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BrooksK

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Texas
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1996 and 2004
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Ford Ranger
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Manual
My credo
I am obsessed with birds.
I am a little slow to the intro post, but here it is. I'm happy that I found an active Ranger board. This is my 1996 Ranger (2WD 2.3 5spd) that I have had for 25 years. It recently hit 400,000 miles and I have decided to restore it with no plans of ever selling it. I'm happy to meet everyone. Thank you to all who have helped me so far. I look forward to seeing all of your Rangers.

 


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RobbieD

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Location
Georgia
Vehicle Year
1984,1990,1994
Make / Model
Ford
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
Toonces drives a Ranger . . . . just not very well.
Nice truck. Welcome!
 

dvdswan

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Location
Seattle, WA
Vehicle Year
1991
Make / Model
Ranger XLT 2WD
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
Keep your mind like an umbrella, it only works if its open... Continually learning.
Welcome to the site. Sharp looking truck.
 

rumblecloud

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Location
48022
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ranger Splash
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
1-1/2 inch front leveling
Total Drop
Stock
Tire Size
P235/75R15
My credo
What's the worst that could happen?
Yikes!! Nice lookin' Ranger. Does sit have a name? Welcome to TRS.
 

bobbywalter

TRS Technical Staff
V8 Engine Swap
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Location
woodhaven mi
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
FORD mostly
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
BIGGER
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
sawzall?
Tire Size
33-44
My credo
it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
Restore?....

It's perfect ❤



Just needs a modern powerplant if you wish to work on it. .
 

rusty ol ranger

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Location
Michigan
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
177 CID
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
Only resto that thing needs is probably a fresh rebuild with that kind of miles on it. Sharp looking truck.
 

DILLARD000

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Location
Earth
Vehicle Year
2001 Job2
Make / Model
Ford ExST
Engine Size
V6~4.0L~SOHC
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Good looking truck!
Keep her rolling another 400k!
 

superj

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Location
corpus christi, texas
Vehicle Year
2004
Make / Model
ranger edge
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
V6 of power
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
none
Total Drop
none
Tire Size
235s
My credo
Grew up in the 70s, 80s, and 90s
wow!! 25 years and 400k is awesome! and it still looks great. welcome to the site
 

BrooksK

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Location
Texas
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1996 and 2004
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Transmission
Manual
My credo
I am obsessed with birds.
Yikes!! Nice lookin' Ranger. Does sit have a name? Welcome to TRS.
No name, sorry. Thank you.
Welcome to the site. Sharp looking truck.
Thank you.
Restore?....

It's perfect ❤



Just needs a modern powerplant if you wish to work on it. .
The interior has lived its life, and a bunch of other little things like minor rust spots, original windshield full of cracks and stars, peeling paint, and other things that come with age.

As for the modern power plant, I am heavily leaning towards a K20 Swap. (y)
Only resto that thing needs is probably a fresh rebuild with that kind of miles on it. Sharp looking truck.
Thank you.

Good looking truck!
Keep her rolling another 400k!
Thank you.
wow!! 25 years and 400k is awesome! and it still looks great. welcome to the site
Thank you.
 

bobbywalter

TRS Technical Staff
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Location
woodhaven mi
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
FORD mostly
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
BIGGER
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
sawzall?
Tire Size
33-44
My credo
it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
K 24 - 20 hybrid has my vote
 

rusty ol ranger

2.9L Mafia-Don
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Location
Michigan
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Engine Size
177 CID
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
A legend to the old man, a hero to the child...
Just keep it stock. Its to nice to hack up
 

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