Headed to the Old Folks Home

Red Ted” a.k.a. Teddy Redson, Teddy Bonez, Reddy Tedder, The Ranger, The Pickup, and finally Red Rocket Teddy. Has been sold. The buyer, my father in law got a super nice deal on this 2001 RWD Ranger Edge 3.0 V6 5 speed manual. I bought it with 61000 on the clock and it was just under 75000 when I dropped it off yesterday. I owned it just over 2 years and I took it from a dusty old basic truck, to a super nice modernized old basic truck.


I added:

Power locks, keyless entry, remote start, dash cam, power side mirrors, a backup camera, and foot well/under hood lights, leds in the glove box and cabin lights. I carefully loomed an managed all of the wires into factory locations, and loomed new runs.

When I bought it, I did plugs, wires, coil pack, air filter, oil change, fuel filter

Brand new wheels wrapped in KO2s, brand new Bilstein shocks all the way around.

The stock shocks were really bad

I dynamatted the entire cab except for the roof, cut out space for 6x9 speakers up front, put 3 way’s in the front and rear with an Alpine head unit and in line amp. It sounds great.


I took the grill apart and plasti dipped it, and it came out great!

I dealt with the timing cover coolant issue

I rebuilt the shifter, and put a new knob on.

I just added new bed rails, and a toolbox

Finally my proudest moment/favorite part of the truck is the custom wood console cover I made because the stock one was beat.


I will miss him, but I needed to get rid of something and he was on the block. He’s also not gone far so I can visit. So we’re back to 4 in a single lane driveway. At least we don’t have to park on the street.

Later, Teddy.


Happy Monday. I’m kicking mine off with a trip to the Apple store for new airpods because mine were stolen right out of the case :(

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