. And yesterday I finally got my CB installed, And found a killer deal on some lvl 2 tow hooks on Craigslist for $50! Here are some pics, and some questions:

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It needs a good wire wheel cleaning, and primed/painted. Is there anything thats missing from this that's supposed to be there? all the mounts are there, I know that much.
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This was just laying in the truck so I don't have any of the bolts or the clips. Could somebody possibly be able to get some for me, It would be greatly appreciated. I would obviously pay for however much it would be.
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Do I have to take it somewhere to get the antenna tuned or can I do it?
And the tow hooks:
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I need to figure out how to modify these to fit for a bodylift somehow.

Any help would be awesome!

Thanks,
Clay
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good work clayton.
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Nice job on the tow hooks. I have the same phone as you do.
I might be able to find the hardware for the cover. What color do you need.
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Nice job on the tow hooks. I have the same phone as you do.
I might be able to find the hardware for the cover. What color do you need.
I just need 4 bolts and 4 of those little tabs for the screws to go in. I don't think it matters what color the cover is, but the one I got is Tan.
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Went to the junkyard on Friday and Picked up my front axle out of a 03 ranger 4.10 gears, I also found a cargo cover while I was there, so I snatched it. And yesterday I finally got my CB installed, And found a killer deal on some lvl 2 tow hooks on Craigslist for $50! Here are some pics, and some questions:


It needs a good wire wheel cleaning, and primed/painted. Is there anything thats missing from this that's supposed to be there? all the mounts are there, I know that much.

This was just laying in the truck so I don't have any of the bolts or the clips. Could somebody possibly be able to get some for me, It would be greatly appreciated. I would obviously pay for however much it would be.
CB installed:


Do I have to take it somewhere to get the antenna tuned or can I do it?
And the tow hooks:

I need to figure out how to modify these to fit for a bodylift somehow.

Any help would be awesome!

Thanks,
Clay
killer deal on the hooks. i know how to mod them but im not saying its super easy to do tho are you could send them to me lol i could sure use em

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Good score on the tow hook. As for moding them for a bodylift, I say just mail them to me.
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you could buy some steel and make new brackets that are three inches longer.

i wish that cover could be modified for mine. that one one thing i remember form my aunts' 86. of course, hers was in the rear panel not rolled up like that.
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killer deal on the hooks. i know how to mod them but im not saying its super easy to do tho are you could send them to me lol i could sure use em
I was in freaking shock when i saw these on Craigslist cause I'm always looking for stuff for rangers around here and there never is anything. The cool thing is the guy I bought them off of, is building a custom front bumper on his lvl 2 I told him about R-F, so I hope he joins. How do you mod the hooks for a bodylift?
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You can easily tune your antenna, just get a S.W.R. meter.
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You can easily tune your antenna, just get a S.W.R. meter.
Thanks for replying. Where can I get one?
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the tow hooks mod isnt going to be just told out right stone and justin know but they dont just tell anyone, might try pming them
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nice! dont try getting them to tell you bout the tow hook mod, its retarded but oh well.
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I know, I'm gonna find out, I'm NOT cutting my valence.
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Thanks for replying. Where can I get one?
Radio shack carries them, that's where I got mine! Here is some information to read up on.
SWR-INTRO kinda long, but if you can absorb this, you will have a perfectly tuned antenna!
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I know, I'm gonna find out, I'm NOT cutting my valence.
Just go play around them, its not hard once you can actually see it on there. A couple of other guys have done it as well
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I know, I'm gonna find out, I'm NOT cutting my valence.
Only thing stopping me from doing a B.L., well that and the exhaust thing, and my antenna smacks on beams at school parking garages already.
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In regards to your cleaning and painting the axle....I wouldn't. Just pressure wash the housing, and if you want, wire wheel and prime and paint the cover. It's an aluminum housing for light weight and if you paint it, internallly it would heat up and heat = gear killer.
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Radio shack carries them, that's where I got mine! Here is some information to read up on.
SWR-INTRO kinda long, but if you can absorb this, you will have a perfectly tuned antenna!
Thanks for the Link that will help alot!
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In regards to your cleaning and painting the axle....I wouldn't. Just pressure wash the housing, and if you want, wire wheel and prime and paint the cover. It's an aluminum housing for light weight and if you paint it, internallly it would heat up and heat = gear killer.
Thanks for the tip Shane!
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Good find on the hooks! I am very undecided if I want the hooks I have or the levelII hooks.
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Good find on the hooks! I am very undecided if I want the hooks I have or the levelII hooks.
Thanks Mike! You should be the first to paint the LII Hooks black if you get a set.
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Thanks Mike! You should be the first to paint the LII Hooks black if you get a set.
too late...
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HAMPTON ROADS RANGERS • View topic - tow hooks

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Thanks alot for posting that up. Would you even need those extra supports that are coming from underneath? I would probably leave that out, I wonder if this is how Stone made his. I'm getting a front Hitch, So they would almost be used more for looks than use.
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too late...
Did you paint a set black?
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If someone could hook me up with the bolts and clips that go with the Cargo cover I'd be more than willing to give you a little extra cash for getting them.
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