Crappy truck a little less crappy.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by ParaMud, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    Bought a 1995 ford ranger and spruced up the outside a bit. Im just wasting time so I dont have to study for finals.

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    I have a total of 1650 into the truck now. Runs great!
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  2. tominboise

    tominboise Been here awhile

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    Nicely done. $1650 for a useful rig that you can drive for a year or two or more is excellent....
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  3. Hardware02

    Hardware02 Long timer

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    ArmorAll the tires...good for an extra 5 hp.
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  4. mflora98ss

    mflora98ss Dual Sportin'

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    Great job shining up them wheels too. It looks nice. I would throw some vinyl horsepower on that back window if it was me. Every sticker you put on is worth like 2 horsepower I think.
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  5. Rutabaga

    Rutabaga Been here awhile

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    Synthetic oil & nitrogen in the tires will get you another 10 mph.
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  6. Star-Bellied Sneetch

    Star-Bellied Sneetch Long timer

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    You went to all that trouble but couldn't be bothered to clean the tires? LOL. Sure looks a lot better, though. Nice work!
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  7. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    May I suggest a "Soft Topper" and a hitch mounted bike rack?
    That would be a great system for hauling a single bike and keeping gear out of sight.
    My Ranger came with a normal cap. It's great but I wish I had the option of removing it easily.

    Check out Ecomodder forum for ideas on how to get a couple extra mpg's out of it. Little things like a grill cover, syn fluid and a top do make a small, noticeable difference.
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  8. Gimpinator

    Gimpinator This is my Mom's cat

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    What powertrain do you have in that truck? Looks like a good solid rig.
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  9. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    Its a mean 2.3L 4 cyclinder. It can go up minor hills occasionally.

    I take 2 bikes most of the time. Im not allowed to go dirt bike riding solo. Never been to the eco site before. Thanks!

    Ill knock that out today.


    What stickers should I get?


    Someone messaged me asking how I did the wheels. Pretty simple.

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    Stick the brush on a drill and get the rust off and apply the polish. Simple and fast. Under 5 min for each wheel.
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  10. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    dude that is a nice and economical truck. you stole it for $1650.
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