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by cgrey8
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Challenges of replacing seats in OLD Rangers
Replies: 1
Views: 1487

Re: Challenges of replacing seats in OLD Rangers

Turns out, I've asked this question before. I found that thread and reminded myself about the details that have already been given, and I that I just forgot about. It seems that seats are made up of the seat portion, the sliders, and then mounting hardware that mounts the seats down to the floorboar...
by cgrey8
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Challenges of replacing seats in OLD Rangers
Replies: 1
Views: 1487

Challenges of replacing seats in OLD Rangers

As many of you know, I have an 89 Ranger as my daily driver. And with the exception of the driveline and paint, it's surprisingly OEM including the seats. And while the seats are not ripped up shreds YET, they are definitely showing their age. They are getting to the point where I'd like to replace ...
by cgrey8
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: V8 Ranger General Discussion
Topic: Ranger Drag Trucks
Replies: 20
Views: 9335

Re: Ranger Drag Trucks

Very nice. What would you estimate the power at? It's amazing to me how stating HP never tells the whole story. Take the modern day full size trucks with their modern day 350-400hp engines, lighter bodies, and 8-10 gear transmissions. Even with the help of 4wd, I don't see any of them going 11.5 in ...
by cgrey8
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: V8 Ranger General Discussion
Topic: PATS Wiring
Replies: 1
Views: 582

Re: PATS Wiring

I wish I knew the answer to that, but I'm fairly sure the guys at eectuning.org will. It used to be the 89-95 Mustang EEC strats were the most popular. But as time rolls on, those are becoming less and less popular, harder to find, and more is learned about newer EECs. So those EECs are kind of yest...
by cgrey8
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hit a damn deer...
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

Re: Hit a damn deer...

LOL. You aren't the only one that's mentioned the window covers needing to be black now too. In fact, I think that got mentioned while we were doing the bumpers. So I guess that's something that'll have to happen.
by cgrey8
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hit a damn deer...
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

Re: Hit a damn deer...

Here they are. Notice I also dipped the silver tailgate panel. I went a week or so with just the bumpers, and while I noticed, it wasn't something that was super obvious. But dipping that silver panel is a HUGE noticeable change that's hard to ignore.
by cgrey8
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hit a damn deer...
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

Re: Hit a damn deer...

I meant to get some this weekend after washing the truck. I also Plasti-dipped (i.e. sprayed) the silver tailgate cover as well. Now it's a solid flat-black panel that matches the flat-black bumpers. And I have to say, I REALLY like the look. I did notice on one of the wheel well trims, something fl...
by cgrey8
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hit a damn deer...
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

Re: Hit a damn deer...

I FINALLY got around to Plast-dipping my front and rear bumpers. Now that it's done, I'm glad I did it, but what a PITA!!! Most of the pain was me not knowing how the front bumper came off. I started by taking the fog lights and the bottom plastic dress off. Then I assumed I'd need to remove the Pla...
by cgrey8
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hit a damn deer...
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

Re: Hit a damn deer...

That's exactly what the thread morphed into.

The hope was that it would be informative and help others considering LED conversions.
by cgrey8
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hit a damn deer...
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

Re: Hit a damn deer...

So far, it's doing just fine. The fender accents are really what looks great. I'm just dumbfounded how much nicer it looks with black instead of chrome. The front headlights wouldn't look right at all with the chrome just because the front grill is black. So it was kind of a must that they be spraye...
by cgrey8
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hit a damn deer...
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

Re: Hit a damn deer...

I never followed up, but I've had the truck back for a few weeks now...coming up on a month now. But I like how it came out. I'm really impressed by how good the Plastidip looks. Doing my research, it seems you can get away with a 4-5 coat job, but to get a durable coat that won't easily tear, 7-8 c...
by cgrey8
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hit a damn deer...
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

Re: Hit a damn deer...

$#!^ happens. And all things considered, it could've been worse. But it's still annoying none-the-less. But yeah Ranger season is pretty much all year here in Georgia. Deer aren't just a problem during the fall. That's why I was reconsidering putting a brush guard on the front of the truck, but it s...
by cgrey8
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hit a damn deer...
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

Re: Hit a damn deer...

Yeah, it was a small deer and I wasn't going that fast...maybe 35-40 before I hit the brakes. Actual impact was probably somewhere around 30. Even as it was happening, I wasn't thinking about safety. I was thinking about how much it was going to damage the truck. Depending on your hunting tool of ch...
by cgrey8
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Hit a damn deer...
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

Hit a damn deer...

It was bound to happen eventually. I was driving to work and a stupid #@%!$* deer jumps out in front of me. Fortunately it didn't do a massive amount of damage. It completely shattered the DS headlight and crumpled the DS fender enough that it cracked the paint and has exposed metal, so the whole fe...
by cgrey8
Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Replacing a turn signal switch
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Re: Replacing a turn signal switch

I think I might've found the answer I was looking for...a youtube video of it being done:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxE9ukmE8B4

If the 97 is this easy, then I have to believe the 89 is equally as easy, if not easier.