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Old 07-27-2010, 07:51 PM
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Here's mine. I have it running pretty well now but it still needs some TLC.



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Old 07-27-2010, 08:35 PM
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Looking good!!!
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:52 PM
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That's because I took pics of the good sides. The passenger door has cancer. It might be fixable though...
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:52 AM
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Not bad looking.

needs a good wax and clay baring.
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Old 07-28-2010, 04:18 AM
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Keep up the good work!
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Old 07-28-2010, 08:19 AM
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Not bad looking.

needs a good wax and clay baring.
Ah the beauty of a smaller pic! I need to take care of the rust spots and bubbling paint first. Then get her painted before I even think about a clay bar. Thanks, though.
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2011 Ranger XLT, 4X4, 4 door Super Cab. 4.0L, 5 Speed M50D-R1HD, 3.73:1, 8.8" open differential, Jason Pace cap
1999 Honda CR-V EX, RT4WD, 2.0L, 5 Speed MT, 4.56:1, open differential

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Old 07-28-2010, 08:22 AM
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For Shit's and giggles, here's another pic.

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Old 07-28-2010, 09:51 AM
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Not bad looking!

She needs a good waxing along with a clay bar.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:07 AM
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not a bad looking truck!
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:21 AM
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The plan is to put a new power steering pump, alternator and lower ball joints in it first. The pump is being a winey bitch, the alternator is throwing a light but charging the battery, and the ball joints are complaining. The previous owner changed the uppers in the last couple of years, so...
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1999 Honda CR-V EX, RT4WD, 2.0L, 5 Speed MT, 4.56:1, open differential
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:19 PM
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Though I'm sure the rising topper is functional, it looks bad to me. Good luck with the project, are you planning on keeping it stock?
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:53 PM
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I would have preferred a cap that was even with the cab roof but it came with the truck. A "flat" cap would be more functional to me.

As far as keeping it stock, mostly.

I'm going to change out the rear end for a 3.73:1 with limited slip, get an instrument cluster with a tachometer, some fog lights (maybe from a '98 4X4 in the to be replaced valence), and maybe an over head console.

I might change out the carpet for a rubber floor as well, it depends on how the carpet cleans up in there (lots of chew stains).

It will definitely get a new paint job since the original is pretty much pooped and I'll decide about the wheels after I get the grease and dirt cleaned off.

It's primary purposes is to haul stuff I don't want in my SUV and as a back up vehicle (both are old).
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:56 AM
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I forgot to mention that I'm thinking about adding a rear sway bar as well. I've heard different things on that though. Supposedly a sway bar provides the most benefit when it comes to towing and little benefit any other time.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:15 PM
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Pulled the trigger on a brand new, 2011 XLT. I had a choice of red or black and still get my manual transmission. Guess what I picked.



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Old 06-20-2011, 04:18 PM
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Pulled the trigger on a brand new, 2011 XLT. I had a choice of red or black and still get may manual transmission. Guess what I picked.



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