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Josh_M
01-29-2009, 12:51 AM
So i ended up trading my mustang a while ago for a little 89 ranger, nothing special. As it sits its just got a 4" lift and 33s. Planning on regearing for 35's, running 35's, fiberglass fenders, prerunner bumper with lots of fancy lights and just keeping the thing a practical daily driver. here she is :

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c214/joshm101/DCFC0536.jpg

Josh_M
01-29-2009, 01:18 AM
Sounds corny, but heres my "inspiration" truck :

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c214/joshm101/tomledsinger-1.jpg

epic3
01-29-2009, 09:53 AM
catchin up to gaybait are ya

Explorer guy418
01-29-2009, 11:20 AM
wickid man... rangers are the shit.... 4L?

Tinker
01-29-2009, 02:01 PM
Sounds corny, but heres my "inspiration" truck :

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c214/joshm101/tomledsinger-1.jpg

You want yours to bend in the middle too?

dirka dave
01-29-2009, 02:02 PM
Thats ford frame flex buddy...

Comes stock on all POS fords. :D



Your new rig looks nice and clean.

Josh_M
01-29-2009, 02:54 PM
You want yours to bend in the middle too?

Bent frame means its better for dips and washouts :confused0006:

SBC hris
01-29-2009, 03:59 PM
Looks like a nice, clean little truck, can't wait to see what ya do with it.

kozak
01-29-2009, 09:24 PM
Nice Ranger you got there, looks to be in good condition. 2.3, or 2.9 ?

Happypants
01-29-2009, 09:26 PM
Dumass!!

vajayjay
01-29-2009, 09:28 PM
Is it done yet:confused:

MikeWild
01-29-2009, 09:30 PM
looks good. if you plan on running 35's I'd swap a dana 35 & 8.8 if it doesn't already, the dana 28 will give you nothing but grief. I've got a parts exploder if you need anything, let me know.

redman
01-29-2009, 09:33 PM
how is that practical its a ford?

Candy
01-29-2009, 09:34 PM
:hitler:

78fullsize
01-29-2009, 09:41 PM
nice clean little ranger my friend has one with the 2.9L in it and 35s not to bad just have to use 4low a more offten.

bigrig81
01-29-2009, 11:30 PM
hey man nice rig! i had loads of fun with mine back in the day :D enjoy and keep us posted!

4Lo
01-29-2009, 11:44 PM
looks good. if you plan on running 35's I'd swap a dana 35 & 8.8 if it doesn't already, the dana 28 will give you nothing but grief. I've got a parts exploder if you need anything, let me know.


jeep parts under fords, ford parts under jeeps, where does it all come to an end?

Josh_M
01-30-2009, 01:39 AM
looks good. if you plan on running 35's I'd swap a dana 35 & 8.8 if it doesn't already, the dana 28 will give you nothing but grief. I've got a parts exploder if you need anything, let me know.

Thanks for the offer mike, very unlikely it will ever become a "real" offroad vehicle though [cheers]

Josh_M
02-05-2009, 03:13 PM
Transfering money to baja north today and some goodies will be in zee mail :D

mini
02-05-2009, 10:05 PM
looks good. if you plan on running 35's I'd swap a dana 35 & 8.8 if it doesn't already, the dana 28 will give you nothing but grief. I've got a parts exploder if you need anything, let me know.

jeep parts under fords, ford parts under jeeps, where does it all come to an end?

what the fuck are you talking about? last time i check an explorer was made by FORD:mad0215:

Justin_B
02-07-2009, 01:43 PM
i had a ford once.........never again:party0010:

Ginger Snaps
02-07-2009, 01:59 PM
drove a jeep once never again...

dont listen to these asshats ferds rock..

truck looks good..

Cwheeler
02-08-2009, 09:39 PM
im with mike get rid of that 28 it will be nothing but a headache

Josh_M
02-09-2009, 11:48 PM
Parts are here :) Progress pics posted soon yo.

Josh_M
02-11-2009, 10:26 AM
Yeehaw preps done should be updates tonight

Reeseman
02-11-2009, 11:59 AM
about time you got a ford. One problem your insperation truck is two wheel drive.

Explorer guy418
02-12-2009, 11:51 AM
weirs the updates maaaaaaaan

Josh_M
02-22-2009, 03:13 AM
Gonna hopefully be a wholeeeee bunch of update pics on monday :) She looks quite a bit different now :D

Explorer guy418
02-22-2009, 11:30 AM
poooooooooost dont wait for monday

Josh_M
02-24-2009, 01:32 AM
Huge thanks to mike for some killer fab work..pics will be on here tomorrow :)

D-Ass
02-24-2009, 01:57 AM
listen casper post some pix or I will come over and do it for you :D

Josh_M
02-24-2009, 12:53 PM
Alright so here are the long awaited updates.

Painted the truck a different silver (spray bombed :)) because the old paint was pretty wrecked. It still needs a few touchups, but its looking a lot better. Installed HID headlights (high/low beams), as well as 3 vision x 180watt lights...yes its bright at night :eek::eek::eek::eek:

Huge thanks to mike frey who did an absolutely amazing job on my prerunner bumper....its everything i wanted and more !!!!![cheers]

Also threw on some mcneil racing fiberglass fenders...shes finally starting to look like a prerunner :dontknow: Doesn't perform like one though...yet :confused0006:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c214/joshm101/P1050790.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c214/joshm101/P1050793.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c214/joshm101/P1050795.jpg

Happypants
02-24-2009, 01:37 PM
wow that color looks AWFULLY familiar lol

HEAVY METAL
02-24-2009, 04:48 PM
use some wax on ur headlights...

Troy
02-24-2009, 05:26 PM
so have you pre run any desert trails with it yet

Josh_M
02-24-2009, 07:20 PM
so have you pre run any desert trails with it yet


Yea all the time [cheers]

Cheese eyes
02-24-2009, 07:26 PM
[cheers] your welcome :D [cheers]

Ginger Snaps
02-24-2009, 07:26 PM
looks good

vajayjay
02-24-2009, 07:42 PM
Looking better[cheers]

D-Ass
02-24-2009, 09:04 PM
wow josh all you have to do now is sell it and buy a cherokee [f]






looks good bud[cheers]

bocephusjr
02-24-2009, 09:31 PM
did u park by the feild in hopes the cheerleader team would see your shweet truck with the diffrent body lines?

Josh_M
02-24-2009, 09:54 PM
did u park by the feild in hopes the cheerleader team would see your shweet truck with the diffrent body lines?


Did you park by hardware store and get hit in the head with something heavy because generally air fields DONT have cheerleaders fucktard [cheers]go fuck yourself

Josh_M
02-24-2009, 09:56 PM
wow josh all you have to do now is sell it and buy a cherokee [f]






looks good bud[cheers]


already had one yo !!!

Rdnk_Wmn
02-24-2009, 10:01 PM
looks sweet! :)

Happypants
02-24-2009, 10:17 PM
Did you park by hardware store and get hit in the head with something heavy because generally air fields DONT have cheerleaders fucktard [cheers]go fuck yourself

he prolly went and got a case of beer first before he drove over there cause hes a fuckin retard

Troy
02-24-2009, 11:54 PM
Yea all the time [cheers]
pics or bs

Josh_M
02-25-2009, 12:34 AM
pics or bs


bwahhahahahaha you didnt catch that sarcasm ?

yoda thrills
02-25-2009, 09:31 AM
rangers r mint,
are the body lines and 2 tone custom?
HID's are













GAY AS FAHQ! especially when the light from em reflects off all 3 of you mirrors and blinds you!!!!!!go fuck yourself

Josh_M
02-25-2009, 04:42 PM
rangers r mint,
are the body lines and 2 tone custom?
HID's are








GAY AS FAHQ! especially when the light from em reflects off all 3 of you mirrors and blinds you!!!!!!go fuck yourself


I love my HID's... i can see forever on the road :)

C-Dog
02-25-2009, 05:03 PM
[cheers] your welcome :D [cheers]


Mikey does do nice wrk !!!! [36]

Reeseman
02-25-2009, 05:06 PM
looks good now lets go and beat the crap out of it.

Happypants
02-25-2009, 06:11 PM
rangers r mint,
are the body lines and 2 tone custom?
HID's are








GAY AS FAHQ! especially when the light from em reflects off all 3 of you mirrors and blinds you!!!!!!go fuck yourself

Awwwwwww poor baby, do you need a tissue?

yoda thrills
02-25-2009, 10:18 PM
no thanks tho,
you can use it in case your p/s cap pops off again
i 'll jus mount some big reverse lights to a swith

toyon35s
02-25-2009, 10:27 PM
rangers r mint,
are the body lines and 2 tone custom?
HID's are













GAY AS FAHQ! especially when the light from em reflects off all 3 of you mirrors and blinds you!!!!!!go fuck yourself


get a bigger truck and you wont have that prolem[cheers]

Happypants
02-25-2009, 10:34 PM
no thanks tho,
you can use it in case your p/s cap pops off again
i 'll jus mount some big reverse lights to a swith

sweeet, more reason to rear end you go fuck yourself

Josh_M
02-26-2009, 12:06 AM
i 'll jus mount some big reverse lights to a swith

then the vision x's go on [cheers]

Troy
02-26-2009, 10:25 AM
what is this?

light wars?

Tinker
02-26-2009, 07:16 PM
It's a different version of trying to piss up a rope I think!

thrillbilly
02-26-2009, 07:26 PM
boob cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

Josh_M
02-27-2009, 12:08 AM
boob cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

thats fawkin good shit [36][cheers]

thrillbilly
02-27-2009, 01:17 PM
reminded me of yours, this is a girls truck who races it frm another 4x4 forum.
http://photos-g.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v123/89/123/517236781/n517236781_294054_3907.jpg
ah fails when .. click for previous year ranger done the same style.

yours is nicer though!

spitty
02-27-2009, 01:28 PM
http://photos-g.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v123/89/123/517236781/n517236781_294054_3907.jpg

thrillbilly
02-27-2009, 01:31 PM
what the heck did i do wrong? got url and gave it the IMG sandwitch..

spitty
02-27-2009, 01:35 PM
i clicked teh little insert image button

thrillbilly
02-27-2009, 04:13 PM
learn somethin new every day

keegs
03-04-2009, 06:48 PM
good job on the ranger josh,, are ya gonna do anything with the rear wheel wells??? and where you gonna put the winch???

Josh_M
03-16-2009, 04:51 PM
More updates :

Hid's (had them for a little while now and love them) :

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c214/joshm101/ExteriorHID.jpg

Pretty happy with my interior. I threw in some buckets i got for $30/ea. at pick a part, as well as a fiberglass center console i made (cup holders !):

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c214/joshm101/Interiorbuckets.jpg

Finished up with my stereo today as well. 12" alpine type R, 950 watt RMS class d amp, Rockford 6 x 9's in the back, and 6.5" ascendant audios in the front. Still need to throw in my other 6.5... ive got some real nice 4" clarions that i need to find a home for too :( Its loud !!! [36]

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c214/joshm101/Interiorstereo.jpg


Im finally really happy with this thing... taking out my blocks and spacers next week. Thatll lower it a little bit, but my alignment will be fixed and i think the suspension will ride a little nicer

HEAVY METAL
03-16-2009, 04:55 PM
go josh go...

Gaybait
03-17-2009, 12:35 AM
jump that fawker! haha; what u got planned for handling / suspension josh?

explorer
03-17-2009, 07:27 AM
truck looks good where did you get the fenders from

Josh_M
03-17-2009, 11:21 AM
jump that fawker! haha; what u got planned for handling / suspension josh?

nothin yet ! takin out my blcoks n spacers...

truck looks good where did you get the fenders from

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