Summer Truck Plans? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-30-2008
EdGe_wannabe's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Georgia
Posts: 4,306
Summer Truck Plans?

Hey everyone, I was just curious to see what kind of plans everyone had for their truck since some a lot of times work picks up quite a bit in the summer. Plus a lot of younger truck owners get "full-time" summer job.

What are you plans to have done to your vehicle by the end of summer/ through out the summer?


MY plans are to hopefully have another fender (since the last deal I had didn't work out), shaved fenders, black hood, new tires, and interior upgrades such as Dynamat, speakers etc. I can't wait for my Matco tool bill to be paid off, I'm proud of myself since I haven't bought a tool in over 4 months. I got my bill up to like $1,600 and it's finally down to $350. Then it'll be more money for truck parts!

Brenton
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-30-2008
rngprerunner's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 3,453
My plan is to finish the bloody thing already...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-30-2008
gatorblue92's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Delaware
Posts: 8,238
i would like to get some new speakers... and a front axle but thats gonna be another year or so since the truck is once again my DD
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-30-2008
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 5,782
Drive as little as possible so I can afford to eat!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-30-2008
EdGe_wannabe's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Georgia
Posts: 4,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearhead61 View Post
Drive as little as possible so I can afford to eat!
Great plan!

Brenton
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-30-2008
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
Wheel the bloody heck out of it. Rebuild the full-width F-150 8.8 and get it in the rear. More armor underneath. Finish the custom steering pieces (trackbar and tierod -- did the draglink). Wheel the bloody heck out of it.

Oh, did I mention wheeling the bloody heck out of it?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-30-2008
02rangermayhem's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: C.Springs
Posts: 573
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearhead61 View Post
Drive as little as possible so I can afford to eat!


i can bearly afford to drive it. i seriously thought of trading it in and still is a possibility.

maybe when i graduate and i get a full time job i can afford to drive it more and possibly start paying toward the principle of my truck.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-30-2008
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Body lift and 33s, fix the front-end. Thats what I should have done by the end of summer, I would love to have it double lifted though. All depends on how much money I can make.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-30-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 737
I'm gonna let it sit in the driveway as much as possible, to keep my gas costs down and my mileage also way down. I want this Ranger to last a long, long time. So by not putting miles on it, just keeps it nice shape for the future years. I'll be surprised if I even put 4,000 miles on it over the next year.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-30-2008
bdiddy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: vancouver, wa
Posts: 182
pay the sucker off
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-30-2008
chevyslayer925's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Trexlertown,Pennslyvania
Posts: 1,293
finish my exhaust,fix body damage, wheels,tires,swap front and rear bumpers,cap, get my subs in and alarm wired up
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-30-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Doylestown, PA
Posts: 111
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04blackedge View Post
Body lift and 33s, fix the front-end. Thats what I should have done by the end of summer, I would love to have it double lifted though. All depends on how much money I can make.
Same here minus fix the front end. My money is going towards getting a new bike/paying my parents back what I owe them for the truck first (2400).
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-30-2008
Alon's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 2,555
by the end of the summer i want to do a diesel superduty mod....we'll see how that goes
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-30-2008
02rangermayhem's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: C.Springs
Posts: 573
Quote:
Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
by the end of the summer i want to do a diesel superduty mod....we'll see how that goes
you want to put a diesel engine in your truck?


If so... have fun with that.

alot of $$$ to do that........ all new suspension and drivetrain.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-30-2008
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
I want to swap over to manual hubs, install power windows and locks, alarm, tint and headers. I doubt all that will happen though.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-30-2008
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Oh yeah finishing my power locks install would be awesome too
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-30-2008
Johnbaum13's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 2,343
Wheels and tires.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-30-2008
DarkBlue03XLT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Overland Park, KS
Posts: 158
new wheels and tires will be on, color matched front and rear valence/bumper cap, tool box in the back, seat covers
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-30-2008
5speedin2.3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Livonia, Mi
Posts: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by n3elz View Post
Wheel the bloody heck out of it. Rebuild the full-width F-150 8.8 and get it in the rear. More armor underneath. Finish the custom steering pieces (trackbar and tierod -- did the draglink). Wheel the bloody heck out of it.

Oh, did I mention wheeling the bloody heck out of it?
i have a full width 8.8 out of a newer f-150, it needs to be overhauled.
the bearings are shot because the axle shaft seals were leaking, but over all the axle is still good.

i don't think it would be worth it for you to drive out here tho haha.




as far as my plans go, the SAS is already done.

now i need to get all of the 4x4 components and then im fixing the body and painting it.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-30-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: College Station
Posts: 2,781
Lower 2/2 from stock, Weld Prostars, New Tires, Paint Front & Rear Bumper, Paint Handles, Retune, and drive it while the rest of yall sit at home!
minus those who go wheelin..

2.3 FTW!
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 04-30-2008
Alon's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 2,555
Quote:
Originally Posted by 02rangermayhem View Post
you want to put a diesel engine in your truck?


If so... have fun with that.

alot of $$$ to do that........ all new suspension and drivetrain.
no... I want a superduty
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-30-2008
Jp7's Avatar
Jp7 Jp7 is offline
Member
iTrader: (9)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: My LED lab or on the dyno
Posts: 2,970
I will have 4 fiberoptic LED tail light bulbs (2 per each) in a few days, they are already installed , the epoxy is still drying. (Much brighter than stock)

I also Cut my 3rd brake light apart and mounted by hand 18 LEDs.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-30-2008
RangerJustin's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,428
not too much...probably use all mod money to pay off the truck and the civic...and just finish up things i have around, OHC, HID Off Road lights, fix my CB, install PA speaker, might start saving up for a DBR kit...but that will take past summer...
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-30-2008
REUBER's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: US Army
Posts: 1,722
i was debadging the silverado today..but i ran out of goo gone and got PO'ed.....

Im was thinking about getting all mod crazy like the ol ranger but I dont think Im gonna..
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 04-30-2008
anthony84_2004's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Jesup, Georgia
Posts: 760
get the 4.6 and the explorer 8.8 in the 95, and hopefully drive it some.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any truck pullers in here? Need ideas/review of my plans... tractorman General Ford Ranger Discussion 9 12-16-2009 12:04 AM
My Truck Plans Cruisin Suspension Tech 0 06-17-2009 01:26 AM
Change of plans solodos General Ford Ranger Discussion 37 07-14-2005 07:52 AM
Plans for toughening the 4x2 a bit n3elz New Ideas 60 03-26-2005 11:18 PM
New System Plans Skyjacker_44 Audio & Video Tech 4 09-15-2004 11:39 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:09 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.