my truck so far

Discussion in '1993 - 1997 Ford Ranger' started by mcdonald58, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    the truck the day i got it. i i got it as a birthday present from the parents it had 38k on it.
    after i did some painting and added the tool tool box. painted my wheels black and covered the blue stripe. also got the tool box for free.
    my front end as it sits right now. ive got some big plans for this spring and the front end. like painting both my bumpers black and grille black . then getting a fog light valance and tow hooks. the lights are mounted by light tabs i might put in a angle iron between the tabs with the left over i have from making brackets for the fogs and possibly some black headlights or just clear corners still havent decided. .
    i also plan to add some bed rail caps from bushwacker and possibly getting a pair of 06+ mirrors.
    let me know what you guys think and if you have any suggestions on how to make it look updated.
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  3. Sounds like you're going all out on it man. Gonna look good! Oh, and paint your rockers black! Haha. Spray on bedliner is your one and only friend lol
  4. OP

    mcdonald58 New Member

    i am its going to last me forever because i am running it until its completely dead. so i am making it how i want that i think of it painting my rockers would bee awesome. and would cover up the damage that some prick did to my truck in a hit and run in my school i was so angry and the cop was clueless i did more investigative work than her.
  5. lol Gotta love clueless fuzz. But yeah, even though your truck is dark blue, it'll still show up. Just don't clear coat it so it has that matte finish, and if you're doing your rockers you might as well do the bumpers in bedliner too.
  6. OP

    mcdonald58 New Member

    yea would it have a textured look to it? never painted anything with it.
  7. Captured Time

    Captured Time watch this and hold on

    looks good man
  8. Depends on what kind you use. If you use roll on, it'll have a real textured look. Spray on, not so much if any at all. It's rough to the feel, but just looks like black matted and slightly textured paint. No big lumps like Rhino Liner if that's what you're asking
  9. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster New Member

    Going up..or down?
  10. OP

    mcdonald58 New Member

    i would like to go up but i need to keep my mpg and its just 2wd. no offense to those guys who lower their trucks but i hate the look of it. im more of a rugged off-road type of guy.
  11. If you wanna keep MPGs, go with a body lift for now. Won't affect the handling of the truck and you'll still have pretty good mileage. Plus, it's cheap and easy to do lol
  12. OP

    mcdonald58 New Member

    yea then i would have to get some bigger tires. i see the dollar signs adding up. stupid college making me have a budget lol.
  13. Brinker88

    Brinker88 Black sheep o' the family

    I'd leave it the way it is, get a nice set of 15s and slap a set of 235/75/R15s. Im running 32s on my stock rangerj and they fit other than having to trim the bumper a bit and they're a hell of a lot bigger than 235's

  14. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Truck looks good man!
  15. illinoisranger

    illinoisranger army strong

    do the sides of the truck in bed armor you wont regret it
  16. OP

    mcdonald58 New Member

    yea i think im going to try and find a body shop to repaint my doors and pull out the dent then ill paint my rockers.
  17. OP

    mcdonald58 New Member

    i think i might put some spray on bedliner on my tool box. has anyone done this? i also might get a set of the newer center caps.
  18. cookiemonster

    cookiemonster New Member

    Just go with it man, start doing stuff and take pics...still want to see more of the truck!
  19. Zack93Ranger

    Zack93Ranger THE POWER RANGER

    just go 31's mpg still good
  20. SalRanger2

    SalRanger2 Ranger Lover

    nice truck man!

    ive got 235/75/15s that i run in winter. with 3.73s and my 4 banger they push easy. i think theyre like 29ish inches tall
  21. OP

    mcdonald58 New Member

    ive got most of the prep work done on the grille sanded it down this morning painting will begin tomorrow when its 60 outside. dont worry ill post up pics when its done.

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