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Hey folks- Vince here, been here off and on for YEARS, as a v8 Ranger was always a project I've wanted. Well I just picked up a pretty clean 95 2wd Ext cab Ranger. It's a 4cyl manual trans...at least I think its a stick lol...but I plan on mild 306 swap, not sure on EFI or CARB - more than likely will be turbo as well. Planning on C4 trans as it will NOT see a lot of street duty. This is all the plan for now but could change. It will be a slow process as i start gathering parts, doing repairs and other mods to the truck. But after having several mustangs, couple Tbird super coupes, modded 2nd Gen Lightning....its time for another project lol.
 
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hey man welcome to the forum

you sound like me, I have a 2002 harley truck with a 3.4 whipple, 10 supercoupes, and a 95 mustang vert with a 408 and a blower which was originally a 408 turbo I built for one of my tbirds.

Cheapest option would be to find a 5L explorer for a parts truck to swap everything over. Modify an on3 turbo kit w/ 76mm turbo. 12lbs boost would put you at 450rwhp and should all be do-able for ~$7,500. Factor in another 2500-4500 if you have to go through the engine.
 

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I actually already have a xxx stock 5.0 block sitting at my one of my techs dad's machine shop and set off E7 heads just sitting on the shelf in my garage. Found a eagle rotating kit for cheap used and my buddy who owns an exhaust shop has already agreed to do my hot and cold sides lol. I still have to do some research on the suspension mods though.
 

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Welcome to TRS. Do a build thread when you get going. Lots of pics too, please.
 

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Hello and welcome to TRS!!

We like pics!
 

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I picked up a 16 of Mustang 16in "waffle" 5 spokes in great shape for 100 bucks with tires and a "supposed" 99 Ranger 8.8 rear with factory 3.73's and Limited slip. Which of course made the wife ask "umm whats all this for?" lol I havent even brought the truck home yet NOR made it legal yet lol.
 

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