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Old 05-05-2011, 07:06 PM
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Sup guys. I've got a 2002 Ford Ranger 2.3L that is in pretty rough shape. It's a long story but here goes. 2 years ago my sister dated this gigantic douche bag for a while. For some reason yet to be determined, she decided to take out a loan and buy him a truck because he didn't have a car but he had a job. So she picks up this Ranger from a small lot and it's in good shape. It used to be a fleet vehicle but it didn't have too many miles on it and it was up to date on maintenance etc., etc. Anyway, a few months later they break up and it was a pretty nasty experience trying to get him to leave her house. She says he can keep the truck as long as he makes the payments. Well he does keep making the payments, but since he doesn't live with her anymore he decides he wants to "mod" his truck.

So he decides to lift the body. So he and his neanderthal friends cut all the bolts off the bed/cab, lift them up and place these metal cylinders in between the frame and the bed/cab. And they used what I can only assume are carriage bolts from Lowes that are not automotive grade bolts.

Then, since this genius worked at Advance Auto, he got dibs on an in bed toolbox....made for full size pickups. Obviously this is not a full size pickup that he drives. It's a standard cab with a 6 foot bed. So he makes it fit. By taking a jigsaw to the bed and hacking away the inner walls to make way for the toolbox, which later manages to remove itself from the bed going down the highway after he hit a bump. Go figure.

So he continues to drive it for a few months and decides he wants to paint all of the interior plastic blue. And by god he did. Every. Last. Piece. Baby. Blue. Shortly thereafter, he needs new tires. Not necessarily his fault, they weren't the best tires to begin with. So he calls up a friend who has 2 ever so slightly bent rims and the friend says "I'll give you these two slightly bent rims with tires on them if you give me two of your not bent, in perfect shape rims". So he does. And now the truck has two tires that won't hold air.

Now he's really getting into "modding" (read: destroying) his truck. Decides it's too quiet for his liking. So enter mr. jigsaw again. He cuts the exhaust just after the res. And it sounds like shit. To the average person. He's not the average person mind you, he loves the sound.

Eventually he moves down to Florida with his mother and we haven't heard from him again. And brings the truck back to my sister since it is her truck and it's in her name, title and loan. We've been working on it little by little for the past 3 months or so. Not a lot of time what with both of us working full time and going to school. But we managed to get the bed and cab back down to the stock height, which was the biggest hazard so we got to that first. It sat idle for about a month and the next time we went to start it, the fuel pump had died. So we went to the junkyard, got a pump and she started right back up. There's not a whole lot we can do with the bed right now short of getting an over the rail bed liner. We've got new steelies on there with good tires so it rolls now. It's missing the tailgate handle and one of the tail lights is busted. Said tail light also has some white spray paint on it. Seems he went with spray paint for touch ups and managed to get some on the tail light.

But it runs now and it rolls and it's slowly being put back together whenever we have the time/money. The body is in rough shape. Dings and bends everywhere. If you look in the pic you can see some of the damage he cause to the bed putting that toolbox in. That pic was taken after we managed to get everything back to stock height and that's how it sits right now just at a different location.

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Old 05-05-2011, 07:13 PM
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Welcome to frf. What a douche bag.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:03 PM
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:44 PM
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Epic fail!!!
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:00 PM
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Welcome Jason!
Your sisters Ex sounds like he's not too bright!
Thankfully the Ranger is now rescued and in safe hands!
It is a little rough from the above mentioned,
But it's not all bad. Are you planning on getting
The interior back to it's original color As well?
Baby blue?! What was he thinking?!!!
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:04 PM
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:10 PM
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Welcome and that guy deserves a kick in the ass
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:19 PM
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The interior is back to it's original black. Thanks for the welcomes btw. I'll try and get some more pics tomorrow. And believe me, if I knew where he lived in FL and had the time to take a road trip, he would be on the receiving end of a swift kick in the ass with my size 14 boot. Trust me.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:23 PM
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The interior is back to it's original black. Thanks for the welcomes btw. I'll try and get some more pics tomorrow. And believe me, if I knew where he lived in FL and had the time to take a road trip, he would be on the receiving end of a swift kick in the ass with my size 14 boot. Trust me.
Roadtrip with the ranger and do it
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:31 PM
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Well, there's a few problems with taking the Ranger.

1. I can't drive stick (yet, the Ranger will change that). I know, I know. But no one in my family had a manual for me to practice on 6 years ago when I was just starting to drive and I don't drive my friends cars.

2. When we got the truck back from my sister's ex, we paid off what little there was left and dropped insurance on it. So right now it's not road legal as far as paperwork goes.

And 3. This isn't my truck. It's still my sister's. I drive a Grand Prix. GASP! I know. Someone who drives a GM vehicle on a Ford forum? Between you and me though, I like Ford's better. Especially after my 97 Explorer Sport.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:37 PM
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Welcome
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:47 AM
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:55 AM
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Some more pics. As you can see, she's only got 109,xxx miles and she's in rough shape. Quite a bit of TLC needed.

These two pics show where the bed was cut to make room for the toolbox that was too big.



One to show how the tailgate is bent.


In this pic you can see where the door is bent. He left it in neutral and the parking brake off and the door open on my sister's car port which is on a bit of a hill. And it rolled back and hit a pole.


This pic shows how the bumper is slightly bent where he managed to slide it into a ditch. The plastic fascia is brand new. The old one was crumpled.


The overspray on the tail light.


*Sigh* So young and still in her prime only to be struck down by some jackhole.
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