"Thats Daddy's Truck" build


1987ranger12394

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
29
Points
18
Age
25
Location
Hickory NC
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Figured I'd start a build thread on account of the amount of work ive put into this first gen so far.

My little girl in her future first truck.
1987
2.9l
4x4
Manual
Single cab reg bed
 

Attachments

Last edited:


Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: CFB3B5F7F32B37 Expires: March 30, 2020

1987ranger12394

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
29
Points
18
Age
25
Location
Hickory NC
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Picks of when I first got the truck
 

Attachments

1987ranger12394

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
29
Points
18
Age
25
Location
Hickory NC
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Head gasket blown passenger side head warped.
 

Attachments

1987ranger12394

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
29
Points
18
Age
25
Location
Hickory NC
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
New heads
 

Attachments

1987ranger12394

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
29
Points
18
Age
25
Location
Hickory NC
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
New battery upgraded all starter and battery wires for heavy gauge high temp wire.
 

Attachments

1987ranger12394

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
29
Points
18
Age
25
Location
Hickory NC
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
All buttoned back up port matched intake and intake manifold soda blasted at work. new rockers, lift rods and completely new heads. New water pump and thermostat with housing.
 

Attachments

1987ranger12394

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
29
Points
18
Age
25
Location
Hickory NC
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Replacement mirror rock auto
Old one just fell out on me
 

Attachments

1987ranger12394

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
29
Points
18
Age
25
Location
Hickory NC
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
New headlights make a world of difference. Old ones full of water droplets?
 

Attachments

1987ranger12394

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
29
Points
18
Age
25
Location
Hickory NC
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Cregslist hitch reciver. Harbor freight hitch tri ball
 

Attachments

1987ranger12394

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
29
Points
18
Age
25
Location
Hickory NC
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Fuel pump wires to high pressure pump are dead. Toggle switch fuel shut off/on. (Is it a race truck now?)
 

Attachments

1987ranger12394

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
29
Points
18
Age
25
Location
Hickory NC
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
New fuel tank thought old one leaked turns out bad vent seal. Still put the new one in because f-it I pulled the dam thing its getting changed.
 

Attachments

1987ranger12394

Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
Joined
Jan 7, 2020
Messages
74
Reaction score
29
Points
18
Age
25
Location
Hickory NC
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Got some radiators to use as an oil cooler not sure what one to use hand for size reference. Made some door arm rests/handles
 

Attachments



Top