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Old 04-15-2009
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Project Primer!

Well I'm bored so I'll post up some picture of my trucks build!

Well it started off as this!
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Then I replaced a couple of body panels and painted it PRIMER..

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Next up was the body lift!

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Trimmed the fenders to fit 35s and to get rid of some of the rust on the bed and fenders and bedlined the bottom part!

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Then I swapped in an explorer welded 8.8 with 5.13s that I got from JohnnyU.
And also put a new set of springs in with chevy drop shackes

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Then my friend put my truck into a pole backwards and did this

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He bought me a new bed that weekend and since my rear bumper was destroyed I decided it was time for a new bumper and since I had the steel a new front was made at the same time...

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I added in a light bar and spare tire carrier sometime in there...

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Next up the front fell off!!!

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And a 6 inch skyjacker lift fell on!!

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The time line on that might be a little bit off. I noticed that i had a destroyed bumper in a couple of those pictures b4 i made the new ones...
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I'm not too fond of primer, but props on the build.
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Love your truck man, thats a hell of a lot of progress. i heart 1st and 2nd gen rangers.
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Very nice build. Looks like a very functional truck you have there. Have you ever thought of adding D-Rings to your front bumper? Would be easier to pull you out if you get stuck.
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Nice looking truck! but those bumpers would look a lot better if you grinded down the weld beads. imo
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That truck is dead sexy.
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Love your truck man, thats a hell of a lot of progress. i heart 1st and 2nd gen rangers.
Thanks, I've been working on it for 2 years.... I think its just about done though unless i get a cheap set of axles to straight axle it!

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Very nice build. Looks like a very functional truck you have there. Have you ever thought of adding D-Rings to your front bumper? Would be easier to pull you out if you get stuck.
Ya ive thought about it before if i do it, i want to do it right and cut through both sides and get weld on the inside and out...
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holly crap looks like my truck but 10 years older i will take a pic tonight for you.
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very nice build up, but thats why you dont let friends drive your truck.
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haha ya.... w/e no biggie he paid for a new bed and showed me how crappy the rear bumpers are on these things... it was all for the better
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great job on the build. looks great. any plans to paint it? also some fender flairs would look killer on there
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here you go.

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looks cool. i like it, my next plan if i ever do paint again is hurculine the whole thing then shoot it with primer.
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Nice truck, looks like it has come a long way.
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Looking good dude
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Man I have a chubby for 1-2 gens. I want one soooo bad.
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wow, what a difference from what you started with. looks great man!
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Thanks guys... I've done a couple more things to the truck since I last took those pictures in the winter... Not having a job really makes me randomly go out and do things to my truck! lol... I'll get some pictures up tomorrow...
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looks cool. i like it, my next plan if i ever do paint again is hurculine the whole thing then shoot it with primer.
That's awesome! great minds think alike haha
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ok not trying to be an *** but i hope you just painted flat paint over primer..

Primer is NOT a metal protectant like paint its porous, thus why its primer its porous so paint sticks to it and holds water and helps metal to rust..

there is paint that looks like primer tons of it and still protects the paint...
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ok not trying to be an *** but i hope you just painted flat paint over primer..

Primer is NOT a metal protectant like paint its porous, thus why its primer its porous so paint sticks to it and holds water and helps metal to rust..

there is paint that looks like primer tons of it and still protects the paint...
Yes, I know that. It is just primer and not flat gray paint but it was not sanded down to bare metal so the original paint is still there protecting it. It has been painted primer for 2 years now and has not started to rust yet. the only spot that rusts is the drivers side door where it's bedlined over the primer and its rusting from the inside out...
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atleast you left the paint under it
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Well I've been bored since I don't have a job so I've been spending sometime working on my truck.

I got new turn signal housings that are chrome but i had to fix one of them with a piece from one of mine so the bottom part of both of them is painted black.

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I also painted my frame

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And I painted my tailgate and one of the Ford letters fell off that aluminum plate that is on it so I took the rest of them off and I wire wheeled and clear coated it. Gave it a cool looking design.

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I also raised up my hitch about 2 inches since after the body lift and having made my bumper up high it was annoying that it hung down so low. I also added 2 lights to so I can actually see in reverse.

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Lookin Good! Your running a similar setup as me.
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Beefy..
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looks cool, i like it. what material did you use for the new bumper. i have the same lights for the rear also good old wallmart
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