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1988 Ford Ranger Custom Duelly - $11,500 on CL

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PetroleumJunkie412

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2.9l Trinity
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@Shran, this thing legit?
 

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3.0L
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Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
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In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
@85_Ranger4x4

Found the brush guard/grill guard you've been looking for. It's attached to this truck.

Come to think of it, this thing might haul a Skamper pretty nicely.
 

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@PetroleumJunkie412 What is your definition of legit? 4 wheel spacers and 6 rims and 2 fenders from J.C.Whitney&co.

@Shran 4 wheel drive conversion is difficult - the rims were made for 185/75R14s. If they had made 15" rims, that might have been OK, for a 4x4, but 195/75R15 are hardly enough for a lift :)

@ericbphoto Decreases load carrying by an extra tire (and how far you trust the spacers). But probably improves stability...
 

rusty ol ranger

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A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
I seen that myself a few weeks ago. Cool little rig
 

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> Found the brush guard/grill guard you've been looking for. It's attached to this truck.

I think they were a factory option, I had one on one of my B2s, I took it off because it was too wimpy. The guard itself was "okay", but, the mounting tabs to the factory bumper were just barely one step above sheet metal, I doubt it would stop a deer at 20 MPH.
 

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A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
> Found the brush guard/grill guard you've been looking for. It's attached to this truck.

I think they were a factory option, I had one on one of my B2s, I took it off because it was too wimpy. The guard itself was "okay", but, the mounting tabs to the factory bumper were just barely one step above sheet metal, I doubt it would stop a deer at 20 MPH.
Unfourtantly most factory stuff like that is just for looks. Not really function
 

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2.3 (4 Cylinder)
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2.3/140-4
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225/70/15-winter. 235/75/15-summer
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built, not bought
It does look kind of cool. Cant get those parts anymore, Ive even tried looking on fleabay for a dually kit.
 

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2.3 EcoBoost
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2.3
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Automatic
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2.5" level
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275/65/18
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I'd trade them my 2021 for that +20k. Siiiiick.
 

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Born with a 3.0, looking for a donor V8
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Doing things wrong, until I get it right.
Says it was a "Choo Choo Customs" build. I think they out of business but "Choo Choo" and "Southern" Customs were pretty common in my are of operations. They usually did Full size custom truck with a ground efx kit, a "two tone fade" paint job and Gawdy wood appliques all over the interior.
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interior shot of a choo choo
A choo choo Chevy
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... and a Choo Choo Ford
 

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A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
Says it was a "Choo Choo Customs" build. I think they out of business but "Choo Choo" and "Southern" Customs were pretty common in my are of operations. They usually did Full size custom truck with a ground efx kit, a "two tone fade" paint job and Gawdy wood appliques all over the interior.
View attachment 71813 View attachment 71815 interior shot of a choo choo
A choo choo Chevy
View attachment 71814
... and a Choo Choo Ford
I actually really like that chevy.

That interior shot is a square body. Id like to see the rest.
 

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Doing things wrong, until I get it right.
I actually really like that chevy.

That interior shot is a square body. Id like to see the rest.
Just put "choo choo customs" or "southern customs" in the search bar, click on images. You'll see hundreds of photos like that.
 

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BIGGER
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sawzall?
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Great price
 

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