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1987 4WD “Rick-storation”


Rick W

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Location
Atlanta
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9v6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
Stock
Total Drop
Stock
Tire Size
P215/75-R15
My credo
Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely
Little update: I did pick up the HF 4x8 trailer, now I have two more than I need! When I sort all the junk out for the three I want to keep, I’ll quick rig a couple with all the extra trailer wheels, axles and such and flip them.

I picked up this 7’ bed this weekend for $50. That gives me the three I want: one each 6’ painted to match Big Red and the 87 4WD, and I’ll make the 7 into another match for Big Red, the F250. It’s structurally sound, a few hours of fiberglass on some low rust needed.

I found 3 more of the solid quality Weatherman 60” in-bed truck boxes at $150 each. I’m seeing if he’ll do a package deal, but the most I’ve paid is $50, but these are VERY nice used boxes ($600 new). I think I’m also going to mount some small drink coolers either in front of, or in, the boxes. I’ll just have to see how the creative juices are flowing that day...

Keys are still locked in the ‘93, I hope to get it open tomorrow and bleed the clutch and then see what else it needs.

too many half done projects!!!
 

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Rick W

Active member
Joined
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Messages
158
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Location
Atlanta
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9v6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
Stock
Total Drop
Stock
Tire Size
P215/75-R15
My credo
Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely
So I found this picture on line which is an amazing depiction of my warped vision for the 1993 if I get it running, except my truck will have two rear axles and the trailer will be a lowboy with two axles. You can see it has the same refined look I’m trying to capture.

I picked up two more big in-bed boxes, and a 32” Diamond plate box, and a 30” diamond plate tongue box for another $160. I figure I have enough junk now to actually start doing something.

Mostly I’ve started stripping the trailers down. I’m going to build some quickee sawhorses to set the beds and the trailers off the ground so they’re easier to work on by a feeble old man. When I get them staged, I’ll send some “before“ pics.

The big news is the 87 4WD made it down to the mechanic today, so hopefully that’ll be running again next week.
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Saddle Tramp

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Vehicle Year
2011
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
What brand is the truck? My mind keeps screaming Diamond T.
 

Rick W

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Messages
158
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Location
Atlanta
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
2.9v6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
Stock
Total Drop
Stock
Tire Size
P215/75-R15
My credo
Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely
Don’t know. If you search in YouTube for “old bus camper”. You can find it. It’s some kind of modern heavy duty truck under the old body, but it’s only music, no description.
 


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