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Old 02-12-2013, 10:24 PM
HolmesEOD85 HolmesEOD85 is offline
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Talking Holmes' 06 XLT 4x4

Decided to throw one of these together. I bought this truck completely stock in 2009. Truck was stock everything until July of 2012. Here's the progress so far minus interior. I will post pics of that tomorrow.

First, I put on GoRhino bed bars, a Westin bull bar and step bars, and 4 KC 130watt long range lights, a TRex grille and some herculiner...





Next, a Superlift 4" suspension, Superlift front drive shaft, ProComp Xtreme MTs and 16" XD Hoss rims...


Some black headlights and corners


Black LED tail lights. I forget the brand.


And here's how the exterior looks today.




She's coming along... will post interior pics tomorrow after I take them. Did some painting yesterday. Items soon to come are in the signature.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:38 PM
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I really like what you did with the front end.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:41 PM
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Nice looks clean! You need to tint those windows though!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:42 PM
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Thanks. As soon as I ditch the NJ plates for a FL one (no front plate) I'll be putting my driving lights on the bull bar. Finally. Wires are run, they've been sitting here waiting.

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Nice looks clean! You need to tint those windows though!!
Agreed. Waiting on the tax return and then it'll be done. The clear glass is driving me nuts!
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:53 PM
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Thanks. As soon as I ditch the NJ plates for a FL one (no front plate) I'll be putting my driving lights on the bull bar. Finally. Wires are run, they've been sitting here waiting.

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Agreed. Waiting on the tax return and then it'll be done. The clear glass is driving me nuts!
Front plates suck they ruin the look of every vehicle. After your windows get tinted you feel invisible haha. Like you can stare at people next to you without them knowing... or pick your nose at the light
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:08 PM
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Get rid of that front chrome on the grille and it will look ace
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:10 PM
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Get rid of that front chrome on the grille and it will look ace
Yeah I agree with this too. I've been wanting to pull it off and paint it. Just need to quit being lazy. It's bothered me since I put that black billet grille in there. Also going to rhino line the skid on the bull bar and the back bumper. Gonna go "chrome free" on the whole thing eventually.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:27 PM
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hey another 06 xlt, cant find many of them!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:32 PM
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Yeah just wish it had 4 doors. Putting big stuff behind the seat is a PITA. Gotta lean the passenger seat all the way forward and driver seat all the way back to go through the middle with stuff. haha.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:31 AM
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You should take the bug deflector off
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:42 PM
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Tested the waters without the bug deflector... and I liked it. It's gone. Also painted the grille surround black finally. Will post pics soon.

For now, here's some of my interior progress. Took pics while I had the seats out to remove and hand wash the factory seat covers. (By the way if you've never taken those off and put them back on, it's a pain in the ass the first time.)

I used SEM in Landau Black to paint these interior pieces.

before (sanded)


After:


Airbag cover, vent, defrost louvers, glove box door, grab handles




Rear panel, speaker covers
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:46 PM
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For now, here's some of my interior progress.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:48 PM
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And then.... I built a custom storage box using this thread and adapting it to work for my 2 door extended cab:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...orage-box.html

Doesn't look as snazzy as the one he built with the rounded corners, but I still think it looks good. (other than needing another coat of bed liner on the edge)


And installed a mustang dome.


Also, put my sticker on

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Old 02-25-2013, 09:51 PM
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How'd u get off the little vents on top of the dash? I've been wanting to do mine
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:52 PM
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How'd u get off the little vents on top of the dash? I've been wanting to do mine
Just fish hook it with a finger and pull... they're just barely clipped in. If that doesn't work go with a small flat head screw driver and run it under the edge gently.
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