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dixie_boysles 06-23-2010 06:38 AM

This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
Say what ya'll want, "I have cleaning OCD", 'its a truck", etc...but that dang mud was coming off of my truck. It was fun while it lasted, but it was time to get it to premud condition. For those of ya'll that dont know we had a wonderful trcuk meet on the OBX and it was a blast. See thread:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/meet-...re-thread.html

Well it was time to get the mud off. It couldnt be good for all the parts espacially since the engine was pretty much caked along with all susmension and brakes.

Two hours before:

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010068.jpg

the culprit:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/...f22840bf_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/...fba7d86f_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/...32edc1c0_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/...050d8e80_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/...86e48eb6_b.jpg


The aftermath;

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010074.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010069.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010072.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010082.jpg

Front suspension:

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010078.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010079.jpg

Motor:

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010079.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010085.jpg

New wheels caked:

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010076.jpg

Then it came the fun part of getting mud off:

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010101.jpg

My front end was submerged, so you can imagine the mud that was in it:

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010088.jpg

Clean motor:

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010098.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010096.jpg

Bed off, the rearend was actually the worse, the spare tire was a bowl of mud:

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010102.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010104.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010105.jpg

Finally back together:

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010106.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...ach2010107.jpg

http://i694.photobucket.com/albums/v...s/IMG00234.jpg

The last pic, an old man came up to and told me "young man, yu have the sharpest Ranger I have ever laid eyes on. Its so clean!" I told him he didnt see it the day before...lol.

Anyhowm the truck is cleaner now underneath than before the mud. That is the firstand last time i go in mud. I dont mind sand and snow, but mud sucks. If i go through mud again, it will be with a truck I dont owe 11 grand on and one that i can mess up and not worry about it. The truck is clean, but it not yet the way i want it. it was so hot yesterday, i got a few waterspots i have to get off. I also have to clean my interior as it smells like the ocean!

edgeman4.0 06-23-2010 07:25 AM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
Wow... You'd hate my truck. Haha

lifted99 06-23-2010 08:15 AM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
Thats a ton of work to get it clean man but it looks awesome. Thats why I hate mud, takes to long to clean afterwards.

FireRanger 06-23-2010 08:38 AM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
You actually disassembled your truck to clean it. Now that is impressive.

dixie_boysles 06-23-2010 08:49 AM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FireRanger (Post 143607)
You actually disassembled your truck to clean it. Now that is impressive.

Thanks, That was the only ways I knew to get easy access to things. Like i said that mud was thick and caked on parts, especially under the bed. it actually didnt take that long to take all these items off.

headlights come off by pulling two slides up and unplugging two plugs
Corners are two screws and a plug
Grille was 4 screws and two clips
bumper was (4) 3/4" nuts
Hood insulation was 5 plactic inserts
Bumper was 6 T55 bolts, three screws for the gas filler, and the plug for lights
taillights were 4 screws
mudflaps believe it or not, were 4 bolts and a plastic insert APIECE. And that was it. Assembled it in like an hour after finishing.

I just wanted that nasty smelly mud off of my truck!
and of course wheels and tires 5 lugs a piece

Seb_L 06-23-2010 08:53 AM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
When I saw the front end off, I'm like ok doesnt take that long to do, then the bed! Haha I can't believe you went that far! But that is why your truck is the cleanest on the site!

Admit it, you had fun in the mud lol

01_ranger_4x4 06-23-2010 09:13 AM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
wow, you werent messing around! looks great though and i agree with you, mud sucks!

rstangboi 06-23-2010 09:52 AM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
you should consider getting into business doing that.....my truck could use......well a double dose of what you gave yours lol

awsome job cleaning it, its great seeing how much you care about your truck in that fashion.....to bad im too lazy to pull something like that off lol

90fordranger 06-23-2010 10:01 AM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
I had mud that was so thick on my right suspension the other day, that at 65 my front right tire was jumping off the ground I almost lost controll. I think they call it the death wobble? Im not sure.

dixie_boysles 06-23-2010 10:17 AM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Seb_L (Post 143613)
When I saw the front end off, I'm like ok doesnt take that long to do, then the bed! Haha I can't believe you went that far! But that is why your truck is the cleanest on the site!

Admit it, you had fun in the mud lol

I doubt its the cleanest, but i do like my truck clean. I have a theory...When I want it dirty, i want it dirty, when i want it clean, i want it clean.

and yes it was fun as hell!

Quote:

Originally Posted by 01_ranger_4x4 (Post 143620)
wow, you werent messing around! looks great though and i agree with you, mud sucks!

thanks, never again will i wheel in mud again, sand and snow i dont mind, mud sucks.

Quote:

Originally Posted by rstangboi (Post 143648)
you should consider getting into business doing that.....my truck could use......well a double dose of what you gave yours lol

awsome job cleaning it, its great seeing how much you care about your truck in that fashion.....to bad im too lazy to pull something like that off lol

LOL i get that all the time, funny thing is, I ONLY love washing mine. I could care less about someone elses, they dont pay for my truck, i do and i want it nice. I kinda got quite after mudding and realized that i came close to hydrolocking a truck that i still owe 11 grand on...lol go thing the mud hole wasnt deeper than it was. Ya'll should have seen the airfilter that i drowned twice! yuck!

XLT08 06-23-2010 01:12 PM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
I'm slowly losing the mud-fever and enjoying more rocks and trail riding. The aftermath of a day in the muck and mire is just so time consuming.

I'd love to get my hands on a beater, but I'm holding out for the perfect deal. Keeping my eyes pealed for a full size Bronco or a Chevy K5.

STL 06-23-2010 01:39 PM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
Looked good with the mud on there.

Looks better all clean. Cant say I have ever seen some one take a truck apart to clean it though.

joldtown 06-23-2010 10:26 PM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
Man, I thought I was bad....

dixie_boysles 06-24-2010 04:40 AM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
yes I am, i want it clean again! It was mint clean before the mud and I want it mint clean after the mud. im still not done. hand washed it again yesterday so that I could clay bar the hood and above windows to get rid of waterspots that i got the other day where it was so hot. I also took apart my stock intake and cleaned the crap out of it and took out the airbox and cleaned the crap out of that.


With all this being said, looking at my motor yesterday to see I missed any spots, i found something that HIGHLY pissed me off! I found oil leaking from my crankshaft. Looks to be coming from right behund the pulley, so it must need a new seal. going to try and fis that next week and change the oil. I refuse to have a 63k mile truck with an oil leak. That was the whole effing reason i bought the truck, so that i wouldnt have to deal with problems so soon. First the TPS sensor, now this! Ill be making a seperate thread for this!

mossyoak03 06-24-2010 12:37 PM

Re: This is how you get OBX mud off of a truck (56k warning)
 
you should see my truck i still find mud on and in mine from when i sunk it


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