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have done the hub mod also
did you drill a hole in your hubcap or did you do something else?
that was the only thing I regret about doing it.
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A few orginal ideas that found their way into my brain.

G&M A/C mod, because Ford forgot to add an A/C switch
http://silvertank.batcave.net/ACmod.htm

Couldn't get the Hurst quiet enough, Adrian in NM was nice enough to get pics of the FX4 L2 selector tip for me, and the FX4 shifter mod was born

http://silvertank.batcave.net/FXShift.htm

PMI lights in the plastic XLT valance, $30 and 30 minutes with a drill

http://silvertank.batcave.net/PMI.htm

VDO volt gauge in the cubby hole, because I got tired of looking at it.

http://silvertank.batcave.net/Quick.htm

TPF stainless steel fender flares. Because I have chrome addiction issues.

http://silvertank.batcave.net/images/main2.jpg

Halo lights in offroad lights. Drunken experiment. Left one keeps frying the inverter, so I just leave them off. One day I gotta fix that.

http://silvertank.batcave.net/AngelEyes.htm

Line of Fire using 3M tape. Nothing spectacular, but it discourages tailgaters at night. Good till they make the LED one for Stepsides.

http://silvertank.batcave.net/FireStrip.htm

GPS nav using an HP iPAQ and bluetooth. So original, no one else has copied it. Probably the cost has something to do with it. At least the mount is fairly original.

http://silvertank.batcave.net/GPS.htm

Color matched Fold-a-cover. Very few have one, and mine matches the truck. This was more a necessity mod, since black metal covers tend to heat up here in FL.

http://silvertank.batcave.net/FoldCover.htm

For a while I was fairly orginal with my polished calipers, but then they started rusting. Now just painted black like the rear drums.

http://silvertank.batcave.net/Brakes.htm
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Thought i would add pics of the Lightning Wheels.. And edge on the rear panel..



Cardomain is down, or else i would add more.
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Dammit Leo, I miss your truck.....

Buy another one, lol
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nah, i got something more powerfull, lighter, and looks just as good.

And i no matter how loud my car is, all the older guys shoot me thumbs up all the time.
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And i no matter how loud my car is, all the older guys shoot me thumbs up all the time.
Wish I could say that.....

I did have a guy in his 50's (driving a Saleen S-281) come up and compliment me on my truck.

I keep my "sketch" on hand at all times for cases like that....shows 'em where I'm headed...
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My black headlights NOT modded by myself.... and the corners.... for now.
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I think i may be the first to have Dixie horns mounted behind the grill, in front of the radiator & switch in the place for the cigerette lighter.
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I think i may be the first to have Dixie horns mounted behind the grill, in front of the radiator & switch in the place for the cigerette lighter.
to have dixie horns no..to mount them where you did maybe. i know i had mine for a good 3ish years now on the ranger, been on all my other vehicals too
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Did anyone else notice in the picture Leo posted the ranger with the dodge mudflaps
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oh man...now that 's funny
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I'm the first to.....wait no....I........well........CRAP!

someone give me an idea of what to be first at
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2006 Ranger OEM corners, painted inside to match the blackout headlight mod.





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2006 Ranger OEM corners, painted inside to match the blackout headlight mod.





yeah, i saw those yesterday and thought they looked badass
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very slick..

Karpe- be the first to flex out on an s10!!
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Dammit Bob stop making your truck so cool! What is the difference between the 03 and 06 corners? And how did you get them apart to paint them?
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the `06's are mostly clear with a amber rectangle like ^ and yours were all amber
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Dammit Bob stop making your truck so cool! What is the difference between the 03 and 06 corners? And how did you get them apart to paint them?
As mentioned above, the 01~05 are amber and the 06 are clear with an amber reflector panel.

Here are pics of the stock and modified 06 corners. I just followed the headlight mod instructions here, being careful not to pry too hard. I had to heat them twice for 10 minutes at 190F to get them to fully separate. The background and the rim of the clear lens were then painted satin black before reassembly.






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I got one I am the only person that I know of with Magnum 500s on a first gen Ranger. They have ben on the truck for ~20 years so I think it is safe to say it was the first. Also had a Offy 4V Intake, and 390 CFM Holley Double-pumper for about as long so I am probably the first (only?) person on this site with that setup.
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Bob I think ya need new rims! Your truck looks awesome and just soo clean, but the rims detract a little! Also, this may not be your boat, but some underglow would be pretty neat. IF ya needed you could make the underglow system yourself, then it'd be a mod!

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i like bob's truck, cuz it all looks as if it could be some super awesome package from ford.

it's all so perfect and professional.

aftermarket rims would detract, in my opinion.

underglow on a fx4 lvl II? please no.
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ohman under glow on a ford ranger?!?!?... no rice keep it muscle keep the underglow for the hondas.


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^ let's not call names.
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ohman ur an idiot for saying under glow sorry... man worse idea of them all... you get the offical RICER award for ur ranger if you did that

I be a 4x4 with underbodies on it....and i know of plenty of people that also have them
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WEll, I'll post pics to show ya what I mean. IT's not like he's goin for offroading it seems anyways. And nobody believes underglow makes your truck go faster...


His looks really good with it..

I can't find the other guy with the silver truck, but I think it is the one that has airbags.

And it's an opinion guys, not like he's shoppin right now for them because I said so..

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