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Sprocket
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Icon 1 posted November 28, 2009 08:19      Profile for Sprocket   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ok so let me explain the background story to this one.

About a little over three years ago, dad bought me this truck for $200. I bought maybe $250 worth of parts and it was ready to drive on the road. It was not the prettiest but it ran and it was a stick!!!!!!!!

Old Purple Ranger

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So next is the Story of why i was going to get rid of it. I was driving down a dirt road at night and hit a aprox. 6in. deep pot hole. This broke my motor mounts and cracked the oil pan and possible some other damage.

So it sat around for about a week or two. When i get a call from my buddy Kris, and he says that a mutual friend has a ford ranger that is a 93 and he needs to sell it or he was just going to junk it. Only had 107,XXX miles. Tucker quoted me $250 and that is for everything. The brand new tires and the cap along with the truck.
The new truck had a bad tranny and so i just dropped the trans out of my purple ranger and put it in my new ranger.

Just finished swapping out the trannies yesterday and got the old car crushed. Here are photos of the new truck and the stripped down old ranger.

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Sprocket
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Icon 1 posted November 28, 2009 08:20      Profile for Sprocket   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
And The Story Continues

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Stripped interior and parted out some of the truck. Will post parts that i have in the classifieds.

Now For The New Ranger!!!!!!!!!!

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This is the only major dent on the truck

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These are the only visible rust spots.

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Life would be so much easier if we only had the source code.

If brute force doesn't solve your problems, then you aren't using enough.

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Sprocket
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Icon 1 posted November 28, 2009 08:22      Profile for Sprocket   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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Custom front Grill (GO SPIDEY GO!!!!!!)

And now for the Life of the truck!

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Life would be so much easier if we only had the source code.

If brute force doesn't solve your problems, then you aren't using enough.

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Sprocket
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Icon 1 posted November 28, 2009 08:31      Profile for Sprocket   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Got the Radio in and the CB Radio and Antenna installed.

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Life would be so much easier if we only had the source code.

If brute force doesn't solve your problems, then you aren't using enough.

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Snaggy

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Icon 6 posted November 28, 2009 18:19      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Your first truck is the most beautiful truck in the world. [hearts]

I miss my ol' Dodge pickup... three on the tree, and painted Swiss Aqua. [Happytears]

Mag Valour on all the work you are doing.

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Sprocket
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Icon 1 posted November 28, 2009 19:50      Profile for Sprocket   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yeah its got some beauty work to be done and that will be slow but it is coming along to being my truck!!!!

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Life would be so much easier if we only had the source code.

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MacManKrisK

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Icon 1 posted November 29, 2009 19:17      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ho-ly crap! You /really/ stripped the guts out of the purple truck!

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Blazer
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Icon 1 posted November 29, 2009 20:26      Profile for Blazer     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Engine in the "new" truck looks pretty clean ... overall, seems like a major upgrade over the purple Ranger.

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Icon 1 posted November 29, 2009 22:56      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sweet Sprocket. Hope it serves you well.
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Sprocket
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Icon 1 posted December 05, 2009 18:02      Profile for Sprocket   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So a list of things that i did today and yesterday.

1. Fixed the started solenoid on the starter.
2. Put a new end on the wire from the battery to the starter.
3. Installed the bed liner that came with the truck.
4. Installed the cap that came with the truck.
5. Had a few beers.
6. Went and washed it.

Will post pics tomorrow when it is light out.

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Life would be so much easier if we only had the source code.

If brute force doesn't solve your problems, then you aren't using enough.

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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted December 06, 2009 00:20      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
was your truck a former fleet vehicle for some company, I only think this becuase of the round sticker mark on the tailgate. looks like it was a "this vehicle makes frequent stops" sticker. not too many private vehicles have large round bumper stickers.
just curios, fleet vehicle are usually treated pretty poorly.

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Sprocket
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Icon 1 posted December 06, 2009 11:00      Profile for Sprocket   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
No my new truck was not a fleet vehicle. I bought it from a mutual friend of MacManKrisK and myself. He bought it from a lady who used it on her farm since she bought it in 93 or so. Truck only has about 108,000 miles on it. But i do see what your saying and that glue is gone. I got rid of that and popped out the dent in the tailgate about a week ago. Will post pics of what it looks like now.

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Life would be so much easier if we only had the source code.

If brute force doesn't solve your problems, then you aren't using enough.

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MacManKrisK

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Icon 1 posted December 06, 2009 19:45      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
WE WANT H0T P1X!

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