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Old 01-05-2010, 07:08 PM
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Whatever you choose, I have a few suggestions. I have the same generation ranger as you and have a few styling tips.
Definately polish your bumpers and the grill trim. Regular car polish can make the chrome look better than new.
You could consider color matching the doorhandles aswell.

If you choose the orange (im a huge fan of orange trucks), get off that chrome! proper paint prep with adhesion promoter and you can paint right over the chrome.

Good luck and keep us posted. I'm a little pumped over an orange truck or satin black both are sweet colors.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:36 PM
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im thinkin more and im gonna do orange and definitly get rid of the chrome and have black racing strips and black and orange interior , ill keep updates on my progress and probably will do is put a post up in the projects section so that if anyone else would want to do it , because i love the look of the front end of the newer one but got this 94 so hopefully not to much modify to make it all look good
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:36 PM
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I assume you know this, but that orange ranger pictured has a body kit, meaning custom front bumper and side skirts.
Edit: I love ORANGE. I am totally behind you. Plus orange interior, SICK! If I had some money, I would have exactly what you describe.
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Sony HU: Infinity 6X8's: painted interior vinyl: reupholstered and painted door panels: new vinyl floor: fo-diamond plate behind seats: Suede headliner: Two tone black/tan interior: fiberglass OHC: Black Explorer visors w/ upgraded mirrors: painted grill w/ mesh in grill: locking tonneau: 10" kicker sub: pioneer amp: racing stripes: blacked out tailights: custom paint on rims and hubcaps: Painted bumpers: rocker stripes: More mods that won't fit

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:00 AM
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i know it has body kits and fender flairs ect , thats my first tackle to get the hood and bumper to fit , hopefully its not to much work on my hands but i think the 94 in no way compairs to the look of this , i mean how could you not want that , even if it was a different color , the only sad part is that even if i can get all that done i still have the origional 14" basic wheels unless i paint them black untill i can buy nice ones



Also i dont have alot of money so its gonna take a little bit of time but ill keep updates and start by takin pics of my vehicle now and the slow transfer to the new look, im gonna do the poor mans paint job which is painting the truck with paint rollers using rustoleum i was told it cost around $50 to paint the whole vehicle and gonna wet sand it and then polish it out and make it look great , as far as interior im probably gonna use those spray vinyl cans that you can get at like autozone for $6 or 7 but i notice they go quickly anyone know of somethin like that but holds more or better price , Also the last thing i need an opinion is regarding my racing stripes im gonna go black but do you guys thing a glossy finish or more of a matt finish

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Old 01-06-2010, 08:13 AM
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GLOSS STRIPES . I assume you have looked around at 3rd gen rangers (like yours). I say this because I actually really like the front end on the 3rd gens.
Atleast give 3rd gen body kits a look: http://www.andysautosport.com/ford/1...ior/body_kits/
Also the wheels, I actually have the same ones and I painted them black. I actually really like there look at stock height. They are a very different rim pattern and I like my truck to be unique.
Don't take any of this as critisism, I just so badly want an orange and black car/truck, so this thread sparks my interest alot.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:44 AM
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Well do you have any pics of your wheel , my idea was all black except the lip around the edge will still be the chrome or all black except the lip around and the center cap stay chrome , i like to be unique aswell but if someone compies your idea then i see that as good to , i saw the 3rd gen bumpers and some are nice but i just love the newer look and i decided on the inside gonna make all the LED's orange so at night it will look great , im glad i have someone else like you buddy that is also except about the prospect of the orange i cant wait , i wish i had the money now
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:05 AM
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with chrome hubcaps-

BEst i could find after i colormatched the caps to the body
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:23 AM
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thanks , thats helpfull because i didnt want to spray mine and not knowing how they would look , except mine doesnt have the center cap , but now i got somethin to look at , i like the look keepin the middle chrome but also i saw ones that the lip stayed chrome so i wont be exactly the same , should look nice against burnt orange espically with the black racing stripes

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Old 01-06-2010, 02:30 PM
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That does look nice stl, almost as nice as my new black paintjob, only except i spent under 90$ to do mine in a long weekend

No one can go wrong when painting their truck black, Its the easiest to apply and the cheapest to buy. Also touching up is a sinch. The Silver stripes however.... watchout. Silver is the hardest to paint because its more of a lighter hue and also is more prone to dripping becuase it is easier to see with the metalic sprinkles in the background. White is also hard to paint becuase it is hard to hide all of the little imperfections that go with a paint job, (if you are doing it yourself, of course).
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:17 PM
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Well the satin black is very nice but i dont see burnt orange rangers to much , whenever i get another ranger in the future it will be satin black
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:49 AM
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Well today in my garage i found some burnt orange color plastic spray paint , so im gonna figure out how much orange i want inside , im thinkin 2 tone seats black and orange , any other ideas interior will be helpfull
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:53 AM
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You might wanna hold back on painting the interior until you get the paint for the exterior. That way they will match.
And I assume your not using a true burnt orange, being metallic orange? I doubt that a plastics spray would be metallic.
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Sony HU: Infinity 6X8's: painted interior vinyl: reupholstered and painted door panels: new vinyl floor: fo-diamond plate behind seats: Suede headliner: Two tone black/tan interior: fiberglass OHC: Black Explorer visors w/ upgraded mirrors: painted grill w/ mesh in grill: locking tonneau: 10" kicker sub: pioneer amp: racing stripes: blacked out tailights: custom paint on rims and hubcaps: Painted bumpers: rocker stripes: More mods that won't fit
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:06 PM
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no its not metallic paint , it is almost a burnt orange , im gonna test the paint on some extra vinyl i have , see how it looks , today though i saw someone with an almost burnt orange ranger and it looked sweet , it didnt have stripes but just makin me think of how good mine would look , but now im havin a few mechanical problems so gotta get that fixed then ill look at fixing and rust or whatever , all the prep work and then im gonna try the body kits and paint after all my hopefull ideas are done
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:49 AM
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No matter what you do make sure to take a lot pics
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:22 PM
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Well i went by the junkyard today , and they had some parts , but the biggest thing is i cant find the stx bumper anywere unless i spend alot , so im thinkin im gonna try to make the extra pieces that stick out and everything out of fiberglass and mold it on , hopefully it will work , well just letting you know and in the next few days im gonna take alot of pics and put a post up on the projects section , hopefully all goes well and i dont spend to much money
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