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Old 11-01-2018
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My "new" (to me) truck

Haven't posted here since forever lol, but I'm back, with a Ranger! 👍

2000 xlt 4 door 3.0L w auto. Has some extra goodies like bluetooth radio, LED tails, LED light bar and a sub with amp. Very well kept by previous owner. Has new tires, suspension components and cooling system. I love this thing!







I installed a mc guard tailgate lock an replaced the crappy aftermarket horns with OEM 2010 f-150 units so it sounds right as it should.
 
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Holy moly!

That radio looks like the flight deck of a Boeing 777!

Good find!
 
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Originally Posted by cliffdog2004 View Post
Holy moly!

That radio looks like the flight deck of a Boeing 777!

Good find!
Yeah, that preamp eq below it sure has a few ***** lol Thanks!
 
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Update

Yesterday I installed a 180 superstat with felpro gasket. It had no t-stat, and it ran way too cold. I also gave the throttle plate a cleaning. Was way too filthy.


Also the driver's side window regulator was busted. I hate those rivets.






Finished installing the new one today.

 
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Next on the list, fix/replace the power mirrors. I'm wondering if the ones on the 2006-11 will fit. Kinda like they are way bigger.
 
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I cringe on the teeth on your regulator. Ow.

About those '06 mirrors, here's How-To post on that.

Compare the mount on your stock mirror to the '06 mirrors here and see if they're similar.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/interi...irrors-107484/

Best of luck!
 
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Originally Posted by cliffdog2004 View Post
I cringe on the teeth on your regulator. Ow.

About those '06 mirrors, here's How-To post on that.

Compare the mount on your stock mirror to the '06 mirrors here and see if they're similar.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/interi...irrors-107484/

Best of luck!
I've never seen a regulator go that bad before. Thanks for the link!
 
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Old 12-25-2018
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Since I'm parting out this:

To fix my 94 GT, the truck will get rear disc brakes later on.
 
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Me likie your thinkin'

IF and when you do, do remember to research about adjustable brake proportioning valves.

Since the discs are more efficient at stopping the damn thing, you may need to use an adjustable proportioning valve (stock isn't adjustable) to reduce the split of work the brakes do so they don't lock up during stopping. I don't know if the ABS (if equipped) will compensate. I haven't tried it myself yet.

Fairly cheap part. Like 40 bux for generic and 80 (or so) for Willwood on Amazon. Good luck!
 
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Took off the bed liner to see if the bed was rusted out or not. Fortunately it's on pretty good shape.

 
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I sanded off the little rust spots it had on the bed floor and gave it a coat of 2 in 1 paint to help preserve it. Also installed the bed liner with new stainless steel hardware.
 
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Originally Posted by cliffdog2004 View Post
Me likie your thinkin'

IF and when you do, do remember to research about adjustable brake proportioning valves.

Since the discs are more efficient at stopping the damn thing, you may need to use an adjustable proportioning valve (stock isn't adjustable) to reduce the split of work the brakes do so they don't lock up during stopping. I don't know if the ABS (if equipped) will compensate. I haven't tried it myself yet.

Fairly cheap part. Like 40 bux for generic and 80 (or so) for Willwood on Amazon. Good luck!
Thanks for the tip mine has ABS.
 
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Awesome truck and great job with it so far...we just picked up it's cousin last week...it's a 2001, but otherwise very much identical truck!

Keep up the good work and congrats with your new truck!
 
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
Awesome truck and great job with it so far...we just picked up it's cousin last week...it's a 2001, but otherwise very much identical truck!

Keep up the good work and congrats with your new truck!
Nice! And thanks for your kind words.
 
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Managed to fix the rear drivers side rear door cables. Was a PITA since I didn"t know that the repair sleeves came in two sizes. At least one set came with the larger slots and was able to install them. Some pix:



 
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