Interior is almost done.

Discussion in 'Ranger Media' started by Shawn, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. OP

    Shawn Cranky old man

    Now the coming attractions

    heated side mirrors on an auto shutdown delay(using switch in radio bezel)
    permanent flush mount wifi roof antenna
    tan seat belts
    tan carpet to replace rubber mat
    chrome door mirror inserts
    keypad for keyless entry (have parts not sure if I want this or not)
    repaint truck
    chrome front and rear bumpers
    Explorer hood hinges 1/2 way done
    heated windshield washer bottle
    tan leather shift boot done
    sub woofer and amp in console(oem Ford from Explorer)

    Maybe climate control, not sure yet parts are here
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012
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  3. OP

    Shawn Cranky old man

    I have thought about the climate control..maybe later

    OHC is unneeded for me. I put one in my first Ranger. This time I went for the do it all mirror. Mirror has compass, temperature, auto dimming and a backup cam. I think it is a much cleaner look. Not to mention a whole lot easier to install. If you pick up one originally in a GM, you can get the mirror for $25.00 or less.
  4. OP

    Shawn Cranky old man

    Added 2 more items.
  5. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    OK on the electronics, you’ve done a lot; I was really thinking the Climate Control.

    Since you are going all the way with this the badging on the outside fits the project, side emblems are a little bigger than I would like but there probably isn’t much out there.

    A name for it, interesting thought, maybe a separate thread asking for name and then a pole…

    Lincoln Rg ( Ranger), Ranger SE (Special Edition), FrankenRanger, “The Last One they Built” or Spare Parts.

    The truck will turns heads for sure, good work.
    Get the Digital Climate Control hooked up !

    One more thing… what is this, I mean the key ?


    The Clock has a retro look and the radio looks like a Lincoln version of the Pioneer Head Unit in the Rangers and.Exploeres.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
  6. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Looks outstanding dude! If you do the heated windshield washer bottle can you give us a tutorial? I'd like to do the same!
  7. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    How about adding LEDs for the lock unlock positioning.
    There is a write up somewhere on it.
    That is if you have power door locks.
    It looked sweet, red for locked, green for unlocked.

  8. OP

    Shawn Cranky old man

    The radio is from a 2010 Scion. Cost me less than $100.00 shipping included. The key is a usb memory stick for mp3's for the radio. I put the stick inside a key fob. The radio options are thin for usb mp3 input. I have since covered the wiper nameplate with black vinyl. The usb port was a duracell, I think, usb lighter adapter charger. It had a blue led in it. I swapped a green one to match the dash. I took it apart and hardwired it to the radio usb port.

    I have thought about the led's on the door locks.

    I an currently finishing wiring the backup camera/monitor for the rearview mirror. Why did I undercoat BEFORE I ran the camera wire????Duhhh!!!

    I have the complete climate control setup in a box ready to be installed. Just need the time/energy.

    I will post a how to on the heated wiper setup once I get it done. That reminds me, I need an extra washer bottle.

    Lincoln emblem choices are limited. These ones are stupid expensive and impossible to find used.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2012
  9. OP

    Shawn Cranky old man

    Got the reverse monitor wired. Camera needs adjusted.

    Pic of the radio/ bezel controls at night. Yes I know the orange is not green. Yes I know it doesn't match. The radio has over 30 tiny leds. It will stay orange and I will learn to deal with it. Preview of washer heater mod.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2012
  10. OP

    Shawn Cranky old man

    Painted lid black and repainted tailgate today. Mmmmm Urethane....Weeeeeeee :stuart::wacko::nuke:

    Billet tilt lever came in the mail today..:thumbup1:
    Chrome stainless door handle covers came in on Friday.:thumbup1:

    I'm going to replace the black 06 mirrors with chrome ones.
    I think I need chrome bumpers..
    Will a chrome front bumper from a 4wd fit with my 2003 Edge valance/foglights????

    I'll probably end up leaving the truck black.
  11. OP

    Shawn Cranky old man

    Finally got a Mazda chrome rear bumper. Not perfect, but I got it for $50.00 so it will do for now.
    I got the stainless door handles on. The correct year matching one for the tailgate is in the mail.
    I put the chrome mirrors on about 2 weeks ago. The mirror heaters are in but not wired yet....

  12. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger -Skylark65-

    chrome mirrors & bumper look good! i'd be interested to see how you create the heated mirrors, that would be nice to have when it's rainy out, seems the 06+ mirrors fog up fairly easy.

    also you need a set of those chrome wheelcovers LMC truck sells!
  13. 06FordFX4

    06FordFX4 Canadian Redneck

    heated mirrors would be nice indeed.

    I dont have issues with them fogging up, but the frost and ice during winter is a pain
  14. OP

    Shawn Cranky old man

    Thanks guys,
    I have aluminum 16" Mustang wheels for summer use. I would like a set the fits the Lincoln theme a bit better, but for now I have about $150.00 invested in all 4 wheels and tires.
    The heating elements are already installed.Just not wired to the timer. I bought stick on elements from fleabay for cheap. I had to separate the mirror glass from the plastic holder that fits in the main housing. The elements are self sticking. I then used weatherstrip adhesive to reattach the glass to the holder. Then pop the assembly back in. It really was fairly simple. You could use Explorer glass with the elements already on, just swap them into the Ranger housings, but they are pricy.
    The timer I chose is from a S70 Volvo.part number.9148300 89 8756 000. It's a 0-12 min timer preset to 10 minutes. I am going to use the rear defogger switch on my Explorer radio bezel to trigger the timer. 10 min later the elements auto shut off. Another way I have seen done on other vehicles is wire the elements to the windshield defroster.

    Now I need to find a chrome 4wd front bumper.....
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2013
  15. 04rgr

    04rgr New Member

    All I can say is Omg lol. You must have the mind of an engineer, the foresight of a sculptor the patience of a saint and the back of a 20 year old. Awesome project.
  16. OP

    Shawn Cranky old man

    LOL.. thank you..I can accept with the first three...I am truly blessed with skills and imagination, and 20yrs of school bus driving:eek: has taught patience, but my physical condition doesn't match a 20 yr old anymore. :)
    52 with an artificial heart valve and aorta for those interested....11yr survivor:thumbsup:
  17. 04rgr

    04rgr New Member

    Let me guess. You put those in too lol. Well hope you bought new on those parts haha:D
  18. OP

    Shawn Cranky old man


    That's Funny!
  19. Fx4wannabe01

    Fx4wannabe01 New Member

    Good for you!!! Congrats on the recovery and keeping truckin' on!!

    GREAT work on the truck, by the way! The interior is amazing! I look forward to seeing more updates on its progress.

    Earlier you asked the question would a chrome XLT 4x4 bumper fit your Edge...YES it would. You'll want a '01-05 chrome bumper from a XLT 4x4 truck. Below is a 2001 Edge with a chrome bumper...

    I've always wanted to see these wheels (in brushed as pictured or full chrome) on a Ranger, but it may require wheel spacers to look right on a Ranger...
  20. ZWilson07

    ZWilson07 New Member

    Shane do you remember what members truck that was from and what site he was on?
  21. Diablo

    Diablo New Member

    Lincoln mud guards are needed!

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