1989 Ford Ranger Rock Crawler

TRS Forum Member ‘White Rhino’ has recently posted his 1989 Ford Ranger rock crawler for sale in our forum. The rock crawler is made up of a 1989 Ford Ranger extended cab on a 1988 Ford Ranger frame. The Ranger retains the factory 2.9L V6 and 5-speed manual transmission, but then sends the power along through a Stubler dual transfer case (doubler) to the Dana 60 front and Eaton H072 rear axles. The axles turn the 44-inch (44×19.50R16.5) Pitbull Rockers with the help of 5.13 gears and welded differentials.

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More Specifications:

  • 1988 Ford Ranger Regular Cab Ranger Frame
  • 1989 Ford Ranger Extended Cab (Titled CA)
  • 2.9 Liter V-6
  • Mitsubishi (OEM Ford Ranger) Trans 5-speed, with brand new Luk clutch and flywheel, master cylinder and slave
  • Stubler Dual Transfer Cases Borg Warner 1350-1354 (120:1 crawl ratio)
  • All NEW ignition parts: MSD coil, Motorcraft solenoid, new starter, spark plugs, wires cap and rotor
  • New ICV (Idle control valve)
  • All Fluids brand new, both axles, t-case, transmission, steering, motor
  • Engine/transmission/transfer case mounted with polyurethane bushings
  • Custom 2.5″ exhaust with Flowmaster and fully wrapped in Titanium Lava Fiber
  • DOM/ .25″ plate belly skid
  • Brand new AGM Battery
  • LED light bars/rock lights/headlights
  • Rear Mounted Aluminum radiator with Taurus fan / Volvo relay, 2-switches for high/low
  • 126-inch wheelbase
  • Fresh paint on everything!


  • Custom interior with removable panels to easily access transmission, transfer case, and front driveline, all using stainless Allen heads
  • Dash is made from DOM and 16-gauge steel
  • Panels removable for easy access to wiring
  • 12Voltguy switch panel. All wiring is brand new with water proof connectors and heat shrink
  • Battery shut off switch
  • Corbeau Baja SS suspension seats with 5-Point harnesses, chassis mounted with DOM and 1/4 tabs
  • Entire floor and cab has Kilmat for sound deadening and heat insulation
  • Tach, voltmeter, temp gauge, and oil pressure (needs to be plumbed I have everything)
  • Push button start

Front End/Axle/Suspension:

  • 1988 Ford high pinion Kingpin Dana 60 with Yukon 5.13 gears
  • Welded differential
  • Axle truss
  • Fully plated steering knuckles
  • 35-Spline Yukon chromoly axle shafts with Yukon Selectable hubs
  • Parts Mike high steer arms with ARP Studs
  • PSC full hydraulic steering system with double ended ram
  • High pressure P-Pump steering pump
  • PSC reservoir
  • B&M Super Cooler steering cooler
  • Tie rods are 1.5-inch 1/4-inch wall DOM with Ruff Stuff Specialties 3/4-inch Heim Joints
  • 3-Link front suspension 2-inch 1/4-inch wall DOM links and Pan Hard with Ruff Stuff Specialties 1.25-inch Heims joints
  • 18-inch 2.5-inch Sway-a-way nitrogen Air shocks with Tri-Nitrate Coated Shafts
  • Smittybilt 8k winch used as a suck down winch

Rear End/Axle/Suspension:

  • 63-inch Chevy Leaf Springs, Re-drilled
  • 16-inch Sway-a-way nitrogen air shocks in back with leaf springs added to avoid sagging with gear loaded and to help with stability
  • Eaton H072 rear axle with disc brakes (Chevy one ton calipers and cross drilled rotors)
  • Custom housing which has been shaved to increase ground clearance
  • Housing is trussed


  • Full Exo (exterior) roll cage around cab, and caged front to back
  • ALL TUBING is 1.75″ .120wall DOM
  • Rear removable body panels with drop down custom tailgate


  • Center frame is fully boxed with 1/4
  • All link mounts are extremely strong built, with 1/4 or 3/8’s tabs with 1/4 strengthening around bolt holes
  • All of the chassis and cage was welded with a Millermatic 250 with .035 wire


  • 44″ (44×19.50R16.5) Pitbull Rockers
  • Performance Cryogenics Re-centered military Humvee 8-bolt H1 double beadlock wheels
  • (mounting surface is 3/4″ steel, with Trailworthy Fab PVC inserts to replace the magnesium inserts)

White Rhino has a random assortment of spare parts that are included at full price.

The Rock Crawler is not street legal (yet anyway). It will require a trailer to pick it up from Austin, TX and it will be sold with a bill of sale and California title (in my name). From my research you can potentially register it as an Antique.

$16000 Open to trades Interested in mostly 4-seat UTV side by sides and ski boats, pontoon boats, muscle cars


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