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Old 02-08-2013, 06:03 PM
Doublel Doublel is offline
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Default My $500 Ranger

I just bought this truck for $500. The kid who owned it hit a tree on a slick muddy road and crushed the front bumper. I have the body work replaced sans a few dents and dins to repair and am waiting on my tires to come in. It runs great and is a loaded XLT.
I'll post more photos as I progress.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:05 PM
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Here is work done so far along with a wash
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:07 PM
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Interior is in great shape but a bit muddy. Seats look new. Plan on cleaning that on Sunday. Took it to car wash today to wash all the mud from underneath.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:11 PM
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Nice. How many miles?

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Old 02-08-2013, 06:16 PM
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has over 200k but runs like it just came of the lot. I'm really surprised at how well it runs. Haven't driven it very much yet so keeping my fingers crossed that there are no major problems. Have some noise coming from drive train but I hope it is due to having the smaller spare on one side. Either way any I can fix any of that stuff.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:32 PM
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truck cleaned up really well, not bad for $500!
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:52 PM
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Interior is in great shape but a bit muddy. Seats look new. Plan on cleaning that on Sunday. Took it to car wash today to wash all the mud from underneath.
Keep up the good work!!!! I love watching projects like this and seeing the transformation ....
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:52 PM
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not bad for $500

any future plans?
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:00 PM
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Right now just get back into shape and cleaned up, then paint job. I wont put many miles on yearly, so hopefully it will last me a long time. Too bad they stopped making Rangers. I have had 4 so far and they are great trucks.

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Keep up the good work!!!! I love watching projects like this and seeing the transformation ....
Yeah me too but I have too many going on LOL. I will try and keep it updated
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:22 PM
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you going back to the factory paint? Better than the red IMO
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:39 PM
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you going back to the factory paint? Better than the red IMO
Most likely.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:47 PM
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What year is it?
Nice find, and nice work so far.
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:53 AM
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It is a 1998
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:54 PM
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Tires arrived today. Get them installed in the morning!
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:50 PM
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Replaced both front bearing assemblies today and installed my AVM hubs. No more noise in front end.

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