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Old 03-16-2009
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body lift and tires! (56k no no)

I did my body lift this weekend by my self. Took 9 hours but i'm glad its over with and done. When I did a body lift on my '88 it took me and a friend 12 so I do have the advantage of doing it before.No air tools, all done with hand tools and a 3ft pipe as a breaker bar and a lot of pb blaster...any ways here's some pictures.
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Holy Mother of messed up rear bumpers!!! Looks good but you need some gap gaurds now.
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haha yea looks good but def fix that rear bumper
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yeah the guy who owned it before me backed into something and bent it down. I need to heat the brakets up and try to straighten them out. Thanks for the compliments
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Looks great but needs mud!
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BL and tires look good, but the center caps look terrible.
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BL and tires look good, but the center caps look terrible.
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I like the holes for the front tow hooks lol
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Take that BL off right meow.
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Damn once again i have to say 265/75/16's and a 3" BL look Perfect!
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truck looks good.

if you are planning on keeping those wheels you should look into running a 1" spacer.
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Nice work! Pretty cool that you could do it yourself, sounds sort've challenging!

Yep, fix that rear bumper please! Also, man... I'm going to have to hate on those centercaps.... they look ugly like that :(
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Looks great. Did you do it outside in the rain? You're crazy! LOL
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I like the holes for the front tow hooks lol
haha I know they're really obama'd right now.I only had one disk for our dremel and it broke so i have to buy new ones.

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Nice work! Pretty cool that you could do it yourself, sounds sort've challenging!

Yep, fix that rear bumper please! Also, man... I'm going to have to hate on those centercaps.... they look ugly like that :(
Yupp. right after ii painted them here at school i wished i didn't.

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Looks great. Did you do it outside in the rain? You're crazy! LOL
Yeah I started working at 8am and it wasn't raining then at around noon it started to pour and i had one side done so I said F it.
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I have two or three sets of rear bumper brackets laying around if you want, I think it will work with the 98-00 rangers (Did Ford do something different with the brackets for those years??, thats in my mind for some reason)
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Thanks for the offer. I'll defanityl take you up on it if heating and straightening dosen't work.
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Nice work. The truck looks great with a little lift.
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niceeee

cant wait to do mine!
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at least now i know it can be done with one person... which is more than likely going to be how Im gonna do it.


center caps dont look that bad... Ive seen a lot worse
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Looks like a MAN'S truck now except it missing a ton of mud on it!! I see that water beadin up on the paint!! Get-r-dirty!!!
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hey man, see your from lorton... wanna help me do mine in a few weeks? lol
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Good job man
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hey man, see your from lorton... wanna help me do mine in a few weeks? lol
Yeah man possibly I'll have to see what my schedule is with School and Baseball. Do you have tools and what not?
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yup. got everything we will need including air tools and a bigass compressor
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