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Ranger progress pics

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by BodyDroppedNikes, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    i was able to get around and some work on the Ranger today. a few weeks ago i got a new fiberglass roll pan from Godfather Customs. so anyways, it was nice today so i decided to take the old metal one off as it was rusting and looking horrible. i had to sawzall the old one off as the screws were rusted to all hell. after i got the old one off, i drilled some mounting holes and test fit it on. heres a pic:

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    after determining the fit was good, i put the tailgate on (new as well) and this is what i have:

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    as you can see i still have alot of work to do. im gonna mold it into the bed sides to make the rear end look nice and smooth. i also need to shim the top of the roll pan to make it look all nice and flush. thats it for today. more pics to come!!!
     
  2. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    this thread is worthless without sparks

    ttiwwos
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :lmao:
     
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    Is that how you are leaving your gas tank? Wouldn't a fuel cell be a lot safer?
     
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    the gas tank is bolted down so it doesnt move around. its just as safe as a fuel cell is...
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    I was just asking, don't want to see your truck catch on fire if you get rearended.
     
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    a little update :)

    today i ran around town and picked up a license plate install kit, can of primer, misc. hardware and license plate light. i had to use some washers as spacers to make the rollpan sit flush with the bedsides so i wouldnt have as much to fiberglass in when i mold it all in. the license plate install kit i picked up at Advance Auto and the license plate light i picked up at Tractor Supply of all places. anyways, heres some pics:

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    still got more to do and its actually coming together pretty decently. if i hadnt had to run around so much getting crap for it, i woulda started molding in the roll pan to the bedsides. anyways, thats about it!!!
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    You're welcome for getting those washers in for you, since I received no special mention.

    I woulda stayed and helped put the tailgate on if you'd asked. Sorry yo.
     
  9. 93civicracer

    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    It looks like the license plate thing is a little higher on the left and lower on the right. lol
     
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    **UPDATE**

    alright i got it done!!! shes molded in. pics and info below on everything.

    *note* in no way at all am i one that does body work so if i didnt do something right or too well, this was my first time doing this.

    first i sanded down the area where i was gonna apply my fiberglass and then added some fiberglass matt down soaked in resin/hardner mix:
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    after letting it dry for a day (it was a little cool thats why it took so long), i added some body filler and put it on as smooth as possible so it wouldnt be such a pain to sand:
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    after letting the body filler cure for awhile, i sanded it down nice and smooth:
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    i had to add some extra body filler in some places to get it too look right.

    after sanding the body filler down, and cleaning the dust off, i primered it real nice:
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    and heres what it looks like with the tailgate on and truck aired down:
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    i still have a few spots i need to redo, but for the most part, its done!! thanks for looking and any and all feedback is welcome :)
     
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    I don't know much about doing bodywork, but it looks good to me so far :thumbsup:
     
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    Looks pretty good man! :thumbsup:
     
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    nice dude. looks sweet. primer is finer :)
     
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    baby shit green FTW! :thumbsup:
     
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    the new saying is "flat is where its at" :)

    lol i didnt think of the primer being baby shit green. it never dawned on me,...lol.
     
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    Meh I think if it was baby shit green it might be a little darker, but that's just me.
     
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