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Old 01-26-2012, 11:40 AM
Freemans 00 Freemans 00 is offline
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Well had the only body shop in town that will do rocker panels look at them today for a quote. He said its hard to put a price on because there so bad, but it could cost anywhere from 1k-3k. I said nope no thanks. I cant do the work myself and they dont make them so I'm screwed for a year. Unless of course I pay my 4 wheeler off in october which is gonna happen regardless. When thats done I could 1) trade my Ranger in as a down payment to get a 08-10 model F-150 or 2) wait till next July keep the Ranger with this problem still and have saved about 6k up and put that as a down payment on a new truck, or 3) Trade Ranger in save 6 k and in July go get a new truck and it be pretty much paid for...... What should I do inputs? Dont want to get rid of truck, but its only gonna get worse.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:42 AM
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have to get rid of your truck because of rocker panels???
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:45 AM
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I'd keep the truck for as long as possible (as long as the structure isnt gone) and then save money and buy another truck either the new Ram, the new f150 or a Ranger
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:45 AM
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Dont have to, but its not gonna get better and I need a reliable vehicle soon. Jobs going to have me do alot of traveling. Not using this as an excuse but I been thinking of a new truck for some time now. Just trying to see what will be best for me.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:46 AM
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Yeah I don't understand?!
Your truck is only a 2000 model, and your avatar pic shows a nice truck, I don't understand why you say it's dieing??? I thought it may be a motor or transmission issue, but rocker panels??? WTH?!
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:46 AM
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What's wrong with the panels. Pretty sure you should just save the Ranger. Just try staying away from financially fucking yourself in the *******, trading your ranger in means less cash then actually selling it.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:46 AM
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I'd keep the truck for as long as possible (as long as the structure isnt gone) and then save money and buy another truck either the new Ram, the new f150 or a Ranger
F150 yes Dodge no they look badass, but there made shitty. I want a bigger vehicle. Id really like to get a Tundra but thats pricey
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:47 AM
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if you're truck is in THAT bad of shape, you can always trade with me
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:49 AM
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I can get more out of the truck trading it in then selling it. My mom got 3k over bluebook and her transmission was gone. They didnt know it but we did. Anyways yeah truck looks good in pictures because I can hide stuff, but if you look at them close you can literally just pull the whole thing off
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:49 AM
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I don't get it, is he talking about the nice black ranger he has pics of in his album profile? That ranger looks dam good, what is wrong???

He has to be talking about a different truck
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:51 AM
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No this truck. Like I said I can make a picture look good. This truck is one of those that looks brand new from 50 yards, but up close reveals the true thing. Ill take a picture saturday of them when Im working on it to show you guys what were dealing with
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:05 PM
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You have yet to tell us how many miles you have, and what condition your engine and transmission are in.

Rockers are nothing. Go out to the junkyard, find a 93+ Supercab with decent rockers, have them cut what you need out, then find a welding school or something, slip them a few bucks, and let the students weld the new rockers on for practice.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:16 PM
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I don't get it, is he talking about the nice black ranger he has pics of in his album profile? That ranger looks dam good, what is wrong???

He has to be talking about a different truck
im confused too, never heard of someone getting rid of a truck for rocker panels
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:21 PM
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LOL "truck is dying (correct spelling) because of rocker panels"
please explain how "rocker panels" can kill a truck?
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:32 PM
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Fix it. Do not let it die! It's too soon!
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