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88 ranger


  1. Catalytic converter

    Anybody have any experience/tips or tricks cleaning them? Thinking about taking it off and maybe soaking and pressure washing it. I have a some minimal experience working on my own truck but am no mechanic. I just dumped a good bit of money into my ranger with a good ol’ boy mechanic just to...
  2. DavisRanger

    88 Ranger Restomod

    I bought the truck in August 2019, haven’t had it a year yet and I have completed much more than I thought I would, one of the few things I can thank COVID for lol. I didn’t even start taking things apart until February (2020) The overall goal for this truck is to build it into a nice daily...
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    Repainted (originally tan) back in April 2020
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    The “General”
  6. 88 ranger, can't find problem, please help

    I have been chatting with user Mark_88 and he has been very helpful but he suggested I also put a summary of the problems I am still having here on this forum so here it is. A problem I was initially having lead to a no start problem. The no start problem is resolved but the initial problem is...
  7. 88 Ranger XLT With a Blown Exhaust; suggestions?

    I need to replace the exhaust in my 88. While I can't see past the intermediate pipe, I know the muffler is blown (2 gigantic holes), the intermediate has enough rust on it that I'd rather replace it than patch the holes, and I don't need to pass any inspections , so I'm not going to bother...
  8. 88 ranger, multiple issues

    In order to get the full scope of the problem/problems with my 88 ranger I think I need to start off talking about a different less immediate problem. a few months back I started having a problem with my windshield wipers, radio, and gas gauge simultaneously not working. It happened to me in a...
  9. 88 ranger, multiple issues

    In order to get the full scope of the problem/problems with my 88 ranger I think I need to start off talking about a different less immediate problem. a few months back I started having a problem with my windshield wipers, radio, and gas gauge simultaneously not working. It happened to me in a...
  10. 88 ranger, multiple issues

    In order to get the full scope of the problem/problems with my 88 ranger I think I need to start off talking about a different less immediate problem. a few months back I started having a problem with my windshield wipers, radio, and gas gauge simultaneously not working. It happened to me in a...
  11. urgent headlight issue /88 ranger

    In order to get the full scope of the problem/problems with my 88 ranger I think I need to start off talking about a different less immediate problem. a few months back I started having a problem with my windshield wipers, radio, and gas gauge simultaneously not working. It happened to me in a...
  12. 88rangr

    1988 Ranger 2.9 L Bogs down

    This 88 has 236,000 miles on her, having problem with bogging down, but if I can hit the throttle down, it can get by the bogging and run well, replaced the fuel prssure reg and the MAP sensor, is this a dist problem you think? Have not took the battery off to reset the computer yet, should...
  13. Transmition swap question for an 88 xlt ?

    Hey guys! i bought a 88 ranger XLT with the 2.9 4x4 5 speed the other day. The transition needs a rebuild and a clutch (Its about to fly apart) . The car runs like a clock .But i have another 88 ranger, but it is the 2.9 Gt (Also a 5 speed) . My question is if could drop the trans out of the Gt...
  14. Jacobs

    can not find parts!

    im working on my 88 stx 4x4 ranger with the high ride option, and the guy I bought it from had over tightend the lock ring nut for the front drive shaft. I was changing wheel bearings and both sides have broke. the local parts stores only cary parts for manuel locking hubs and dealer dosent cary...
  15. 88 overheating/troubleshooting

    Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum. I have a 1988 Ford Ranger 2.9 4x4. When I go on drives longer then an hour it will suddenly bog down. I try to give it gas but it slowly dies. If I pop the hood and let it cool for about 30min then it starts up fine and keeps running. When I overheat the temp...
  16. nathan ollila

    88 ranger 2.9 to 4.o swap

    any usefull tips before i tackle this job?..wiring?i dont want to change the dash anyway to get around this?and i heard engine mounts,exsaust and trany will bolt right up?what about the 2.9 radiator will it work with the 4.0?..is the 2.9 even worth rebuilding?from everything ive read no..mine...
  17. KTM RAPTOR

    88' Ranger on 35's

    Howdy, I thought Id start a build thread showing what Im doing to the truck so far. Here's some pictures to start off with :D The bed mounts were all rotten out at the front of the bed. I recently just fixed them today. The line looks a lot better :D Here's another picture of the bed sagging a...
  18. KTM RAPTOR

    35" BFG'S on 88'

    Hey there, thought Id share some pictures of my truck. Right now it's sitting on 17" wheels w/35" tires. Has a 3 inch body lift right now, soon to have a 4" suspension lift to clear the tires! :bawling: (+ trimming if needed) I can't believe I could throw them on with just a 3" body lift lol...


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