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Old 12-25-2014, 07:53 PM
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Default Tabrown's 2002 Edge

So, after doing a few small mods and planning out my future goals I decided its time to start a live build thread.

I bought her with 117,000 miles for $5,000. She's a 2002 4.0 SOHC Edge (Extended cab) with 4 wheel drive. now I did have to install quite alot once I got it. The previous owner decided not to maintain or take care of this black beauty. Off to work I went!

*New Front Shocks (Monroe)
*Calipers
*Rotors
*Pads
*Brake Lines
*Outer Tie Rods
*CV Joints
*Lower Ball Joints
*Upper Ball Joints
*Upper Control Arms
*Hub Bearings
*Rear Shocks
*Rear Drums

After All this work, I finally got to play around with her alittle bit. I first drove allll the way to Wisconsin to pick up a topper made for the flareside, $200 later I was on my way home with my very used topper. I sadly don't have pictures, but it needed some love. I went through and repaired the trim, bought new hydraulic lifts, and finally new locks. The only rust on the truck was found to be on the running boards and the rear bumper. So, I tore the bumper off one night with means to save it. Having little skills with Bondo I gave it my best shot! I'll Let you decide

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Once I had the bumper done I decided that I could hardly see at night, So I added LED reverse bulbs and some fog lights that kick on when she pops into reverse.
Picture of all the hard work!

My dad one day went through and de-badged his entire Dodge Ram 1500. Wanting to be like him I foolishly tried to de-badge my ranger. Silly me, Pin holes and what not. So after a couple of hours of reasearch I decided to take a different route! With some finger nail polish remover, and spray paint here was my end results!


The truck still has alot to go, I'd like to have a vehicle that I can travel in, but no matter where I am go camping. So on the next up list is figure out my lift situation, some auxiliary lights, a way to protect my bumper (or a cool yet functional replacement), some form of roof racks for the topper. Color match of the Rims and topper, and remove that bloody 4x4 decal!

Here is how she currently sits!!
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Old 12-25-2014, 09:05 PM
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Looking good! Can't wait to see more updates
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:50 AM
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Haven't been able to do much lately. Was able to pick up a set of Cragar window D rims. Hoping to get them cleaned up a bit better before I get to mount them. Just going to run 32" tires. Hoping to find something to work on to keep me busy. Roxxanne is nothing like my little 2.5. She guzzles gas, rattles every where I go, and the ride.. Yet it's growing on me.

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Old 02-25-2015, 08:18 PM
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Well, no going back!

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Old 03-06-2015, 12:26 PM
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Looks nice man! I've got the same console in my garage waiting to be installed into my cab. Do you happen to have anymore pics of how you have it mounted and where you made the cuts to the seat?
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Old 03-06-2015, 01:27 PM
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I don't know how well you can see it, but I made brass brackets that bolt under where the driver seat mounts. This is a temporary console. Basically the seat bolts on top of the bracket holding it down. Takes some fab work but its sturdy!

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Old 04-10-2015, 11:39 PM
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I should make an update here:
Rims, got those b**ches powder coated to match the topper

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Next, got DAT CB and light bar installed, better pictures tomorrow aye!


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Old 04-22-2015, 05:07 PM
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Took the truck out today!
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