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What kind of ford is this on the trailer? I asked the guy he said he didn't know it was his boss's and he thinks its a 70 something. It had round headlights and ford on the hood.


 


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It's a ford courier, the predecessor of the ranger.
 

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courier.and if they can v8 swap a focus or miata, anything is possible
 

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Yup, early Courier. It was a Mazda built pickup that Ford bought.

It can and has been 5.0'd, you run into the same basic issues as an early Ranger.
 

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since you a Dodge guy, think D50
 

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The d50 and courier were both made in Japan too :icon_rofl:
 

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Love the little Courier's! I do imagine things would be a little tighter when swapping a V8 in to one though. They are more compact than a first gen Ranger.
 

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since you a Dodge guy, think D50
I know but they are rare in Pa. Other wise I would have another 78 macho, a 70' 4 door like below, a D50 with a 318 or 360, another Ramcharger. I love dodge v8's and 72-93 trucks But of course ford is my #2 goto (ranger and mustang only really) what can I say I like the ranger its a great platform.
 

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Love the little Courier's! I do imagine things would be a little tighter when swapping a V8 in to one though. They are more compact than a first gen Ranger.
Plus they are probably really rare. So I would probably not want to "ruin" its originality
 

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They aren't super rare but they were marketed and sold as business and delivery trucks so they usually lived hard lives. All the ones I've run into are whooped. A nice one is rare. At least around here.
 

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They aren't super rare but they were marketed and sold as business and delivery trucks so they usually lived hard lives. All the ones I've run into are whooped. A nice one is rare. At least around here.
A nice one is rare, all the rest are rarely even noticed.🦄
 

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I haven't found nearly as many d50's as rangers/s10's the one I did find is near Ft Indiantown Gap is near flawless but the owner is M.I.A no pune intended.
 

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A nice one is rare, all the rest are rarely even noticed.🦄
I think they are ugly as all holy hell so I purposely try not to notice them.
 

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It can and has been 5.0'd, you run into the same basic issues as an early Ranger.
As far as engine fitment. I don't think they have the suspension, frame or rear axle that a early Ranger does though.

Here is a 4x4 Courier build if you need inspiration:

 


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