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Old 01-01-2015
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The Ranger was taken to soon...

The Ranger was rear ended last week. I witnessed an accident ahead of me, slowed down, pulled off to the shoulder, had enough time to pull my cell phone out, call 911, was on the phone with the operator, then boom...rear ended by a guy doing about 45mph.

The few pics I could snap with all the chaos going on. The damage is worse then it looks...insurance adjuster gave me an approximate number of around 8,000 dollars in repairs. If repairs are more then 70% of NADA value, they total it.

The bumper, tailgate, bed are all done for. The bed pushed up into the cab and dented up the rear of the cab....tweaking it so bad that my seats won't move on their tracks. He pushed me into the shoulder cement barrier which took out my front bumper, grill guard, hood and grill. Also broke some front end components. I also just put 1700 dollars of front end work into it with wheel bearings, ball joints, exc.

Its a shame. As all of us have, I've put lots of time and money into it. I might buy it back and make it a trail rig, but in the mean time I will be driving my 1994 Saab 9000 Aero Turbo. Too many new cars to choose from. Will probably pick up a newer Ecoboost F150.

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Some pics of it in its prime.....and the Saab, my other baby.

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The red one is mine
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That's a real shame
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Is that idiot who hit you taking a selfie?
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I call "selfies," "lonelies," but no, I think he was trying to find his non existent insurance card....
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Wow. Really hate to see this man. Good news is you're still around to be able to post this and not hurt.
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Damn James, that sucks really bad.
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Sorry man.. that really blows. Hopefully they don't total it, but I just looked my truck up the other day and it said it was around $8000.. so my guess is they total it. I would say find another ranger and swap some parts over, but maybe not worth it.
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Sorry to hear man. I know how you feel. My first car, a beautiful blue 93 explorer sport with 102k miles and it was in amazing condition got totalled by the insurance company after some idiot made an illegal left turn right in front of me in a 35 mile per hour zone.

I wanted to buy it back off the insurance company and either fix it or salvage off it and fix up another explorer, but the insurance company just let me keep it and i got 2500 bucks in book value and bought an already modded 99 explorer for 2000 bucks.

The damage is mainly body work and a bent radius arm and tie rod and it needs a new tire. Right now it just sits and im just about done collecting everything i need to fix it.

My dad bought me that explorer for 500 bucks! It's well worth fixing. You should keep your beautiful looking ranger.
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Old 01-04-2015
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The bumper, tailgate, bed are all done for. The bed pushed up into the cab and dented up the rear of the cab....tweaking it so bad that my seats won't move on their tracks. He pushed me into the shoulder cement barrier which took out my front bumper, grill guard, hood and grill. Also broke some front end components.

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It's well worth fixing. You should keep your beautiful looking ranger.





its way more work than its worth...



way more

time to move on to bigger and better things

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its way more work than its worth...



way more

time to move on to bigger and better things

agreed and I wouldn't want to look at it all gutted and wrecked before the work got done, it would **** me off too much that's why I didn't buy back my first red truck
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Such a shame, I love the look of yours. Those rims would have been my next set.

Looks like you fukced up that mazda van tho.

You experiencing any pains? Physical not towards the loss of your truck.
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That really sucks.
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Old 01-06-2015
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Truck is officially totaled. Insurance gave me a good amount for it...more then I thought I'd get. Not worth fixing with the frame damage.

Considering a 2013 King Ranch F1Fiddy that my uncle is selling.

Local members the topper, Yakima bike racks, Fx4 lvl2 shifter (we need to swap your stock one), tires, wheels (also need to swap yours onto mine) are all up for grabs. PM me
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Wish I could just have the whole manual transmission/shifter/pedals, everything. Colorado is a bit of a trip tho, haha. At a minimum I wouldn't let that shifter go though.. that thing is kinda rare.

King ranch should be really nice.. hope you can get that. Keep us updated.
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Trust me, the last thing I want to do is send this truck to the yard with the shifter, ****, tires and wheels on it. But I might have no choice. No time to go to a yard and find one. And all my local Ranger buddies no longer have rangers.

I'd get another Ranger, but I was already annoyed about the lack of space so no thanks. I will miss my truck though
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Goddamnit! Id swap you and grab most of that stuff if I lived there. FML and shipping.

I suppose mailing me that shifter and waiting for mine to get there is too long?
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Sorry to hear this, I dread the day this happens to my truck. I don't know what I'd do.

You're making the right choice letting it go.
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Damn, glad you're okay. Poor ranger, yours was one of my faves.
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I already miss it...
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Sorry to hear that James, on the bright side I am glad you are ok and insurance is treating you right.
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Sorry to hear about that but at least you are ok and the insurance company is treating you right. I would take what you can off the Ranger like the rims, go get some cheap rims if you can so it can be hauled off.
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