WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR RANGER TODAY?




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1990RangerinSK

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should be at the bottom of page 176.

But, to save you the effort, my Ranger now looks like this:
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I don't count birthday's anymore...just happy to be looking down at the ground instead of looking up
should be at the bottom of page 176.

But, to save you the effort, my Ranger now looks like this:
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Outstanding modification !!! Your mods are just too eyepopping to view in one sitting !!!
Who would have thought that putting black wheels on could change the whole personality of a Ranger.
Also, the addition of 2 fullsize doors to the rear make it look like a true crewcab !!!
I'm gonna go and paint my OE wheels black too. Maybe mine will look as good or even more gooder than yours.
;missingteeth;
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Since getting my '90 Bronco II two weeks ago, I have:
  1. Taken off unsightly trim strips
  2. Polished and waxed to bring back the paint to like-new
  3. Taken off about a pound of sticker-glue from the body
  4. Replaced the rear hatch struts
  5. Ordered two matched color rattle cans + clearcoat for some touch up
  6. Installed all new light lenses all around
  7. Tried to pull codes with an Innova OBD1 reader but no signal through the diagnostic plug
  8. Resprayed the center caps and put on all new chrome lug nuts
  9. Going to repaint the wheels and replace the trim rings with better-looking ones (fewer curb rash)
  10. Need to do new headliner abnd windshield
  11. Need to put in new thermostat and fan clutch this weekend
 

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This truck is fitting me tooth and nail. Last night I went to fix the brake line that blew. Got the rounded fitting off only to find that the new brake line won't thread in past a quarter turn without slipping back out. Tried cleaning the threads but no luck. Ended up grabbing the tap and die set. My dumbass should have took the 2 minutes to wash the brake fluid off my hands and google what thread size brakes lines are. When I tested it with a die a 10mm x 1.0mm fit perfectly. So I tapped it only to find out it was a bear to thread in. Once threaded it just leaked.... Got on google and low and behold it's NOT METRIC AT ALL but a damn 3/8x24..... Which now the brass splitter is so gone that I can't even tap it with the correct threads now. So now I gotta get a new splitter. After today I'll have an actual weekend to get work done rather than a few hours after work in the dark since I get home around 5:45 and it gets dark at 6:00 BLAH.
 

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This truck is fitting me tooth and nail. Last night I went to fix the brake line that blew. Got the rounded fitting off only to find that the new brake line won't thread in past a quarter turn without slipping back out. Tried cleaning the threads but no luck. Ended up grabbing the tap and die set. My dumbass should have took the 2 minutes to wash the brake fluid off my hands and google what thread size brakes lines are. When I tested it with a die a 10mm x 1.0mm fit perfectly. So I tapped it only to find out it was a bear to thread in. Once threaded it just leaked.... Got on google and low and behold it's NOT METRIC AT ALL but a damn 3/8x24..... Which now the brass splitter is so gone that I can't even tap it with the correct threads now. So now I gotta get a new splitter. After today I'll have an actual weekend to get work done rather than a few hours after work in the dark since I get home around 5:45 and it gets dark at 6:00 BLAH.
get one of these

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Well the Ranger is about to be relieved of daily driving duty. It's running great, but it's 15 years old with 131,000mi and I'm racking up 55-60mi a day on it. Plus we have no backup vehicle since the Cougar needs too much work to get back on the road any time soon. So now the Ranger will at least share commuting duties with this:
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I don't count birthday's anymore...just happy to be looking down at the ground instead of looking up
So, you bought an oversize rollerskate, with fancy wheels.
I was under the impression that in some countries they include a Fiat as a spare instead of a spare tire.
But seriously, being in a motor home owners community, I see quite a few of them being towed behind motor homes as they are very easy to tow 4 down, and are relitevly trouble free if taken care of.
Enjoy.
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Well the Ranger is about to be relieved of daily driving duty. It's running great, but it's 15 years old with 131,000mi and I'm racking up 55-60mi a day on it. Plus we have no backup vehicle since the Cougar needs too much work to get back on the road any time soon. So now the Ranger will at least share commuting duties with this:View attachment 33457

You got the wrong color...
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I don't count birthday's anymore...just happy to be looking down at the ground instead of looking up
Pic is of a Mini, but a Fiat would do just as well.
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I don't count birthday's anymore...just happy to be looking down at the ground instead of looking up


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