Mudtruggy May 2024 Truck of The Month

Forum member ‘mudtruggy’ began the build of this 1999 Ford Ranger with his oldest son in 2008, and recently finished it with his youngest son. He started out with a 1978 Ford F-150 4×4 that he had purchased 20 years earlier. Mudtruggy stripped off the bed and cab and cut the frame just behind where the cab sat. He then found a 1999 Ford Ranger cab and made new mounts to mate it to the F-150 frame.

A custom cage was built out of tubing along with a 4-link suspension. 2.5-Ton Rockwell axles with full spools were used along with 16-inch FOA coilovers. 13.6-24 BKT tires are mounted on custom 24×12 inch wheels.

The Ranger is powered by a 1972 Ford 460 that was bored 0.60 over to 472 cid. It’s fueled by a Holley Sniper EFI and Holley ignition system. The power is sent to a Ford C6 automatic transmission and NP205 transfer case.

Other features included LED lights and a Badlands 12,000lb winch in the event this beast should ever get stuck.

Our forums members like this truck so much they named it the May Truck of The Month.

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As a Ford Ranger enthusiast who enjoys modifying my Ford Rangers for off-road use, I quickly discovered that there wasn’t any websites dedicated to the subject. So in 1999, I created What started as my own personal desire to help other Ford Ranger owners, has grown into a wealth of online information from numerous contributors. 20-years later, my commitment to the Ford Ranger, and the Ford Ranger community, is as strong as ever.