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Old 04-06-2010, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: 1996 Ranger 2wd 5.0 Build

yeah, i guess its not bad considering it'll pretty much be a new ranger. now, is 7800 total cost to date including the cost of the truck? reason why im asking is because i have a ranger at work that the company may give me. and i can get used parts mega mega cheap, if not cheap, from one of my vendors that i deal with. the thing is that i want to be committed, but i dont wanna lose motivation.

nice truck though. definitely put more pictures up in process.
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:04 PM
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Thats 7,800 for everything...tires, wheels, all new interior, nut, bolts, wipers!! I am a very impatient person...and this build has tested me because its a year and two months in the process. But I am looking to fire it up in the next week or so. Below is a link to a more detailed build of my truck from day one with lots of pictures.
http://www.ranger forums .com/f34/199...-0-swap-93083/
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:08 PM
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I installed my newly painted bumper...I thought the black top and bottom would look better than all blue...it came out pretty nice I think! I am now painting the chrome grill strip on top and side maker chrome pieces blue also.
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:12 PM
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i am looking at an 89 ranger, slammed with a 460 that needs to be finished..
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:47 PM
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Anyone think of a Mustang 302 5.0 motor going into a 1994 Ranger?
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:48 PM
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Lots of people have done that swap! Its just as common as mine.



Not alot of updates..I installed the Driveshaft, finished up all the wiring for the fans, installed the Upper intake and installed the coils and plug wires. I had to order the Trick Flow Throttle body adapter & Mustang Throttle body which will be here any day and I will be very very very close to firing her up! I still need to clean up the plug wires in this picture.


I ran the Oil lines, Bled the Brakes, Installed the cats and put on the front wheels today. I recieved the Trick flow Throttle body adapter...BUT the darn Mountaineer Throttle body does not fit so now I gotta get a 94 or 95 Mustang Throttle body.........another 3-8 days delay

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Old 04-16-2010, 06:54 PM
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Great build! The truck looks awesome.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:38 PM
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Thanks..lots of time and hard work to get it to where it is!
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:33 PM
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1st start.......still have a few more days work before driving!
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:07 PM
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Wow! Don't know how I missed this thread, but fantastic job - great truck!
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:53 PM
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glad to see that thing runnin, keep up the work to get it drivable, again great work
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:28 PM
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DONE!!!! Finally I am done. Here are a few pictures and a video of the finished product. I have put 132 miles on it this week with no issues other than needing to flash the Ecm to adjust the shift points and get the engines full potential. This was a 99% plug n Play swap..I only repinned the Tach! I hope this thread is helpful to people doing the swap in the future. If anyone has any questions feel free to ask.







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Old 05-02-2010, 08:04 PM
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Great work! The truck looks amazing. Now see what it runs in the 1/4!
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Old 03-27-2016, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: 1996 Ranger 2wd 5.0 Build

Could you post some pics of your motor mounts. Did you use the 98+ motor mounts in the stock cross member locations?
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Old 04-06-2016, 07:47 AM
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Default Re: 1996 Ranger 2wd 5.0 Build

same question ^^^???
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