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This is my 99 Ford Ranger after i fixed it. I bought it from a salvage yard rolled over. I cut the roof off... Show more, welded a new one on, did front end work and rear end work. Had to replace glass,roof. Lots of body work had to be done.
This is the truck after i got it home and in my garage. In these pictures i have alrady taken off the hood, lights,grill and a few other parts.
The doors were fine but the whole roof was crushed in an most of the glass rendered useless. (Strange roll over doors were untouched.)
Here i have emptied out the inside and used a pump acutuator tool to push the roof up. (Notice the doors are intact.)
I then took out the smashed windshield and rear windows. Then it was time to cut the roof off, but first i went and found a replacement, as to be sure to where i should make my cut and how much of a roof i had gotten to work with.
After alot of careful measuring, and constant grinding for the best fit, i placed the roof in place with some vice grips.
After i had gotten the roof as close to perfect as i could, i welded each piece carefully making sure the roof didnt move. After i had the roof completely welded on, i grinded out and sanded all the welds.
After completing the roof i still had the rest of the truck to fix. This mostly consisted of bondo,filler,a new fender,sanding,buffing and a few minor tweaks of bending metal back to shape.
Finally we can move on to paint prep and paint.
This is pretty much finished execpt for windshield,rear windows,seats and a few minor things to hook up.
This is finished, fixed,painted,put back together,new fluids,new system installed,washed and waxed.
But now comes the next sad story of my truck.
I drove my truck like this for about a year,going to school and around town, this was my first vechile i have ever owned.
But one winter day when i was leaving to goto school, i had a little mishap of a full sized dump truck being on the wrong side of the road.
I was ok, i was only going about 15 over this icy hill when that was in front of me and ran straight into me. I got out and looked, what i had worked on so hard was pretty much gone. The right front was totaled. Thank god for insurence. Now most people would find this a grand oppertunity to get a new car or truck or another one even if its not new. But i had this poor unfortuanate truck rebuilt again.
Soooo $5,000 later, and one week im driving my truck again.
This time i drove my truck for another year, back into winter again. Thats right your catching on, somthing happened again.
I was driving home from a kick boxing class with my friend in the passenger seat, when a car went speeding by me. I watched him go by, he was swerving all over the road. I was exiting off the highway, when he swerved onto the exit ramp infront of me almost side swiping me. I skidded out of control into the main road and up on the median. Sliding sideways through the median at about 30mph i took out a two legged sign. when the truck came to a stop, almost on the other side of the road, i saw guy look back and then run a red light and kept going. So much for a plate number. I drove into a parking lot to asses the damage from the sign. This is what i saw.
The sign had damaged both of my fenders and my hood, from going over the top of the hood and denting the oppsite side fender, same one i replaced two times now. It also hit my door. Couldnt have just been a one leged sign now could it have. I drove back over to the sign and picked it up out of the road. I then turned around to head back home to phone the incident,and i noticed that when i turned around a minivan had followed me. When i got home, i walked through the door and started to tell my mom what had happened and the phone rang. It was the state police. They were calling to ask if i was involved in a hit and run on a sign, that a person whitnessed me get out of my truck and load my sign into the back of my truck. Well we told them my side of the story, which i already told you guys. They said that i was going to recive a fine for leaving the scence of a accident, (but no one showed or witnessed the actual accident execpt for the retard that caused it, and im sure he wasnt gonna call it it. After all he made damn sure to get away in a hurry. But i didnt have a phone to call any one and neither did my friend.
So right about now i was pretty pissed. I had just gotten ran off the road and then did a nice thing to pick up the sign that i ran into, and i get called in on it saying im stealing it. Well im sure if you put yourself in my shoes you would be quite furious too.
So back to the shop again.
I hammered out the dented fender,took off all of the fender molds a.k.a fender skirts. Took a pry bar to my door so i could get it to open with out hitting my fender. I didnt have the funds avaible to get a new fender, and i wanted to do all of the work to it at the same time so i held off on fixing. I did get the fine in the mail, and i went to court and fought it, and won.
Now this gets even worse.
Now the snow has melted and its next year, and i am in college now. Keep in mind that i havent completely fixed the winter sign damage yet. Well i communte to my college once or twice a week, depending on my classes. About a two hour drive depending on traffic. One day on my way back home from college at about two, i was driving through the city still about one hour and forty five minutes away. There was a line of cars in front of me because somone was turning left. Well i stoped and the suv behind me stoped, but when i was looking into my rear view mirror, the truck behind the suv didnt stop, and barreled right into the back of the suv and pushed it right into me.
So i had just been rearend now. And the funny thing about this one was it happened right in front of the police Dept. Well i filled out a accident report and then drove home.
Well my insurence looked at my truck again, and gave me a estimate. I recived a check in the mail, but now im getting a little super stishous. My truck,like a black cat. I dont think half the people would believe the accident history of my truck. You are probably begining to under stand why i call my truck Black N Blue. Well this time again i held off on fixing my bumper. So now i have a dented bumper,hood,fenders and door. But its not over yet, i was pulling in to the audio store the other day,and a guy came out of a one way street the wrong way and broadsided me right next to my gas cap, again i filled out an accident report,and theres another dent in my truck.
Then to contribute to dents on my truck, my friend jon for got to tighten the tie downs on his dirtbike when it was in the back of my truck, so it fell over and the handle bar dented the right rear side of my box. You might be able to see it in some of the other pictures.
Well i thought instead i might do some things to the interior, after all nothings wrong with the inside of my truck. So i got some 10" woofers,blue neons,cf look shift knob,white gauges,door lock knobs,and matt painted the inside.
You can see the welds and the red from my roof still.
Me and My friend Ray installed a punch 40 amp that was given to me to see if it worked.
It works pretty damn good!
Alot better then the sony xplode 500watt one i had.
I installed 8500k 9007 H.I.D lights in my truck.
This is my truck next to my friends Ranger Ryan.
This is my truck currently, What it looks like right now.
I have alot more plans for this truck, it will look like new again sometime in the future. But right now College is killing me.
Thanks for looking at my Truck. It has always gotten me to where i needed to go,no bullshit Built Ford Tough, this truck has taken the biggest lickin and is still tickin. I drive this truck every day of my life. I got it when i turned 16 and got my license, had 50,000 on it and im 19 now, has 97,000 on it now, 3 years iv driven this truck, its been through hell and back a couple of times, but is absolutly amazing it keeps goin for me, and as long as it does i will continue to fix it.
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