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Old 12-01-2013, 07:23 AM
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Default Mike 69's 2000 4X4 Off Road build.

About 6 weeks ago I purchased my 3rd Ranger I have owned, so I figured I should start a build thread. Not planning to go crazy, just some nice mods. This one is a 2000 Extd Cab 4 dr, 4X4 off road. It has the 4.0 V-6, 5 speed auto, L/S 8.8 with 4.10's, has the triad luxury sport bucket seats medium graphite, center console, AM/FM stereo w/cassette & CD, PW, PM, PL, tilt wheel, cruise, fog lights, & a tow hitch. So far the only mod I have done is the throttle cable, made a big difference in throttle response.



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69 Mustang(project) 5.0, T-5, 9" rear.
Build thread http://1969stang.com/forum/index.php...9-coupe-build/
99 Explorer Sport, 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's, PW, PL, PM, Cruise, Tilt. (Wife's DD)
Build thread http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=429940&page=4

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Old 12-01-2013, 09:41 AM
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Default Re: My 2000 4X4 off road build.

Looks great! You should consider taking the seat cvers off and washing them and that interior would look even better
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:50 PM
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List of what I want to do; so far.
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Replace the bug shield (cracked) (Done)
Install vent visors (Done)
OHC (Done)
Bed rails (Done)
Dual exhaust (when it needs replacing)
Bigger tires (when they need replacing)
Brighter headlights
Safari light bull bar
Side steps (Ford)
Roll bar
Mustang dome light (Done)
T-bar crank
Explorer lighted visors
Explorer puddle light mirrors
Hood lift gas supports
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2000 Ranger Extd Cab XLT, 4X4 Off Road, 4.0L, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's (My DD)
Build thread http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...oad-build.html
69 Mustang(project) 5.0, T-5, 9" rear.
Build thread http://1969stang.com/forum/index.php...9-coupe-build/
99 Explorer Sport, 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's, PW, PL, PM, Cruise, Tilt. (Wife's DD)
Build thread http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=429940&page=4

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Old 12-20-2013, 03:34 PM
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I have the harness made up for the Explorer OHC install this weekend. I removed the r/s windshield post molding, the r/s sun visor, & the dome light lens.

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Build thread http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...oad-build.html
69 Mustang(project) 5.0, T-5, 9" rear.
Build thread http://1969stang.com/forum/index.php...9-coupe-build/
99 Explorer Sport, 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's, PW, PL, PM, Cruise, Tilt. (Wife's DD)
Build thread http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=429940&page=4

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Old 12-21-2013, 02:34 PM
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Started the Explorer OHC install today. Measured once, twice, three times then cut the headliner & mounted the bracket.

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Build thread http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...oad-build.html
69 Mustang(project) 5.0, T-5, 9" rear.
Build thread http://1969stang.com/forum/index.php...9-coupe-build/
99 Explorer Sport, 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's, PW, PL, PM, Cruise, Tilt. (Wife's DD)
Build thread http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=429940&page=4

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Old 12-21-2013, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: My 2000 4X4 off road build.

Your work is very clean. Nice to see professional quality craftsmanship like that.

Might just be the picture, but its hard for me to tell the scale of the wiring harness. Is that all for the OHC / what's it all do? And whats the length of the harness?

And I really like your center console, is that stock on the super cabs or did you get it out of an Exploder or something?
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:56 PM
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Your work is very clean. Nice to see professional quality craftsmanship like that.

Might just be the picture, but its hard for me to tell the scale of the wiring harness. Is that all for the OHC / what's it all do? And whats the length of the harness?

And I really like your center console, is that stock on the super cabs or did you get it out of an Exploder or something?
Thanks for the compliment wingman358, The center console came with bucket seats which were an option, but if your truck is an extd cab you could get the l/s seat & shorty console from an Explorer & bolt them into your Ranger.
One of the harness's goes to the temp sensor which has 2 wires which are 18' in length, the other harness 2 wires goes to the back of the radio & 1 wire goes to the GEM module, all 3 wires are 8' in length. I haven't connected them to the short harness that has the plug on it that connects to the OHC, I will do that after I run the wires down the "A" pillar. The short section that comes off the short harness with the plug goes to the dome light & are 30" long, & the ground wire which has the ring terminal on the end is 10" long.
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Build thread http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...oad-build.html
69 Mustang(project) 5.0, T-5, 9" rear.
Build thread http://1969stang.com/forum/index.php...9-coupe-build/
99 Explorer Sport, 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's, PW, PL, PM, Cruise, Tilt. (Wife's DD)
Build thread http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=429940&page=4

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Old 12-21-2013, 05:42 PM
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I love the color of your truck!
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:08 PM
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I love the color of your truck!
Thank you.

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Today I ran the wire harness I made for the OHC down the r/s windshield post & under the dash, ran the 2 wires to the dome light & hooked them up & got the light in the OHC working. I lost 1 of the screws to the dome light I dropped it & cant find it. Installed the OHC but I have a gap of about 1/8" at the back. I will mess with it after Christmas.
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2000 Ranger Extd Cab XLT, 4X4 Off Road, 4.0L, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's (My DD)
Build thread http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...oad-build.html
69 Mustang(project) 5.0, T-5, 9" rear.
Build thread http://1969stang.com/forum/index.php...9-coupe-build/
99 Explorer Sport, 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's, PW, PL, PM, Cruise, Tilt. (Wife's DD)
Build thread http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=429940&page=4

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Old 12-23-2013, 09:44 PM
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Looks good! And that's temperature as in ambient temp?
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:24 PM
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Looks good! And that's temperature as in ambient temp?
Yes, outside temp.
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Build thread http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...oad-build.html
69 Mustang(project) 5.0, T-5, 9" rear.
Build thread http://1969stang.com/forum/index.php...9-coupe-build/
99 Explorer Sport, 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's, PW, PL, PM, Cruise, Tilt. (Wife's DD)
Build thread http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=429940&page=4
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Old 12-24-2013, 02:43 PM
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Finished the wiring for the OHC.



I installed the OHC temp sensor on the bracket that goes from the radiator support to the r/s head lamp.
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Build thread http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...oad-build.html
69 Mustang(project) 5.0, T-5, 9" rear.
Build thread http://1969stang.com/forum/index.php...9-coupe-build/
99 Explorer Sport, 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's, PW, PL, PM, Cruise, Tilt. (Wife's DD)
Build thread http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=429940&page=4

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Old 12-28-2013, 02:19 PM
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Installed the vent visors, & the bug shield I got for Christmas.
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Build thread http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...oad-build.html
69 Mustang(project) 5.0, T-5, 9" rear.
Build thread http://1969stang.com/forum/index.php...9-coupe-build/
99 Explorer Sport, 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's, PW, PL, PM, Cruise, Tilt. (Wife's DD)
Build thread http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=429940&page=4
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:28 AM
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Installed the bed rails that I got for my birthday on Thursday.
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Build thread http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...oad-build.html
69 Mustang(project) 5.0, T-5, 9" rear.
Build thread http://1969stang.com/forum/index.php...9-coupe-build/
99 Explorer Sport, 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's, PW, PL, PM, Cruise, Tilt. (Wife's DD)
Build thread http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=429940&page=4
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:52 PM
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Installed the carpeted floor mats that I purchased from a member here.
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2000 Ranger Extd Cab XLT, 4X4 Off Road, 4.0L, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's (My DD)
Build thread http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...oad-build.html
69 Mustang(project) 5.0, T-5, 9" rear.
Build thread http://1969stang.com/forum/index.php...9-coupe-build/
99 Explorer Sport, 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's, PW, PL, PM, Cruise, Tilt. (Wife's DD)
Build thread http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=429940&page=4
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