The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread - Page 202 - 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
  #5026  
Old 08-16-2017
MaDMaXX's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Oregon
Posts: 744
Yeah, there is certainly some corrosion, but most of the mess on the wheels is on the surface, a hardened glue-like substance, this picture shows it a little clearer.

Reply With Quote
  #5027  
Old 08-16-2017
mhoward's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 575
Looks just like the stuff on my son's wheels when he bought his truck. We stripped them, wet sanded and steel wooled them, then polished them with Mothers wheel polish and a Mothers PowerBall. The look like new. Lot of work, though.
Reply With Quote
  #5028  
Old 08-16-2017
MaDMaXX's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Oregon
Posts: 744
Well, i guess i've got the time, though i've been made wary of steel wool, Vs say, nylon for example, as the fragments can get embedded and rust.
Reply With Quote
  #5029  
Old 08-16-2017
mhoward's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 575
I suppose that could be possible; haven't experienced that myself. To be honest, the sandpaper worked much better anyway.
Reply With Quote
  #5030  
Old 08-17-2017
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Lowell, MA
Posts: 169
I did an oil change last week(decided to use synthetic with my new ('99) truck), replaced the air filter last night, topped off the brake fluid.
My check gage light pops on when I accelerate, so I need to look into that (fuel pump?), and I have to replace my wheel bearing hub assemblies at some point this week.
Reply With Quote
  #5031  
Old 08-18-2017
NewShockerGuy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NOVA
Posts: 599
Icon2

Installed a Lincoln town car/crown vic shifter stalk. It's nicer than the black one we have and it puts a better angle on it when shifting. Pretty straight forward install.

I also did the turn signal stalk. That unfortunately wasn't the case the first time around. I read the how to on the forum and it said to clip the wires. I did so and it was mess because I also clipped something else because I couldn't get the resistor disc out so I made a modification. That modification would then make the stalk not work properly, wipers didn't work right...etc I was super pissed. Ended up ordering a new shifter stock turn signal stalk knowing I would take it apart, and found another crown vic shifter stalk on eBay. This time around I didn't clip the wires rather snaked them through and it turned out 100% much better. First time I pissed 2-3 hours messing with it. Second time around it only took me 25 minutes since I knew how to take everything apart and put it together. I liked the old turn signal stalk because it angled downward but this is nice now because my knee doesn't hit it. It's not angled up like the newer rangers which I don't like at all.

TLDL: Took apart stock turn signal stalk. Removed resistor disc. Put it inside chrome crown vic stalk. Took crown vic stalk and used all internal parts of stalk turn signal stock. Screwed it all back together and now I have a cool turn signal stalk.

Overall two cool little mods. Adds a little nicer look to the inside. Sorry for the shitty pics, it was getting dark and I needed to get to work. Will get better pictures later.

-Nigel
Attached Thumbnails
The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-1.jpg   The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-2.jpg   The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-3.jpg   The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-4.jpg   The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-5.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #5032  
Old 08-18-2017
mhoward's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 575
Nice work Nigel! Looks great! :)
Reply With Quote
  #5033  
Old 09-04-2017
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Ogden, Utah
Posts: 32
Parking Brake handle

Went to Pick-A-Part and got a parking brake handle for my 97 ranger. I managed to pull one off by pulling and twisting. Put it on when I got home and used Gorilla Glue to hold it fast. Cost .57 cents with sales tax.
Reply With Quote
  #5034  
Old 09-04-2017
mhoward's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 575
I can NEVER get out of the Pull-A-Part that cheap! I just see stuff I want and go for it. Kudos for having the willpower to not pull a console or something! LOL :)
Reply With Quote
  #5035  
Old 09-05-2017
TeamJosh's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Toledo
Posts: 25
I put a new paint job on mine, Go Hawks
Attached Thumbnails
The "What did you do to your Ranger today" thread-fullsizerender.jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #5036  
Old 09-05-2017
mhoward's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 575
Looks good, man! I have to assume you did the convertible top yourself. Is the top removable or just open air like in the picture? Either way; very cool!
Reply With Quote
  #5037  
Old 09-05-2017
TeamJosh's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Toledo
Posts: 25
Yeah i did it myself, it's just an open air type. I have my build posted in the gambling ranger build here on the general ranger forum. thanks for the kudos but its not as nice as it looks lol
Reply With Quote
  #5038  
Old 09-05-2017
mhoward's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 575
Found your build thread and posted there. :)
Reply With Quote
  #5039  
Old 09-08-2017
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: New York
Posts: 11
Replaced the Cam Synchro/sensor and Crank sensor in my 3.0 today.
Reply With Quote
  #5040  
Old 09-17-2017
RiggerWings's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Valdosta, GA.
Posts: 163
Since I just got mine yesterday, I spent today "inspecting" and checking out the '11 model. I spray painted the calipers and inspected the brakes. I also dropped the spare and flipped it over so I'm able to check the air in it easier.

Crappy pic, but I know people love pics...

Last edited by RiggerWings; 09-17-2017 at 08:23 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5041  
Old 09-17-2017
MaDMaXX's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Oregon
Posts: 744
You can't use photobucket anymore, unless you want to pay them, i suggest something like imgur instead.
Reply With Quote
  #5042  
Old 09-18-2017
RiggerWings's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Valdosta, GA.
Posts: 163
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaDMaXX View Post
You can't use photobucket anymore, unless you want to pay them, i suggest something like imgur instead.

Gotcha...I guess I see the error message now. Thank you, I'll have to get an Imgur account.
Reply With Quote
  #5043  
Old 09-24-2017
mhoward's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 575
Finished a new mod this morning and gave it a bath.

Reply With Quote
  #5044  
Old 09-24-2017
racsan's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: central ohio
Posts: 647
Reply With Quote
  #5045  
Old 09-24-2017
mhoward's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Evansville, Indiana
Posts: 575
I don't think that is a 1953 vintage hood emblem. More like early 60's. Still old though. :)
Reply With Quote
  #5046  
Old 09-25-2017
Dusten's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Lake Goodwin, Wa
Posts: 119
I bought it yesterday.
Today I did an oil change, trans fluid service and filter, plugs, wires, air filter, wiper blades.
I ran to a pick and pull and replaced the passenger window switch and drivers door lock switch.
I ordered some used oem tail lights off ebay to replace the trash that's on it.

Time to start scouring CL for for a set of stock wheels.

I also removed the air deflector off the hood.

tomorrow I'm driving it to oregon to put plates on it.

I also need to research how to fix my seat, the seat back feels twisted.





Reply With Quote
  #5047  
Old 09-25-2017
MaDMaXX's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Oregon
Posts: 744
Nice.

What's wrong with the wheels?
Reply With Quote
  #5048  
Old 09-25-2017
Dusten's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Lake Goodwin, Wa
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaDMaXX View Post
Nice.

What's wrong with the wheels?
they're ugly?
Reply With Quote
  #5049  
Old 09-25-2017
MaDMaXX's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Oregon
Posts: 744
Fair point, they stock? I *may* be interested in them.
Reply With Quote
  #5050  
Old 09-26-2017
Dusten's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Lake Goodwin, Wa
Posts: 119
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaDMaXX View Post
Fair point, they stock? I *may* be interested in them.
no. They're some random American racing wheels
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The "What do you hate about your Ranger today" thread winks General Ford Ranger Discussion 182 1 Week Ago 08:00 PM
The "What do you hate today about your Ranger" thread. dcrymes99ranger General Ford Ranger Discussion 32 10-08-2010 05:01 PM
"what did you do today....should be a category in the forums list dixie_boysles Ranger-Forums Office 6 05-26-2009 11:34 PM
For people with the "shorty" console.....where did you place you switches in/on it? lifted97ranger General Technical & Electrical 13 12-30-2007 11:00 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 03:42 AM.


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.