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Old 03-19-2013, 06:26 PM
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Thanks guys! I'm loving the new look too.

I'm thinking my big summer project for it will be to fix all the rust and get it ready for a repaint. I have done literally zero rust work before though despite my years of working on vehicles. I've just never really needed to before. The hardest part would be the rusted rear fenders since the rust goes all the way to the edge of the fender itself. I dunno, we'll see. My ideal paint scheme would be to go all black with a neon green stripe down each side reminiscent of those stripes they used to have on the Dodge muscle cars:

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:30 AM
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Mmm paint. Stripes are a mean look, meanmark!




The truck is officially totaled now. State Farm valued it at $6881 (incl tax tabs etc). Repair bill was $6435 (more than 80% of value). I'm going to try to get everything taken care of with the truck by this weekend- gotta get my mats, dashboard cover, and assorted change out. Also going to try to find a stock am/fm/cd or cheap double din to toss in there to get my clarion out. Might even try to swap the dome light back so I can take the black mustang dome. I loved it, and it would run me another $200 I'd rather put into getting steps for the new truck.

Anyone in MN (Twin Cities) have a stock radio they're willing to sell?
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:38 AM
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Too bad ur not closer...i have two stock radios..


And thats ridiculous...why would u need to put a radio back into a totaled truck....??
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:47 AM
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Too bad ur not closer...i have two stock radios..


And thats ridiculous...why would u need to put a radio back into a totaled truck....??
Because I'm not allowed to take anything from the truck that's "bolted" down- but they appraised it as having "am/fm/cd" so I can give them a truck with an am/fm/cd... just not my gorgeous am/fm/cd/bluetooth/ipod unit.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:50 AM
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Lol my stereo isnt bolted down...i can pull it out easy...haha..


The radio shouldnt be bolted in..just the bezel surrond...lol. and thats two screws not bolts
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:22 AM
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2 screws on the bezel, that's all it's going to take.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:22 PM
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That's kinda bs that you can't take whatever you want out of your truck. It's your shit after all, and the truck's a total loss, so what should they care?
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:06 PM
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Well they sell them to junkyards and can get more if the truck has more....but who goes to junk yards to buy stereos anyway..
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:30 AM
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Great, Glenn....now you have me thinking about a body lift kit....

Never done one of those. But I bet it'd look sweet.
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:28 PM
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Great, Glenn....now you have me thinking about a body lift kit....

Never done one of those. But I bet it'd look sweet.
DO IT!!!!!
If u need help...i will help!!

A body lift and some 31s or 32s....that be badazz.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:34 PM
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A sad goodbye!

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Old 03-21-2013, 03:51 PM
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A sad goodbye!

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Ugh, that sucks ass man. I remember saying goodbye to my old Ford Contour when I rolled it and totaled it. In a strange way it's like losing a pet or something, you do wind up getting somewhat emotionally invested in your vehicle.

And yeah Glenn if I were gonna lift the truck I'd get you involved, lol. I wouldn't want to go into it without someone who'd been there before. I was thinking like a 2 or 3 inch lift, nothing major. But I'm going to try out some slightly bigger tires first and see how I like the look of those before I go whole-hog and lift the thing.

I went to the U-Pull yard today and picked up a set of Ranger emblem mudflaps and a set of two new doors off of a '91. They were less rusty than my existing doors so once winter is over I'm going to bolt those on instead. They're gray, but it won't really matter since I'll (hopefully) be repainting the whole truck this year anyhow.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:04 PM
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A sad goodbye!
I'm sorry for your loss. "Sheds tear"
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:31 PM
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Thanks guys, I got my stuff, including dash cover and bed cover. Didn't get the stereo out though. Oh well. I know next time...

I discovered the passenger door wouldn't even open the bc the frame is so bent. I'm completely amazed that I came out of it without major injury - just neck pain.

My wife took me for mexican/beer afterwards, she knows I'm hurting.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:27 PM
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Glenn Cox, gcextreme, Alexandria/Villard/Sauk Centre, MN
Jaden Bitz, Bitzy, Bismarck ND
Patrick, 05 Ranger Danger, Chaska MN, Grand Forks ND
Mitchell, 4rdranger, Stillwater MN
Joe, RedBomber, Jordan MN
Drew, DZsquared, St.Paul MN
Eric Nelson, nelson22, Kasson/Mankato MN
Terry Lia, machine, Mankato MN
Charlie Bennett, Minnesota2001Ranger, Minnetonka/Bemidji
Andrew Chaffin, Chaffinyo, Cherokee Iowa
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