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 Posted: Mon Apr 5th, 2021 04:06 am
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JAMMAN

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As some of you know, I just purchased an unusually clean 01 single cab steppie. I didn't have any "particular" plans for this one but it is developing into a project. It has most of what I wanted and more, power windows and door locks with both key fobs, fiberglass bed cover painted to match, automatic, dark interior.

Any proceeds I make from selling my other rangers will go directly into.... the bank to replace the inordinate amount of money I have already spent on this vehicle.


Even trucks in great shape need love. So far this is what I have done, and definitely have on the way for this truck:

1. I put the stock mach ford stereo in it for the mean time till I can extract the pioneer from the extended cab I own and are selling.
2. I have mevotech upper arms with balls and lower balls for the front on the way. What I don't have on the way is shocks man is that a sore subject how much do you have to send on shocks to get excellent ones? About ready to drop the coin for the bilsteins.
3. I have a steering wheel on the way. It looks in great shape I'll post the ebay picture. I'm sure it will look exactly like the pic when it arrives lol.
4. I have cruise pods for the wheel on the way.
5. I have a set of expo calipers red powder coated brand new and an expo set of rotors which I'm not sure is going to fit lol.
6. I have projector headlights on the way.
7. I extracted the door skins I bought 2 years ago and the control switches I bought 3 years ago or more from my storage... I know the door skin is going on being the phillips screw hole at the bottom did not bust like most of them I have seen including the one currently on the truck.
8. I have a pristine set of fiesta ST seats in black that would look really cool in there. I don't even have pictures of them but honestly they are in showroom condition.
9. I drug out the dark grey shorty console I have had for 6 years that I pulled from a 99 expo that black06XLT Adam helped me tear apart. I have already done one.


I have more dreams but I will only post the realities in this thread.

I have never seen one in this good of shape.












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00 XLT 2WD RCSB 5.0 swap Gherkin (now a parts truck)
00 XLT 4WD XCSB 4.0 G2 (For Sale)
00 XLT 4WD RCSB 3.GO! Jalapeño (will keep till death)
99 XL 4WD RCSB 3.0 PJ (Plain Jane) For Sale
00 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 2.5 Dee Dee For Sale
01 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 3.0 auto SIlver

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 Posted: Thu Apr 8th, 2021 12:26 am
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JAMMAN

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Got my headlights today, got my UCA's yesterday and lower BJ's. Blower motor resistor in I have 2 to replace now I've done so many I could be asleep and get it right. I should just stock them.

Some before shots:
Later lol pizza is done.



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Truth sounds like hate for those who hate truth.
00 XLT 2WD RCSB 5.0 swap Gherkin (now a parts truck)
00 XLT 4WD XCSB 4.0 G2 (For Sale)
00 XLT 4WD RCSB 3.GO! Jalapeño (will keep till death)
99 XL 4WD RCSB 3.0 PJ (Plain Jane) For Sale
00 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 2.5 Dee Dee For Sale
01 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 3.0 auto SIlver

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 Posted: Thu Apr 8th, 2021 01:46 am
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JAMMAN

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Headlights and grill:


Interior. The Mach radio is in but I might never turn it on, I have developing plans. If I say it, it won't happen so I will post as things materialize.













Took the cap off the driver front wheel bearing. I thought it was wasted because I could wiggle the wheel top to bottom. What I found was fresh grease and not nearly enough torque, I could turn it with my fingers. Going to take it off again anyway when I put the new UCA and lower ball on. It could be anything, a new bearing not pressed in far enough or just negligence on the part of the person putting the nit on.




Next up, the parts I really have so far.



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Truth sounds like hate for those who hate truth.
00 XLT 2WD RCSB 5.0 swap Gherkin (now a parts truck)
00 XLT 4WD XCSB 4.0 G2 (For Sale)
00 XLT 4WD RCSB 3.GO! Jalapeño (will keep till death)
99 XL 4WD RCSB 3.0 PJ (Plain Jane) For Sale
00 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 2.5 Dee Dee For Sale
01 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 3.0 auto SIlver

NOT ALL Amazon Green Metallic
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Good Start !
Truck looks good.



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Ltr,
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15"
Hurst Shifter
Mod'd Backrack to fit Steppie
Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK; now Mike Welding and Fabrication.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !
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JAMMAN

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Thanks. The array of available parts for 2001-2011 is far more diverse than the 98-00 models.

These are my headlights:




Or rather this is one of my 2 new headlights. Englush wuddent won ov meye phavorit subjecks.



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Truth sounds like hate for those who hate truth.
00 XLT 2WD RCSB 5.0 swap Gherkin (now a parts truck)
00 XLT 4WD XCSB 4.0 G2 (For Sale)
00 XLT 4WD RCSB 3.GO! Jalapeño (will keep till death)
99 XL 4WD RCSB 3.0 PJ (Plain Jane) For Sale
00 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 2.5 Dee Dee For Sale
01 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 3.0 auto SIlver

NOT ALL Amazon Green Metallic
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JAMMAN wrote:
Thanks. The array of available parts for 2001-2011 is far more diverse than the 98-00 models.

These are my headlights:




Or rather this is one of my 2 new headlights. Englush wuddent won ov meye phavorit subjecks.

Where did you get those? They’re freakin nice man. I got some LEDs but they don’t work very well in the stock headlight housings. And it took me a while to understand what you typed at the end :-P



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JAMMAN wrote:
Thanks. The array of available parts for 2001-2011 is far more diverse than the 98-00 models.

These are my headlights:




Or rather this is one of my 2 new headlights. Englush wuddent won ov meye phavorit subjecks.

Once installed, please get night time pictures !

I looked at these, liked the look of them, but didn't know one way or the other if they were any good or not.
You will be the trial and error person !   Sorry about that !

Ltr



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2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15"
Hurst Shifter
Mod'd Backrack to fit Steppie
Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK; now Mike Welding and Fabrication.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !
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JAMMAN

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Thanks guys and yes I'll take the pictures. Those are spyders, they are pricy but I think they look good too without looking too "custom".



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Truth sounds like hate for those who hate truth.
00 XLT 2WD RCSB 5.0 swap Gherkin (now a parts truck)
00 XLT 4WD XCSB 4.0 G2 (For Sale)
00 XLT 4WD RCSB 3.GO! Jalapeño (will keep till death)
99 XL 4WD RCSB 3.0 PJ (Plain Jane) For Sale
00 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 2.5 Dee Dee For Sale
01 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 3.0 auto SIlver

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JAMMAN wrote:
Thanks guys and yes I'll take the pictures. Those are spyders, they are pricy but I think they look good too without looking too "custom".
Could almost be stock. Very sharp lookin. Might have to eat some pb&j sandwiches for lunch to get me sum o dem



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This came today:




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Truth sounds like hate for those who hate truth.
00 XLT 2WD RCSB 5.0 swap Gherkin (now a parts truck)
00 XLT 4WD XCSB 4.0 G2 (For Sale)
00 XLT 4WD RCSB 3.GO! Jalapeño (will keep till death)
99 XL 4WD RCSB 3.0 PJ (Plain Jane) For Sale
00 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 2.5 Dee Dee For Sale
01 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 3.0 auto SIlver

NOT ALL Amazon Green Metallic
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JAMMAN

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Steering wheel came tonight. Needs a bath but is in better shape than anything I have seen in person:










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Truth sounds like hate for those who hate truth.
00 XLT 2WD RCSB 5.0 swap Gherkin (now a parts truck)
00 XLT 4WD XCSB 4.0 G2 (For Sale)
00 XLT 4WD RCSB 3.GO! Jalapeño (will keep till death)
99 XL 4WD RCSB 3.0 PJ (Plain Jane) For Sale
00 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 2.5 Dee Dee For Sale
01 XLT 2WD RC Steppie 3.0 auto SIlver

NOT ALL Amazon Green Metallic
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VelociRanger wrote:
JAMMAN wrote:

Thanks. The array of available parts for 2001-2011 is far more diverse than the 98-00 models.

These are my headlights:




Or rather this is one of my 2 new headlights. Englush wuddent won ov meye phavorit subjecks.

Where did you get those? They’re freakin nice man. I got some LEDs but they don’t work very well in the stock headlight housings. And it took me a while to understand what you typed at the end :-P

I have heard bad things about Spyders beam patterns, I will be interested in knowing how well they work.

And yes, putting anything other than a halogen bulb in the stock reflectors is an act of self defeatism.  The reflectors depend on the light source being in one particular very important spot.  A LOT of engineering went into that.  'plug and play' HIDs and LEDs put this source in a different spot with predictably bad results.  Dedicated projectors or something like this is the ONLY way you can effective increase the light output.  You can always buy better halogen bulbs too.

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