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Old 07-10-2010, 06:22 AM
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Hi All,

Names Jeff...

Just bought my first truck two days ago!!!! I've always been a fan of fords...had a 97 escort for 10 years and now drive a 02 taurus sport. Love my taurus and the escort was a beast...only had to replace the alternator in the 10 years I had it.

The Ranger made sense as I only need it for weekend warrior projects around the house and didn't want to sink a ton into it...won't be a daily driver. I paid 1800 for it and I think that was fair. She's old and needs some work and here's the twist...I don't have the first clue what I'm doing...LOL!!!

This will be an adventure for sure

I am a product manager for a travel company and a part time graphic design editor.

I love golf...well, actually, I love to attempt golf...I'm about a 30 handicap...LOL!!!!

I fish, play guitar, dabble in remodeling my home...have a beautiful wife and an awesome 18 month old little boy

Enough about me...

My first project will be removing the bed, wire wheeling the back half of the frame and POR 15ing that portion. I don't have the tools, knowledge or space to strip the truck down and get at the whole frame so I will probably POR patch the mid and front as needed.

I will also be getting a new bed this weekend as the one on there is shot arond the wheel wells. 100 bucks from a local salvage yard & I will be able to install myself

The right rear cab mount bracket is rotted through, the frame is rotted through where the left and right rear leaf spring shackels are mounted and there is a hole about the size of a quarter in the frame in front of where the left front leaf spring shackel is mounted. I have a mechanic that is willing to do all the welding and reinforcements with 3/16" steel for 300 - 400 and replace the cab mount brackets as well.

Looks like there is some rust starting on the right front quarter panel right where the mud flap attaches...not sure what to do with this yet.

The O/D Off light is flashing and the tranny shift from 1st to 2nd is rough

The ABS sensor light is on as well

At a red light the truck really wants to go and the cab "shimmies" a bit...not sure what thats all about.

Thats about all I know as far as the bad goes.............so far.

It has brand new tires, all fluids replaced, rest of the body is good, interior isn't terrible, motor runs real strong, smooth ride. Like I said...a fair deal.

I will probably eat breath and sleep this forum as I work through getting it up to speed so thanks in advance for all the help. This seems like a great forum.

I'll post some pics as I work
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Old 07-10-2010, 06:38 AM
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:32 AM
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Welcome! Where about in Pa are you from?
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:41 AM
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:47 AM
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Welcome to FRF Jeff - you'll find plenty of help and ideas here.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:25 PM
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:43 PM
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From North East, Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Area.

Got the box off...snapped 2 bolts. nobody has that size torx bolt around here so going with stainless carrige bolt, galvinized lock washer, washer, washer, nut. Hope thats gonna do the trick
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Old 07-10-2010, 03:51 PM
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:21 PM
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