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Old 10-13-2012, 09:15 PM
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Meet was a blast..... we started off with Nice Clean Rangers!!!




See my nice red front skid plate!


Anyway the Rangers didn't stay clean for long.....




I went bumper/nose in first and it was a deep hole, quick fast drop, got stuck.... had Charlie come pull me out...wohoo..thank god i brought a tow rope.



Charlies truck!




We decided to stay away from that portion of the mudhole... but the rest was fair game...


We then skipped over to the other gravel pit, more like a sand pit, and we monkeyed around there, and watched some atvs have fun..





Then we hit the trails, thru the woods we went...saw alot of atvs and side by sides UTVs, stopped and talked to alot of cool interesting people, they liked our muddy trucks...
Heres some pics i snapped of Charlie following me on the trails.




Heres some at the lakeside, which is a nice spot to go swimming in the summer.






Then we headed to Pine River... but first we did a truck swap.... i drove charlies 2001 4.0L and he drove my 99 3.0L...
It was fun.... and we both agree... the difference between the 3.0 and 4.0, isnt anything to really brag about... his truck drove great, nice and smooth, the new tires are great... love his power windows/mirrors, and i have to hand it to him, his interior is pretty dam clean... mine is messy cuz i brought alot of tools and gear...
It was fun for each of us to see our trucks driven by someone else...weird watching my truck behind me in the rear view mirror.

Heres a pic of our trucks at the DairyQueen Parking lot.


We took pics and some video clips...(youtube links below)
If you want to see more pics, more than what i posted here, go to my website gallery:
http://www.gcextreme.com/FordRanger/...eets/Oct_2012/

So far as we know, nothing got damaged or broken..
Had one issue, I must have got my battery connection terminals so dirty (yeah the engine bay is horribly dirty now), and the battery was going dead... good thing i had my jumper booster pack.... it slowly got better and charged after we cleaned the terminals..

It was a fun, muddy trip....wish we had more people to come..

I brought some walkie-talkies so Charlie and i were able to communicate on the trail, which worked out great!

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One You-Tube Video

http://youtu.be/tCUgwoJQjag

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Second - You-Tube Video

http://youtu.be/7ytbjqZGR1c

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Third - You-Tube Video

http://youtu.be/EPdblvvXBH0
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:28 PM
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Soooo fun!
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:34 PM
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Soooo fun!
Had a blast...

nice Avatar change, lol....
also change your signature... you now have your light bar... not waiting on me anymore...


oh and i repeat... this thread, the MN thread just seems so lonely without the "machine"!
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:45 PM
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it does seem lonely!! where's your vid? and my other one? haha
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:57 PM
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i have slow internet, only 1.5mb. lol its uploading the 2nd one now....
i think i have two more..will have to do them tomorrow.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:01 PM
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sounds good!
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:21 PM
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this one will be done in a minute..then i am off to bed...

hey let me know if u can talk to your mechanic friend about his recommendations for washing the engine bay!
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Second - You-Tube Video

http://youtu.be/7ytbjqZGR1c

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Charlie, those pics on my site, have been cropped/resized down to make them smaller... i have the full size ones, if you want them...

i can throw them up on my site,

http://www.gcextreme.com/FordRanger/...ct_2012/Large/

now if you want to skip the gallery view and go straight to the actual image, just edit the address for the image you want.
http://www.gcextreme.com/FordRanger/...e/100_1356.jpg

Notice the small ones have the _small.jpg... just delete the _small

They are uploading now and will be a few mins before u can view them..

also let me know when u are done with the Larger pics, i will remove them.. they take up too much space on my server.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:24 PM
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you gotta give me access to see the large image gallery

edit:
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:34 PM
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if u go here:
http://www.gcextreme.com/FordRanger/...eets/Oct_2012/

and click the first box that says "No image in Gallery" and then [Large] below it, click that, it should load a page..
but what i am saying it that if you go to the page where all the small ones are... and find the name of the photo, and not that where there are spaces, its actually an _ so a photo like 100_1365_small.jpg shows up on the page as 100 1365 small.jpg.
Anyway to view and save the large image of that, go to it in the large folder, by putting this into your address bar,
http://www.gcextreme.com/FordRanger/...eets/Oct_2012/Large/100_1365.jpg

and the pictures are still uploading...

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The video of me... will be up soon... at this url

http://youtu.be/EPdblvvXBH0

but its still loading... so give it time
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:53 PM
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you can get rid of the large images now, got them on my computer
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:11 AM
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if you ever want to download vids off youtube this site works great: http://keepvid.com/
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:17 AM
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you can get rid of the large images now, got them on my computer
Thanks, got them off...

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if you ever want to download vids off youtube this site works great: http://keepvid.com/
Cool site, i will have to remember that..
hey if you want to see a funny video clip of my bud garret, the one you met at my house earlier this summer, when he was riding my Raptor 660r, check it out here:
http://youtu.be/mV3gxphvtWM
Hope that link works

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how come none of the you-tube videos are actually showing up embeded in to the forum page??
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:03 AM
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this usually gets no responses, But anyone in Minnesota up for a "Hey, how are ya, nice truck" meet sometime the near future?
Well, I am selling/ trading my ranger to a guy in Idaho. I am picking up his '02 F250 with the 7.3. So if I come I will still bring a Ford, just not a ranger. I will still subscribe to this thread, but will be chatting on a different forum.

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Old 10-15-2012, 07:08 AM
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Well, I am selling/ trading my ranger to a guy in Idaho. I am picking up his '02 F250 with the 7.3. So if I come I will still bring a Ford, just not a ranger. I will still subscribe to this thread, but will be chatting on a different forum.

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That sucks man....it sucks to lose a MN member, we have so few.

Make sure u inform the new owner of your truck about this forum....
Also, I hope he likes the OHC you installed, lol.

Are u selling the camper with it???

Make sure u pop into here now and then and keep up to date, and try to make a meet...lol.


Also, make sure you take lots of pictures of the ranger before u sell it... I wish I had more pics of my first little green ranger.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:57 PM
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sorry I couldn't attend the meet.
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