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Old 09-23-2014
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Installed a sunroof.

I'll get better pictures this weekend as I'm putting the rest of the truck together and putting down the sound deadening materials..

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Here ya go.. sorry it took so long!

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looks so clean it looked factory. where did you get the sunroof if i might ask?
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Old 09-23-2014
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Sun roof is on amazon. Costs about 200 bucks. Definitely a worth while mod in my opinion if you want to look at the sky and have more sun in the cabin and or you don't have a slider back window..

I'm going to drive this weekend with it removed just to see how loud it is. Love this mod.

Unfortunately there isn't a lot of info about doing sunroofs on the rangers, almost seems frowned upon because everyone seems to think that silly metal support in the middle of the roof is actually there for structural reasons and not to keep the sheet metal from flapping in the wind... My roof use to make a vibrating noise because of the brace... after removing it and putting this in my roof doesn't creek at all, it's awesome. It's definitely more solid!

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Old 09-26-2014
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Continued on the prep work for the ohc and ordered some LEDs for it
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Went through and retorqued every bolt I have touched on it in the last year. And checked all the fluid levels, cursed Detroit Axle for not warrantying the rack and pinion I bought from them last year which has a seal that's been leaking for a few months now.
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Clean her and exposed her
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This is more of "what did I do this week".

Cleaned and did a minor quicky polish job on a set of 15" alloys and swapped them on with better tires.
Then I removed the Grill and front bumper, sanded, primed, painted then clear coated them to match the body. Polished the heads/turns and tail lights.

Buffed and Waxed. What a beauty, the paint job makes it look 1000x better.

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Installed the Head unit from my Old dodge-
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and I painted and installed the Dome/Map light out of my old explorer( too bad it's got a red interior, I really like it's Eddie Bauer edition seats).
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I have a **** ton of projects lined up next.

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Old 09-30-2014
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Bought a Tonno Pro tri-fold cover at http://4wheelonline.com/tonneau-covers.222468. I want a folding cover but I'm on a budget so I decided to get it. I've heard good things about the Tonnopro so hopefully it won't give me headache.
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Old 10-02-2014
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Decided I'm gonna sell it or part it out this winter.
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Old 10-04-2014
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Started to take it apart. Gonna be making a part out thread in a couple weeks.

It looks so naked now.

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I replaced 1 axle pivot bushing and 1 radius arm bushing. I will put the other side on this weekend. Maybe 2 ball joints on the drivers side. I can tell the difference already with just 1 side done.
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I'm working on painting the rear bumper rubber top/end or whatever t/f its called.

Is this thing supposed to be black or charcoal gray?

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I'm working on painting the rear bumper rubber top/end or whatever t/f its called.

Is this thing supposed to be black or charcoal gray?
Mine is black
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Mine is black
Factory Black? I'm guessing they'd have to be, 'cause the little rubber pieces in back of the wheel-wells are black.

I might go charcoal gray tho..
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Factory Black? I'm guessing they'd have to be, 'cause the little rubber pieces in back of the wheel-wells are black.

I might go charcoal gray tho..
Go with whatever you think looks best!
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Went with black. Couldn't find charcoal gray bumper paint anywhere, I guess all bumpers are meant to be black.

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have not done it yet but am changing the rear main seal in the 2.9l then doing a engine swap today on the ranger. I hope all goes well. I just got all the parts in so wish me luck
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Scored a tonneau cover on CL dirt cheap..

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threw a protech rack on. Yes, I need to get it powder coated black to look better!

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Old 10-11-2014
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threw a protech rack on. Yes, I need to get it powder coated black to look better!

I like it! Quit giving me ideas dammit lol
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I like it! Quit giving me ideas dammit lol
Lol! This was the first one I found for sale locally in 7 years of owning these trucks. Had to buy it
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Mine left today looking like this.

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lol wtf thats 1 serious part out!
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lol wtf thats 1 serious part out!
I didn't leave one bolt on the truck lol. I was going to cut the cab and frame up and scrap it myself, but that was a little noisy and the neighbors weren't liking it.
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Mine left today looking like this.
Wow why the giant tear down?
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Wow why the giant tear down?
I wanted to get rid of it and i could make more off of selling it in pieces than whole.
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