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Old 04-21-2011, 02:51 PM
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So im sitting in my office at my second job (Draftsman by day, Drafting Teacher in the evenings) and I found an old folder that I had back in 06. For those that dont know, I teach at the commuinity college I graduated from back in 08 as my second job. I actually replaced my teacher LOL.

Well in this folder were some pics of my old Ranger and me and Sara back in the day; or at least 5 years ago. Man how time changes everything! I was 19 then and in my first year of college and hadnt had my Old ranger all that long. Most know me as the guy with the Super Clean Red Ranger, but hardly anyone knows what got me started in Rangers:

The day I bought her home. I paid $2800 for this 94' Reg cab 2.3 4x2 in Mocha Frost with 120k on the clock.





Sara back when she was 19:







This truck is where my fascination for washing my vehicles started. I too washed this truck 1-2 times a week and waxed it EVERY month:





You can see where some idiot didnt paint the bed right. this was later fixed when a lady backed up into me .

My first mod was a $90 toolbox I got from a kid in college. not bad for a diamond plate toolbox!

Then I got me some Evilbay clear headlights so I could actually see, and put some offbrand Silverstars in them.



Then came the Evilbay billet grille for $50



This was me thenn I think i might have weighed 145 lbs LOL. I now weigh 185 lbs:






I kept a clean truck!



I then bought wheels for it, some Pacer Soft-8s in chrome:



My cheap headlights started to get condensation, so this was my temporary fix. Also ran 265 A/Ts on her:





RIght before I sold her in 08 for $1500 and 183k on the clock:



And then now I have this now as all know:



Its amazing how you can tell how much one grows up by the truck and mods
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:55 PM
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very nice
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:59 PM
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Lucky dog! Both trucks are very nice!
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:07 PM
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Cool info. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:23 PM
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this was neat to see, love both of the trucks!
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Old 04-21-2011, 08:34 PM
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I remember when I was in the market for a billet grill, I'd see your old truck on Ebay all the time haha.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:58 PM
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very nice write up but you really do keep your trucks too clean.. and yes there is a too clean lol.. i just washed mine today and man it was really dusty from all the wind.. and covered in ash.. I went home to help fight the fires in texas and to collect my things just incase the fire ingulfs it. things are really bad back home.. but my truck did work really well as a truck to haul water around on a trailer to the front lines
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:00 AM
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Very Nice. Both Rangers and Sara she is a Keeper for sure
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:33 AM
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Man this takes me back, freshman year of high school(2001) right after getting my license I bought the exact same truck except in cayman green and for $1200. It was a 5 speed 4 banger and I'm not quite usre how they got away with calling it an XLT, it had nothing special besides the tape player and chrome bumpers. I never got to do much in terms of customization to it, I always had dreams of making it look like what you did with yours which is where I'm taking my "new" truck I guess.

Both trucks look great btw!


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Old 04-22-2011, 06:08 AM
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Old truck looked like a very nice first truck

You really should have ditched that Braves hat it ruined the picture.
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:22 AM
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Lol myke
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:40 AM
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^^ Haha

Both Nice!
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