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Old 02-20-2014, 05:55 PM
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Default David's 2003 FX4 build

Just thought I'd create a build thread for this truck. I don't plan on doing too much to it but enough worthy to keep a log on it. For those who don't know, I got this truck in November of 2013 and have been driving it since then. Sold my 2003 Ford Ranger Edge to help pay for this truck.

Specs on the truck.
Mechanical:
  • 4.0L V6
  • Auto
  • 4X4
  • 4.10s L/S

Features:
  • Power Windows
  • Power doors
  • Power mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • 4-door extended cab
  • Pioneer radio

Pics of the truck when I first got it:



Had to paint them fender flares and bumpers:





Couple random pics:




Got a tow hitch installed, first tow:



Mods in mind:
  • Headache Rack
  • 06+ Corners
  • Lift
  • Bigger tires
  • New wheels (maybe)
  • Off-road lights
  • Sub
  • Upgrade speakers
  • Anything else that interests me
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:59 PM
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Needs 06 corners!
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:02 PM
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Default Re: David's 2003 FX4 build

Nice, truck looks good. What are the plans for it?
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:22 PM
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Needs 06 corners!
Its on my list. Either that or clear ones.

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Nice, truck looks good. What are the plans for it?
Thanks. I plan on getting a lift, bigger tires, new wheels (maybe), 06+ corners or clear ones, headache rack, painted rockers, more mods to come as I find things I like.
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:52 PM
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Its on my list. Either that or clear ones. Thanks. I plan on getting a lift, bigger tires, new wheels (maybe), 06+ corners or clear ones, headache rack, painted rockers, more mods to come as I find things I like.
Black ones would look better than clear ones
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Old 02-20-2014, 06:55 PM
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Black ones would look better than clear ones
I'd do that but the truck isn't black. I wanted to get some for the Edge but I knew I was going to sell it so I didn't. Lol. Like I said earlier, either 06+ or clear. I'm kinda leaning more towards the 06+.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:09 PM
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I'd do that but the truck isn't black. I wanted to get some for the Edge but I knew I was going to sell it so I didn't. Lol. Like I said earlier, either 06+ or clear. I'm kinda leaning more towards the 06+.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:37 PM
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Where would you suggest I get the 06+ corners from?

I also got a brand new Motorcraft battery installed today.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:45 PM
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I still think you should go two coats of VHT like mine.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:47 PM
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I still think you should go two coats of VHT like mine.
Not going to tint on this truck.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:20 PM
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For the corners, what it you painted them the trucks color? It looks like a deep blue to me.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:56 PM
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For the corners, what it you painted them the trucks color? It looks like a deep blue to me.
Color matched corners? Lol what. Clear or 06s would look best.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:58 PM
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Where would you suggest I get the 06+ corners from? I also got a brand new Motorcraft battery installed today.
Oem from junkyard or ebay should be okay
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:13 PM
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For the corners, what it you painted them the trucks color? It looks like a deep blue to me.
The truck is Deep Wedgewood Blue to be exact.

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Color matched corners? Lol what. Clear or 06s would look best.
This.

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Oem from junkyard or ebay should be okay
Hmm...thanks. I might buy some from Rockauto.
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March 2015 TOTM

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Old 02-20-2014, 10:29 PM
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Needs some off road lights! Have you looked at the flat box subs yet?
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