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Old 04-05-2010, 05:34 PM
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ha, bed is FINALLY back on. Just got done doing rear axle seals and shoes. Going to take it to work for a Maine State Inspection Sticker and oil change, then should be free to start driving it daily!

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Old 04-05-2010, 05:41 PM
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do you have to run a front plate there? if not id take it off
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:37 AM
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I tried the 3M headlight restoration kit today, did Great on the first one, and got alittle too ****y on the second and left some swirl marks.
before

after

I swapped to a set of Jeep Liberty 17's with 235/55 and 235/65 (freebies!) They seem to have a better offset then the Mazda rims

Also washed it (2nd time since February) and took some shots






Also, took out the trash of all the parts I replaced, thought Id grab a picture

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Old 04-26-2010, 11:45 AM
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lookin good!

theres a set of clear corners and heads for sale in the classifieds that would make it sweet
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Old 04-26-2010, 02:58 PM
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Take a lot of photos during the work. I would love to see them. Have fun
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Old 05-30-2010, 12:12 PM
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nothing new, just took a quick pic next to the explorer
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:13 PM
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worked on it a little more today on the interior. The previous owner had a cheap oil pressure gauge attached to the lower side of the radio bezel and no light. I am moving that to a steering column pod and adding a back-light. Got the dash apart, and someone broke/cut alot of the supports and Jerry-rigged it back together.

I am also modding the 60 seat down to a 40, have to do it in the truck, since one bolt is frozen in. Got halfway thru cutting the extra seat off, and my sawzall battery died. I also started sewing up a big tear in the fabric. Plan is just to get cheap seat covers untill I come across a good deal on buckets.

Also started painting my sporttrac's center console that I had leftover from my 4wd swap. I am painting it black and blue to match the ranger's interior (console was tan). Im using the duplicolor blue vinyl and fabric paint, its coming good so far, we will see how well it color matches when I am done.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:39 PM
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teaser! came today!

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Old 07-22-2010, 06:38 PM
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lucky sob
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:41 AM
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lucky sob
yeah, let me rub it in more

got them off rps for 140 shipped
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:29 PM
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yea, suck my left nut. lol
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:17 PM
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took 2 days doing it myself, working from 10-5 with plenty of stops to the store and work. Had to use the shop's torch on the big center bolts, ending up replacing both sides

So far I only have the front, haven't decided on what to do to rear (currently just flipped shackles). Installed Used DJM Beams and OEM splash coils. Currently the fronts are sitting on 235/55R17, but are getting swapped to newer 235/50R17 after the alignment. I have adjustable camber/caster bushings in it, so its going to be a fun drive to the shop, not even close to being straight!




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Old 07-31-2010, 08:05 PM
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i wish i had some drop beams
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:20 PM
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:44 PM
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