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Old 02-11-2010, 07:40 PM
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and booze...thats a sweet 1st gen (where did you get the black headlights?)
right on ebay, just type in 1983 ford ranger and all kinds of stuff for our trucks come up, i would find aftermarket headlight housings that dont have projectors in them, i have mine working really good right now but they are just a pain in the arse. good thing about them there $40 shipped for the pair, cheap. bad thing there cheap for a reason so i might buy a aftermarket headlight housing without projectors and throw the HID's in them, it should put more light out.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:44 PM
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yea i want hid's and black housings (im planning on painting my truck black cherry its a color from the 2008 kia rondos and blacking out the truck or chrome trim but im leaning toward the blacked out)
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:48 PM
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that should be a good look. I love these first gen's lol. they have blacked out headlights with LED's that light up the headlight and then they have halo's on them as well. there not that expensive. just the aftermarket projectors suck, you gotta mess with them to gettem to work right lol im done with them haha
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:06 PM
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sweet...i love them cragars on 1st gens....how did you change the color on your gauges?
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:07 PM
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sweet...i love them cragars on 1st gens....how did you change the color on your gauges?
LED's and basic electronics skillz
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:09 PM
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k ill have to get my dash lights (and some gauges) working then do that because them blue gauges are freakin sweet
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:27 PM
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k ill have to get my dash lights (and some gauges) working then do that because them blue gauges are freakin sweet
they weren't plug n play

i did everything from scratch
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:31 PM
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i have some wiring skills from workin with stereos etc so im not really worried about that and i gotta take my gauge cluster out anyways to see if thats where my gas gauge problem is
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:38 PM
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i have some wiring skills from workin with stereos etc so im not really worried about that and i gotta take my gauge cluster out anyways to see if thats where my gas gauge problem is
If your having gas gauge problems its most likely your fuel sending unit. these old trucks rust them out, and the floats fill with gas when they get old. but not a bad idea to check behind the dash before pullin the gas tank lol.
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yea...im one to try the easiest thing to do first
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:09 PM
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I wish I took pictures when i first started building it. New steering wheel, floor mats and shifter knob since these pictures.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:21 PM
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It's Not Really Finished But I just had the Whole thing Repainted and I'm Restoring it !

When I got it...


This is It NOW....


When I Got it.....


This is It NOW,,,,,


And Some More Pics..






I have An Under The Rail Bedliner In it now Untill I get the Spray In Bedliner Done..

I'm thinking that I need to Take the 2.3L out and Freshen it up Maybe With some Esslinger Goodies

And Yes.... I am a Picture Whore LOL - I'll Be taking some "Beauty Shots" This Weekend I'll post them up as soon as I have them !

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Old 02-11-2010, 09:23 PM
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im diggin them cragars....sweet truck dude
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:26 PM
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Did you paint it? It looks nice so far.
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