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87RangerJake

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Hey all, been browsing for a while and finally decided to make an account. I've got a 1987 Ford Ranger single cab with a 2.9, manual 4x4 and 5 speed. This truck was my 1st vehicle and I've had it for 3 years this Halloween. Used to daily drive it up until I went to college and parked it. Recently I wanted to get back into after it sat for a year but the fuel pump is toast. Currently in the process of replacing that and hopefully I can daily my old truck again. Eventually I want to restore it. Looking forward to posting more on here!
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Photo from a few months after I got it. Either December or January.
 


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Welcome to TRS. Nice looking truck.
 

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Welcome to TRS! Always good to see more 1st gen/2.9 trucks around here.
 

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Thanks y'all! 1st gen is my favorite body style.
 

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Good looking truck.

Fuel pump is an easy fix. I have a few used good ones here for a 2.9 that I'd happily get rid of.

Easier solution is to replace your frame rail pump with another fuel filter, and your in tank pump with a high volume / high pressure one. Kemso 340 LPH from eBay is a good candidate. 50 bucks and a weekend, and you're good to go.

They are loud as hell, though.
 

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I'm tackling the job of removing the tank right now and I'm kind of stuck. Removing the bed isn't an option since one of the bolts are stuck and I don't have the tools to remove it so tank drop is what I have to do. I've gotten all the bolts out but that rounded off one there and the skid plate seems to be welded in Where I have my pry br pointed at
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Any idea how to get it down? And I'll look into that pump you mentioned junkie thanks!
 

87RangerJake

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Never mind that welded part. I'm an idiot, there's a nut on top.
 

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Cool truck Jake. Welcome to TRS :)
 

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Never mind that welded part. I'm an idiot, there's a nut on top.
Thats ok i bent my fuel rail beyond useabilty because i missed 2 bolts. Damn prybars.
 

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Welcome from Georgia. You got yourself a classic. Nice.
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome all! I got the tank out this weekend and I'm looking at that kemso fuel pump to put in it. Probably gonna start a build thread soon.
 

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