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Old 03-12-2011
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Just a few pics mics. of what I'm working on in my spare time...
Brian brought me his 99 to finish up for him. I'm doing some wiring and paint work. I'll post more pics when I get some progress going. I took a couple pics of my 2 and Brian's black 04 the day he was here. I also have to shoot an S10 for my cousin's son. They did the body work so it's a quickie...lol
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Wish I had the resourses/area to do these kinda projects.. Looks like fun none the less! lol
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Sometimes it's fun and sometimes it's not...lol Anyway here's the new paint!!!
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That Chevy orange they use on the motors?
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No it's red but it does look orange in the pics. I'll get an outside pic tomorrow.
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looks like i need to drop the f150 off it needs painted too. lol. We need to have a meet soon.
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john your truck needs a stx or retro 4x4 sticker on that quarter.
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Yeah Brian we need to get together sometime, I'm not sure the F150 will fit in my garage...lol The Black and Grey truck(#14) will be for sale soon, soon as I get time to finish it up. I was thinking about the stickers but never bothered...lol
Took the S10 back today and I'm working on Brian's Gold 99/04 Ranger
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Yeah Brian we need to get together sometime, I'm not sure the F150 will fit in my garage...lol The Black and Grey truck(#14) will be for sale soon, soon as I get time to finish it up. I was thinking about the stickers but never bothered...lol
Took the S10 back today and I'm working on Brian's Gold 99/04 Ranger
That's the best news I've got all week.
I'll be glad when you say Brian's Vista Blue Ranger :-)
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Yeah it won't be long and I'll be starting on the bodywork. I'm just trying to get the other stuff finished up.
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Yeah it won't be long and I'll be starting on the bodywork. I'm just trying to get the other stuff finished up.
When will we get to see some body work pics?

(Please don't hurt me too bad for askin that)
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I'm planning on getting some done this weekend....lol
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As promised I thought I would post some pics but I figured this truck deserves a thread of it's own. So I am going to start one.
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As promised I thought I would post some pics but I figured this truck deserves a thread of it's own. So I am going to start one.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...64#post1828764
Thank You!

I'm sorry it took me so long to respond to your message, but I've been working non-stop for the last 4 days replacing the catalytic converters on a 4X4 Escape.
If anybody has ever worked on a 4X4 Ford Escape with the 3.0 Duratec engine you'll know what kind of he** I've been through.

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NP Brian, did you get the escape back together?
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Well, We got the new catalytic converters installed and the engine dropped back in place all bolted in at all 4 mounting points. The engine had to be lifted up and tilted sideways to get the back exhaust manifold off. (When Ford designed this thing they must have been on drugs.) Now I'm in the process of putting new spark plugs in the engine and putting it back together. The upper intake has to come off to take the back three spark plugs out.(Go fig) It has hemi heads, so the first three spark plugs are easy to take out once you get to them.
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Sounds like a real PITA... I figure someday I'll probably have to work on one of those...lol
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It was a PITA X 10 especially when two of the exhaust manifold bolts broke off in the head.
After doing this job it has become quite obvious that Ford and the other auto manufacturers are making disposable cars now.
If my sister had to pay a shop to do this it would have been around $3500 with a new cylinder head.(The cats were $550 a peice and there's 3 of them and 4 O2 sensors at $52 a peice) The car is only worth $3200 with it having 179K on it.
No wonder the salvage yards are filling up so fast these days.

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Yeah they don't want you to work on them...
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Your driveway always looks so packed in these pictures.
just saying. /looks like you've been having fun.
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Yeah I definately need more room. Sometimes it's fun and sometimes it's just work...lol
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