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Old 06-22-2010, 06:46 PM
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Default Got my Ranger yesterday

Here is my (New to me) 97 Ranger XLT 4 cyl 5 speed. I washed and waxed it and vacuumed it yesterday. Today, I decided to figure out why the grille area was hanging down and loose. I took the grille out, and saw where 4 bolts were missing that holds the front clip on. Put new bolts in, and was going to repaint the grille. I was going to rough it up with some steel wool before painting and discovered that under the gray paint there was chrome. I steel wooled the whole thing, and towards the back, the chrome was spotty or missing, so I took satin black paint and masked an area and painted the back part. I like it better than that gray that they paint from the factory.
Now I have to get to working on the slave cylinder. The co-worker I bought it from had the clutch replaced, but the mechanic didn't do the slave. Not smart. The truck does have a year old cat and muffler, recent brakes and recent tune-up. It runs good. Has 131,000 miles on it. Not bad for a $500 truck!


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Old 06-22-2010, 06:53 PM
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Dude, that was a steal for 500 bux. Enjoy it!
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:00 PM
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Thats what I thought. My co-worker offered it to me for $400, I told him he could get more than that out of it, and he said "I know you could get some good use out of it, and have friends who can help get the tranny fixed up." I told him I wouldn't give him any less than $500 for it. He was happy with the deal, and I feel like I stole it from him, even after adding $100 to his asking price. Nice guy. I bought him lunch today also.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:48 PM
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Dang, my 500$ Strangler looks like it cost. Good man for raising a too low price. Karma will follow.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:03 PM
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Great price and the interior looks to be in great shape.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:28 PM
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You stole that! I'm incredibly jealous! Looks great!
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:50 AM
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Very clean looking nice find
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:46 AM
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That's a really nice truck you've got there.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:35 AM
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Good buy!
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:21 AM
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thats a great deal man, very clean looking. congrats
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Old 06-23-2010, 12:56 PM
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Thanks for all the compliments! I see that all the scratches don't show on the pic, which does make the paint look a bit better than it does in person. I'm not complaining tho. I can't wait to get the slave cyl fixed so it will hopefully shift smooth. I'm still driving it a little until then. Trying to be easy on it so I don't damage the synchro's.
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Old 06-23-2010, 02:29 PM
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Good grab man!! Very nice truck!
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:40 PM
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What a steal buy! Awesome ranger looks really good and for $500 it's more than a bargain!
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:40 PM
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeet Deal!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:43 PM
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damn that was a steal. i got mine for a thousand and its got 265,xxx miles!
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