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Old 11-06-2011, 06:41 PM
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Ok. I am trying to come up with some affordable ideas that i can do to my 1990 ranger. I am only 16, but i do have plenty of mechanical experience.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:45 PM
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Your pics give a couple of ideas right off the bat.

Restore or replace headlights, you're losing a lot of light output with those filthy things.
Replace seats for SURE!
Replace headliner.

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Pull that insulation off of the inside of your hood, it looks horrible.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:00 PM
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my dad has been working on the headlights on his truck. im gonna ask him how he is doing it and take his technique. im already trying to figure out what i want to do with headliner. and i can probly get some seats from a junk yard. the insulation isn't really bothering me.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:15 PM
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diabloblanco did a great job on his, u may want to ask him (headlights)
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:17 PM
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diabloblanco did a great job on his, u may want to ask him (headlights)
ok. thanx. will do.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:41 PM
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Walmart has some felt like stuff tht they sell as floor mat material that would work great for a head liner. Finding seats shouldnt be hard for you to do. Head lights, just do what you can. Other than that, what are you wanting to do with it? What motor, trans etc do you have?
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:57 PM
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Wall-mart has some felt like stuff that they sell as floor mat material that would work great for a head liner. Finding seats shouldn't be hard for you to do. Head lights, just do what you can. Other than that, what are you wanting to do with it? What motor, trans etc do you have?
well.. right now it has the stock 4.0 and transmission in it. if i do decide to change the engine, i will probably put a 302 or something like that in it. i want to add some step bars. give it a better paint job (spray painted right now). there is more i want to do to it.. just cant think of it right now.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:01 PM
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well.. right now it has the stock 4.0 and transmission in it. if i do decide to change the engine, i will probably put a 302 or something like that in it. i want to add some step bars. give it a better paint job (spray painted right now). there is more i want to do to it.. just cant think of it right now.
My buddy has a Ranger just like yours with a 302, scarry to drive. There isnt enough weight in the truck for that big of motor, the back end always wants to pass the front. Oh, and it sucks in the mud/snow.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:07 PM
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My buddy has a Ranger just like yours with a 302, scarry to drive. There isnt enough weight in the truck for that big of motor, the back end always wants to pass the front. Oh, and it sucks in the mud/snow.
we dont have much snow down here in southeast Texas. We are also in a major drought and dont get very much rain to make mud. this truck is going to stay a daily driver for now. might take it out to our deer-lease in Louisiana where there are plenty of trails for my to mess around on.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:22 PM
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Nice, just take it one step at a time and make sure you want to make a change before you do it. I cant tell you how many times I have done something just to put it back to the way I had it. a year ago I traded my 2000 Ranger for a 04 F-250, a month ago I traded the f250 for a ranger. Never should have gotten rid of the 2000.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:28 PM
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Nice, just take it one step at a time and make sure you want to make a change before you do it. I cant tell you how many times I have done something just to put it back to the way I had it. a year ago I traded my 2000 Ranger for a 04 F-250, a month ago I traded the f250 for a ranger. Never should have gotten rid of the 2000.
yeah. i also want to put a push bar on the front
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:36 PM
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Yah, what they said. Take your time and make a list of all the things you want to do to it, things that give you the most satisfaction first and just do it. While you are doing one thing, keep your eyes open for parts for the next project etc. Before you know it, you are crossing things off that list turning into what you want it to look like.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:38 PM
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Yah, what they said. Take your time and make a list of all the things you want to do to it, things that give you the most satisfaction first and just do it. While you are doing one thing, keep your eyes open for parts for the next project etc. Before you know it, you are crossing things off that list turning into what you want it to look like.
yeah. there are already a few things that i wanted to do to it being crossed off the list due to not wanting to do it anymore.
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:17 PM
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well right now, i have all the air intake and hoses taken out. cleaning it all up. engine compartment was full of dirt dobber nests when i got it. slowly knocking them out and cleaning it all up.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:41 PM
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get a fiberglass visor of a junkyard truck. good addition i think
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