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Old November 7th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #1
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Project I'm a cheapass

Picked this Ranger up for $400, runs and drives, but needs a bed, and a battery. Planning on a leveling kit, 31s, a bed. and bed liner the whole thing in a red or blue.
Here is how it was dropped off




Picked up a bed for $150



Truck - $400
Bed- $150
Tires(already have to @ 90%) $300
Rough county leveling kit- $120
Taillights- $45
Recon Battery- $20
Roll on bed liner for paint $90-180
Locking hubs $120
Sell the cap $100
Scrapping the bed and other stuff in it $50
Selling the old tires and rims $100

So that adds up to $995-1,085 depending on whether i need one or two gallons of bed liner to paint the body.


And what made this whole sale worth while, this little gem I found in the bed























































































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Old November 7th, 2011, 10:14 PM   #2
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nice ranger for the price. 4.0 stick?
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Old November 7th, 2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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nice ranger for the price. 4.0 stick?
3.0 stick.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 10:06 PM   #4
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Well the more I look into it i've already for like $1,100 into stuff I ordered or need to order, so I'm guessing it'll be more like 12-1300 build, still not a bad deal.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 10:16 PM   #5
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I will be around there with my explorer sport also 1400 or so with a re-geard 44 9 sas on 33's
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Old November 8th, 2011, 10:35 PM   #6
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I will be around there with my explorer sport also 1400 or so with a re-geard 44 9 sas on 33's
I already have 2 80% 31x10.50, so if i find a pair of used m/t for under $100, it should put my build back under $1000.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 11:56 PM   #7
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Why did the pink scooter make it worth while? Are you planning on starting a scooter gang to help protect you from wedding crashers?
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Old November 9th, 2011, 12:09 AM   #8
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Why did the pink scooter make it worth while? Are you planning on starting a scooter gang to help protect you from wedding crashers?
Yup, gonna start a bad ass Razor scooter gang, we will be the baddest as bad-asses that Michigan has ever known.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 12:16 AM   #9
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Never saw that pink scooter there. I can't image preview owner ride which is out of shape.


I saw exact one like that in Westland it was stock with big tire it look to be 33"
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Old November 9th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #10
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Yup, gonna start a bad ass Razor scooter gang, we will be the baddest as bad-asses that Michigan has ever known.
Until non-michigander wedding crashers come to town and fukc you up!
Have fun with the build man.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 05:33 AM   #11
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took me just one gallon of bed liner to do a ranger once, but after about 2 years in the sune it started to shrink and the (for lack of a better way to dercribe it) the paint started showing thru a little. I prepped the hell out of the bed i dont think that was the problem i have heard that it happpens to many who do it themselves. I would have at that time maybe coated it again but didnt look bad enough for me to really care and still worked great.
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Old November 9th, 2011, 05:41 AM   #12
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Thus far I have 550 into my ex, that needed a motor (had a spare motor), bought 33's and one inch spacers for 300 and some 16 inch rims for 60. Still have yet to do a damn thing with it.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #13
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Sold the cap for $60, so I have $490 into as of now, and should have the bed on tmw.
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Old November 12th, 2011, 07:16 AM   #14
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You better get something done on it fucker you took the weekend off and im stuck w your brother John / the newbie / & Dale wth. You might show up monday to ashes lol
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Old November 12th, 2011, 09:39 PM   #15
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Add an unexpected $110 for front and rear leaf hangers Andreas shackles.



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Old November 24th, 2011, 07:02 PM   #16
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Haven't really had time to mess with this much, but the bed is on, put about 20 miles on it today, seem to run and drive well. Just need new tires, new taillight, new starter(i think), and figure out why it starts and stalls twice before it will idle.
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Old November 25th, 2011, 12:55 AM   #17
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Just got insurance on it, It will be street legal as of tmw.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 05:14 PM   #18
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I bought some new 31x10.50r15 Federal Couragias for it today, a rough country leveling kit and extended shocks.


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Old November 29th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #19
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Are you going to have the highboy running while you're working on the ranger?
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Old November 29th, 2011, 06:00 PM   #20
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My buddy had a set of those tires in a 285 on his f-150 and they were the cat's meow. He could go through just about anything.
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