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Old 04-30-2006
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X-Tended gap guard mod...Offroaders check it out.

So I got suck of cleaning mud off the filler neck and everything else on the underbody everytime i go offroad..so i made a guard to block it. I wanted to git this done before i went to the sand dunes because of how much of a mess sand makes... Its stupid that ford didnt do this from the factory but o well.
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redneck engineering at its finest. looks good though.
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nice
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hey good idea!
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redneck engineering at its finest. looks good though.
haha thats for sure
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looks good evan.
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redneck engineering at its finest. looks good though.
^haha^ I am a proud member of the Redneck Engineering Club. It looks good Evan, what is it made from?
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so what did you make it out of it looks good
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looks good E-man..

I still gotta get mine put on b4 this weekend also
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Looks good Evan, looks like I am next lol.

To everyone else they are made of the same stuff he used for the gap guards, just off of the big roll instead of precut. The stair liners if no one remembers.
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Nice ev, i think im going to need to do that here soon!
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I think I'm gonna get a welder friend and have him make me some aluminum ones and then get the whole thing Line-X'ed that would be really awesome.

Nice job BTW. Did you use the stock hole where the bolt is? I don't remember if there is a hole there.
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^^ ya ther are 3 holes up there. Looks like ford was thinking of putting them in but never did.
And by the fender flair, i just mad a small hole and pushed it through the push pin the holdes the fender flairs on
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and for what i used, it was at aco hardware store.
Its considered stair covers. Looks like this on the reverse side
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Think a place like Home Depot or Lowes would carry that?
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Think a place like Home Depot or Lowes would carry that?
I am almost positive that they do as I have bought it there before for another project of mine.
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I have looked for at Lowes, where I work, several times, but I haven't asked any of the specialists about it, yet... I'm sure they'd know exactly where it is.
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ya, i'd think they would have that stuff for sure, i donno y they wouldnt
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Good idea, my gap guards block the other side, i need to get something to block the front like yours.
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ya, its was easy to do once you make the 1st one cause you can just reverse it and trace it for the other side.
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wow 5 month old thread just for a thumbs up...

but good timeing because ive been looking for this thread lol...
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or you could look for an older ranger like mine and yank em out.
i have a spare bed in my back yard
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my 98 came stock with those. but since ive had the truck they have both been ripped off offroading, lol.
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Wow... I should really do something like that. Getting tired of that big gap... stupid body lift.. haha...
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