Recent Articles #1

Bryan Smith – TREC Racer C747
Bryan Smith - TREC Racer C747

Bryan Smith – TREC Racer C747

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4, Off-Road Racing by on June 14, 2017 • views: 957

Who says off-road racing has to be an expensive hobby?  TREC = Trail Racing Endurance Circuit. TREC is a race help within the Badlands Off-Road Park in Attica Indiana. The 12-mile course traverses sand dunes, woods, hills, mud, water crossings, rocks, and about anything else you could expect to find off-roading in the mid-west. The […]

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Recent Articles #2

Angry Iron’s Rally Ranger
Angry Iron's Rally Ranger

Angry Iron’s Rally Ranger

Filed in 1989-1992 Ford Ranger 2WD, 2WD Off-Road, Off-Road Racing by on June 14, 2017 • views: 1303

  On 05/28/2009 forum member Angry Iron started a build thread on their rally Ranger. I recently followed up to see what had ever become of the rally Ranger. The 1990 Ford Ranger Crew Cab was chosen and will provide ample space while remaining light weight and versatile. The truck was chosen because the parts […]

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Southern Storm Monster Ford Ranger
Southern Storm Monster Ford Ranger

Southern Storm Monster Ford Ranger

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 4x4, Off-Road Racing by on June 14, 2017 • views: 1219

One of the most notorious Ford Ranger monster trucks was the Southern Storm Ford Ranger built, owned, and raced by Robbie Giles of Goose Creek South Carolina. The truck featured dual Ford 429 V8’s (you can see the second one under the bed), dual C-6 automatic transmissions, and a 2.5 ton military transfer case. Robbie […]

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Jeff Davis’ Class 7 2003 Ford Ranger
Jeff Davis' Class 7 2003 Ford Ranger

Jeff Davis’ Class 7 2003 Ford Ranger

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 2WD, 2WD Off-Road, Off-Road Racing by on June 14, 2017 • views: 1420

After 25 years of treating other people’s race frames, Jeff Davis decided he wanted something more. So when it came time to envision his 2003 Ford Ranger in off-road trim, he saw it as a prerunner–a modified rig he could roll through the desert in, without having to give up the finer things in life […]

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Safari Pacific Exploration Ford Ranger
Safari Pacific Exploration Ford Ranger

Safari Pacific Exploration Ford Ranger

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 2WD, 2WD Off-Road, Overlanding by on June 14, 2017 • views: 2235

Travis Schanafelt is a member of The Ranger Station that posts under the name ‘MaoriExpeditions‘. He has a website, www.safaripacific.com.  Travis is probably best known on this forum for his Ranger build that involved shortening the bed and extending the cab on his 2001 Ford Ranger. Travis then added a Flip-Pac camper to the back […]

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Bray Dierker (‘Bray D’) 1996 Ford Ranger 4×4
Bray Dierker ('Bray D') 1996 Ford Ranger 4x4

Bray Dierker (‘Bray D’) 1996 Ford Ranger 4×4

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on June 14, 2017 • views: 1441

Forum Member ‘Bray D’ and his Ford Ranger is well known amongst our forum members. This well thought out trail rig sees regular trail duty, and Bray and his Ford Ranger even participated in the Petersen-s 4Wheel & Off-Road 2012 Ultimate Adventure. This is how 4Wheel & Off-Road described Bray and his Ford Ranger: Bray […]

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Jim Oaks’ 1996 Ford Ranger 4×4 (TRS-2)
Jim Oaks' 1996 Ford Ranger 4x4 (TRS-2)

Jim Oaks’ 1996 Ford Ranger 4×4 (TRS-2)

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 4x4 by on June 14, 2017 • views: 2151

This build-up of this vehicle has been featured in Off-Road Adventures Magazine Update 11/2018: This Ranger is in the process of being rebuilt and given an updated look for our 20th anniversary, and will receive a new patriotic paint scheme. By Jim Oaks The Ranger seen on this page is my 1996 Ford Ranger extended […]

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Jim Oaks’ 1983 Ranger 4×4 (TRS-1)
Jim Oaks' 1983 Ranger 4x4 (TRS-1)

Jim Oaks’ 1983 Ranger 4×4 (TRS-1)

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 4x4 by on June 14, 2017 • views: 2232

This is the original TRS-1 Ford Ranger built by The Ranger Station creator Jim Oaks. It started as a red stock 1983 Ford Ranger 4×4 with a 2.8L V-6, and a 5-speed manual transmission. The truck went through various transformations over it’s life. The more it was wheeled, the more things were changed / modified. […]

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Billy Diesel 7.3L Ford Ranger Dually Diesel
Billy Diesel 7.3L Ford Ranger Dually Diesel

Billy Diesel 7.3L Ford Ranger Dually Diesel

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on June 14, 2017 • views: 2735

Billy Diesel is a member of our forum and has been building this impressive dually Ranger. You would probably never guess that there is a 7.3L turbo diesel lurking under that hood, or that one could even fit in a Ranger, but there’s one living in this Ranger. Billy started out with a 1995 Ranger […]

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1990 Shelby Ford Ranger
1990 Shelby Ford Ranger

1990 Shelby Ford Ranger

Filed in 1989-1992 Ford Ranger 2WD by on November 30, 2016 • views: 3308

Everyone has their own idea on how they want to build their vehicle. We do it because we’re not satisfied with the same old thing that everyone else has. We want something unique – a truck unlike any others. Forum member ‘multiranger’ came across a neglected 1990 Ford Ranger shortbed with a 2.3L 4-banger, and […]

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Ford78’s 1999 Ford Ranger SAS 4×4
Ford78's 1999 Ford Ranger SAS 4x4

Ford78’s 1999 Ford Ranger SAS 4×4

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on November 30, 2016 • views: 3510

Seeing a 1998-2011 Ford Ranger converted to a solid front axle (SAS) isn’t all that rare, but it is rare to see one that’s been done with front leaf springs. When forum member Ford78 built this 1999 Ford Ranger 3.0L 4×4, he decided to swap in a Dana 44 and use Rancho 44044 front leaf springs. […]

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Badkarma 2001 Ford Ranger SAS 4×4
Badkarma 2001 Ford Ranger SAS 4x4

Badkarma 2001 Ford Ranger SAS 4×4

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on November 24, 2016 • views: 2416

One of the most visually appealing Ford Ranger’s to show up in our forums has been Badkarma’s 2001 Ford Ranger Edge. The 2001 was the first year for the newer 207 horsepower 4.0L engine, but the SLA front 4WD axle has its limits. Badkarma overcame that by swapping in a Dana 44 solid front axle, […]

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Hagan’s 1985 Ford Ranger 4×4
Hagan's 1985 Ford Ranger 4x4

Hagan’s 1985 Ford Ranger 4×4

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on November 25, 2015 • views: 3132

The first generation of Ford Rangers (1983-1988) are becoming more scarce. It’s nice to find some nice well built 4×4’s still in use. This 1986 Ford Ranger 4×4 belongs to Hagan, but I’ll let him tell the story; Here is my 1986 Ranger I bought a couple years ago. It was stock and broken. Had […]

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CrazyWhiteBoy 1997 Ford Ranger 4×4 SAS
CrazyWhiteBoy 1997 Ford Ranger 4x4 SAS

CrazyWhiteBoy 1997 Ford Ranger 4×4 SAS

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on November 27, 2011 • views: 1668

This 1997 Ford Ranger 4×4 is owned by forum member CrazyWhiteBoy. It’s powered by a 4.0L V6 that’s backed by a 5-speed manual transmission and BW1354 manual transfer case. After years of abusing the Dana 35, he decided to upgrade to a full width Dana 44 front with a Ford 9-inch rear. The front axle […]

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Brian Barker’s 1993 Ford Ranger
Brian Barker's 1993 Ford Ranger

Brian Barker’s 1993 Ford Ranger

Filed in 1993-1997 Ford Ranger 4x4, Off-Road Racing, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on November 27, 2010 • views: 1276

Brian Barker’s 1993 Ford Ranger – 2010 Top Truck Challenge   Results – Finished 7th overall after battling with transmissions problems. Finished 1st in Tow Test Finished 3rd in Mud Pit Specifications: Owner name/city: Brian Barker/Plamondon, Alberta, Canada Occupation: Auto parts sales Vehicle model: 1993 Ford Ranger Estimated value: $100,000 Engine/aspiration: Ford 598ci V-8/EFI Transmission: […]

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BigBlockRanger’s 1986 545 Powered Ranger
BigBlockRanger's 1986 545 Powered Ranger

BigBlockRanger’s 1986 545 Powered Ranger

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 2WD by on November 26, 2010 • views: 2378

Although there have been a number of people to stuff a big block Ford in to a Ford Ranger, the first known person to do it at The Ranger Station was forum member BigBlockRanger. He stroked a Ford 460 V8 to 545 cubic inches, and then stuffed it in to his 1986 Ford Ranger. The […]

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Gwaii 1986 Ford Ranger 4×4
Gwaii 1986 Ford Ranger 4x4

Gwaii 1986 Ford Ranger 4×4

Filed in 1983-1988 Ford Ranger 4x4, Solid Axle Swap (SAS) by on November 25, 2010 • views: 1855

One of the most bizarre Ford Rangers to ever show up on The Ranger Station has been this 1986 Ford Ranger 4×4 owned and built by forum member Gwaii. It actually started out as a 2.3L 4-cylinder 2WD Ford Ranger, but by the second day, Gwaii was tired of only having 2WD. He quickly began […]

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Tim Sockness 1998 Ford Ranger
Tim Sockness 1998 Ford Ranger

Tim Sockness 1998 Ford Ranger

Filed in 1998-2011 Ford Ranger 2WD by on November 27, 2009 • views: 1884

Tim Sockness was looking for a lightweight car he could cut up and use as a “Pro Street go-fast car.” He’d been doing so since the ’80s when he saw a Pro Street Duster wobbling down the freeway. “I thought it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen,” Tim says. So it stayed in his […]

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BlackBII’s 1989 Ford Ranger 4×4 views: 1635

Forum member BlackBII’s 1989 Ford Ranger 4×4 has been a fascinating build to follow in our forum. To the unobservant eye, it probably looks like a Ford Ranger with nothing more than a lift and larger tires. But there’s so much more to it… The Dana 28 front axle was replaced with a Dana 35 […]

Dana Spicer 2019 Ford Ranger views: 910

This insane new Ford Ranger lifted on offroad wheels is completely rebuilt and modified by Manuel Garner, Johnny Garner, and Mike James out of DirtCinema. It’s a right-hand drive South African/Australian edition put together for Dana/Spicerparts and Ford, and made its debut at the 2018 SEMA show. The builders had guidelines to build the ultimate […]

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor views: 736

Searching online for the Ford Ranger Raptor is usually nothing but stories about whether or not it will come to North America. Want to look at the Ford Ranger Raptor without all the hype and drama? Here it is. The Cockpit Get dialed in for performance. Body-contoured sports seats include unique Raptor head rests, bolsters, […]

Garagefabs’ 3.9L Cummins Ford Ranger views: 3305

One of the Ford Ranger enthusiasts that follow us on Instagram @therangerstationofficial is @garagefabs (Justin Randazzo) and his Cummins powered Ford Ranger. He’s built an impressive truck, and I follow his account for updates on his build. Some of this trucks cool features are: Unique Custom Front Frame Section Cummins 3.9L Diesel Engine 52mm Turbonetics Turbo NP435 Manual […]