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1994 Ford Ranger 4.0 2wd 5 speed


steven_arias

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Hello. Basically the same thread I posted in the intro forums but thought I’d post it here too with more pics n stuff.

I just bought a 1994 4.0 2wd 5 speed from my uncle for $900. It needs a clutch. He bought it in a pinch awhile ago when he needed a truck and since then it’s just been sitting around in the backyard ever since I moved here, more than a year ago. I kept resisting buying it, finally I gave in and now I can’t stop working on it. It definitely needs a lot, I am slowly but surely getting to everything. Just got a complete clutch kit today... soon it shall be installed. Maybe tomorrow.

The night I decided I wanted it
First wash in over a year (4/16):

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Today:

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So far:

Gutted interior (was so gross)
New O2 sensors
MAF, IAC, TPS out of nice junkyard Ranger
(I’m chasing a hesitation in the way it runs)

Flowmaster 10 w turndown
Headlights, corners, taillights
Ghetto fixed sagging bumper (washers)
Trimmed rear quarters
Spacer lift (for now) (yes cheapest off of evilBay)
Junkyard grille
Junkyard driver window regulator
Junkyard glove box
Junkyard non broken dash vents
Fixed tailgate functionality

plus just odds and ends cleaning things up and getting rid of the jankness it’s accumulated over the years from tweaker owners probably.

I am so excited about the truck now.. I try to get something done every day.

There’s a lot I want to do but the things that are urgent to me and need attention:

Clutch
Engine bay harness (eek)
Grey dash swap
Seats (still gross)
Needs catalytic converters that aren’t gutted
Master cylinder
Gear oil

Eventually I’d like to build a fresh 4.0 for it and get the truck painted. Those are long term goals.

Thanks for checking it out. I am excited to be back on these forums!

-Steven
 
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(drone)

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(bumper sag)

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(Pre-glove box out of explorer i got)

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(seafoam)


The truck is a little neglected but thanks to being an truck from AZ.... no rust ‼‼
 
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Outside exhaust w some blah blah blah at the end.......

ya
 

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found a better tailgate at el yunk yard today

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Got this out of a 1994 4x4... it was a manually controlled 4by unit so i am supposing it is going to go right in. My harness is deteriorating from years of being under a leaky master cylinder 😑
 

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Defiantly jealous of the rust free vehicles you folks have out there. I might also be slightly jealous of your excitement and ambition... lol

So what is the end game for your truck? We've been trying to clean up the forums and put threads in the proper place. You going in an off road direction or more of a mini truck way.

It just makes it easier for people to search up information. Let me know and I will move the thread if necessary.

Carry on with your project... we will be following along.
 

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4 liter. 5-speed. 2WD. Nice. Looks really good.
Will definitely be following your progress.
 

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Welcome. Nice work you're doing, and I like the truck. '94 was a good year for Rangers.
 

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Defiantly jealous of the rust free vehicles you folks have out there. I might also be slightly jealous of your excitement and ambition... lol

So what is the end game for your truck? We've been trying to clean up the forums and put threads in the proper place. You going in an off road direction or more of a mini truck way.

It just makes it easier for people to search up information. Let me know and I will move the thread if necessary.

Carry on with your project... we will be following along.
it is sort of a wanna be half ass prerunner in my mind so i was thinkin here would be alright but hey
 

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All good... just making sure
 


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