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2000 Ford Ranger - Built To Drive

This Ranger Was Built For The Mean Streets Of Georgia And Beyond

Mike Alexander
Mar 1, 2009
Photographers: John Jackson
Photo 2/14   |   2000 Ford Ranger left Side View
Every once in awhile, we come across a truck that is the first of its kind, and we absolutely love it! And we're not talking about U.F.O. unqiue, because let's face the facts, there's probably a reason that no one ever molded the taillights of a Gremlin into the side pillars of an S-10!
No, we're talking about being the first to accomplish such a noteworthy task as this Ranger that sits before you. Jevon Hebert of Newman, Georgia is the first person to body-drop, and drive a new body Ranger on 22s. That alone is quite a feat, but Jevon one-upped the competition and decided that he would build his truck not only to rake in the trophies, but also to actually drive. That doesn't mean that it will never see any trailer time to some far off shows, but that does mean that if possible, this Ranger would rather battle the mean streets and give it's owner and builder some much deserved respect in the process, even if it does get a rock chip or two.
When it came to the task of 'bagging and body-dropping this Ranger, Jevon knew what it would take and decided to tackle the chore himself. "If you want something done right, do it yourself" said Jevon, right before cutting into his '00 Ford Ranger. This was quickly followed by "Ah S@#$, what did I get myself into!" Haha, we jest, he didn't say that last part, but he probably thought it out loud quite a few times over the three years that he spent building this work of art from the ground up.
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With a handful of close friends, including David Dennis who helped him throughout the build, and Chase Shiver who sprayed the Sikkens Sonic Blue, Jevon spent countless hours cutting, welding, and grinding his way to perfection. The end result truly speaks for itself, as not many homebuilt rides see completion, much less the cover of a magazine. As we give major props, where props are due, Jevon built and drove his way onto the cover of this special issue, congrats! We're sure we'll see more from his camp in the near future. For the details and information on the build of this Ranger, don't forget to check out The Lowdown.
Owner: Jevon Hebert
Ride: '00 Ford Ranger
Hometown: Newman, GA
Club: Aftermath
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The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels: 22-inch Chrome all the way around
Tires: Hankook 255/30ZR22
Chassis Modifications
Airbag: Slam Specialty RE7s
Control arms: Custom tubular
Shocks: Chrome off-road shocks in the rear
Valves: Asco 1/2-inch nickel plated
Air line: Stainless hard-line
Frame mods: 2x3-inch firewall back, stock-floor frame, smoothed front clipGas tank: 15-gallon polished aluminum fuel cell
Detail work: Stainless hardware, smoothed and painted frame and suspension
Performed by: Owner
Body Modifications
Shaved: Handles, gas door, taillights, rear skin, fenders, stake pockets, third brake light
Body-dropped: Stock floor to the rockers
Front end: '07 front end, clear corners, and custom-built cowl hood
Taillights: 10-inch clear LEDs
Exterior bolt-ons: Street Scene mirrors
Misc.: Sheetmetal interior bedsides, cut out floor to view frame and suspension work
Performed by: Owner and David Dennis
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Brand and colors: Sikkens Sonic Blue
Style: Base Coat / Clear Coat Single Color
Performed by: Chase Shiver
Seats: Tan two-tone leather
Door panels: Wrapped in tan leather and blue Ostrich
Center console: Custom-built fiberglass with gauges and switches
Flooring: Hand-molded tan carpet
Headliner: 35x40 Sliding Ragtop
Gauges: Dakota Digital
Misc.: BAD billet steering wheel, 8-inch TV in-dash
Performed by: Owner and Brown's Auto Trim
Head unit: Panasonic
Amplifier for mids and highs: Rockford Fosgate
Subwoofers: Two 12-inch Pioneer
Amplifier for subwoofers: Rockford Fosgate
Video: DVD player, 8-inch in-dash TV
Custom fabrication: Fiberglass sub box
Performed by: Owner and David Dennis
Intake: Handmade stainless tube
Battery: Kinetic
Inner fenders: Custom sheetmetal
Detail work: All stainless hardware, fully painted engine and accessories
Performed by: Owner
Special Thanks by Owner
Thanks to all my family and friends. Alan Norman, Skinny, David Dennis, Alan Hocker, J-Rod, Glenn Johnson, Chase Shiver, Vivian Brown, my girlfriend Amber, and of course my grandfather for letting me take over his shop.


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