Truckin - - ZERO DANGS -

The first week Chris had it, he brought it to Adam Lovette of Lovettes Au­toWorks in Lum­ber­ton, North Carolina, where Adam dug out tons of un­nec­es­sary body filler and fixed all the rust holes. From there, Adam de­signed and laid out a com­pletely new paint scheme us­ing PPG Prowler Or­ange paint and other or­ange mixes. Michael Hall came in and han­dled the pin­strip­ing work. Once the Ranger’s body­work and paint were com­pleted, Chris got started on the mo­tor. Ward Browne at 3B Kus­tomz pol­ished every­thing, and the en­gine com­part­ment was brought back to life. Many main­te­nance is­sues needed to be ad­dressed, and Chris and his core group of peo­ple did so with per­fec­tion. All the gas­kets, flu­ids, hoses, bush­ings, and joints were re­placed. The orig­i­nal air­ride sys­tem was swapped out with an up­dated and more sta­ble Ac­cuair air man­age­ment sys­tem. The next stop was Maryville, Ten­nessee, where friend David Corn re­moved the en­tire cabin of the Ranger that was formerly in black suede and di­a­mond-stitch and de­signed an up­dated and softer brown leather in­te­rior. Chris kept his child­hood dream of own­ing a square-body Ford Ranger alive by pur­chas­ing the ex­act truck that started his love for the model. As a fa­ther of two beau­ti­ful chil­dren, Abram and Lainey, Chris has to mod­ify his lan­guage to be more G-rated, so the gen­eral state­ment the truck cul­ture typ­i­cally uses to de­scribe why they changed things oth­ers think they shouldn’t have was changed to Zero Dangs. The name stuck!

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