1988 ford Ranger


Rlreynolds

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1988
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Ford Ranger
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Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Up for sale is a 1988 Ford Ranger XLT.
SWB 78500 miles. The last year of 1st
Generation of these trucks. The motor
is a fuel injected 2.3Liter 4 cylinder with
an A4LD 4 speed overdrive automatic
transmission, power steering, power
brakes, tilt wheel, cruise control and air
conditioning all systems fully
functioning.
AM/FM stereo with cd player 4 new
speaker system. The interior is all
redone. Floor pans painted, new mass
backed carpet and jute pad , all new
seat upholstery, new headliner, dash
cap, door panels, restored instrument
cluster, new seat belts, new
weatherstripping, new professionally
installed windshield, all new paint on
doors and jambs. Tinted windows 5%
on back and 30% on sides. The interior
is all black.

Exterior paint is a 2017 color called
graphite blue. The truck was stripped to
bare metal and epoxy coated/ primer
then base coat clear coated with
NASON Fulbase and Select clear. The
bed has a urethane black 2 part spray
in liner last for years. New rear lenses,
new headlights. Restored bumper
pads. New door handles and new side
mirrors new tailgate latch. Truck has
original style aluminum wheels with
new center caps. Has brand new tires
P215/70R14.

Drivetrain is a MFI fuel injected 2.3Liter
engine has all new sensors/emissions.
all new cooling system, all new ignition
parts, new timing belt, idlers, and
tensioner, new ps pump and hoses,
new alternator. Brakes are all brand
new to include rotors, drums, calipers,
wheel cylinders, front/rear wheel seals
and wheel bearings shoes, pads, all
hardware, and master cylinders.
The A4LD 4 speed overdrive
transmission was completely
overhauled with new torque
converter, shifts great. Its a very clean
truck nice for 1988. Ive been driving it
about 76 miles a day a few times a
week since finished. I am getting 21
mpg. I also have the service manuals
and electrical prints for this specific
truck all prints and documentation will
sell with it. I also have a spare
computer module also specific for this
truck that will go with it just in case you
ever needed it. Anyone looking for a
clean vintage ranger the first generation
is the one to get. You don’t see these
trucks around much, lots of extended
cabs and long wheel based trucks but
these short wheel based 1st Gen.
trucks seem to be getting rare. Clear Texas title in hand, and in my name. price is $9200.00 I live in San Antonio Texas.
 

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Total Lift
4" Superlift
Tire Size
33"
My credo
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Up for sale is a 1988 Ford Ranger XLT.
SWB 78500 miles. The last year of 1st
Generation of these trucks. The motor
is a fuel injected 2.3Liter 4 cylinder with
an A4LD 4 speed overdrive automatic
transmission, power steering, power
brakes, tilt wheel, cruise control and air
conditioning all systems fully
functioning.
AM/FM stereo with cd player 4 new
speaker system. The interior is all
redone. Floor pans painted, new mass
backed carpet and jute pad , all new
seat upholstery, new headliner, dash
cap, door panels, restored instrument
cluster, new seat belts, new
weatherstripping, new professionally
installed windshield, all new paint on
doors and jambs. Tinted windows 5%
on back and 30% on sides. The interior
is all black.

Exterior paint is a 2017 color called
graphite blue. The truck was stripped to
bare metal and epoxy coated/ primer
then base coat clear coated with
NASON Fulbase and Select clear. The
bed has a urethane black 2 part spray
in liner last for years. New rear lenses,
new headlights. Restored bumper
pads. New door handles and new side
mirrors new tailgate latch. Truck has
original style aluminum wheels with
new center caps. Has brand new tires
P215/70R14.

Drivetrain is a MFI fuel injected 2.3Liter
engine has all new sensors/emissions.
all new cooling system, all new ignition
parts, new timing belt, idlers, and
tensioner, new ps pump and hoses,
new alternator. Brakes are all brand
new to include rotors, drums, calipers,
wheel cylinders, front/rear wheel seals
and wheel bearings shoes, pads, all
hardware, and master cylinders.
The A4LD 4 speed overdrive
transmission was completely
overhauled with new torque
converter, shifts great. Its a very clean
truck nice for 1988. Ive been driving it
about 76 miles a day a few times a
week since finished. I am getting 21
mpg. I also have the service manuals
and electrical prints for this specific
truck all prints and documentation will
sell with it. I also have a spare
computer module also specific for this
truck that will go with it just in case you
ever needed it. Anyone looking for a
clean vintage ranger the first generation
is the one to get. You don’t see these
trucks around much, lots of extended
cabs and long wheel based trucks but
these short wheel based 1st Gen.
trucks seem to be getting rare. Clear Texas title in hand, and in my name.
You'll need a price and location.

Interior and under-hood photos also help. Possibly even chassis/suspension photos. It will reduce questions for you.


She's a beaut Clark!
 

Rlreynolds

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Thanks man its been a fun build. Very fun to drive, takes me back in time😁 Ready for my next project.
 

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Looks great and sounds terrific. More pics and a price please.
 

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Tire Size
33"
My credo
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I see OP has edited his ad to include a price.

If you end up putting it on Ebay, please post the link here so that some of us can follow the auction.


Good luck with your sale.
 

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Thanks, I am really not sure what the market is for this truck. I searched the net to see what others are asking. I have it listed for 12,500. It is a very clean truck no rust underneath the truck either. It runs great. Can anyone tell me if this is too aggressive. I have restored muscle cars in the past and have sold them in the 22k range. This is the first ranger I have ever restored. It was fun I really enjoyed doing it. I'd like to gain some input on the market for it for what it is. Thanks everyone, I appreciate the input.
 

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Thanks, I am really not sure what the market is for this truck. I searched the net to see what others are asking. I have it listed for 12,500. It is a very clean truck no rust underneath the truck either. It runs great. Can anyone tell me if this is too aggressive. I have restored muscle cars in the past and have sold them in the 22k range. This is the first ranger I have ever restored. It was fun I really enjoyed doing it. I'd like to gain some input on the market for it for what it is. Thanks everyone, I appreciate the input.
Here in the rust bet you *might* get 8 for it.

Down in texas 4 or 5....hate to break it to ya. Rangers dont go for near what the old muscle does. Once you get past enthusiast like us they are just old trucks to everyone else.

But on the plus side, its a really, really nice little truck.
 

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Ok thanks for reply I was thinking 8 ish. Id keep it for the 5k range im thinking its fun to drive.
 

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Tire Size
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My credo
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If I get back to work any time in the near future, I may get ahold of you..
 

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Nice truck. I wouldn't let it go for 4 or 5 either, looks like you've easily got that much into it. Plenty of people out there with disposable income to spend on stuff like this, just have to find the right buyer!
 

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Yeah, thanks there are def folks with money may take some time but i know it will sell. In the mean time I get to cruise in it
 


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