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  1. Rick W

    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    @85_Ranger4x4, I gave you a like (sincerely, thanks for the brochure), but 😤😤😤, laughing 🤣 at this important research was not an option!!!
  2. Rick W

    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    Taking a poll. Please chime in. I got the 87 all primed, and I got the first slop coat of red and black on it. This will be sanded and get more coats. I’m still figuring out where I’m going to do the exact transitions between red and black, and there will be some pin stripes/side molding...
  3. Rick W

    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    I stopped to eat something, and I put on a recording of “Bitchin rides.” Dave Kindig said a pickle/cucumber is actually a fruit, not a vegetable. How do you guys feel about that?
  4. Rick W

    Meet Lucy the three wheeled differential-less Ranger

    I just saw all this, sorry for your trouble. But you’re on track. Not only did you get it fixed, you learned a lot about it. Also, being a good mechanic is a three-legged stool. What you know, how good you are at research, and community: friends who can and will help you out - that’s TRS...
  5. Rick W

    Hello. I'm a new member from Greenville, NC

    Haha, I was raised up there in the last century...
  6. Rick W

    Rock-A-Long

    What place rhymes with F150?
  7. Rick W

    Hello. I'm a new member from Greenville, NC

    👍👍👍 I jumped in cuz no one responded, which is pretty unusual here. I’ve done some crazy conversions in my youth (400 small block in a 260z), 40-years ago, but I’m more of a purest now. Keep ‘em running right & play with the appearance and keep them from the scrap yard. No big rust problems...
  8. Rick W

    Truckspotters

    Yeah, amen, exactly, same way I see it every time I flash back thought it 🤪
  9. Rick W

    Truckspotters

    Yeah, sigh, a lot of those Fiats lying around....
  10. Rick W

    I Need a Whole Parking Brake

    Hey, these guys know I don’t know what I’m talking about, but I know a good crutch-trick. Many times along the way when I’ve needed something for a car, I find another one and ask the guy if I can take pictures. Armed with the pics of what I’m missing and email, a lot easier to find stuff...
  11. Rick W

    Truckspotters

    Hunting for ideas and found this drop top. Sweeeet! Definitely the way my brain works, unfortunately not my wallet... I like the reverse slant on the bed bar. Reminds me of a Fiat X-1/9. I had a few back in the day. Wow, come to think of it, might not be too late for my 4WD Re-do!
  12. Rick W

    Hello. I'm a new member from Greenville, NC

    🤔 Certainly, welcome aboard! 🤔🤔. I’m pretty new too, & these guys are great and know more about Rangers than Ford, and a lot of other soup/pickle stuff, but I’m not sure there’s much Courier info here, mostly Rangers and B-II. Can any of you long-time guys help this guy out?
  13. Rick W

    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    These are just strainers, no moving parts. Not much could go wrong if you just secure them tightly.
  14. Rick W

    Hallo from Denmark

    Hej from Atlanta! Welcome! What year is yours? I have 97 4.0 manual 5-speed 2wd long cab short bed, and a 87 2.9 4wd short short also man 5sp. I’m not sure your Wikipedia is the same as ours, but go to “Ford Ranger,” and then “North America”. Scroll down and it gives the years of each...
  15. Rick W

    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    Baby steps: The two seams that go up and out from the back window and the rain gutters had cracks in them. I cleaned out the seams by hand, and I ran that heavy wire brush on the angle grinder down the rain gutters. Then I used regular latex caulk like you’d use around your house window and...
  16. Rick W

    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    🤔 Hmmm, All I’m coming up with are politicians, no celebrities...
  17. Rick W

    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    Rock Auto. I may have gotten it cheaper on eBay. The little hose clamp is an oddball size, I had to order them and I had to buy a kit with a bunch of them in different sizes, but it was still dirt cheap and now I have the others available for my various Rick-storeration projects The other...
  18. Rick W

    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    Now that I’m an expert (busted head and knuckles): Sloshing gas: I got about a 5 foot long piece of 3/8 vacuum tube. If you wiggle it around you can not only get it into the tank through the fill neck, but if you watch the natural curve in the tube and you control it, and gage the length, you...
  19. Rick W

    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    Is it a diesel? The diesels have an upside down funnel looking fuel pick up that simply pushes onto the suction line. Mine is a 96 Powerstroke F250, probably the same thing. Whatever the plastic was that they made that pick up out of, over the years, simply disintegrates. I knew about this...
  20. Rick W

    What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

    72, overcast, high humidity, perfect day for driveway paint & body. I finished the sanding and thought I finished the body work ‘til I wiped it down with thinner (actually my buddy’s diesel/gas mixture from his thank you fill up). Boy, I’m rusty (yuk yuk). So a little more Bondo and sanding...


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