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Old 03-31-2013, 05:12 PM
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I'm really stoked for pictures of the bronco and your ranger Calvin- the square chrome grills on those together will be awesome!


I'm trying to start with more minimally expensive mods to my Ranger- grabbed a few rattle cans yesterday. Black for plastic and red for brakes- of course it's still not warm enough out for the caliper paint. I've got some plywood hanging around from old projects, so I'll probably start mocking up the excab storage box soon- got the garage cleaned up enough to have some work space.
It's been a long winter.....



I'm selling the flat access cover that came on the '04 Ranger when I bought it. It's pretty sweet, just not my style. I'll also package the factory bedliner with it at this time:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/exter...ml#post1335289

How're you feeling Glenn? Infections gone?
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:05 PM
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Not sure how many miles on the Bronco....but you're right, I can't wait to get one so they're lined up side by side. I'll probably buy the same brush guard I bought for the Ranger and put it on there.

Nice picture Glenn, loving the purple drank lol.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:29 PM
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Found this on Craigslist haha

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/an...717444857.html

That would be a lot of fun to go to!!!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:36 AM
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Found this on Craigslist haha

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/an...717444857.html

That would be a lot of fun to go to!!!!
Nice find! I might actually check that out...might find some parts.

I grew up in Anoka and the fairgrounds are only a couple miles from where my parents still live.
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:09 AM
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Ah man that swap meet would be great to go to......i could sell some vinyl gaphics and show off the red ranger. But its the 13th....the same day as my bike show!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:34 AM
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Somewhat off topic, but I'm curious as to what you all would offer for my truck if I did put it up for sale and you were looking (no current plans to however)

2003 XLT 2dr crew cab (or w/e they call it) 4.0 4x4 with regular bed w/ hitch.
136k miles
Red (for extra quickness)
1.5 - 2 inch lift on 33's (tread has maybe a year left)
Tonneau cover, hood bug shield, Window shields.
Upgraded to higher amp alternator.
Sylvia zxe headlights.
Bully led rear light strip with sequential when blinkers engaged.
Moog sway bar link

Now for downsides.
Drivers mirror wanders, front valence is cracked but kinda repaired, tie rods need replacing (will be doing with moog parts soon), likes to vibrate at speeds over 60 mph (probably tie rod fault), and the worst, it is a salvage title.

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Old 04-02-2013, 11:01 AM
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I have seen 02-03s on dealer lots with tags ranging from $6900 to $8900...

A private sell price would really be more like $4900-$5900.

I bought my 99 in 05..6yrs old wih 118k for $6900. And minus $2300 for my trade in on my 2wd 95 rg can ranger...

So an 03...thats now 10yrs old..i would give no more than $5000. And thats being nice.
Hell my own truck i would be lucky to get $4000 for it now...even tho it has a new engine and tranny.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:02 AM
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:18 AM
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Well, that at least makes me think a front suspension rebuild isn't worth it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:19 AM
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:49 PM
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Well, that at least makes me think a front suspension rebuild isn't worth it.
Worth it for who??? Not if u plan on selling the truck..u will never get your moneys worth.
If u plan on keeping the truck forever..yes its worth it to invest in it.

Is not worth me buying a $2k suspension lift for my truck...but i never plan on selling it so to me it is worth it..
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:55 PM
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Worth it for who??? Not if u plan on selling the truck..u will never get your moneys worth.
If u plan on keeping the truck forever..yes its worth it to invest in it.

Is not worth me buying a $2k suspension lift for my truck...but i never plan on selling it so to me it is worth it..
Yeah makes sense. Right now I'm on the fence. The milage is killing me, but may be getting a motorcycle this summer, but if not, I gotta look into something else maybe. Unfortunately...
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:59 PM
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I have my motorcycle...i ride it 90% of the summer...saves alot on gas and $$$.
But motorcycles also can be very spendy to maintain...i spent $400 on mine last year doing a stator and r/r replacement...and this year i gotta drop another $200 for new tires...
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:02 PM
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The salvage title is what kills it. Keep the truck, drive it into the ground. That's the only way you'll get your "money's worth" out of it.


Insurance scrapped my 4x4 '01 with 137k for $6800, but it had a clean title.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:07 PM
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Also consider "is your truck paid for" is the title yours with no lein..

It may get horrible gas mileage but its better than having a monthly bank payment and higher insurance..
You gotta weigh all the sides...

Or just do what my buds that have huge gas guzzling trucks have done....bought a cheap beater car that gets better fuel mileage .
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