Post by fuzzyruttin on Dec 12, 2020 1:24:48 GMT -5
Couldn't find the wheels thread so here's to work thread. Installed 'metal' bash guard for the engine. The gods gave us a 50F+ day. Left work early and went on two decent rides today. Full sunshine, lots of pop wheelies
bought this truck last week . clean as a whistle but not perfect by a longshot.
1998 Ford Ranger 2.5 4cyl 5 speed - 95,000 miles . got suspicious of a couple of things; did a carfax - was in a front and rear end accident in 2001 and then in a minor front end in 2012 . I suspect in the 2001 accident the owner had full coverage and everything was made like new again . the body to frame support cross member for the radiator ( don't know what else to call it ) ,- cradle for the radiator is pretty rusty ; worst thing on the whole truck. there is a place on each end of it where the metal has corrosion rusted all the way thru and more corrosion all across it .
some work was done around passenger door - I need to replace door rubber and investigate what was done and fix it .
I was exploring the interior and the radio just slid right out. waiting on me on top of the radio was the live lizard I reported on in another thread . figured I'd never see him again - figured he was toast - but , lo and behold he showed up a couple of days later - and I managed to open the door slowly - he tried to go back towards the inside but I cut him off at the pass and he jumped off - back to the wild ; well,the front yard anyway .
neighbor across the street sold me this 3 ton for $50. and thru in the small one for nothin. says his back is too bad , his mechanic days are over -
metal strip on passenger side where the roof meets the side of the cab is missing .don't know if I can do anything about that ; maybe epoxy if I can find one .
the spare is flat , dry rotted and the rim looks like toast . sprayed the hanger mechanism with wd40 - see if it comes off tomorrow . also need a good 4 way tire iron .
looks like the transmission is leaking a bit ; bottom is covered in grease or - something
good news is Frankenmech has a 93' and he's hip to these trucks and I already owe him a thanks for chiming in . can't think of anything else ATM . bought some cleaning supplies , wax etc. , a motorcraft thermostat , 5 gallons of Valvoline 5w20 high mileage oil , a filter wrench and ....... , bout wiped out my reserve till the 1st. oh, and a really great flashlight at O'reilly auto parts .for $35 , don't tell Frankenmech it was O'reilly's
only scooter - stock -2014 TaoTao ATM EVO 150cc long case QMJ 157
It looks in good condition apart from the bits you pointed out. Worth fixing up.
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Post by fuzzyruttin on Dec 18, 2020 18:41:03 GMT -5
Radar isn't magic. It's Maxwell. That's what I worked on today Unfortunately I am camera-less right now on account of crappy hardware on two counts. Otherwise I would post a picture of a $4,000 test widget half the size of my thumb.
Post by fuzzyruttin on Dec 18, 2020 20:18:18 GMT -5
^ Oops sorry that's my bad. Went to store to buy cards for everyone and saw a really cool scooter card. Thought, there's no one that I can give this to that would get it? Checkout, bought seven cards. Should have been eight. Send the scooter card to myself, post marked n everything. Coal would be very nice thank you
Senna1Rossi: Thanks renagade281!
May 23, 2016 14:59:12 GMT -5
Fox: I don't really know how to say this but straight. I am Dave's Girlfriend Kellilee and bluntly and VERY SADLY he passed away early Tuesday morning. I know he would want ya all to know this. Thank You Brent for befriending my love he was very happy on here!
Jun 18, 2016 16:26:04 GMT -5
Fox: www.gofundme.com/29mgf6b8 I hope it is ok to pass on his gofundme page link. If not you will un-post it I'm sure. Thanks again all!!
Jun 18, 2016 16:31:18 GMT -5