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Old 10-27-2009
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new member, first ranger!

alrighty I picked up this truck about a week and a half ago its a 97, 2.3 5-spd 2wd only has 148,000 kms on it and came from western canada where they don't use salt in the winter time so it is nearly rust free, here she is starting with the day I picked it up to what it looks like only a week later!











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very nice, and welcome! you should find some fogs for that valance though!
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looks good... give it a good wash and wax then she will be lookin good for the winter!
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I was going to do a claybar treatment and wax but its already to cold for it here, i'm prayin for one more warm day! lol
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looks real good. wash and wax her real good. hit all that platic trim and valance with some krylon fusion in black, it'll really freshen up the truck and find some fogs!
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Tint them windows
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get some fogs!
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Welcome, For the most part I do not like Flaresides, but I remember how big of a deal it was when the splash came out so they are the exception to the ruke for me.

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Truck looks a lot better. What are your plans for it?
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Welcome to RF
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lower it! Has lots of potential.. already looks better!
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Welcome and nice 3rd gen you got there
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Welcome bud.. yours is almost exaclly like my brother-in-law's.
Clay, paint cleaner, polish, and wax that badboy... and Ill bet it will look this good or better...



That was my old friend just after i bought her and did all of that. she looked just like yours before that. I miss her. This is the mothers clay bar kit and meguires 3 step system.
..just some inspiration for ya
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lift, not lower lol where I live it would not fair well being lowered lol cheap commuter for now but eventually I want to do a 5.0 swap or potentially 351 Cleveland :)
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if i remember right, the fog light brackets are hard to find. nice find tho
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brackets are already attached to the bumper :)
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welcome. now go get some road salt and a bucket of water and get that rust forming. cant be a canadian ranger owner and not have rust!!
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Love splash's i miss mine nice truck man
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Truck looks good, its also nice to see more and more Canadians joining up!

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nice truck man looks great
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