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Old 01-02-2013, 05:07 PM
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So I guess I started this a little late since I've done a few modifications already, but there is still a lot more that I want to do to it right now. She's a 1999 Ranger XLT 3.0L V6 that my father bought brand new way back when. I bought it from him a year and a half ago when I was 17. I don't have any pictures before the projects that I have already done, but I'll go ahead and show you what the truck looks like now.

List of what I want to do (in no particular order):
-Paint bumpers and grill black
-Paint wheels black
-Replace gauge cluster and HVAC bulbs with LEDs and change the color to blue
-Remove dents and dings then paint job (same color)
-Roll on/spray on bedliner
-3 inch lift (not sure if I want suspension or body)
-31 inch tires
-Ford Thunderbolt turn signal mirror mod
-Either replace or clean up headlights
-Tint windows
-Darken taillights
-Possibly want to add nerf bars

Any help, suggestion, critiques, or personal experiences would be welcomed and appreciated! I've been doing some searching and I think that the bumpers and grill are what I want to do next.

Front:


Side:


Rear (with Gibson Split Rear cat-back exhaust):


Kenwood KDC BT848U head unit:


Want to replace the stock incandescent bulbs with LEDs and change the color to blue (hard to see but the bulb near 65mph is burnt out):


Pilot Automotive gearshift knob:


Boss 8 inch low profile amplified subwoofer:


Rockford Fosgate Prime amplifier for the door and cab speakers (underneath driver seat):


Infinity 6832cf 2-way speakers (4 of them total):


2001-05 side view mirror swap (not sure how that mud got on there):
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT, 2 Wheel Drive, 3.0L V6, Flex Fuel, Extended Cab, 6 Foot Bed
Mods: Kenwood headunit, Dual exhaust, Infinity cab/door speakers, black bumpers/grille, blue LED HVAC/gauge cluster, Euro style tail lights with LEDs, Explorer console, projector headlights with halos, LED turn signals and corners, 3" body lift, 33x12.5R15 tires, Black Rock 942 Type D rims, cargo lights turn signals, fog lights with LEDs, roll on bedliner, Rockville 10 inch low profile subwoofer
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:12 PM
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Just did some quick Photoshopping and I think the black grill, bumpers, and wheels would look good!

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Mods: Kenwood headunit, Dual exhaust, Infinity cab/door speakers, black bumpers/grille, blue LED HVAC/gauge cluster, Euro style tail lights with LEDs, Explorer console, projector headlights with halos, LED turn signals and corners, 3" body lift, 33x12.5R15 tires, Black Rock 942 Type D rims, cargo lights turn signals, fog lights with LEDs, roll on bedliner, Rockville 10 inch low profile subwoofer
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:16 PM
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clean truck dude!
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:23 PM
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clean truck dude!
Thanks! I actually was checking your thread out a few days ago and I must say and your truck is sick.
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Mods: Kenwood headunit, Dual exhaust, Infinity cab/door speakers, black bumpers/grille, blue LED HVAC/gauge cluster, Euro style tail lights with LEDs, Explorer console, projector headlights with halos, LED turn signals and corners, 3" body lift, 33x12.5R15 tires, Black Rock 942 Type D rims, cargo lights turn signals, fog lights with LEDs, roll on bedliner, Rockville 10 inch low profile subwoofer
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:24 PM
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Definitely paint the stuff black


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Old 01-03-2013, 08:00 AM
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If I have some spray on bedliner laying around, would that work on the entire bumper and the grill, or should I use the bedliner on just the chrome and buy Krylon Fusion for the plastic?
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Mods: Kenwood headunit, Dual exhaust, Infinity cab/door speakers, black bumpers/grille, blue LED HVAC/gauge cluster, Euro style tail lights with LEDs, Explorer console, projector headlights with halos, LED turn signals and corners, 3" body lift, 33x12.5R15 tires, Black Rock 942 Type D rims, cargo lights turn signals, fog lights with LEDs, roll on bedliner, Rockville 10 inch low profile subwoofer
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:14 AM
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Got everything for painting. Now it just needs to warm up a bit so I can get started!

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Mods: Kenwood headunit, Dual exhaust, Infinity cab/door speakers, black bumpers/grille, blue LED HVAC/gauge cluster, Euro style tail lights with LEDs, Explorer console, projector headlights with halos, LED turn signals and corners, 3" body lift, 33x12.5R15 tires, Black Rock 942 Type D rims, cargo lights turn signals, fog lights with LEDs, roll on bedliner, Rockville 10 inch low profile subwoofer
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:46 PM
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Got the wheels done today! I decided to just post the progress of one wheel because I feel like all four would make the post too long. I'll also take a few better ones tomorrow during the day.

Before:


Cleaned (at this point I almost didn't want to paint because of how good they looked when cleaned):


Sanded:


Primed:


Finished (except for the caps):


I also didn't realize how dirty this would make my tires look! Gonna clean those up in about a week. Hopefully I will get the bumpers and grill done either this weekend or next week.
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT, 2 Wheel Drive, 3.0L V6, Flex Fuel, Extended Cab, 6 Foot Bed
Mods: Kenwood headunit, Dual exhaust, Infinity cab/door speakers, black bumpers/grille, blue LED HVAC/gauge cluster, Euro style tail lights with LEDs, Explorer console, projector headlights with halos, LED turn signals and corners, 3" body lift, 33x12.5R15 tires, Black Rock 942 Type D rims, cargo lights turn signals, fog lights with LEDs, roll on bedliner, Rockville 10 inch low profile subwoofer
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:00 AM
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So I haven't posted in awhile because between school and work I've had no time. I didn't even get to finish the wheel caps. Hopefully with in the next couple weeks I'll get those, the bumpers, and the LED dash mod finished.
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Mods: Kenwood headunit, Dual exhaust, Infinity cab/door speakers, black bumpers/grille, blue LED HVAC/gauge cluster, Euro style tail lights with LEDs, Explorer console, projector headlights with halos, LED turn signals and corners, 3" body lift, 33x12.5R15 tires, Black Rock 942 Type D rims, cargo lights turn signals, fog lights with LEDs, roll on bedliner, Rockville 10 inch low profile subwoofer
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:40 AM
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So I haven't posted in awhile because between school and work I've had no time. I didn't even get to finish the wheel caps. Hopefully with in the next couple weeks I'll get those, the bumpers, and the LED dash mod finished.
Wait on the LED dash. I just ordered an ilumiglo dash overlay. Yes it's more than LEDs, but looks much better. I'll have them installed in the next couple weeks
http://www.andysautosport.com/ford/1...a20000104.html
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:47 AM
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Thanks! I actually was checking your thread out a few days ago and I must say and your truck is sick.
thanks man i appreciate it. your wheels came out really well.
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:33 PM
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thanks man i appreciate it. your wheels came out really well.
Thanks! I'm actually finishing up the hubs right now.

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A little update, got the grill and bumper black now. I bed lined the grill and valence myself, but bought the bumper because I got into a little fender bender with the stock chrome one. I also added blue LEDs to the AC control.



Mods coming up:
-Paint chrome rear bumper
-Bed line rear valence
-Put LEDs behind the gauge cluster
-Install new headlights, tail lights, and 3rd brake light (all are darker to go with all of the black)
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Mods: Kenwood headunit, Dual exhaust, Infinity cab/door speakers, black bumpers/grille, blue LED HVAC/gauge cluster, Euro style tail lights with LEDs, Explorer console, projector headlights with halos, LED turn signals and corners, 3" body lift, 33x12.5R15 tires, Black Rock 942 Type D rims, cargo lights turn signals, fog lights with LEDs, roll on bedliner, Rockville 10 inch low profile subwoofer
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:03 PM
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I have an after market tac. Same truck. If I order that gauge cluster will it plug right in or what?

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Old 03-14-2013, 01:17 PM
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I have an after market tac. Same truck. If I order that gauge cluster will it plug right in or what?

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From the looks of the website you can. I just used LEDs on mine. Much cheaper and still looks good.
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Mods: Kenwood headunit, Dual exhaust, Infinity cab/door speakers, black bumpers/grille, blue LED HVAC/gauge cluster, Euro style tail lights with LEDs, Explorer console, projector headlights with halos, LED turn signals and corners, 3" body lift, 33x12.5R15 tires, Black Rock 942 Type D rims, cargo lights turn signals, fog lights with LEDs, roll on bedliner, Rockville 10 inch low profile subwoofer
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:25 PM
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I just want to ditch my tach. Lol

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