1983-1988 Ford Ranger 2WD

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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: 2739

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 The tiny 170 CID (2.8L) V6 has been replaced by a massive Ford 460 CID V8 engine, and is […]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: 3431

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: 6155

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: 2678

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: 2007

  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: 2224

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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2019 Ford Ranger Raptor views: 196

Searching online for the Ford Ranger Raptor is usually nothing but stories about whether or not it will come to North America. Want to look at the Ford Ranger Raptor without all the hype and drama? Here it is. The Cockpit Get dialed in for performance. Body-contoured sports seats include unique Raptor head rests, bolsters, […]

Garagefabs’ 3.9L Cummins Ford Ranger views: 2215

One of the Ford Ranger enthusiasts that follow us on Instagram @therangerstationofficial is @garagefabs (Justin Randazzo) and his Cummins powered Ford Ranger. He’s built an impressive truck, and I follow his account for updates on his build. Some of this trucks cool features are: Unique Custom Front Frame Section Cummins 3.9L Diesel Engine 52mm Turbonetics Turbo NP435 Manual […]

First Drive: 2019 Ford Ranger On/Off Highway views: 1405

On December 14th, I participated in a ‘Media Drive’ to finally test drive the 2019 Ford Ranger. Due to the number of people attending, and the number of trucks, I shared a Ford Ranger with my friend and automotive writer Steve Turner. We ended up with a white Supercab Lariat 4×4 with push button start. […]

Darren Parsons Ranger Raptor views: 1530

Darren Parsons posted his Ford Ranger project in our forum back in 2012. A lot has changed since then. Like many projects, they are always evolving. Looking at this Ranger, it may be confusing as to what it really is. It started life as a 1993 Ford Ranger. It was updated with fiberglass body panels […]