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Old 05-19-2017, 11:19 AM
ZacktheBlackRanger ZacktheBlackRanger is offline
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Subbed because you have a nice truck and I wanna see how this plays out.

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Old 05-19-2017, 11:24 AM
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My setup is similar!

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Old 06-16-2017, 03:58 PM
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So I finally got my rear tire carrier installed.









I had to cut off the old studs since the spacing was different. No problem that a cut off wheel and drill can't handle.

Pic from today @ work since I didn't take a final one yesterday





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I still need to brace the mounts and finish painting the carrier, but for now, I'm just glad to have my tire out of the bed


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Old 06-17-2017, 02:13 PM
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I highly recommend some kind of reinforcement plates behind those mounts
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:43 PM
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I highly recommend some kind of reinforcement plates behind those mounts
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Old 06-17-2017, 04:44 PM
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I highly recommend some kind of reinforcement plates behind those mounts


Yep, that's what I'm doing tomorrow.


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Old 06-21-2017, 08:51 PM
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Looks awesome with the tire carrier!
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Old 06-21-2017, 09:06 PM
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Nice pic

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Old 07-02-2017, 12:14 PM
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Got this today for $15 @ the junkyard. Transfer case shifter from a 90's f150.




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Old 07-02-2017, 12:42 PM
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Now I have to plan out how to install it. I might have to cut off the driver side cup holder, which isn't a big deal, since there's a ridiculous amount of cup holders in this truck.

Once I've found the position I'd like it mounted at, I'll reinforce the cutout with some sheet metal to make a good base.

I also have to decide whether I'm going to use a shift cable or fab some pieces for the shift linkage.


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Old 09-03-2018, 06:34 PM
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So itís been a long while since Iíve done anything to my truck. A couple weeks ago the alternator died while I was at the gas pump. So since I needed a new one, I decided to upgrade to the 130 amp. I changed the 7.5 fuse which turned into replacing all the fuses because why not?

Anyways, I had problems with the belt when the new alternator arrived. The new one has a slightly larger pully so the original size doesnít fit. I ended up going back to Napa and grabbing the next size up; this belt went on with a little bit of force, but once it was over the pully lip, it fit fine.



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Old 09-03-2018, 07:15 PM
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Thereís something weird about these trucks where they have their own plans for what you should be buying for them; they donít care what you want. So it was the night my alternator died. I had plans to pick up a free hood from an 05 Ranger the next day. Fortunately, my wife didnít have work and she decided to take the hour long ride to pick it up; with her car.

I wrapped it up in a tarp to protect the roof of her Corolla, and strapped it down with 3 ratchet straps.






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So jumping ahead in time to today, I picked up a grille, header panel, headlights and corners for $30 bucks. But of course, my wifeís car got jealous and decided to pick up a nail or something, so we had to drive around on a damn donut. Wouldnít you know? The temp reading in her car said it was 103 as well. Go frickin figure.

But at least I got a crazy deal on all the parts.




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Old 09-03-2018, 08:07 PM
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Another item I picked up for Ruby a awhile back was a 5th matching wheel replacing the stock steelie. Never understood why they didnít at least provide one with a matching wheel size.




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Old 09-16-2018, 04:33 PM
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Put on the new front end this afternoon. The hood was a pain the ass to line up






The hood will be getting a paint job soon, but for now, Iím glad itís on



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Old 09-16-2018, 09:23 PM
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By the way, I love your rig there! I'm seriously impressed that it goes through that deep of water! Are you going to put a snorkel on it?

Done...

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Thereís something weird about these trucks where they have their own plans for what you should be buying for them; they donít care what you want. So it was the night my alternator died. I had plans to pick up a free hood from an 05 Ranger the next day. Fortunately, my wife didnít have work and she decided to take the hour long ride to pick it up; with her car.
Sounds like a keeper...
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