New Here, 1988 Ranger XLT


88RangerNate

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Hey everyone,

I recently took home a beautiful 88 Ranger XLT. 85k, one owner, garage kept. I'll be wrenching on it as best I can. I don't have an extensive background in auto work so I think this site is going to become a valuable resource for me.

Nathan
 


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Nathan... you can't tell us you brought home a beautiful 1st Gen and not let us see it....

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I'll snap some photos today and post later, along with a shortlist of work I'll be doing. Thanks for the welcome.
 

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Shortlist... a term commonly used by the optimistic Ranger owning individual to describe the never ending hours and dollars spent modifying their new truck to what they envision deep inside the medial temporal lobe.

If these clean early trucks keep popping up... I'm gonna have to road trip and bring one home myself.
 

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Shortlist... a term commonly used by the optimistic Ranger owning individual to describe the never ending hours and dollars spent modifying their new truck to what they envision deep inside the medial temporal lobe.
Or in my case....just getting the damned thing running correctly.
 

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Hey guys. Thanks for the welcome. Here she is. Anybody know the topper size for this things?

Here's the shortlist...much more to come, I'm sure,

New Topper, New Radio, Possible A/C Compressor replacement, Parking Break Cable repair, 2-3 inch lift


Also, any idea what this is coming off the transfer case?

Nathan
 

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Uncle Gump

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Kinda looks like a drivshaft...

Vent hose

That thing sure looks clean Nathan
 

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Vent hose, that makes sense! Thanks.
 

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Looks super clean.

Get an upholstery cleaner and I bet those seats would look brand new.
 

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Anyone every replaced the AC compressor on one of these?
 


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