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Hi Everybody,

I just recently picked up an '05 Ranger. Early in October my 04 Mustang GT got totaled with me in it on the way to work and I picked up the Ranger to replace it. I'm going through physical therapy and I'm on short-term disability at the moment but plan on making this pickup everything it can be when I'm fully up and running again.

I used to be a chevy guy(first car: 93 s10 Blazer 4-door 4wd) but somehow pretty quickly became a ford guy. When the blazer started to nickel and dime me I traded up to the Mustang. While using the Mustang as a daily driver I picked up a 64 Fairlane and got her running but haven't have the time/money to do the bodywork needed to make her pretty. I'm also pretty big into motorcycles and have built and rebuilt my '90 Kawasaki Vulcan 750 somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 times. I've ridden it solo to Canada and back and nearly made it to Florida but it blew up real nice n' pretty on 95 in NC. I could probably talk bike stories for days though so i'll move along. :-P

Anyhow, the Ranger is just the base model 4-banger, manual tranny, 2wd, open diff. From the looks of it, it used to be an Orkin Pest Control truck. There are quite a few things on my laundry list of upgrades, especially since it is has so very few factory upgrades on it. Next thing on my list is to repair the two holes in the bed rails. Looks like they had a toolbox in the bed and used two screws down through the bed liner and into the bed rails to keep it from sliding all over. Gotta get em fixed up before any real rust sets in.

There are about a million things I plan on doing but the general direction is gonna be daily-driver comfort and style. With 2wd and the open diff off-roading is pretty much out of the question(though I'd love to!). I'd like to still be able to haul motorcycles and/or parts as needed so I'm probably not gonna be lowering it much if at all. When it comes to custom vehicles I prefer a simple and clean look.

Anyhow, that's where I'm coming from. Looking forward to learning a lot and hopefully being able to help out others on here as well.

Didn't have a chance to upload pics anywhere before my post, sorry about that!

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Yup it's manditory you must post pics!

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Welcome!! Pretty cool that you're starting with a clean slate.... pics of the 'stang??
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I'd like to still be able to haul motorcycles and/or parts as needed so I'm probably not gonna be lowering it much if at all.
You can still lower your truck and be able to haul things just as good if not better. Look up some posts made by ( D. ), and just browse a bit. Type in lowered and hauling or something to that effect in the search bar. Congrats on getting yourself a Ranger, now put a 4"/5" drop on that thing, do the headlight mod, and throw some 18" Cobra rims on it!
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Welcome Just because its two wheel drive doesn't mean you cant 4by it i have once or twice its kinda of fun.
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welcome to the site... sounds like you got some plans already.. good luck with it
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Looks Good, and don't worry about hauling your bike. I think thats the most common use for my bed, and I'm lowered 4/5.
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