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Hello and welcome to the beginning of my Platinum build thread! Keep in mind this may get slow at times because of working away from home, but I hope I can still keep it interesting.


I've just recently became the owner of a 2011 Ford F-150 Platinum 4x4 TriCoat White. Amazing truck so far and I can't wait to make it truly mine.


I have always owned Fords (except for a lemon of a "Chevrolet", I put the quotations because it was an Epica. Which is simply a rebadged Daewoo/ Suzuki.) I started out with a 2000 Ford Ranger, then went to the Epica, then got myself into a 2004 Ford Focus ZX5. Lastly, out of impulse I purchased another Ranger as a project. I drove the Focus from Nova Scotia to Alberta and it has been an amazing car, but it's days are numbered and it was time for me to get myself a real truck. I searched for quite awhile, but finally I found the perfect vehicle for me. Once I was on my days off I went to pick it up and now she's mine. I don't have a name for "she" yet, but if anyone has any ideas let me hear them! :thumbup:


Now I'll get to my plans as well as some pictures, because I know everyone here loves pictures.


Plans (Green=Complete)

  • Rough Country 2.5" Level/Lift
  • Roush Boost Gauge and Vent Pod
  • Tuner/Programmer
  • Mickey Thompson A/T for 20" Wheels
  • WeatherTech Floor Mats
  • USB2 Mod
  • Fx4/Harley Headlights and Taillights
  • LEDs in Truck Bed


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2000 Ford Ranger XLT







2004 Ford Focus ZX5







1993 Ford Ranger XLT Project







2011 Ford F150 Platinum 4x4 (She's quite dirty, but will get a well deserved wash soon enough.)








Also if you'd like to see any of my photography, here's my URL :thumbup:


www.500px.com/codytoole
 

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One of the first things I did was the famous "USB2 Mod". Everything went smoothly and I now have a 32GB Gorilla Drive stashed away in the glove box. I simply looked at the many How-To threads located on this forum for complete instructions.





Note the source as USB2 ;)




Next was the WeatherTech floor mats. I called up a local shop and was expecting a 7+ day wait, but they were able to get them the same day!





Install was also a breeze, just a little weary of cutting out the spot for the subwoofer, but things went fine.














The front two are held on with little velcro securing points and the back just sits into place. I'm sure the back will form a little better to the floor once some heat gets to it.
 

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Well I washed her last night, but had to do some running around today, so well, she's dirty again....


But, I did get some higher-quality photos of her being dirty this time!











 

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Haven't done much to the truck since I've been working, but I did get a chance to give her a generous wash!











And I also just put an order in for the Du-Ha rear storage bin. I know a lot of other members choose to build their own, but I simply don't have the tools currently and not enough time to fab one up myself. So I opted to get something that would hopefully look somewhat factory. Can't wait to get everything organized!
 

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What's up with the wheels? Snow rims?
Yup, get pretty harsh winters here. Truck came with stock 20" with pirellis and then these steelies mounted. When the weather gets nice I'll put the stocks back on.
 

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One of the first things I did was the famous "USB2 Mod". Everything went smoothly and I now have a 32GB Gorilla Drive stashed away in the glove box. I simply looked at the many How-To threads located on this forum for complete instructions.





Note the source as USB2 ;)




What does the USB2 mod do
 

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One of the first things I did was the famous "USB2 Mod". Everything went smoothly and I now have a 32GB Gorilla Drive stashed away in the glove box. I simply looked at the many How-To threads located on this forum for complete instructions.





Note the source as USB2 ;)




What does the USB2 mod do
On the back of the sync module located behind the nav/ radio there is another spot to plug in a USB. This USB can be relocated to the glove box or even the center console. That way it frees up the original USB and keeps your device/ thumb drive out of sight.
 

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You will love the Du-ha. Nice clean fit.
Perfect! Really can't wait now! Hate having stuff rolling and sliding around
 

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UPDATE:

Well I was driving the truck back to the hotel for the night and glanced at the windshield and saw a crack and thought nothing of it. Since our work truck has a crack across the windshield it didn't faze me, but then I realized what truck I was driving and thought %#$*&. So when I bought the truck it has recently had a rock chip fixed, but I assume because of all the recent cold weather the glass just gave way and cracked. Gonna contact the company that replaced and also repaired the windshield and see what they say. I'll post a picture in the morning.
 

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Congrats and great truck, one question, what's with the wheels? Are those your winter snows, or did the truck come with them?
 

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Congrats and great truck, one question, what's with the wheels? Are those your winter snows, or did the truck come with them?
Truck came with them, but also came with stock 20" Platinum Wheels as well. I'll run these in the winter and snowy months and switch back to the stock Platinums once the weather is nice. Too much slush and salt for my liking right now. :)
 

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Yup, get pretty harsh winters here. Truck came with stock 20" with pirellis and then these steelies mounted. When the weather gets nice I'll put the stocks back on.
Look, all I had to do was read a little further and my question answered itself! lol
 

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Du-Ha Rear Storage

Well I just got back home from working and looks like my Du-Ha rear storage had arrived. Didn't take me long to rip open the box and get back out to my truck.

I must say that at first I wasn't very happy about the price (like everyone says), but it is a very nice product. I'm not putting down any other forum members that decide to build their own, but it just wasn't feasible for me. It is very heavy duty, looks factory, and makes for a lot of usable space under the rear seats.

Now onto some pictures:





Barely tell it's even there!



Fits nicely around and over the factory sub woofer





A little messy because of some files from work, but it really can hold a lot and it's a great addition to my truck!
 

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Looks sweet!! And I love my weather techs, I had to cut around the sub under the back seat but other then that they're awesome. I actually went to the factory store and it's a pretty cool place. They even have a free coffee bar with coffee, juice, bagels etc.. so you can snack while you wait. Pretty cool
 

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Looks sweet!! And I love my weather techs, I had to cut around the sub under the back seat but other then that they're awesome. I actually went to the factory store and it's a pretty cool place. They even have a free coffee bar with coffee, juice, bagels etc.. so you can snack while you wait. Pretty cool
Now that's good service ;)

I love em too, work so well
 

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Did a little shopping today and picked up some supplies for potentially tomorrow...... Hopefully Calgary weather cooperates with me.

 

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The front two are held on with little velcro securing points and the back just sits into place. I'm sure the back will form a little better to the floor once some heat gets to it.
WeatherTech floor liners were one of the first additions I made. I love them. The back did settle down into place after a couple of warmer days.

Well I just got back home from working and looks like my Du-Ha rear storage had arrived. Didn't take me long to rip open the box and get back out to my truck.

I must say that at first I wasn't very happy about the price (like everyone says), but it is a very nice product. I'm not putting down any other forum members that decide to build their own, but it just wasn't feasible for me. It is very heavy duty, looks factory, and makes for a lot of usable space under the rear seats.

A little messy because of some files from work, but it really can hold a lot and it's a great addition to my truck!
You may have just sold me on the Du-Ha. Nice build so far!
 
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