• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

The "All Cars I Have Had List" Topic




sgtsandman

Aircraft Fuel Tank Diver
TRS Forum Moderator
U.S. Military - Active
TRS 20th Anniversary
TRS Event Participant
Ham Radio Operator
GMRS Radio License
Joined
Mar 11, 2017
Messages
12,853
Reaction score
12,636
Points
113
Location
Aliquippa, PA
Vehicle Year
2011/2019
Make / Model
Ranger XLT/FX4
Engine Size
4.0 SOHC/2.3 Ecoboost
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
Pre-2008 lift/Stock
Tire Size
31X10.5R15/265/65R17
Both you guys are good stewards of these never will be made again vehicles. There's a product called Fluid Film. I use it every fall on my entire underside and it's kept rust from developing. They just made it in black so I might give that a go this year. It's sprayable, brushable, and there's a long tube kit with an omnidirectional nozzle so you can put it down in your frame and pull it out as it dischages to coat the inside of it
Fluid film is something I didn’t learn about until the 2011. Both the 2011 and 2019 get treated at least once a year in the fall with it now.

It makes working in the under side of them suck but I have old clothing for that. It works well in making sure the discs don’t rust lock to the hub and the wheel rust lock to the discs.
 

85_Ranger4x4

Forum Staff Member
TRS Event Staff
TRS Forum Moderator
Article Contributor
V8 Engine Swap
OTOTM Winner
TRS Banner 2010-2011
TRS 20th Anniversary
VAGABOND
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
32,330
Reaction score
17,808
Points
113
Location
SW Iowa
Vehicle Year
1985
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
V8
Engine Size
5.0
Transmission
Manual
Both you guys are good stewards of these never will be made again vehicles. There's a product called Fluid Film. I use it every fall on my entire underside and it's kept rust from developing. They just made it in black so I might give that a go this year. It's sprayable, brushable, and there's a long tube kit with an omnidirectional nozzle so you can put it down in your frame and pull it out as it dischages to coat the inside of it
Ranger only plays in unsalted snow, '16 is aluminum.

Sadly the Laser and '02 have gone on to greener pastures.
 

scotts90ranger

Well-Known Member
RBV's on Boost
Joined
Feb 28, 2001
Messages
8,026
Reaction score
4,365
Points
113
Location
Dayton Oregon
Vehicle Year
1990, 1997
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
2.3 Turbo
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6
Tire Size
35"
'85 Ford Tempo
*'90 Ranger
'89 Ranger 4x4 (parts donor for chassis)
'92? Explorer 4 door auto
'91 Explorer 4 door manual (miss that beast, got half done with the manual transfer case swap, was way better with 3.73's than 3.55's)
'92 Lincoln Town Car
'92 Subaru Justy FWD
'94 Geo Tracker
*'97 F350
*'00 Explorer V8
*'98 Explorer V8
*'97 Ranger

I didn't include the wifes cars although she drove the '98 Explorer for a number of years as a DD... I marked what I still have with * to be easy. There's a '67 Mustang at my brothers that's slated for me that I'll probably grab this winter, it'll likely get the 5L from the Mountaineer out back (I only included running vehicles :)) and a 4R70W to be a better driver than the 289 and C4? not that there's anything wrong with that combo, just 4 gears and fuel injection would be nicer at times and the '97 system is simple on the 5L's...
 

BroncLander

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 29, 2023
Messages
251
Reaction score
412
Points
63
Location
BC Canada
Vehicle Year
84
Make / Model
XLS Bronco II
Transmission
Manual
'85 Ford Tempo
*'90 Ranger
'89 Ranger 4x4 (parts donor for chassis)
'92? Explorer 4 door auto
'91 Explorer 4 door manual (miss that beast, got half done with the manual transfer case swap, was way better with 3.73's than 3.55's)
'92 Lincoln Town Car
'92 Subaru Justy FWD
'94 Geo Tracker
*'97 F350
*'00 Explorer V8
*'98 Explorer V8
*'97 Ranger

I didn't include the wifes cars although she drove the '98 Explorer for a number of years as a DD... I marked what I still have with * to be easy. There's a '67 Mustang at my brothers that's slated for me that I'll probably grab this winter, it'll likely get the 5L from the Mountaineer out back (I only included running vehicles :)) and a 4R70W to be a better driver than the 289 and C4? not that there's anything wrong with that combo, just 4 gears and fuel injection would be nicer at times and the '97 system is simple on the 5L's...
With the 67, what are your plans for it?
I almost bought an 05 GT this summer and my thoughts were to lift it, posi rear, mud terrains and a roof rack. It was only 6 grand and super high mileage 460k
 

scotts90ranger

Well-Known Member
RBV's on Boost
Joined
Feb 28, 2001
Messages
8,026
Reaction score
4,365
Points
113
Location
Dayton Oregon
Vehicle Year
1990, 1997
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
2.3 Turbo
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6
Tire Size
35"
It's already somewhat of a restomod so pretty much just a driver, with an overdrive trans it'd probably do decent on gas even with a mild cam and GT350 heads... and the Hooker headers that are on it, already has granada front brakes, just needs a brake booster to help out if I can find a small one to fit in there...
 

BroncLander

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 29, 2023
Messages
251
Reaction score
412
Points
63
Location
BC Canada
Vehicle Year
84
Make / Model
XLS Bronco II
Transmission
Manual
It's already somewhat of a restomod so pretty much just a driver, with an overdrive trans it'd probably do decent on gas even with a mild cam and GT350 heads... and the Hooker headers that are on it, already has granada front brakes, just needs a brake booster to help out if I can find a small one to fit in there...
I love that. Cats were meant to be driven. I love cars that are built. I've never had a Mustang other than early Fox Bodies. I'd love to find an old fastback with totally baked paint, and just keep it rat rod
 

scotts90ranger

Well-Known Member
RBV's on Boost
Joined
Feb 28, 2001
Messages
8,026
Reaction score
4,365
Points
113
Location
Dayton Oregon
Vehicle Year
1990, 1997
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Engine Size
2.3 Turbo
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6
Tire Size
35"
Wish it was a fastback but it's just a coupe but still looks decent, the paint was apparently a cheap job that was bleeding bad when it was still driven... it's been garaged since about '07 and hasn't really driven since I did the disc brake swap about then when I got over my head (seems silly that a simple toe change was over my head after all I've done since then...), but life gets in the way...
 

BroncLander

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 29, 2023
Messages
251
Reaction score
412
Points
63
Location
BC Canada
Vehicle Year
84
Make / Model
XLS Bronco II
Transmission
Manual
Wish it was a fastback but it's just a coupe but still looks decent, the paint was apparently a cheap job that was bleeding bad when it was still driven... it's been garaged since about '07 and hasn't really driven since I did the disc brake swap about then when I got over my head (seems silly that a simple toe change was over my head after all I've done since then...), but life gets in the way...
Hey a neat theme for the notch back is what was known as the California Special. You night like how they look. I think it's the best way to get the most visual appeal out of it
 

rusty ol ranger

2.9 Mafia-Don
Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2007
Messages
12,390
Reaction score
7,483
Points
113
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...
Hey a neat theme for the notch back is what was known as the California Special. You night like how they look. I think it's the best way to get the most visual appeal out of it
The CS cars did look pretty cool.

Ive only seen them in fastbacks though.
 

Ranger850

Doesn't get Sarcasm . . .
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Jan 24, 2018
Messages
8,443
Reaction score
4,691
Points
113
Location
Tallahassee Florida
Vehicle Year
2001
Make / Model
Ford
Engine Size
Born with a 3.0, looking for a donor V8
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Lift
Stock 2"
Tire Size
Stock
My credo
Doing things wrong, until I get it right.

rusty ol ranger

2.9 Mafia-Don
Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2007
Messages
12,390
Reaction score
7,483
Points
113
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...

BroncLander

Well-Known Member
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 29, 2023
Messages
251
Reaction score
412
Points
63
Location
BC Canada
Vehicle Year
84
Make / Model
XLS Bronco II
Transmission
Manual
Then wtf am i thinking of then?

Cause i coulda sworn all i seen were fastbacks.

I dont know im not super big into the early mustangs...never really appealed to me much lol.

The 71-73's were sweet though
Screenshot_20230822-061212-152.png

As far as I'm concerned this was the nicest Mustang ever made
 

bobbywalter

TRS Technical Staff
TRS Event Staff
V8 Engine Swap
TRS Technical Advisor
TRS Banner 2012-2015
TRS 20th Anniversary
Ugly Truck of Month
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Aug 9, 2007
Messages
23,470
Reaction score
4,668
Points
113
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"
Errrr 🤔 mmmm


Many I never even registered...
 

rusty ol ranger

2.9 Mafia-Don
Supporting Member
Joined
Sep 22, 2007
Messages
12,390
Reaction score
7,483
Points
113
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...

Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Staff online

Member & Vendor Upgrades

For a small yearly donation, you can support this forum and receive a 'Supporting Member' banner, or become a 'Supporting Vendor' and promote your products here. Click the banner to find out how.

Truck of The Month


Shran
April Truck of The Month

Recently Featured

Want to see your truck here? Share your photos and details in the forum.

Follow TRS On Instagram

TRS Events

25th Anniversary Sponsors

Check Out The TRS Store


Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Sponsored Ad


Amazon Deals

Top