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Mike65's 2000 Ranger XLT 4X4 Off Road.

Discussion in 'Ranger / Mazda Registry' started by Mike65, December 31, 2013.

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    1. Mike65

      Mike65 Elite Explorer

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      The above pic is how I purchased the truck back in October with 101,000 mi as my DD. It is a 2000 4X4 XLT that has the 4.0L OHV, 5 spd auto trans, PW, PL, PM, cruise, tilt, A/C, AM/FM Cassette/CD, Off Road Pkg, Towing Pkg, Bed Liner, Bucket Seats, & Shorty Console.

      Soon after I purchased the truck I had to pull the bed off the truck to fix the fuel sender, & replace the fuel filler neck & hoses that were leaking.

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    3. Mike65

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      I added a OHC & lighted visors from an Explorer.
       
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      I just recently added a bug shield, vent visors, & bed rails.
      Future add ons I would like to do are the lighted visors, & the puddle light mirrors from an Explorer, factory Ranger side step nerf bars, & a safari light bar.
       
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      ..Nice truck..:biggthump
       
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      Thanks.
       
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      Last summer I added a hood scoop from a 1978 Mustang II Cobra, & the Ford factory Ranger step bars, & 4.0L fender emblems..

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      Last summer I did the 01-03 f/e conversion which I like better then the 00 f/e, & sprayed the front bumper w/gray plasti dip. I also replaced the 00 side rear view mirrors with ones from an 06 Ranger.

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      Last fall I added a cab visor, & spot lights behind the grille.

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      This past spring I added Ranger FX4 Level II tow hooks, & cranked the torsion bars. Also the plasti dip was starting to peel off the front bumper so I removed all of it & went back to a chrome bumper.

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      During this summer I developed a brake leak in the rear which turned out to be where the metal line joins the rubber line to the rear axle. I replaced the main line from a junction under the drivers side door to the rear, the rubber line, both metal lines to the wheel cylinders, & both wheel cylinders. I used nicad brake line so it will not rust out again.

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      While I had the bed off the truck I coated the frame from the back of the cab to the rear of the frame with POR-15 chasis black.

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      Very nice Mike. Looking at that I can see good things happening to your Sport in the future.
       
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      Today I replaced the l/s O2 sensor because of CEL so I can run it through NJ state inspection next month.
       
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      I always wanted the A pillar mounted grab handles, so for the last couple months I have been collecting the parts needed to install them, & I finally got the last pieces & installed them.
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      I purchased from a friend of mine a powerdome hood from a 01-03 Ranger for my 2000 Ranger that I did the 01-03 headlight/grille conversion. Just have to get it painted.

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      Installed the power dome hood.

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      Luck for me the power dome hood is black & I want the raised center of the hood black, so today I wet sanded the side & center sections of the hood & shot them with some primer. Just waiting on the gray paint. Of course our Husky had to get into the pic.

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      Where did you source the A-pillar grab handles from? I need a set something terrible as I don't have side steps.
       
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      Here is a pic of my 00 Ranger & my wife's 99 Sport.

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      Here is a pic of one of my new wheels .

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      Purchased a set of dual note horns that are from a 06 F-250 for my Ranger to eliminate the single note wimpy horn. I installed them yesterday. I had to re-bend the mounting bracket & re-index the horns so they point down once they got installed. I purchased a horn plug connector from Rockauto & used my single wire for the power, & ran the ground to a ground screw under the hood.

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      Got the tires & wheels installed yesterday. The wheels are American Racing Baja AR172 wrapped in Cooper Discoverer A/T3 265/75R-16.

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      Looks real good Mike. You're going to like those Coopers. I've had them on my shop truck since October. Best bang for the buck of any of the tires I've had on it.
       

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