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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)




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the reason I took the cap off. another round trip to southern Ohio, this one was only 335 miles round trip.

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nice. i have kind of halfass been looking for a red regular bed to swap onto my truck when i need to do somethings (like use a high-top camper shell) and then swap off when i am done and will just run my step side bed like normal. but god dang is it hard to find a red regular bed that is not beat to death around here.

they don't seem to make a high-top camper for a step side ranger so it seems that is my only option
 

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looked for months to find this one. still needs rust repair of the support rails.

hi tops and step sides are an oddball, being narrower they tend to have huge blind spots at the front.
choose wisely :icon_thumby:
 

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My green Ranger got used to pull dad’s 02 Ranger parts truck from the backyard of my property to up by the road. Yard finally dried up enough to mow what looked like a hayfield then I figured while it was dry-ish and freshly mowed, I might want to move it to where I can grab it from the road with a 30’ strap if the ground is too wet when I go to move it. Green Ranger just hulked it out despite being a lowered AWD. Uphill all the way. Somehow my lowered truck now has more mud on it than most of the lifted 4x4 trucks around here…
 

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I’ve been quiet on here for a while, so my bad. I took the trek once again up to northeast Iowa, to work the summer again at a camp there that my family has been going to for forever. So I won’t be as active here until late august when it winds down.

But, last weekend on the way up, this happened.

I pull off to get gas and notice smoke, stop the truck, and get out and am greeted by probably a quart of ATF all over the frame, driveline, and exhaust.

There’s a rusty spot on one of the trans cooler lines I’ve been keeping an eye on, and it finally blew out it seems. Thankfully where I stopped there was a NAPA a short walk away, so $25 and an hour later and I was back on the road, albeit with a temporary fix.

New lines came in today, so that’s this
weekend’s project.
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I am impressed though, this is the first time my Ranger has actually left me stranded in my two years of ownership.
 

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Does it really count as being left stranded if it was only broken for a hour?
I would agree, that doesn’t really count as stranded. I’ve fixed a number of vehicles in parking lots over the years. My F-150 likes to pop the lower rad hose off for some reason. I’ve fixed it a couple times wherever I was at. I bought a fancy new stainless clamp this last time around. I think the problem is the stub off the bottom of the rad. Not big enough to get two clamps on really and a regular hose clamp just doesn’t seem to cut it. It has a band clamp with a bolt now. I’m not playing any more.
 

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Carrollton is about 30 miles west of Atlanta

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Tonight I went to the boss's house and traded my '97 for his '21 Sierra, apparently the work trip I get to go on tomorrow will have a better representation of the company with a newer less clapped out vehicle... pfft!
 

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I’ve been quiet on here for a while, so my bad. I took the trek once again up to northeast Iowa, to work the summer again at a camp there that my family has been going to for forever. So I won’t be as active here until late august when it winds down.

But, last weekend on the way up, this happened.

I pull off to get gas and notice smoke, stop the truck, and get out and am greeted by probably a quart of ATF all over the frame, driveline, and exhaust.

There’s a rusty spot on one of the trans cooler lines I’ve been keeping an eye on, and it finally blew out it seems. Thankfully where I stopped there was a NAPA a short walk away, so $25 and an hour later and I was back on the road, albeit with a temporary fix.

New lines came in today, so that’s this
weekend’s project.View attachment 111277View attachment 111278
I am impressed though, this is the first time my Ranger has actually left me stranded in my two years of ownership.
I noticed surface rust on the two ATF lines that run under the radiator en route to the auxiliary trans cooler in front of the radiator when I replaced the radiator last month. I sanded off most of the rust and sprayed them with Rustoleum rust-converter primer.

These portions of the lines were inside the plastic guard under the radiator that has to be removed before removing the radiator. The portions that were exposed had little corrosion. I would have expected the opposite.
 

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I’ve been quiet on here for a while, so my bad. I took the trek once again up to northeast Iowa, to work the summer again at a camp there that my family has been going to for forever. So I won’t be as active here until late august when it winds down.

But, last weekend on the way up, this happened.

I pull off to get gas and notice smoke, stop the truck, and get out and am greeted by probably a quart of ATF all over the frame, driveline, and exhaust.

There’s a rusty spot on one of the trans cooler lines I’ve been keeping an eye on, and it finally blew out it seems. Thankfully where I stopped there was a NAPA a short walk away, so $25 and an hour later and I was back on the road, albeit with a temporary fix.

New lines came in today, so that’s this
weekend’s project.View attachment 111277View attachment 111278
I am impressed though, this is the first time my Ranger has actually left me stranded in my two years of ownership.
I made new lines for my green Ranger out of 3/8” aluminum tube. Actually put a -6 AN fittings and coupler on the lines in front of the motor so if I need to pull a motor or something, I can unhook the lines there and cap them so I don’t have the unwieldy bits hanging in front of things. Maybe I’ve just lived in the rust belt too long and had to change too many motors, I dunno, lol
 

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Used it for a little bit of gardening. Machines are so nice to have.
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He was pretty lethargic. Some kind of salamander?
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Most salamanders have at least some ability to change color to blend into the background. They are cold blooded, so their speed is very dependent on the ambient temperature.
 

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More storms overnight. I didnt want get up before my wife leaves at six... so her car had to lower itself to sleep in the rangers lair... while the ranger gets the barn with my F-150.

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Somehow with the lighting the Ranger looks kinda poorly photoshopped too which is funny.
 

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