New , Old Time Ranger Owner

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Tim The Toolman, Feb 22, 2022.

  1. Tim The Toolman

    Tim The Toolman New Member

    Hey there all,

    I currently own a 2004 Ranger XLT 2 Dr Ext Cab, 4wd, 4.0L V6, Auto. I previously owned a 1993 Ranger XLT Ext Cab 3.0LV6 2wd 5 Speed Manual. Loved the heck out of the 93, but a growing family didn't fit into it, so down the road it went. My 2004 has been with me for a while, with less than 150K Mi on him,( nicknamed Ranger Rick by my kids). Recently the bed rusted out and I started down the slippery slope of Resto modding.
    I started with installing a Flareside bed, a new front Bumper/Lower Valence and new Fog Lights with plans to install 1969 Mustang Turn signals in the valence duct opening. An STX Grille, Aftermarket Headlights and 98 style lower running light/ Turn signals round out the front. The Rear tail lights are also 98 Style 3 Bulb. Running Boards are in the garage waiting for install, along with 04 Mustang seats, 04 Explorer Center Console and 02 Expedition O/H Console. My main focus now is on the installation of an 04 Explorer Sport Trac 6 Gauge cluster. Plugs are different and I'm researching the wiring diagrams/ pinning of the plugs. Also looking to see what programming, if any other than the Odometer, is needed to make it work. All this in the past 6 months as I've been using it as a Daily Driver. Once I retire it from those duties, the Engine Replacement will happen with a 4.8L V8 drivetrain from an Explorer, but that's down the road a year or 2.

    Tim the Toolman

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