- Feb 8, 2022
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- Saint Paul, MN
- Vehicle Year
- Make / Model
- Ranger Edge
Yes it was. Sarah's Grandmom lived in New Hampshire. I'm sure she kept it because of the 4WD drive and the snow. So it rusted out from the bottom up. Sarah lives in Arizona now. That's where she pulled an old frame.If the Wikipedia production figures are correct, Ford sold over 2 million of the "square" Rangers through 1993 and nearly 4 million of the 1994–2011/2012 models. The entire production run over 30 years was way over 2 million.
Where I am, because of the relative lack of rust in this area, I can't walk down the street without tripping over Rangers, many of them in pretty good condition as I'm trying to keep mine. I don't know where Sarah is based, but that rusty original frame on her Ranger was horrible to see.
I live in Minnesota. The frame is surprisingly not bad. That's why I bought it. I'm pulling off the tub this summer and fixing it up. Instead of POR 15, I'm going to coat it with Synmast, a special epoxy that won't dissolve paint. That's as close as I can get to powder coating.
And here up north, Rangers are becoming increasingly rare.