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Old 09-08-2013, 08:04 AM
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Hey all,

I've been lurking, reading and posting here for a couple weeks but thought it was time to finally introduce myself. Picked up my first Ranger in a Ohio a few weeks ago while visiting family (see sig). I really like these trucks and love the builds than many of you do.... so much potential in these vehicles. This is a very nice community also and I think I will enjoy being here. Thank you all!!!

A little about me: Born and raised in very rural southeastern Ohio. Moved to Mass many years ago, built furniture for much of that and now I'm a grad student and associate professor in Biology at UMass. I still am and always will be a muddy trucked counrty boy at heart though

I bought the Ranger 2 weeks ago. Here it is the second I got back to my folks house.... definitely a grandfather owned vehicle. Spotless inside, full molded steps with 235.75.15 tires! I'm 6'2 so that seems silly and I kept wacking my shins trying to get in.



Those steps have to go. Impractical and I personally do not like the look... Pulled them off, sanded the lower rockers really well, and 4-5 coats of spray bedliner later.



A couple days later with brand new 31x10.5x15 General Grabber AT2s. Wish I'd have gone for a 32" tire now. The shop failed to follow my instructions for white letters in, but I'm ok with.



Drove it back to Mass, 11 hours and 700 miles. Got home, unloaded by stuff, ate dinner, and immediately went wheeling



Lately I've bee having some misfire/stutter issues and I'd love you diagnostic help. See my thread here: HELP!

Future plans.... Plastidip rims and both bumpers black. Clean undercarriage and paint black. Maybe remove front valence. Add bullbar and front, transfer, and fuel skid plates. Crank torsions to level front or add spacers if ride suffers to much. Black diamond plate toolbox.

Thanks and nice to meet you all!!!!
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:11 AM
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:49 AM
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Great truck! Welcome to the forum!
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:53 PM
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:57 PM
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:59 PM
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Hello and welcome.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:53 PM
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Thank you all for the welcome!!!
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Click to help diagnose my misfire issue
September 28th ~ Western Massachusetts meet, greet, and swap - Join us!!!
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:48 AM
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