Project Black Beauty

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AKA Ranger Danger, I just took off the pinstriping off of the back and tomorrow I will take the side ones off, this is going to be my progress thread for the truck and its going to be a long journey to get her finished, parts are gonna be ordered as soon as possible, here are some pics. :hi:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/Picture073-1.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/Picture074.jpg
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posted by  99integra

Sounds interesting, keep us posted on it. :thumbs:

posted by  chris_knows

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_0546.jpg

^Before

posted by  99integra

lol is that your nighthawk I see?

posted by  nighthawk

Naw its my grammpas Harley, I already sold the Nighthawk:laughing:

posted by  99integra

ahaha damn, didnt you just buy it?

posted by  nighthawk

Lol, you retard, I haven't bought it yet. :wink2: I don't know if I want to buy it

posted by  99integra

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/Truck001.jpg
^final process

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/Truck003.jpg
^with Black Magic still on

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/Truck007.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/Truck008.jpg
^final product

I'll get better pics when I'm completely done with wheel polishing and tire shine. I got up at 7:39 this morning, washed her, put on paint cleaner which took a good hour, took it off=30 minutes, put on polish=45 minutes, took it off=20, put on Black Magic=45 minutes, took it off=40 minutes, yes I did time it all lol. So I spent a good couple of hours finishin her up even though she ain't quite done yet. :ohcrap:


http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/?action=view¤t=Truck0 09avi.flv
^walkaround vid

posted by  99integra

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/Truck001-1.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/Truck003-1.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/Truck002-1.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/Truck004.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/Truck005.jpg


Mmm mmm all done

posted by  99integra

I see.....no love :cry:

posted by  99integra

looks damn pretty man! Looks almost like a shine I would put on the M:wink2:

posted by  Zalight

...time to remake your sig.....

posted by  dodger65

Couple observations...

Nice truck...but the interior, completely repulsive IMO.:laughing:

You look 11.

posted by  67Coronet383

Thanks :laughing:

posted by  99integra

I was just thinking that.....but would not have mentioned it if you hadn't, lol.....:thumbs:...soz Teggs, you know we're only messin'. Nice job, would look nicer in Baywatch yellow, with a lightbar on the roof, lol

posted by  Cliffy

It looks good, now all you need is some blacked out rims with chrome lips :laughing:

posted by  nighthawk

Well, I guess it looks..... OK, :laughing:
But it would look much better if it was in my drive. I've got a '92 but it don't have quite that much shine. Looks good!

posted by  thefonz

Wait...why was there a Chrysler logo on your truck? lol

posted by  chris_knows

bought as a traded-in car from a chrysler dealership i think
its funny how here where I live, the kia and hyundai dealers are side by side and they have dodge rams and mustangs and all this other random stuff there

posted by  nighthawk

:thumbs: Wow looking nicer then those pictures you sent me on msn. Hmmmm I find 1 slight problem with ur truck.............................No GMC logo lol!


I'm just playing, keep up the good:thumbs:work:clap: and I should Have the Pictures of my truck uploaded to my comp soon if you still want to see her. I dont have pictures before I started to work on it. So far, painted underbody, removed rear bumper, installed 2 Pioneer 6x9's with a Clarion deck, 2 purple and 1 black neon inside the cab, anti theft light. Just working on getting it etested then I'm gonna go pick up a Viper Muffler and run duel out the side.

well I'll tell you more on messager

posted by  mastersypro

you look funny with that head band on, but the truck looks alot better, alot cleaner on the outside. good work

posted by  adamc44

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_1097.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_1096.jpg



Now that shes all cleaned up don't you just want to **** her? :hi:

posted by  99integra

I can honestly say thats the nicest ranger I have ever seen.

Damn pretty man!

posted by  Zalight

Haha thanks man!

posted by  99integra

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_1099.jpg
Mmm fresh still in the box

posted by  99integra

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_0075.jpg
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http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_0072.jpg

I think some diamond clears are in order for my next mod. I like how it makes a sort of blue triangle with the Ford emblem and the two lights. :2cents:

posted by  99integra

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_0079.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_0078.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_0077.jpg

Darker, damn things are brighter than my headlights :doh:

posted by  99integra

Any reason behind taking the rainbow stripes off? You still got the rainbow headband tho lol

posted by  newyorker

Hah the reason being I like a clean look and it was gay, I get more compliments when I drive and park it now, and the rainbow headband would be courtesy of my grammpa pickin it up and wrappin it around my head, it was still sticky as hell so I didn't take it off cuh it hurt :doh:

posted by  99integra

Next up...blue neon this weekend for underneath. Next it'll be blue neon in the grill, wheel well, door handles, and winshield wiper sprayers. Its gonna be a glow worm. :wink2:

posted by  99integra

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_0092.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_0093.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_0091-1.jpg


The wiring is a bitch man I can't find a good conection, so tomorrow I'll get em lighted hopefully.

posted by  99integra

Look Marge, it's a rice Ranger! :doh:

posted by  vwhobo

Call it what you want but its personalization to me. :wink2:

posted by  99integra

Call it what you want, but it's rice to everyone else. Consider yourself lucky I didn't get on your ass about your "The wiring is a bitch man I can't find a good conection..." comment. That is possibly the easiest wiring job ever... At least for someone with a minimal grasp of electricity.

posted by  vwhobo

Heh I was very suprised I didn't get too bad of a comment..

Well it told us to wire it directly to the parking lamp fuse and we're having a helluva time to get the damn thing to work. It will work if we wire it right to the battery but then it would stay on all the time. The problem we're having is we spliced the white to white and black to black together so its just 2 wires and not 4 that have to go to the fuse. All it is is we just have to find a good connection because...well we have bad splices lol. We worked too hard getting the damn things in the cowl so we ran out of steam to do anything else right haha, plus we're electricaly challenged people. :doh:

posted by  99integra

Run both grounds (black) to the firewall. There should be plenty of little gorund wires attached there to use. Run both positives (white) to the power wire AT one of the parking lights and use a Scotchlock connector. The entire job should take no more than 20 minutes, no holes in the firewall and no trash wires under the dash. If you're really a good boy, I'll tell you how to make them flash with the turn signals.

posted by  vwhobo

We actually have a small hole in the firewall right to the left of the clutch pedal that has a rubber plug with a hole in it to run wires through. The rubber plug didn't have a hole so I drilled a tiny one in it when I was installing the fog light switch. We have a Scotchlock connector too so thats one thing to mark off. I'll try it tomorrow thanks Hobo. Now, how would we wire it to the turn signals? Thats unique

posted by  99integra

No it's not, you just don't spend enough time listening to old timers like me. :wink2:

posted by  vwhobo

Hehe well the youth today seems to not be at its keenest for listening ay? Now if I were to listen to you old timers, then maybe I could be told how to wire them so they flash with the turn signals? :wink2:

posted by  99integra

Maybe...

posted by  vwhobo

Well then.. I am all ears..Mr. Hobo. :wink2:

posted by  99integra

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-uNGdW0h7Rh4/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=51000&I=037 ATB10AT
I'm in the process of buying this sub right now, so when I get it I'll take pics of where it is and a vid of how much bump it puts out!

posted by  99integra

Aww damn you Steven. Dont get an Audiobahn sub man! :banghead: :laughing:

posted by  SlipKnoT

Huh..? :doh: lol

posted by  99integra

Audiobahn is junnnnk man. They're loud as hell, but have absolutely no clarity. Get a nice Eclipse or Rockford Fosgate :smoke:

posted by  SlipKnoT

Thanks to this dill hole revivin my thread I can remember to update, I found out I have a dim light on my right side and the other light is far more brighter so it doesn't look as good. :ohcrap:

posted by  99integra

I say nay on that sub

posted by  Spanky2324

Nay ay? Got any recomendations?

posted by  99integra

Could I possibly put a 10' Alpine Type-R instead of the Audiobahns sub in the tube and run the same 100 watt amp?

posted by  99integra

type-r's are good, the 12's are brutal, one of the loudest cars in the world is has 2 12"s in a tcab box, BUT i dont know about 100 watts, check the rms

posted by  Stem

lol @ type-r speakers

posted by  nighthawk

What?

posted by  99integra

I told you before....on a few occasions. Bazooka tubes will most likely fit right under your seats...you might even be able to squeze in 2 of em

posted by  newyorker

I have Bazookas installed in several car/trucks. Trust me when I tell you that even a 6" tube won't fit under the seat of his truck.

posted by  vwhobo

:stupid:

How do you like your subs hobo and can I possibly get a sound clip of them in action?

posted by  99integra

Thats why he has to make a trip to circuit city, and ask them to take a sample tube and stick it under there to see if its gona fit. They did back when I wanted one in the trunk of my neon. For me they had it hooked up to sattelite radio, so he can hear how the bass is. Also, here are some pioneer subs that should fit under ur seats.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_3100699 27_297394781,00.html

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v3/pg/product/details/0,,2076_3100699 27_297564759,00.html


http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pio/pe/images/portal/cit_3442/297564759TS -SW2541D%20Large.jpg

posted by  newyorker

I love them for the type of ICE I need/want. Of course, I don't enter stereo comps or want to impress the other little kids at Wal-Mart with my ability to make my undercar neon rattle either. As for the sound clip, I can barely upload a picture so I don't see it happening. :wink2:


What f*cking part of it will not fit under his seat don't you understand? I'm well aware of the dimensions of a tube and I'm well aware of the underseat space in his Ranger. Are you reverting to your old self? You did so well for a few weeks.

posted by  vwhobo

Bro I need a powered sub seein I don't wanna replace my headunit it does its job well enough.

And why the hell do you think I did this
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_0095.jpg


Looks like it would sit a Bazooka quite nicely doesn't it?

posted by  99integra

Haha alright fair enough, do you have the 100 watt 6 inch? If you do how loud can you turn it up (how hard will it hit) without the bass sounding papery or distorted?

posted by  99integra

Yes it will. Make sure you position the port toward the rear of the cab. Trust me.

posted by  vwhobo

I have 6's, 8's and 10's in various vehicles. In a cab the size of yours, the 6" will hit hard enough to rattle trim, vibrate sheetmetal and be annoying after about a minute or so. Either the 6" or 8" will fit nicely between your seats as they're 18+" long. I think the 10" will be too long because it's closer to 22". You have to have at least 6" to 8" clearance between the port and any structure. I've found they sound better, striclty in my opinion, when faced toward something solid instead of under the dash. I figure it has something to do with having something even/straight to reflect off of instead of the pedals/shifter/legs/etc.

I am not a stereo expert, but this is my direct experience.

posted by  vwhobo

At Circuit City they have a 50 watt 10 that I might try and if I'm not satisfied with how it is I'll return it and go for the 100 watt.

So what your saying is I should have the sub's speaker facing the rear sliding window instead of facing my shifter?

posted by  99integra

Yep. Have you tried Crutchfield (http://www.crutchfield.com)?

posted by  vwhobo

Yessir first place I went :wink2:, thats where I got the idea for the 10 inch 100 watt Audiobahn for like 179.00.

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-FJigTUG9IER/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=51000&I=204 BTA8100

I really want to go with that one


http://www.crutchfield.com/S-FJigTUG9IER/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=51000&I=204 BTA1010

But I REALLY want to get this one, I have about 23-24 inches until I would have a problem of the sub getting hit when I shift to 2nd, 4th, and reverse so it most likely would fit.


EDIT: You know an 8 inch would suffice plus its my 1st vehicle and I need to concentrate on the road more than the bass in my music, so I'll just get the smaller sub and not try and make an asshole out of myself by having so much bass in that little cab that it will rattle like hell.

posted by  99integra

You can't go that big because you have to have sufficient air space. The installation directions explain the reasons why better than I can. After all, I'm just a dummy that likes my Skynyrd and Metallica loud.

posted by  vwhobo

Hmm alright, sounds like I'm goin 8 inch 100 watt! When I get it I'll post an audio vid of it playin a RIDICULOUSLY bassy song called Late Night Tip by Three Six Mafia. :wink2:

Skynyrd is classic, you like Molly Hatchet?

posted by  99integra

you know hey make custom boxes that fit behind the seat of your truck. that way you can put whatever was between your seats back where it belongs. bazookas are ok i guess, just not my cup of tea. i like big amps with sealed boxes. i fit 3 10's behind the seat of my '88 ranger when i had it. after i get the 429 between the rails and running on my project ranger, im going to build an in bed box and port it to the cab. should sound sick:thumbs:

posted by  glagon1979

God I love the bed box ported to the cab I would LOVE to do that, just don't have the time, patience and know how to do it hehe, I too am one for big subs and big amps, my dads 03 Altima has 2 10's in the back that really bump, I just need somethin small that gives me nice clean bass that I don't need to replace my headunit with :wink2:

posted by  99integra

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BAZOOKA-TUBE-8-INCH-150-WATT-SUBWOOFER_W0QQi temZ8057718915QQihZ019QQcategoryZ38647QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Audiovox-BA-100-8-Amplified-Subwoofer-Like-B azooka-Sub_W0QQitemZ140031691003QQihZ004QQcategoryZ38647QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewIte m

Opinions?

posted by  99integra

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BAZOOKA-TUBE-8-INCH-200-WATT-AMPLIFIED-SUBWO OFER_W0QQitemZ8057720495QQihZ019QQcategoryZ38647QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcm dZViewItem


Uhh yes!

posted by  99integra

Uhh NO! Don't buy it Steven. In order to save $10, you're going to get a used, possibly damaged tube with no mounts, instructions or warranty. On the other hand, Crutchfield will take care of you for the rest of your life and you get a brand new part in a sealed box. Most times, the cheapest option isn't the best value. This is definitely one of those times.

posted by  vwhobo

Well your right, audio products are ALWAYS abused at least a little bit, too much urge to turn it up loud! Plus Crutchfield comes with warranties..hmm alright, looks like I'm definately goin there.

posted by  99integra

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-MyaKd68UKYk/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?I=204BTA8100& tab=review#Tab

Looks like we have a weiner :wink2:

posted by  99integra

Steven, you know you're comparing a BTA8100 and a BTA8200. :doh:

posted by  vwhobo

Yeah I just don't wanna break my bank :ohcrap:

I'd like to be able to put some money back into the bank and save up

I would LOVE to have the 200 watt but I would need to get some money out of my other accounts and I don't wanna do that, but we'll see, I've been known to splurge :doh:

posted by  99integra

On a side note, if you put the tube there, it will make a nice armrest lol

posted by  newyorker

That was my plan :wink2:

posted by  99integra

http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=13971< br />
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/viewitem.php?id=2560

I can't help to wonder if I should do one of these since they're cheaper than Crutchfield but have never been used either. :ohcrap:

posted by  99integra

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/subbought.jpg

:mrgreen:

posted by  99integra

good man

posted by  newyorker

How come there's the CF logo next to the URL? :laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

Haha idkk cause I'm obsessed?

posted by  99integra

Finally I'll have it in by this weekend

posted by  99integra

and god blesses you with a speaker:laughing:

posted by  nighthawk

I'm gettin impatiant its not even shipped yet...3 day shipping

posted by  99integra

Shipped today will be here by Friday and installed Saturday :mrgreen:
Shiiiit I can't wait at all

posted by  99integra

and a dude just posted today on a local forum a 10 inch jbl sub in a bazooka tube for 50 dollars

posted by  newyorker

Haha shit JBL is awesome, if this sub doesn't suit my needs I'm puttin a 200 watt 8 inch Polk Audio in it, the Polk hits better than the JBL :doh:

posted by  99integra

I tihnk the bazooka will be awesome..all inspired by me

posted by  newyorker

Haha and my 40 year old neighbor who thinks he's 20 :laughing:

posted by  99integra

cool dude

posted by  newyorker

mid life crisis anyone

posted by  Spanky2324

Lol he has like a Caprice on 26's and like 4 12' subs with a candy paint job, crazy ol man haha :laughing:

posted by  99integra

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7973/subut6.png


Quite the odd journey I shall say myself

posted by  99integra

Finally...she has come ::angels start to sing and heavens door opens up:: :)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_0099-1.jpg
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http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b47/99integra/IMG_0100.jpg

posted by  99integra

That is one purrrrdy tube:clap: :clap: :thumbs:

posted by  Spanky2324

So when can we hear it? :hi:

posted by  chris_knows

Today :mrgreen:

posted by  99integra

http://youtube.com/watch?v=j-gUD8zlNIU

God this camera sure as hell cannot get the lows :ohcrap:, but this sub hits hard, hits loud, hits deep and is totally MORE than what I was expecting!

posted by  99integra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPKqvpjUbbE

This one is a little better, opinions?

posted by  99integra

Can't really tell how low it's hitting and stuff but it sounds nice and clean :thumbs:

posted by  chris_knows

Haha its hittin about 30hz

posted by  99integra

Yeah, I saw that on the site. That's pretty close to the "brown note" :laughing:

posted by  chris_knows

The only thing that makes this Ranger Dangerous is whose behind the wheel. :laughing:

posted by  Pythias

See man I told you from the very beginning that it was a good sub...BTW do you have the sub pointing at the back wall, or the shifter?

posted by  newyorker

At the back wall, gives it more of a thump :wink2:

And Pythias I won't argue with that statement :doh:

posted by  99integra

happy with it thus far?

posted by  newyorker

Very, I've had a cop tell me to turn it down already...:doh: It sounds damn good and hits hard in my little truck, a 6 would have done pretty good too!

posted by  99integra

See newyorker IS good for something here:laughing:

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You didnt actually count did you

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