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marcehboy
05-22-2010, 07:12 PM
http://maine.craigslist.org/cto/1753797889.html

machine090767
05-22-2010, 10:01 PM
too bad it's not a "true" bigfoot cruiser. My friend had one when i was in high school. It came FACTORY with chrome double tube roll bar and 5 marchal off road lights, chrome running boards. it was a really cool truck, with the solid rear window that automatically rolls down.

r1hatman
05-22-2010, 10:20 PM
That is awesome! I want it!

babytruck
05-22-2010, 11:36 PM
I have never heard of it... how is it not a true one?

jhammel85
05-22-2010, 11:41 PM
Definitely my 1st time of seeing one! Whats so special besides the looks?

snoranger
05-23-2010, 12:09 AM
Whats so special besides the looks?

The power rear window!!!!!!!

machine090767
05-23-2010, 12:24 AM
only was available in 1986, 1987. only was in 4x4. came factory with power rear window, chrome roll bar, marchal lights, running boards, a 2.9L engine. supercab.

Joe_Roofer
05-23-2010, 12:36 AM
only was available in 1986, 1987. only was in 4x4. came factory with power rear window, chrome roll bar, marchal lights, running boards, a 2.9L engine. supercab.and a sport on the floor shifter:icon_confused:

machine090767
05-23-2010, 01:50 PM
at the top of the TRS page, click on 'truck gallery' and then click on 1983-1997 TTB Rangers. then click on 'mike Lathrops' 1987 Bigfoot cruiser. That is a great picture of what they looked like when new.

Jason
05-23-2010, 02:00 PM
3 Grand!! I guess the truck is kind of neat, but that guy is drunk or something. 3 grand for an 80's Ranger, regardless of what model, that has rust and won't pass inspection?

USMCFords
05-23-2010, 04:05 PM
too bad it's not a "true" bigfoot cruiser. My friend had one when i was in high school. It came FACTORY with chrome double tube roll bar and 5 marchal off road lights, chrome running boards. it was a really cool truck, with the solid rear window that automatically rolls down.

It is a real one. Just not in original condition.

jhammel85
05-23-2010, 06:32 PM
The power rear window!!!!!!!

:headbang:

btm757
05-23-2010, 06:57 PM
Awesomeness.. Id rock it

machine090767
05-23-2010, 09:11 PM
It is a real one. Just not in original condition.OK, techically it is, but without the running boards and roll bar and lights WHICH WERE FACTORY

Silver talon84
05-24-2010, 10:59 AM
Thats just up the road from me! Too bad it dosent have all the stuff that was supposed to be on it!

ozziemo27
05-26-2010, 01:33 AM
3 Grand!! I guess the truck is kind of neat, but that guy is drunk or something. 3 grand for an 80's Ranger, regardless of what model, that has rust and won't pass inspection?

Hope you don't think somebody is gonna spend the extra money not to do some actual work to it, not just restore it to driveable condition to put little jimmy on the road after drivers training. Can you even put a reasonable accurate price on it that anyone can agree on unless you find some prior sales? I didn't manage to even find any records of any sales of a ranger version of this bigfoot cruiser by anybody else. Maybe somebody else will have more luck.

A fun fact I found on www.sporttruck.com

7.In 1987, Ford had to recall the new Bigfoot Cruiser Edition Ford Ranger built by Scherer Truck Equipment because the company installed the wrong lug nuts on the axles. The lug nuts had a different taper than the seats in the wheels, causing them to come loose and fall off.

-Nathan-
05-26-2010, 02:05 AM
google is everyones friend...

http://image.automotive.com/f/featuredvehicles/toyota/10285750+soriginal/0809st_10_z+front_page+1987_ford_ranger_bigfoot_cr uiser_edition.jpg

ozziemo27
05-27-2010, 03:10 AM
google is everyones friend...

http://image.automotive.com/f/featuredvehicles/toyota/10285750+soriginal/0809st_10_z+front_page+1987_ford_ranger_bigfoot_cr uiser_edition.jpg

As is TRS....

http://www.therangerstation.com/galleries/OffroadRangers/MLathrop.html

Jason
05-27-2010, 03:12 AM
Still a gay truck.

ozziemo27
05-27-2010, 03:18 PM
Still a gay truck.

What an insightful comment, thankyou.

Jason
05-27-2010, 03:26 PM
What an insightful comment, thankyou.

Damn right it's insightful. Look at it. Maybe it would be cool if you were 8, but anyone old enough to drive has to see how retarded that thing is.

dirttrackracer
05-27-2010, 07:46 PM
i dont know about you guys but i dont hate on ANYBODYS truck because i know how upset i would be if someone would start hattin on my trucks. and the bigoot i got told is very rare. it was a package that you could buy from the factory(you prob already knew that). i would buy it and restore it (and lift it) if i lived coser

snoranger
05-27-2010, 09:32 PM
Damn right it's insightful. Look at it. Maybe it would be cool if you were 8, but anyone old enough to drive has to see how retarded that thing is.

Actually, I was 9 in '87 when it came out (close enough). Yes, it was cool. :icon_rofl: :thefinger:

COPPERHEAD85
05-27-2010, 09:42 PM
Im sure Bob Chandler thought it was cool.............All the way to the bank.

bcost882
05-27-2010, 09:43 PM
it is a cruiser but they for some reason took out the rollbar and lights. it is a cool decal and the window is cool. and don't hate, appreciate. this is an 80's ford of course it will be flashy jeez.

Jason
05-28-2010, 04:08 AM
it is a cruiser but they for some reason took out the rollbar and lights. it is a cool decal and the window is cool. and don't hate, appreciate. this is an 80's ford of course it will be flashy jeez.

The only thing I liked about the "bigfoot" trucks was the power rear window. I am not sure why Ford ditched that idea. Toyota has made many Tundra fans on that little idea alone. Most all of the crew cab Tundra's have that power roll-down rear window. It's ****ing sweet on a nice day.

gwaii
05-28-2010, 11:21 AM
the rear power window got resurrected on the sport trac,still a pretty cool idea.might have to throw one in the ranger.

machine090767
05-28-2010, 12:41 PM
^^ won't fit.

gwaii
05-28-2010, 02:31 PM
anything will fit.i have a sawzall and a welder.

ozziemo27
05-28-2010, 08:36 PM
anything will fit.i have a sawzall and a welder.

If theres a guy who can do it, gwaii can! Unquestionably.

Jason
05-28-2010, 09:45 PM
^^ won't fit.

Already has.

Ranger Sport Honduras
05-28-2010, 11:05 PM
the rear power window got resurrected on the sport trac,still a pretty cool idea.might have to throw one in the ranger.
do it do it!!! :headbang: :headbang:
anything will fit.i have a sawzall and a welder.
yeah!!! :icon_welder: :icon_thumby:

gwaii
05-28-2010, 11:14 PM
Already has.can' be sure,but jason might be referring to a ranger i was building back in '05 with the back cab from a '02 sport trac grafted on.had to cut(literally)that project short when i moved up here as i couldnt afford to take it with me.:sad:some pics found their way onto this site at the time-not sure who posted them.

cody93
06-01-2010, 02:28 AM
anything will fit.i have a sawzall and a welder.

i wish i knew how to add this to my signature!

MountainMike
06-01-2010, 03:15 AM
anything will fit.i have a sawzall and a welder.

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd137/sleepsontoilet/sawzall.jpg

MountainMike
06-01-2010, 03:17 AM
i wish i knew how to add this to my signature!

Go to your "user CP', hit "edit signature" and paste the quote in there:icon_thumby:

Ranger Kip
06-01-2010, 03:25 AM
what about a kuntya? they cut everythi.... oh.... wait... we mean metal, alright, ricer sawznothin wont work on metal

Jason
06-01-2010, 08:51 AM
can' be sure,but jason might be referring to a ranger i was building back in '05 with the back cab from a '02 sport trac grafted on.had to cut(literally)that project short when i moved up here as i couldnt afford to take it with me.:sad:some pics found their way onto this site at the time-not sure who posted them.

I was referring to the very truck this thread is about which has one.

85_Ranger4x4
06-01-2010, 03:51 PM
The only thing I liked about the "bigfoot" trucks was the power rear window. I am not sure why Ford ditched that idea. Toyota has made many Tundra fans on that little idea alone. Most all of the crew cab Tundra's have that power roll-down rear window. It's ****ing sweet on a nice day.

F-150's have it as a power slider slider.

Pointless IMO unless you have an extended cab truck... it is literally right behind my head in my std cab Ranger. I love it, with it and the drivers side window open the wind is much less violent as it comes in from the back and out the side. Makes a fool out of the wind tunnel effect you get with just the two side windows rolled down.

The graphics look tacky, but it was an 80's thing. They all did it back then, and I imagine they looked just as cool at the time as they look tacky now.

gwaii
06-02-2010, 03:16 PM
I was referring to the very truck this thread is about which has one.

ok,wasn't sure because the post you were referring to was about the fit of a sport trac window in a ranger,not whether a power window had been put into a ranger.:icon_thumby:

turtlesdove3
06-03-2010, 01:59 PM
only was available in 1986, 1987. only was in 4x4. came factory with power rear window, chrome roll bar, marchal lights, running boards, a 2.9L engine. supercab.

Do you mean those were available only for 2 yrs? Why did the replacement take place?

machine090767
06-03-2010, 11:57 PM
Not sure why the bigfoot Ranger only lasted 2 years. maybe it was because back in the 80's Ford rangers came with a lot of package options:
"S"
XL
XLT
XLT Lariat
XLT Bigfoot Cruiser
XLS
SST
STX
Explorer
GT
Custom
Diesel

88ranger4x4offroad
06-10-2010, 05:13 AM
I have one with original rollbar and original vinyl bed cover. Actually came with KC lights. Still have them too. Somebody ditched the running boards......GRRRR. Planning on restoring when funds become available.

machine090767
06-11-2010, 03:35 AM
for some stupid reason, many people took off the smaller marchall lamps and put on the larger KC's

Ak_Ranger
06-11-2010, 05:07 PM
anything will fit.i have a sawzall and a welder.

Are these the words of a Mad man or a Genius?! :icon_welder:

gwaii
06-12-2010, 09:13 PM
Are these the words of a Mad man or a Genius?! :icon_welder:

probably more of the former than the latter.....:D

88ranger4x4offroad
06-13-2010, 01:56 PM
Nope. They are original. Have original paperwork for the lights. Still has original switch panel for lights and back window. If I remember right they are 4x6 and pretty rusted in need of repair or replacement. I also have 3 of the 5 original light covers for the lights.

sureshot37745
09-02-2010, 10:45 PM
I own an 87 Bigfoot Cruiser. It has 5 KC lights on the double tube roll bar. Also has brush guard on front with 2 more KC's on it.Power windows front AND rear,as well as power locks and cruise control. 3" body lift, dual 5" stacks in the bed, and a coca-cola bottle opener behind the drivers door. Currently sittin on Adventuro M/T 31X10.50's. Wanting to swap the wimpy Dana 28 and ford 7.5 for a Dana 44 and ford 9" out of an early bronco. probably around a 77 or 78 model with disc brakes.