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Old 06-02-2014
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Mitch's 2005 FX4 Project

I bought this truck used in March of 2014. It had 98,500 miles on it. 4.0L Engine, automatic transmission, 4X4, 4.10 gears.











Current Mods and add-ons:
-Viper Remote Start
-JVC Headunit
-x4 Rockford Fosgate Punch Series Speakers
-Ford Floor Mats
-Airbox mod with K&N drop-in filter
-Alternating Blinker Mod
-Tinted Windows
-Kobalt Slimline Toolbox


Future Mods:
-3' Body lift
-33" tires with some sort of 16x10 wheel.
-Police Interceptor style brush guard
-'06 Ranger side mirrors
-'06 Ranger Corner lights
-Blacked out headlight housing interior
-Full exhaust
-Tune
-LED taillights and brake lights

Will post pics as things are done to the truck.
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great looking truck. i wish i had those seats. looking forward to seeing some of these mods happen.
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Added a 13" antenna today. Not really for looks, but so my antenna doesn't constantly hit the roof of the garage at work. Also painted the bed rails with Rustoleum bedliner. I wish it didn't come out as a glossy finish, but it seems durable.



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Added some new '06 corner lights. Gonna paint their housing and the headlight housings black, this weekend hopefully.

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Picked up some nice BFG KM2 Mudders today. 33x12.5. Now I just need to get some 15x8 wheels and a lift, and she will be looking mean.

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Nice!
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What's the status? You get the wheels and lift yet?
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Lift kit is en route to me. Probably won't get the wheels until early to mid October. I just have too many expenses right now unfortunately. As soon as I get the wheels, I will put everything together. I'll keep everyone updated. I'm so excited for this truck.
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estimated date for lift and new wheels is October 20th
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Ordered some wheels that will be here Wednesday. The plan is to install the lift kit on Friday. That is subject to change though. I am kind of nervous to do it, so I keep going back to the idea of letting a shop do it. My friends have all the tools and space to work on it, but I have never done any work this big before. I've been reading "How-To's" all day and trying to get as educated as I can.
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You're just doing a body lift, right? It isn't nearly as hard to do as you think. A few friends, some beers, some basic tools, and a weekend are all you need.
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It is just a body lift. I got 1-2 friends helping, a big open airplane hanger, plenty of tools, and only 1 day to get it done. The part that has me nervous is all of the things I have to disconnect before I actually raise the cab and bed. Such as the radiator and all of the engine components.
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its really easy if you follow the instructions step by step. take a day and read them before you begin so its not all new to you.

I did the lift on my current truck by myself in 11 hours.

spray the body bolts with pb blaster for 3 days in a row prior to lifting it.
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spray the body bolts with pb blaster for 3 days in a row prior to lifting it.
This!! I made the mistake of not spraying the bolts beforehand, and getting them to break loose was one of the most frustrating things I've ever had to do lol
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I used an impact and map gas on everything just for the hell of it and they all came out like butter
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I've been spraying with PB blaster the last few days, I bought some MAP, and I got impact tools. Hoping for an 8 hour job.
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should be easily attainable in 8 hours if your friends help and you have air
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air tools are a huge plus. have a little torch on hand as well as a drill/bits for the front two mounts.
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These beauties showed up today. 2 more days to go!

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Off to lift the Ranger today. I'll report back tonight. Wheels will be thrown on tomorrow morning.
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Two of the cab bolts, when I unscrew them, the bushings and nuts turn with them underneath the truck. What is a good way to fix this? I'm trying to grab them with the vice grips to keep the bushing from turning
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Got the bolts out. Should take about 1-2 more hours if no more hiccups. This turned into a 14 hour job.
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Lol a few on another members truck were doing that until I showed up with a torch and heated them up till the bushing was smoking and they came right out.
A good strap wrench would of worked as well more than likely
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I had trouble with those ones to hah . Lots of heat and a pipe wrench made it a breeze.

I also didn't have any air tools. Used all hand tools aside from a drill to drill out the bushings.

It really is a lot easier than most people think.

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