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 Posted: Sat Jan 6th, 2018 10:47 pm
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with spring time around the corner what projects or mods are you guys planing on your trucks?



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Wow where to start....

for the 4 wheeler I'm not waiting till summer LOL .

I guess mods and repairs should separate.. I plan on putting my radio in with backup camera, I have a turn signal mod in the works I haven't told anyone about but I did get it to work.. the one where you touch the lever and it blinks 3 times on its own for lane changes and stuff.

I have a 2WD with a V8 I need to finish. The minute the motor is running and making the thing go forward on its own power I plan on swapping the entire interior with an explorer I have, carpet, seats, shorty console, everything. I'm putting a custom gauge set in it from that place I posted a link to in another thread.

Then I'm going to toast the stock 4.10 7.5 rear gear for fun and put the 4.10 out of the explorer in it after I kill the stock one.

I have an overhead console too I don't know which truck I'm putting it in yet but I'm leaning toward the 4 wheeler being it is my daily driver.

Everything is getting LED's that I touch from here forward.

That's a full summer already LOL.



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2006 4wd 
new step bars 
tips on tail pipes
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1992 2wd
wheels and tires
dual exhaust
finish cold air intake
finish installing amp and sub
tint windows
body work
paint
replace carpet
disc brake swap
power window swap
e-fan



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I don't really have any plans to mod anything on my truck this spring/summer. I do plan to recolor my cluster (which I was going to do while on holiday vacation), but have to head to the pick & pull to get a couple of things so I can do everything at the same time. Other than that, budget does not allow for any fancy mods.



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Hmm, in no particular order and some things are either *just* done or about to be....

1) Wheel spacers
2) E-Fan
3) A-pillar grab handles
4) Leather steering wheel
5) LED's all round
6) Diff fluid change
7) Spot lights behind the grille
8) Spray bed liner?
9) '06 tail lights
10) Fix drivers seat rip
11) Tint windows?
12) Fix and find out how to fit my fibreglass Tonneau cover
13) '06 mirrors
14) Clean the dang thing!



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1. A good cleaning inside and out
2. New thermostat that actually waits to open when it's supposed to.
3. Add a USB port in my center console.

I have mine pretty much where I want it, so unless something breaks there's not much to do.



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Powered radio antenna --

Vintage 1995 rear speaker covers --

Line-x spray in bed liner --

Herreshoff Stainless Steel bed cleats --

Adapting regular cab side steps to my 2D extended cab --

Latch controls on each end of the toolbox --

Explorer gas hinges for the hood --

New leaf spring bushings



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Once the snow melts & it warms up I have to pull the gauge cluster & install the LED's (thanks buggman), install the new speedo needle stop pin (thanks Jim), & install the Westin Safari light bar.
https://www.amazon.com/Westin-30-0005-Light-Bar-Black/dp/B000182FG8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1515333034&sr=8-2&keywords=westin+safari+light+bar



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@Mike69: Well, I just got my first "duh" moment of the day out of the way! Read your post, then clicked the link to have a look at the light bar. I thought, why the hell would you put that on a '69 Mustang? Yeah, then it occurred to me...
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would like to change the cargo light on my 92 and make it a 3rd brake light, and find a headliner



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Adam, is your headliner completely destroyed or does it just need a new covering? If just a new cover, you can get the stuff on eBay in a variety of OEM colors.



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previous owner removed the headliner completely and to make the problem worse the truck has tan interior which to me is coming to be a hard item to find



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I saw a pic once of a Ranger (newer model) with tan interior, but the headliner had been painted black. It actually looked good. So, if you found one but it was the wrong color, you could whip out the old spray gun and paint it.

My son's 1999 XLT has tan interior, but he put the seats out of my Ranger in it (they are graphite)... looks good!



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i took the seats out of my 2006 and put in my 1992 along with the console which are all black



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What are you using for seats in the '06?



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gray leather buckets with full power and heat i got out of an 04 explorer sport trac along with the full length console



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Ah, okay. I too, have gray leather power buckets and full console. No heat, though. Mine are out of a Mountaineer.



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my passenger seat is heated but not hooked up. when i got the seats at work i forgot to grab the plug for the passenger seat



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black06xlt wrote: with spring time around the corner what projects or mods are you guys planing on your trucks?


“Around the corner” makes spring sound so much closer than it actually is. Lol




When it does get warm enough to work in the driveway again, my list is; 

-new power steering pump and rack

-finish the rear bumper/tire carrier I started last fall 

-tackle another round of rust repair (passenger side floor board)

-re-work the superlift and tcase skid plates

-make up a set of rock sliders

-get the gas tank skid plate mounted 

-get the a-pillar grab handles out of the garage and on the truck


I’ve also been tossing around the idea of re-doing the rear suspension to get rid of the blocks/shackles. 


Re-gearing the truck should probably be on the list somewhere as well, but I doubt the budget will allow it.



Of course, how far I make it on that list is anybody’s guess.  Haha




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i forgot to add im going to put a roll pan and a hitch on green mile



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Roll pan?



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I think he means something similar to this:

Roll Pan

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Still none the wiser... That picture was of the back of a truck.



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Notice the missing bumper. The roll pan fills in the space where the bumper would be. Painted body color.



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Kinda....
I guess the name confuses me :(



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