1983-1988 Ford Ranger 2WD

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PetesPonies 1983 Ford Ranger
PetesPonies 1983 Ford Ranger

PetesPonies 1983 Ford Ranger

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 2WD by on May 1, 2019 • views: 5001

This 1983 Ford Ranger is the creation of forum member PetesPonies. It was originally brown and tan with a worn out interior, suspension, and brakes. The engine had been replaced, but the wiring was a mess. Pete completely redid the interior, stripped the brown/tan paint, and used a 1965 Ford Tropical Turquoise and Wimbledon White […]

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1986 Ford Ranger 460 Drag Truck
460 Ranger Drag Truck

1986 Ford Ranger 460 Drag Truck

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 2WD by on October 1, 2018 • views: 9088

There’s something about the style and body lines of the first generation Ford Ranger that make them cool candidates as a hot rod. This 1986 dark red Ford Ranger is definitely a cool example of one. The tiny 170 CID (2.8L) V6 has been replaced by a massive Ford 460 CID V8 engine, and is […]

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1983 Ford Ranger D-Ranged
1983 Ford Ranger D-Ranged

1983 Ford Ranger D-Ranged

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 2WD by on April 2, 2018 • views: 4874

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 […]

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1985 351C Ford Ranger
1985 351C Ford Ranger

1985 351C Ford Ranger

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 2WD by on November 23, 2017 • views: 9445

By Edward Kohler This 1985 Ford Ranger was a suggestion by my father (r.i.p.). He said “Why don’t you put a small block in one of those Rangers?” At first I was like, “No way.” I didn’t have the confidence to take on such a project. I wasn’t even aware that things like that could […]

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Pro Tour Ford Ranger
Pro Tour Ford Ranger

Pro Tour Ford Ranger

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 2WD by on June 15, 2017 • views: 3922

I stumbled upon this 1984 Ranger in an online post that was actually dated 2013. The person was sharing the photos in a thread about pro-touring trucks. The only information he knew, is shared in the box below: A guy from Iowa is selling this truck on a mustang site I’m on, and I love […]

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Looking Back – 1984 Ford Ranger
Looking Back - 1984 Ford Ranger

Looking Back – 1984 Ford Ranger

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 2WD by on June 14, 2017 • views: 4049

  1984 Ford Ranger 2WD September 2013 – It’s not to often you find a nice original looking Ranger from the early 80’s. The Ranger shown here showed up recently in the Akron / Canton Ohio Craigslist ads for $3,750.. (Owner claims the 37,053 miles is original) So, the Ranger isn’t actually original. It was […]

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BigBlockRanger’s 1986 545 Powered Ranger
BigBlockRanger's 1986 545 Powered Ranger

BigBlockRanger’s 1986 545 Powered Ranger

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 2WD by on November 26, 2010 • views: 4186

Although there have been a number of people to stuff a big block Ford in to a Ford Ranger, the first known person to do it at The Ranger Station was forum member BigBlockRanger. He stroked a Ford 460 V8 to 545 cubic inches, and then stuffed it in to his 1986 Ford Ranger. The […]

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Eric Benner’s 1993 Ford Ranger 4×4 views: 614

Forum member ‘ericbphoto’ (Eric Benner) brought his 1993 Ford Ranger Splash 4×4 to the 20th Anniversary Trail Ride in Ohio, and he was definitely not afraid to wheel it. I was surprised at how well the truck worked, and the fact that he never broke an axle shaft or locking hub wheeling it so hard. […]

Jeremy Fitzpatrick’s 1991 Ford Ranger views: 2120

One of the trucks that quickly got everyone’s attention at the 20th Anniversary Trail Ride was Jeremy Fitzpatrick’s 1991 Ford Ranger 4×4. What really surprised many of us is that he actually took the Ranger off-road. We’re glad he brought it out for us to enjoy, and pretty cool to actually see him take it […]

Ford Ranger ‘Trigger’ views: 2375

The French company Arquus presents a new generation of its ALTV (Armored Light Tactical Vehicle) under the name of Trigger. The Trigger is a 4×4 light tactical vehicle based on a Ford Ranger chassis which can be configured for different roles and missions. The Trigger is able to be used as troop’s carrier and logistic […]

The ‘Loan Ranger’ – 2019 Ford Ranger FX4 views: 2324

(Looks like a backdrop, but this photo was really taken in Colorado!) In March 2019, Ford loaned me a 2019 Ford Ranger FX4 to use for 6-months to celebrate 20-years of TheRangerStation.com. Ford allowed me to modify the truck as long as I didn’t drill any holes in it, or permanently mount anything to it. […]