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Old 03-03-2010, 12:26 AM
87xlranger 87xlranger is offline
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I suppose I should post the most recent photos of my truck here they are....

New roll pan....




Some interior glow / upgrades




The new rims.....






I have my 215/45/17's on standby ready for this friday when I flip the rear axle and slam the rear! then I gotta save money and get the front done it's like 4-500 Bucks to lower my truck.... Man sometimes I wish I had A-Arm suspension LOL.
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Old 03-03-2010, 01:14 AM
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Those rims look great on your truck.

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Old 03-03-2010, 12:07 PM
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Some interior glow / upgrades


Looks good, I wanna do the red gauges to mine, but how do you get the heater controls to match?
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:12 PM
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I have my 215/45/17's on standby ready for this friday when I flip the rear axle and slam the rear! then I gotta save money and get the front done it's like 4-500 Bucks to lower my truck.... Man sometimes I wish I had A-Arm suspension LOL.
what rims did you have before and what do you plan to do with the tires that are on it now?
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:28 PM
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Its really coming together! Your doing a great job....
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:38 PM
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what rims did you have before and what do you plan to do with the tires that are on it now?
Well I had my Crager S/S Wheels on it before, I got these Vision wheel "Legend 5's" they are 17 inch by 8.5 wide, and they do the job great and are made specificly for the ranger. (they look like bullett wheels off of a mustang) but have the propper offset.

The tires that I have now are going back to my work where I got them the tires actualy came off of a dodge charger they were take-offs for somthing we did rims on at the store.

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Old 01-16-2011, 05:28 PM
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Great Job !!!
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:12 PM
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any updates on the truck?
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:17 PM
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great looking truck man. Nice work.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:27 PM
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Nice truck, love that body style as my first ranger was bought new in '88 and passed to me from dad in '90..
I miss it.. mine was Dark blue, black interior .. classic ranger vinyl down the side.. like this one
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:48 PM
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You have a Ranger that's identical to my old one, so I hate you. lulz



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Old 01-17-2011, 12:16 AM
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Holy Cow! I live in MoVal! Lets meet up bro!
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Old 01-17-2011, 09:22 AM
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Dude that's awesome!

If you need anything let me know I Know every damn bolt in my truck I did all the work except the paint.

Oh, and I'm working on a how-to for us first gen owners on how to do guage lighting color change.

Troy.
that would be great on the how to for interior lighting at least make it easy instead of guess work.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:51 AM
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Very nice truck

I moved this to the project section.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:00 AM
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my older brother did a frame up restore on an 89 ranger, saddly three weeks after getting it painted it was involved in a hit and run. i'll grab pictures when i get home again.

i love the older style rangers, yours turned out great.
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