RangerNDog's Slow Slow Build - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Project Logs For detailed builds specific to the Ford Ranger, one thread per vehicle please.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-30-2009
RangerNDog's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 1,958
RangerNDog's Slow Slow Build

On July 29th, 2008 I bought my 2001 3.0 Stepside Ranger. It had 58,XXX miles on it and is fully loaded. My plans for this truck change everytime I do a mod. I will have something planned and do one mod and then that mod will change the next mod I want to do. Suspension is the only thing I know excatly what I would like to do. Eventually I would like to have it Superlifted with a coilover conversion on 33's. Body and interior wise I have no clue what I will do. We will just have to wait and see.

Here is the truck the way I bought it:
Name:  PB190528.jpg
Views: 20
Size:  91.6 KB



Name:  PB190526.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  102.7 KB

Name:  PB190524.jpg
Views: 20
Size:  111.4 KB


The first thing I did was swap out the 01 Tails for some 06 Tails:
Name:  PB230545.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  106.1 KB

Name:  PB230543.jpg
Views: 20
Size:  126.0 KB

Name:  PB230544.jpg
Views: 19
Size:  117.6 KB

Then it sat for a while until I found a killer deal on some AR Chambers and side steps:
Name:  0706091844b.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  112.1 KB

Name:  0706091819.jpg
Views: 19
Size:  117.4 KB

Name:  0526090955.jpg
Views: 24
Size:  118.0 KB

Name:  0526090955a.jpg
Views: 19
Size:  142.8 KB

Name:  0526090956.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  106.5 KB

After the wheels and stepbars I modded some headlights and painted my grille black. I only had the headlights on for less than a week before I took them off and went back to stock. I just didn't like the front end with them on.:


Name:  0311091236a.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  37.4 KB



Name:  0228091710a.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  83.8 KB

Name:  0228091710b.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  82.4 KB

Name:  0228091711.jpg
Views: 19
Size:  87.4 KB

After the headlights and grille came a set of 06 corners:
Name:  0706091844b.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  112.1 KB

Name:  0706091844.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  88.6 KB

Name:  0706091844a.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  102.5 KB

Then after my trip to the Pittsburgh meet came an OHC, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror and Lighted Dual Visors all out of an Explorer: I will get better pics of all this sometime.

Name:  0723091437.jpg
Views: 23
Size:  45.5 KB

Then finally came a bed swap. I went from a Stepside bed to a Fleetside bed. Along with the bed swap I went to a 3-bulb set up. Out of courisoity we decided to plug in the tail light harness to my truck and the light woked perfect. I have been pondering about switching to a 3-bulb set up for a lil while now and this was the perfect time. Anyways here is pictures of the bed swap:

Name:  0830091059.jpg
Views: 21
Size:  84.4 KB

Name:  0830091059a.jpg
Views: 19
Size:  92.1 KB

Name:  0830091059b.jpg
Views: 19
Size:  77.2 KB



Right now I am in the process of finding a new rear bumper and some tail's to replace the stock 93-97 tails that are on the truck now.There is also a few other tid bits that I will be doing shortly.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 0706091844b.jpg (112.1 KB, 10 views)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-30-2009
Smakes's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: nowhere
Posts: 235
much better with a normal non gay bed haha
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-30-2009
cchsbuzz19's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: North Canton, Ohio
Posts: 2,417
Very nice looking ranger. Welcome to the fleetside club if there is one. Can't you use the 06 tails you had on the steppie?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-30-2009
Smakes's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: nowhere
Posts: 235
yea he can, but hed have to dremel them or wire in the T from a trailer harness
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-30-2009
RangerNDog's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 1,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smakes View Post
yea he can, but hed have to dremel them or wire in the T from a trailer harness
Exactly. I got a trick up my sleeve for some tail lights. Right now I am working on painting the chrome strip on top of the tailgate black. I will have pics up when I am done.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-30-2009
Smakes's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: nowhere
Posts: 235
i just dremeled out the bottom hole on my 06's and stuck the bulb in there
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-30-2009
RangerNDog's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 1,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smakes View Post
i just dremeled out the bottom hole on my 06's and stuck the bulb in there
But I don't want 06's. Everyone has them and for some reason I am wanting an amber turn signal instead of red.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-30-2009
Smakes's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: nowhere
Posts: 235
then get some 98-99's
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-30-2009
94Ranger355's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Athens, TN
Posts: 616
Icon5 Wonderin?????

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smakes View Post
much better with a normal non gay bed haha
=====================================
So is that a California thing that flareside/stepside Rangers are gay?

Just curious, as I've always thought they looked sportier dependin on the color and std or supercab.

Last edited by 94Ranger355; 08-30-2009 at 03:16 PM. Reason: spellin
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-30-2009
Smakes's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: nowhere
Posts: 235
no,its a personal thing. i think theyre lame lol. fiberglass and you cant haul **** with em
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-30-2009
94Ranger355's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Athens, TN
Posts: 616
Icon10 Ha...........

Quote:
Originally Posted by Smakes View Post
no,its a personal thing. i think theyre lame lol. fiberglass and you cant haul **** with em
=====================================
The only thing I'm plannin on haulin is AZZ and Cody can vouch for that!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-30-2009
RangerNDog's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 1,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smakes View Post
then get some 98-99's
Just wait and see.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 94Ranger355 View Post
=====================================
The only thing I'm plannin on haulin is AZZ and Cody can vouch for that!
Yes I can. Thanks again Tim.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-30-2009
FordTough2007's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Auburn,ME/Selinsgrove,PA
Posts: 1,062
hmm.. i always thought your truck was green from looking at your avatar. but nice looking truck man
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-30-2009
wvcat's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: New Cumberland
Posts: 2,044
I always loved your truck...I just like it more now...lol
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-30-2009
RangerNDog's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 1,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by FordTough2007 View Post
hmm.. i always thought your truck was green from looking at your avatar. but nice looking truck man
LOL. Stone had to play with the lighting a lil bit to make my avatar come out like it did.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wvcat View Post
I always loved your truck...I just like it more now...lol
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 09-03-2009
acemavrick's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: ky
Posts: 663
i have my 06 rear bumper just sitting in the shed NO DENTS SCRATCHES OR any deflects!! can be urs for...................? u tell me haha and im in ky
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-03-2009
RangerNDog's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 1,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by acemavrick View Post
i have my 06 rear bumper just sitting in the shed NO DENTS SCRATCHES OR any deflects!! can be urs for...................? u tell me haha and im in ky
PM me a price. I am going to assume that etown, ky is Elizabethtown? If it is its a 7 1/2 hour drive. So for the right price I would pick it up from you.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-03-2009
RangerExtreme's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Robinson, Pa
Posts: 2,047
Looks good man hey is that rear piece on the tail gate diamond plate :D
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-03-2009
01_ranger_4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 3,585
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smakes View Post
no,its a personal thing. i think theyre lame lol. fiberglass and you cant haul **** with em
just an FYI, the box isnt fiberglass, the bedside are. the beds all steel inside just like the fleetside. thats makes you gay for not knowing that lol


rangerNdog, your trucks coming along nicely even though the steppy looked better. its gonna be sweet up in the air
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-03-2009
RangerNDog's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 1,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by RangerExtreme View Post
Looks good man hey is that rear piece on the tail gate diamond plate :D
No. It was just stainless steel. Its black now. Later that day I sanded it down and sprayed it with the always awesome Krylon Fusion Satin Black.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4 View Post
just an FYI, the box isnt fiberglass, the bedside are. the beds all steel inside just like the fleetside. thats makes you gay for not knowing that lol


rangerNdog, your trucks coming along nicely even though the steppy looked better. its gonna be sweet up in the air
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 09-05-2009
jt_ranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Posts: 297
fleetside FTW!!!!!!!!

nice truck btw! :)
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 09-05-2009
RangerNDog's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 1,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by jt_ranger View Post
fleetside FTW!!!!!!!!

nice truck btw! :)
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09-09-2009
btm757's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
I want a fleetside conversion. what all has to be done to convert??
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09-09-2009
RangerNDog's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Harrisonburg, VA
Posts: 1,958
Quote:
Originally Posted by btm757 View Post
I want a fleetside conversion. what all has to be done to convert??
Bed, Tailgate and Fuel Filler Neck. Then depending on if the tails are 2-Bulb or 3-Bulb setup the tail light harness.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-09-2009
btm757's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
Can i keep the the 2 bulb harness thats on my truck and swap it if the new bed comes wired for 3 bulb?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
After Build "build" thread... ShoNuff82 Project Logs 268 08-18-2015 07:47 PM
2003 Ford Build Ranger slow go AlabamaFord Project Logs 2 10-18-2012 09:24 AM
A new but slow stereo build up (suggestions?) meistreguy Audio & Video Tech 2 11-08-2010 09:03 PM
For Sale: RangerNDog's Spring Cleaning. All Kinds Of Stuff (VA) RangerNDog Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 18 04-19-2010 08:53 AM
The 3.Slow? More like my 2.9 extreme slow phreaky728 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 7 03-20-2005 05:09 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:57 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.