Ford Back Country Ranger Blast Concept Truck

Ford Motor Company presented over 24 show vehicles at the 2001 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. Highlights included the Back Country Ranger “Blast”.

The Blast features rigid impact beams in place of doors, and retractable roof and rear window for an open-air adventure. It is equipped with a 4.6-liter V-8 engine producing 260 bhp and more than 300 lbs.-ft. of torque. Four-wheel drive and five-speed manual transmission enhance the performance.

Ford Ranger Blast Specifications:

Base Vehicle

– 2001 Ford Ranger Edge
– 4.0L SOHC V6
– 5 speed automatic transmission
– 4 wheel drive

Powertrain / Exterior Features

– 4.6L V8 modular engine replacement
– Bushwacker fender flares
– Custom door beams with suicide hinges
– Back country stainless steel step bars
– Douglas Motorsports tube bumpers
– Hella Rally 4000 HD driving lights
– Velox Performance 18×10 wheels
– BF Goodrich Mud Terrain T/A Tires
– Ford Bullitt Mustang hood scoop
– Power cloth sunroof by Inalfa
– Sunroof installed by Uni-Sun
– Breezer rear window by RK Sport
– TekStyle Silhouette tonneau cover
– Billet gas cap by AMP Research
– Ravin performance mufflers / 5″ tips
– Trailmaster off-road suspension kit

Interior Features

Ford Racing Technology tachometer
– Blaupunkt MP3/CD audio system
– Blaupunkt Travel Pilot navigation system
– Summit Racing harness, pedals, shift knob, center console and mirrors
– Konig Racing seats
– Custom roll bar by Douglas Motorsports
– Safecraft fire extinguisher

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As a Ford Ranger enthusiast who enjoys modifying my Ford Rangers for off-road use, I quickly discovered that there wasn’t any websites dedicated to the subject. So in 1999, I created TheRangerStation.com. What started as my own personal desire to help other Ford Ranger owners, has grown into a wealth of online information from numerous contributors. 20-years later, my commitment to the Ford Ranger, and the Ford Ranger community, is as strong as ever.