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Project Ugly


ranger_mclaren

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As some of you may know I bought a 2wd '95 ranger with a 2.3. Bad is the transmission which is a 4R44E. A co-worker had it and had issues finding a tranny and was going to junk I jumped in and swooped it up. For the price he was going to get for scrap $400. I was leaving at his place until I got a tranny due to me living in a apt. complex. But I was able to rent out a second garage (my first one is packed full of crap) and I just got her home last night with the help of my friend Don. Anyways on with the pics....



Passenger side is rust free.


S10 rigged mirror


Damn clean interior.


Some little rust on the bottom of tailgate and a nice rear bumper.


My first fully working tailgate with both cables I'm so spoiled!


The only rust on the driver side is this surface rust on the rear wheel.


The only issue with the interior is the well wore dip in the bench.


I like seeing 120 mph insted of 88 mph.


166,000 miles ain't bad at all.


Clean full grille


Dual plug 2.3 pretty clean too.


Short tube header I dunno if it's stock but I like it!


Root of the problem, I think something is missing.....
 
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ranger_mclaren

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I did but it ended up being a A4LD instead of a 4R44E like i needed. I'm going back to junk yard tomarrow to look again they just got in another '95. *fingers crossed*
 

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Nice buy!!

What are your plans for it?
 

ranger_mclaren

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Plans?? Right now, just get it running and reliable for a winter DD so I can park my focus in the garage and start working on the suspension and such. I've already got a replacement bench, and a passenger side mirror. I would like to look at getting some aluminum 15" ranger wheels nothing spectacular right now.
Once I getting moving under own power I'll see what kind of other issues present themselves.
 

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looks like the start of an awesome truck. id go all prerunner, but thats just me :) Nice truck!
 

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Ok, little bit of a update I've been J/Y searching for a tranny no luck yet although I may have found a reliable contact who may have one I spose to call tomarrow. Anyway I gotten a few other things I'm gonna need.

driver and passenger corner lens.

Old.




Replacments.



mirror

Old.



Replacement




replacement hood latch old one wouldn't latch at all even if I slammed the hood.




Lastly passenger side was missing something.



So I got some replacements





I'm going to get to it this weekend when I have more time and hopefully I'll get a tranny by then too.
 


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