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Old 06-15-2017, 07:21 AM
AgentGTO AgentGTO is offline
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Default Re: 03 Ranger Camping Project

So I finished this mod about a week ago. Super simple, cheap and very useful.

I DID get the idea from a forum member, if you're reading this I didn't mention your name because I can't remember it :P, so I would highly recommend this mod.









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Old 07-03-2017, 09:57 PM
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So I managed to get some stuff done recently. I got some new headlights to replace my current hazy ones. The 1st set I bought came with a tab that's needed for the corner lights snapped off. So I sent them back for a replacement. When the replacements came in, BOTH tabs on the corner lights were snapped off. >: (

I so returned them and got a refund and started looking around for another company to buy from. I ended up finding another set from another company that was actually cheaper. So I bought those and when they showed up not being broken. Yay.

I ended up taking off the grill to make it easier to adjust the headlights.


Here's the finished product. She's looking sweet!









Then today I finished installing my toolbox that I bought a while ago. I also installed my Roto Pax gas can on the toolbox.







Then I ran the garden hose for a couple minutes on top to make sure I don't have any water leaking in and luckily I did it right and didn't have water leaking in.

Then I cut this sheet used to liner toolbox drawers and laid it down in the tool box to try and keep things inside from sliding around.







So that is about it for now, I filled up the roto pax and hopfully I'll have some more time this summer to get a few more things done before winter.
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:12 AM
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Headlights look great but put the cap back on
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Old 07-04-2017, 11:12 AM
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Lol. Once this mess gets cleaned up, that's the plan.

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Old 07-16-2017, 01:08 PM
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So because Photobucket decided to become a BS Service, by blocking pictures that are hosted without any warning whatsoever, I've decided that Photobucket can shove it where the sun don't shine and be using a different hosting website, that is where my pictures are coming from now.

So I finally got around to taking pictures of my roof rack to sell and took it apart so it wouldn't take so much space in the garage.






And I will be selling this, so if you're interested then check out the classifieds. I think I have enough posts to be able to sell stuff, so I'll be posting there soon.

I've also started on filling the holes I made, when I first attached the roof rack, so that I can make new holes for the new roof rack!
This is the first time I've ever worked with epoxy, so I decided to tackle one hole first to make sure I was doing it right.

This the epoxy that I picked up from home of de pot. It's nothing special but it's for marine applications and the bottle says it works with fiberglass. So I'm going with it.


So I found a plastic panel from the 98 expo I was tearing apart, which by the way I finally got rid of, to use as the mixing plate for the epoxy. I washed it well, dried it off to make sure the grime that was there didn't ruin the epoxy I mixed.


Then I had to place a back stop on the underneath so the epoxy wouldn't fall through. I just used some scrap wood piece that was nearby and a jack to provide moderate pressure since the tape can't hold it up.


Then I applied the mixed epoxy with a Q-tip because I'm a perfessional and when I thought it was filled in enough, I let it sit.


Came back the next day and removed the plastic bottle cap that I taped to the top, because I was still working in the garage and didn't want any dust to get in there, and checked out how well it dried. I think it dried pretty well, it's not perfectly flat on the top but I should be able to remedy that with a little body filler, some sanding and paint.



What I ended up learning afterwards is that it's actually not that difficult to work with epoxy, as long as you reading the instructions and pay attention. I also noticed that when I removed the jack and tape, the block of wood stayed in place and somewhat secured because of the epoxy. So I think going forward, to fill the rest of the holes I will use a strip of melamine so the epoxy doesn't stick.


So while the epoxy was drying, I started visualizing the next idea I had in my head. I want to put amber marker lights on the top of the shell going along the side that would turn on with the driving lights and blink with the blinkers. I think it would look cool and it would be another thing for people to noticed on the road so hopefully that can pay attention just enough to not hit me. I'm all about being able to be visible during night time.



I want 3 on each side so I placed the 1st one in the very middle, to match up with the vertical bar in the window, and so it would be easier to place the other 2 at exact dimensions since I can just measure from the middle out. The way these things are wired up is interesting, there's only one wire that plugs into the light that you have to hook to power. I got a little confused when I couldn't find a ground wire until I looked closer and noticed that the ground terminal has a metal tab that reaches over to a screw hole and figured out it's grounded by the metal screw that usually attached to a metal truck body. So since I'm putting this on a fiberglass shell, I'm going to have to find a way to wire a ground.



And then of course I'm trying to figure it out how to redo my entire thread since I can't just edit all the older post to replace the bad sh**ty photobucket links with the new links. And I've got to find the time. I do feel sorry for the guys that have 8 million pages and 20 million pictures because that's a lot of work to try to fix.
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