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Pics of my fixxer upper

I got this truck a couple months ago, and until now i really haven't posted many pics of it. Its my definate fixxer upper... and in a couple months she should look good as new.

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1998 Ranger XLT 4x4 3.0L 5 Spd Manual
163K miles, runs like a top

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(sorry about the quality, taken with my phone lol)

So far the list of mods i've done is short, almost non existant since i had to do mechanical work first... replaced the front grille and bumper, got rid of the flag style mirrors.

The list of mods coming is long lol

Truck List

1. Replace Carpet

2. Replace Speedo Bezel

3. Get Jack and Cover

4. Tint Windows

5. Replace Passenger Side door/Drivers Door?

6. Replace Tailgate

7. Replace hood (Edge Powerdome hood)

8. Dual Exhaust (Dynomax, Angled behind rear wheels)

9. Bed liner ( Rhino Lining, Hurculiner, etc)

10. Tilt Steering with Cruise

11. Cruise

12. Air Conditioning

13. Replace Radiator Support

14. Replace Headlights/Turn signals

15. EGR Valve/Sensor

16. Replace front and rear Bumper (Chrome)

17. Roll up tonno (fiberglass one is for sale on craigslist, its not my cup of tea lol)

18. 60/40 to 40/40 Conversion with center console (or buckets if I can find)

19. Stock 16 inch Rims and Tires

20. PAINT (Dark Blue, White, or Black)

21. Overhead Console and auto dimming mirror

22. Neonís under the dash

23. Candle Apple Mod on tail lights

24. Remount Spare under Truck

25. Replace door locks and ignition

26. Keyless entry w/ Remote start

Told you it was long lol

I've found quite a bit of rust hidden under spray paint, and the whole bottom of the passenger side door is rusted out (they covered it with bondo and painted over it, and it kept rusting) so it needs some work.

Anyway, let me know what you guys think :)

-Brad
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Looks like a good blank slate. Sounds like you have your work cut out for you.
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Thats one way of putting it lol my parents bought it for me, to help me out of the financial situation i was in, and im paying them back... so i really didn't get a chance to look it over throughly otherwise i would of had them walk away from it.

Once i started finding things, my stepdad was none to happy at the lies the guy told him when he got it

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My dad bought a car like that. He was in FL and the car was in Ohio and the guy say it was a good car and worthy of the drive down to FL. BS- it needed tires, brakes, exhaust wipers clutch.... I hate dishonest people.
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Great project truck, I didn't even notice the missing paint under the driver side door until just now, and are you going with the white black theme or some other color and white, jst/wondering
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thats the first 98+ ranger ive EVER seen rust on. on the body that is. around here the 98+ rangers are pretty good about the bodys not rustin out. chevys and such not so much. lol
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Yeah it's a northern truck so all the salt they have to go thru doesn't help 'em LOL
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i wish you were closer cuz i would love that tonneua cover
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Its the first i've seen with this amount of rust too... the whole radiator support is rusted out, the tailgate is rusting out (covered with spray paint and bondo) the bottoms of both doors are bad, passenger side is extremely bad, there is a spot on the hood, and the cab corner on the driver side has some rust. Im gunna get a powerdome for it, that should handle the hood, along wiht new doors, and tailgate... the rest i'll see what my body guy can do. I love the truck... i've always wanted a regular cab 4x4, i just wish my parents hadn't rushed

-Brad
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i wish you were closer cuz i would love that tonneua cover
If it didn't involve driving across the state of PA and New york id sell it to you lol Id rather have a roll up one, i like them better than this... i never have anything back there worth locking in.

-Brad
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Looks like a great project truck can't wait too see it done..
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its gunna be quite the project thats for sure, i've never taken on something this big lol But i've wanted to get my feet into something like this one day.

-Brad
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if you want to get rid of those head lights and turns ill gladly buy them off ya!
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