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Forum: Project Logs 10-03-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

Took out the jump seats and put in some storage! Gotta get a lock for it.

https://image.ibb.co/dnRnGz/IMG_4024.jpg (https://ibb.co/bNYCie)

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Forum: Project Logs 09-30-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

Got my emblem, repainted parts of the grille that got scuffed during install, and removed the rear jump seats. Gonna build some sort of inconspicuous tool storage and a cozy yet safe place for my...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-29-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By memsie
Re: Anyone ever replace their bumper brackets?

The long bracket that goes corner to corner isn't adjustable and the once I posted pics of are only adjustable side to side. Can't figure where the up-down movement would come from.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-24-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By memsie
Re: Anyone ever replace their bumper brackets?

Oy. Hope it's possible to fix the sag without cutting and welding.
Forum: Project Logs 09-24-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

I hear ya, and to each their own! Luckily I'm a lady so I'm OK with emasculating LOL. Personally after the swap I finally feel like the truck is 'done'. It's not, much left to do, but I'm much...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-23-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By memsie
Re: Anyone ever replace their bumper brackets?

What's confusing is that when I look online for new brackets, I see stuff that looks totally different than what's going on with mine. These are the ones that are bent- and not seeing replacements...
Forum: Project Logs 09-23-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

Headlights were from Amazon and the grille/header panel were from getallparts

Today I replaced my dimmer switch. I have headlights again and don't have to use my brights like a jerk!! Also put in...
Forum: Project Logs 09-22-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

Rain died down so I got to finish up.

Didn't have whatever clips are supposed to go here, so until I figure that out, zipties!
https://image.ibb.co/ea9w1p/IMG_3945.jpg (https://ibb.co/bXgWZ9)
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Forum: Project Logs 09-22-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

Started the process of swapping the front end today. Got almost done and the skies opened up. Figured "Hey, let's not mess with headlights in the pouring rain" so I'll finish when it dies down.

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Forum: Project Logs 09-17-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,408
Posted By memsie
Re: Project Ruby

Nice build. What's next on the to do list?
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-16-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By memsie
Anyone ever replace their bumper brackets?

Ordered stuff to swap my 2000 front end with a 2001. As of now the bumper sags a bit- it must have hit something before I bought it. I'll be interested to see what everything looks like when I pull...
Forum: Project Logs 09-15-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

Ordered these just now- biting the bullet on the grille conversion!

https://image.ibb.co/nePspz/Screen_Shot_2018_09_15_at_10_19_16_AM.png (https://imgbb.com/)...
Forum: Project Logs 09-14-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

Aligned and ready to go! Second shop said LOL when I told them about the first shop recommending chopping the tie rods. They DID have to repack the bearings though.
Forum: Exterior Parts 09-12-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 90
Posted By memsie
Various Parts 2000 2wd

Brand new 2" blocks ubolts and hardware
Fine condition stock spindles (replaced mine with lift spindles)
Dimmer switch/wand
Like new black grille w/o badge
Headlights w/o bulb
Like new side...
Forum: Vehicle Snapshots 09-09-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7,087
Views: 354,985
Posted By memsie
Re: Random pics of your truck thread II

^^ Makes me wish my truck was gray.

Just went through like 3/4 of this thread over the last week. Wish it was still active!

https://image.ibb.co/mSWTh9/Yum.jpg (https://imgbb.com/)
Forum: Project Logs 09-09-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

Bought a longer bolt. Also drilled the holes to mount BEFORE setting the height for my tire so yes I know it's not supposed to mount like that and yes I know if I'd read the instructions I would've...
Forum: Project Logs 09-09-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

Finally got the adjustable camber bolts on after stupid me ordered a set of two- not TWO sets of two. Anyway, gonna try and do a self-alignment today or tomorrow. Looks like the driver side is toed...
Forum: Project Logs 09-02-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

Greased the bearings and the squeal seems to have subsided. So I ripped out the bed liner, herculined it, and made the jankiest skid plate over ever. The hoses to the transmission cooler were way too...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 09-02-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By memsie
Instant intense wobble- camber off??

Did a lift on my 2wd ranger that requires adjustable camber bolts to get a proper alignment. My dumb ass ordered two bolts- forgetting that EACH side needs two bolts. So right now one side has...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-31-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By memsie
Re: Headlight and Brake questions

Thanks. Curious- why do you hate Chris Fix?
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-31-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By memsie
Re: Headlight and Brake questions

Thanks! I'll look into how to replace that switch. As for the brakes,
I'm less familiar with disk brakes- what do you mean when you say star adjustment?
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 08-31-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By memsie
Headlight and Brake questions

So as of now my high beaks work but not my regular headlights. Changed the bulbs, cleaned the terminals, checked the fuses, all should be good. The other lights work. Any thoughts on what that could...
Forum: Project Logs 08-30-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

Lift done! Took a stupid long time to get the old shackle off until I figured out to use a scissor lift to push the leaf down. The old ones were installed with the lower bolt oriented so they...
Forum: Project Logs 08-29-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

They didn't specify. I have a 2wd so probably just 2, but those were the front two wheels where the UCAs are. Gonna call some other shops too and see if that's included in their alignment.
Forum: Project Logs 08-29-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,439
Posted By memsie
Re: 2000 2WD 3.0- Beginners Build

Interesting- it was a firestone that told me it wasn't included. I'll call and get clarification. Or find another shop.
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