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Old 12-22-2010, 06:29 PM
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Default My little build thread

Definitely new to the Ranger scene and i am happy there are tons of followers..because I take pride and become a fan of whatever I happen to have..lol..so fresh out of the Import scene..my first reaction was to slam it to the ground..etc..etc..but I want to do something different..so I am going for the Rugged off road look..but clean..I figured I would share with yall my progress as it comes along..

Immediate future plans
-Black out Grill
-tail lights tinted
-debadged and remove pen stripe
-Paint black or switch out Rims to black ones & install A/T tires..
-Raising Torsion Bars to lift the front end to level out with the rear
-Then of course install my Kenwood Stereo and hardwire my Bell radar and My radar Jammer
-black out windows 5% rear and 20% sides
you see all that is pretty much free stuff, I can do myself except the tint but thats cheap on this little truck ..


FIRST SEMI-MODIFICATION ..BLACKED OUT THE GRILL TONIGHT..

BEFORE:


AFTER:
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:36 PM
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Good start man! I started that way too.....then the sickness began!
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:04 PM
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Thanks alot man...having a any vehicle and keeping it stock is not an option for me..LOL..hopefully I can make money as fast as I want to mod it ..LOL
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:20 PM
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Looks like you're off to a good start, thats my favorite front end on a ranger
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:41 PM
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Looks like you're off to a good start, thats my favorite front end on a ranger

x2 I love mine
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:19 AM
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looks great painted. cant wait to see those tires on it! :]
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Looks like you're off to a good start, thats my favorite front end on a ranger
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Old 12-23-2010, 12:45 AM
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that looks great, ask a mod to move this to project logs
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:16 AM
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Default Re: My little build thread

grille looks way better blacked out! Nice start .... just wait till the bug REALLY bites you on the ass.... ive had 8 years worth of the mod bug lol it never ends..just gets worse!
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Old 12-23-2010, 08:52 AM
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OH FOR SURE!!.. I used to build imports hondas and acuras for years.here are my last 2 cars I owned and about 8 before that..lol...I like the clean look. ..Looking forward to building this truck ..I have had the modification bug for about a decade lol...

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Rear glass 5%, Doors 15% Tint
Clear corners
Decals Removed
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:24 AM
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^^awesome looking cars!!
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:24 PM
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What did u use on the grill? I need to do mine as well
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:58 PM
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@brobes600 I went to Autozone and they have this new paint it has a actual spray handle and trigger on it..can is shiny goldish..its like $9 a can ..when i get Home I can tell you the actual name and type..but I used Satin Black..still came out pretty glossy though.

@2004xlmiller Thanks bro those were my babies, I will put the same passion into this ranger ;-)

@jacobxstanley..thanks!!..and hell yeah I can't wait either..I am gonna Paint the factory rims 1st then slap them A/T on them :-)
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Rear glass 5%, Doors 15% Tint
Clear corners
Decals Removed

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Old 12-25-2010, 11:07 AM
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thanks tspoon. now i just have to figure out if i want a flat or gloss. any recommendations? i have a red ranger with aluminum wheels.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:48 PM
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I suggest flat or satin..(satin is in between gloss and flat)....
The reason I like flat or satin..is because its spray paint, and its really hard to have a can of spray paint with a gloss finish come out looking professional.(jus my opinion)..usually the finished product no matter how good still looks like it was spray painted...satin or Flat finishes have a look that you can't tell if you took it to a paint shop and had them spray it or if you did it at home..flat & satin has less chance to run or bubble up and the way it settles has more chance for it to come out looking flawless...
(I have spray painted alot of shit in my day..lol) again just my .02 not at all saying high gloss will look shitty..jus think flat looks better on a grill unless your paying a Shop to do it
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