WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR RANGER TODAY?


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Your parents didn't notice it going and coming, while you were in GA?
They are old. They wouldn't notice if the house caught fire for one. I have security systems, cameras, and fire/smoke/carbon monoxide detectors all synced to my phone at their place. I checked in on my truck while I was in GA with the security cam, but it was parked in the same spot so I couldn't tell it moved. Plus they know my friends and people are coming and going getting things from their garages (my stuff) all the time so they pay no attention.
 

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A momentary switch would be fine but it is nice to use these as work lights, that's why I wired mine to a switch instead of to the reverse lights. They make good work lights, way better than factory reverse lights. You could turn a switch on/off just as fast as a momentary switch. Just my 2 cents.
K makes more sense, sounds better in retrospect....was a little tired when I made that post this morning...thanks for the idea.....personally I'm not so sure I'm going to be keeping old green in a year or two...because my grandpa never took it in very often for maintenance unless something broke...+ it sitting for long periods....for a while four or more years ago I was just adding oil every month because of previous mentioned head gasket leaks... basically old green has low miles but she was not maintenanced very well and as a result of that she's in poor shape right now, because I crawled under it not too long ago tonight to see if my radiator was leaking still which isn't just needed cap tightened and topped back up but it looks like my oil pan gasket is a little wet not leaking or pissing oil Every Witch Way but it is a tiny bit concerning, when I went through the owner's manual book that kept all the other manuals and registration papers I found there was multiple recalls on this truck from the previous owner before my grandpa so that definitely makes this an early third gen but they were weird recalls that I haven't seen on The Forum before so I might have to post a picture of them sometime see if any of you guys maybe heard about them...
 
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when I went through the owner's manual book that kept all the other manuals and registration papers I found there was multiple recalls on this truck from the previous owner before my grandpa so that definitely makes this an early third gen but they were weird recalls that I haven't seen on The Forum before so I might have to post a picture of them sometime see if any of you guys maybe heard about them...

Personally I wouldn't call the 5th year of 3rd gen early, The third gen started in 93 then revamped the interior in 95 and adding in the OBD-2 system. In 98 is when they introduced the IFS and a face lift, bumper, grill, head lights ect.. Because your is that first year of the IFS it would not surprise me if the recalls have a lot to do with that.

EDIT: my bad I may be confusing the gens here, Is the 91 and 92 considered 1st gen also?
 

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Cleaned the snow off, shoveled around it and did Xmas shopping. I come back to a car parked in the nice clear spot that took me over and hour to clean. Needless to say I wasn't thrilled.
 

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Personally I wouldn't call the 5th year of 3rd gen early, The third gen started in 93 then revamped the interior in 95 and adding in the OBD-2 system. In 98 is when they introduced the IFS and a face lift, bumper, grill, head lights ect.. Because your is that first year of the IFS it would not surprise me if the recalls have a lot to do with that.

EDIT: my bad I may be confusing the gens here, Is the 91 and 92 considered 1st gen also?
No... 89-92 is 2nd gen
 

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Cleaned the snow off, shoveled around it and did Xmas shopping. I come back to a car parked in the nice clear spot that took me over and hour to clean. Needless to say I wasn't thrilled.
Been there... You need to pile it up and park on top.
 

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Could be. Whatever you have to pile up...

It does work on so many levels.
 

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So I now know why my truck started up so easily after sitting for 3 weeks. I left it at my parents house since they drove me to the airport. When I left the truck had a full tank of gas and was absolutely spotless. I get back and it has 120 miles on the tank and it looks like this...

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My dad swares he never touched it which leaves my one buddy since he is the only person with keys. I'm on my way to his house to dump all this trash on his front lawn. :mad:
BURN HIS HOUSE DOWN


Or don't. Whatever. I just work here. TF do I know.
 

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I rigged up the spare tire in the holder... turns out they installed the spare tire and ditched both the bolt that holds the tire to the carrier and the bolt that holds the carrier up, WTF?

After digging through my bolts it turns out both are for whatever reason 12mm by I think 1.75mm which is very inconvenient when you don't have either... I found one bolt for the bracket and made a bolt to hold the tire in with some 1/2" allthread, a nut, a washer and a 12mm die... Also installed the battery fully, I installed a wedge since every Ford I've bought aside from the '90 Ranger have been missing the battery wedge for whatever reason... the F350 was missing BOTH, all batteries retained by pure gravity or a bungie...
 

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I think there is a 3-way toggle available. Up is on, middle is off, and down is momentary.
I have one on my Harley, so I can turn my lights off when necessary. My starter switch is a spring actuated toggle.
 

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Personally I wouldn't call the 5th year of 3rd gen early, The third gen started in 93 then revamped the interior in 95 and adding in the OBD-2 system. In 98 is when they introduced the IFS and a face lift, bumper, grill, head lights ect.. Because your is that first year of the IFS it would not surprise me if the recalls have a lot to do with that.

EDIT: my bad I may be confusing the gens here, Is the 91 and 92 considered 1st gen also?
I've noticed thru searching online that people are getting confused on the whole "Generation" thing. 89'-92' is SECOND Generation! Has been for 30 years until recently. People are trying to call them "Late first Gen". And they are wrong!
 

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The ranger has been abused lately, with all the rock throwing and all. Lol so I took it on a beer run today. It hasn't been touched in about 6 weeks and she started right up, not even a tick out of the 2.9 !
Making a little progress on the b2. Changing the body mounts and adding a 2" body lift. Peeked under the carpet and was pleasantly surprised to see this!!!
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Replaced the tailgate rubber seal on my '90 Bronco II. The original one had split open all along the bottom edge. The LMC Truck supplied replacement fit perfectly and seems to be very good quality.
 


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