Thank You TRS!! Newbie 2003 Ranger Tribute to Dad.


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Well, here goes, first time poster, long time reader and seeker of knowledge on Rangers. I'll try to keep this short. My father passed away in August of 2018 unexpectedly of a heart attack at 70 years young. I inherited his 2003 Ranger 2wd he had had since 2008. He rarely cleaned it or did anything to it but drive the heck out of it. Great truck that has lasted now over 270K miles on its 2.3. This past year I started reading about some tasteful mods I thought about doing. I found all the info. I needed from just searching here and reading posts all from all of you. I wanted to post some before and after pics and give a short overview of the mods I was able to do it and again just say thank you for all you guys do to support this great hobby. I've taught 3 of my older kids to drive a stick shift on it which seems to be a dying art among this younger generation. All in all I'm very happy with the results and enjoyed doing most of the work myself. I think my Dad would be proud seeing his truck with new life.. God Bless. David.

1. Spindle Source 3/4 drop
2. New upper control arms to correct suspension geometry
3. 20" Shelby Razor wheels 1" Bora Spacer front 1.5" rear
4. Repainted front/rear textured bumper parts (VHT Black Roll bar /Chassis paint)
5. Tinted Windows 20%
6. Autozone replacement radiator
7. Shorter antenna (pulled from my old foxbody, I think its 12" )
8. Recovered front seat (Lamar Stephens Custom Interior, Buford, Ga.)
9. Cheap Autozone exhaust tip
10. 3m Vinyl film
11. Lots of elbow grease, cleaning, claying , shining up, waxing, aligning and TLC....

Before:
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My Dad(Pop's ) to my 5 kids

After:
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Welcome, and nice truck! I really like how you rejuvenated your dad's Ranger. Condolences on your loss, but I have to think that you're dad is proud of how you've taken care of his truck.
 

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Maybe the best part is the grandkids learning to drive a stick shift in it.

I'll bet "Pop's" wouldn't mind anything you've done. looks good.

Welcome to TRS...
 

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Very nice job. On both the truck and teaching.
 

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Nice tribute!
 


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