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Old 01-02-2010
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Hey guys, hopefully yall wont judge me for my wanna be. I have a 2001 Mazda B2500. Now it might have a nose job and a little nip tuck on the bed sides but it still has the heart and soul of a ranger. Its a work in progress but also my work vehicle. I have some plans for her but currently job searching so its cheap or free mods only. Needs a pass. fender and door replacment as well as a muffler and the interior pieces either replace or re-painted but Im working on it..... slowly.
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Welcome Eric! You should post some pics!
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Welcome and x2 on the pics
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Thanks guys.

Shes nothing to look at really. Just a base model work truck. Theres some rust and scratches and all that good stuff. I have some pics of the day I bought her but nothing recent. Started life brand new as a work truck and thats what I bought her for too, but I still wanna add some personalization.



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Welcome to R/F Eric!
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welcome to R-F, Eric!
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welcome! looks like you got yourself a nice little project!
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welcome. another red-headed stepchild for the collection. lol!
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Old 01-04-2010
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Thanks again guys for the welcome. I found one of the pieces to the puzel, a rollbar for $50 but its about 3 hours away so im debating.
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you planing on dropping the truck
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Welcome from one white Mazda to another....I vote no on the roll bar, it'll look out of place.
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welcome! you may see your truck as not much. but all of us see your truck modded out, lifted/lowered, bigger tires, better stereo, and much much more.
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hey, thanks. and no, no drop. not that i dont like them, just not my style.

Thats the whole reason I dont do cars is I hate having to fall down in them to sit and then having to crawl out.
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hey, thanks. and no, no drop. not that i dont like them, just not my style.

Thats the whole reason I dont do cars is I hate having to fall down in them to sit and then having to crawl out.
hahaha good point
what size motor?
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oh its got the tire shredding, clutch burning, pin you to the seat, back cracking 2.5l 4 banger

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don't replace the fender, fix it, the door is pretty mangled... any amateur bodyman can learn how to fix something like that fender... several different methods, i like mine the best... :D slow methodical, 2x4's hammers, or 2x4's and a hydrolic press... fixed many body parts like that, a hammer and dolly work too, but i have never been a fan, or good with them

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I have absolutely zero body work skills or I would have already attempted it.
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seriously, give it a try... what's the worst case scenario? you replace the fender, which is what you are planning on doing...

take the fender off, use a 2x4 on the back, hit the 2x4 with the hammer, start soft, and get harder, (it's gonna take a good wack, to get a lot of that out, but it's best to start soft and work your way up, rather than put a 2x4 dent in it...)

to get the creases out, lay the fender (paint side down) on a piece of good sized timber, maybe a chopping block, that's nice and smooth... and use a chunk of 2x4 to slowly work out the creases from the back side (again, with a hammer, slowly increasing how hard you hit) you would be amazed with how good you can make it look, even when you have no idea what your doing... the door might be a good try too.. although it's gonna be harder...

this is probably a 2 person job, 1 just to brace it and keep it from moving around... be careful not to bend the entire fender though...
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Hey welcome fellow kentuckian! now theirs mor than 4 of us, look out all you canadians! lol. I have family in luisa, Dad barrowed my truck the saturday after christmas to go there and visit. well hope you find all the info you need on here, it's a pretty cool place!
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Welcome and trust me your mods are gonna keep getting more and more expensive!
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