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Gwaii 1986 Ford Ranger 4×4
Gwaii 1986 Ford Ranger 4x4

Gwaii 1986 Ford Ranger 4×4

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on November 25, 2010 • views: 582

One of the most bizarre Ford Rangers to ever show up on The Ranger Station has been this 1986 Ford Ranger 4×4 owned and built by forum member Gwaii. It actually started out as a 2.3L 4-cylinder 2WD Ford Ranger, but by the second day, Gwaii was tired of only having 2WD. He quickly began […]

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Tim Sockness 1998 Ford Ranger
Tim Sockness 1998 Ford Ranger

Tim Sockness 1998 Ford Ranger

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 2WD by on November 27, 2009 • views: 579

Tim Sockness was looking for a lightweight car he could cut up and use as a “Pro Street go-fast car.” He’d been doing so since the ’80s when he saw a Pro Street Duster wobbling down the freeway. “I thought it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen,” Tim says. So it stayed in his […]

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Ford Ranger Max – Thailand Concept
Ford Ranger Max Concept

Ford Ranger Max – Thailand Concept

Filed in Concept Vehicles by on November 28, 2008 • views: 177

Ranger Max Show Truck Delivers Maximum Capability, Maximum Style and Maximum Impact   High-impact Ranger Max show truck explores future design possibilities for Ford Ranger compact pickup Inspired by power tools and active lifestyle equipment, Ford designers describe Ranger Max’s new look as tough style with power dome and sportsbar as key features Ranger Max amplifies the […]

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Ford 4-Trac Concept Truck
Ford 4-Trac Concept Truck

Ford 4-Trac Concept Truck

Filed in Concept Vehicles by on November 24, 2005 • views: 164

BANGKOK, Thailand, November 24, 2005 Ford Motor Company today forcefully drove home the importance of Asia, particularly Thailand, to its international plans by staging the world premiere of a stunning concept truck at the Thailand International Motor Expo in Bangkok. Ford Asia Pacific Chief Designer Paul Gibson said the concept, dubbed 4-Trac, is a dynamic […]

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Ford Sport Trac Adrenaline Concept Truck
Ford Sport Trac Adrenaline Concept

Ford Sport Trac Adrenaline Concept Truck

Filed in Concept Vehicles by on March 23, 2005 • views: 224

This truck was introduced at the New York International Auto Show in New York March 23, 2005. NEW YORK, March 21, 2005 (Ford has put this vehicle on hold 02/03/2006) At a special New York International Auto Show preview event for journalists last week, Director of Advanced Product Creation and Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT) […]

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Ford Ranger Performance Concept
Ford Ranger Performance Concept

Ford Ranger Performance Concept

Filed in Concept Vehicles by on November 19, 2004 • views: 259

Las Vegas – Ford Performance Group is spicing things up in the compact performance segment at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas this year. Using personalized body kits, customized interiors and performance-minded engineering, they’ve transformed an otherwise stock Ranger pickup into a showcase of available and affordable modifications. “Individualization is the […]

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2004 Ford Bronco Concept Vehicle
2004 Ford Bronco Concept Vehicle

2004 Ford Bronco Concept Vehicle

Filed in Concept Vehicles by on January 15, 2004 • views: 149

Ford Bronco Concept: J Mays, Ford Motor Company group vice president, Design and Chief Creative Officer introduces the Ford Bronco Concept Sunday January 4, 2004 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.    Detroit Michigan, January 2004 – The Bronco is back. Unveiled this year at the North American International Auto Show, […]

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2002 Ford Ranger Lightning Bolt
2002 Ford Ranger Lightning Bolt

2002 Ford Ranger Lightning Bolt

Filed in Concept Vehicles by on March 15, 2003 • views: 430

Now we’re all familiar with the automakers’ practice of building wild, one-off vehicles for the auto show circuit. Most are just flashy come-ons, designed to excite show-goers, while a few are thinly veiled looks at upcoming production models. But still others are hot-rodded versions of existing designs, and it’s often this last type that stirs […]

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Ford EX Concept Vehicle
Ford EX Concept Vehicle

Ford EX Concept Vehicle

Filed in Concept Vehicles by on May 15, 2001 • views: 220

  Ford EX: Taking the outfitter line-up to the extreme edge of adventure The Ford EX concept vehicle stakes its claim in the extreme domain of the “No Boundaries” SUV line-up, promising a unique, no-compromise driving experience for the off-road enthusiast and extreme sports authority. “The EX Concept is the farthest extension of the Outfitters […]

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Ford Explorer Sportsman Concept
Ford Explorer Sportsman Concept

Ford Explorer Sportsman Concept

Filed in Concept Vehicles by on January 9, 2001 • views: 149

DETROIT, Jan. 9, 2001 –  The new Ford Explorer Sportsman concept is designed to fulfill fly anglers’ dreams of finding the calm and unspoiled waters of the perfect, wilderness fishing location. “The Explorer Sportsman builds on the tradition and inherent values of the Ford Explorer and further illustrates innovative ways for us to connect with […]

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Tribute to Manny Esquerra views: 447

One of the greatest off-road racing legends, and Ford Ranger drivers, was Manny Esquerra. He died of a heart attack at the age of 64, while driving 1400-class Trick Truck #18 in the BlueWater Resort & Casino – Best in the Desert Parker 425 on February 2, 2008. Other drivers and co-riders listed included Tracy […]

1983 Ford Ranger D-Ranged views: 441

The body lines of the 1983-1988 Ford Ranger will probably always be my favorite. When I saw this truck, I felt that it needed to be preserved here at TheRangerStation.com. This 1983 Ford Ranger was owned and built by Chick Deitz of Pennsylvania, and is a grand national champion show vehicle. After competing and winning car […]

1999 Ford Ranger Powerforce Concept views: 953

Not all concepts reach for new expressions, forms, technologies or structures. Some, in fact probably most, are mildly-altered recognizable variants of production vehicles. Tailored to specific applications, markets or styles, these concepts seek to explore the market’s acceptance of mild alterations or reactions to hints of coming features. Ranger Powerforce is one such hint of […]

2001 Ford Ranger 4×4 Overlander views: 1498

This 2001 Ford Ranger 4×4 was purchased with the intended purpose of being a work truck, but it didn’t stay that way long. After exploring the options for lifting this Ranger, the owner chose to add a 3-inch body lift along with some 33×12.5×15 Goodyear Duratrac tires, and smoothed out the ride with Bilstien HD shocks. […]