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Old 02-13-2011, 06:50 PM
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No need to cut the hood.. It'll fit just fine.
Perhaps when I get tired of it, and the engine blows and can't be fixed I'll make it electric. Then my tags will be "LSV". (low Speed vehicle). I beleive these are a one time charge tag also. But, the tage are supposed to be designated for vehicles no gas, but also dosen't go over 25 miles an hour. LOL... That would be a kicker...

Putting a 8 in it isen't going to happen. Paying for gas now means I have to skip some lunches at work.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:04 PM
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Since when was 1985 considered an antique?
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:15 PM
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Since when was 1985 considered an antique?
25 years or older. I call it my "New Antique". Jersey dosen't have "Classic" designations.
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:27 PM
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so if 25 or older is concidered an antique that would mean I'm one. Id say its a classic, but not an antique. Either way its a nice truck and it makes me miss my 86 ranger

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Old 02-13-2011, 07:38 PM
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so if 25 or older is concidered an antique that would mean I'm one. Id say its a classic, but not an antique.
Holy crap, I guess I'm a "double-antique" then! It's kind of funny because I don't really consider an '85 all that old, although it is older than my kid (he's an '88). On the other hand, I considered my buddy's Dad's '55 Chevy Wagon an "antique" when I was in HS, and it was just over 20 years old at the time, so I guess it's all perspective.

By the way, it's "solder" with an "L" and "putty" with a "T". You can melt solder with a propane torch (the hardware store kind) but body work is better done with an oxy-acetylene torch and "brazing" rod. It's a lot like solder, except instead of being made of lead and tin, it is made of brass and ...err, something else. It takes a hotter flame, but it makes a stronger bond as well. In fact, high-end bicycle frames are brazed not welded.

Good luck with the project, and be sure to post pictures of your progress!

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Old 02-13-2011, 07:43 PM
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My house is over 29 years old, does thst make it a "historical place?"
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:56 PM
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so if 25 or older is concidered an antique that would mean I'm one. Id say its a classic, but not an antique. Either way its a nice truck and it makes me miss my 86 ranger

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NJ has "Historic" tags, Dosen't say "Antique". Historic. A vehicle to get the Historic has to be 25 yrs old or older. Same way with the insurance. I have antique insurance. They require the vehicle to be 25 years or older. They also requirer two pictures, front and side. My insurance company requirement is it must be kept in a garage. Either on the insurerours property or in a rental or "friends" garage. This of coures, requireres more information to the insurance company.

I diden't have a garage when applying for insurance. I spent 250 dollars at Home Depot on wood and built one in two days. Took the picture and sent it in. Got my insurance card three days later.



State requirements are 1,500 miles a year, for show and educuantial purposes only. I do plan to take it to car shows when I have it show quality. My insurance miles are 6,000 miles a year.

I got this truck by installing 13 light fixtures for a commercial property. I am a semi-retired licensed electrician, and we desided to make a trade. I wanted a project car, and this one fit the bill to the tee.

Thanks it is a nice truck. The only draw back is I can't drive it everyday. Gonna start looking for a newer one thats stick probally. I miss shifting from years ago. But then if I get another shift, then the antique won't be that special, unless I get a automatic. I am torn over this. The wife says, get an automatic, and enjoy the antique "Once in a while". She's right.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:57 PM
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the engine bay and interior of that truck are imaculate! looks almost brand new.. i swear first and 2nd gen rangers have the toughest interiors ever! good looking truck man hopefully you can get it looking like it did when it rolled off the dealers lot again
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Old 02-13-2011, 09:19 PM
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Holy crap, I guess I'm a "double-antique" then! It's kind of funny because I don't really consider an '85 all that old, although it is older than my kid (he's an '88). On the other hand, I considered my buddy's Dad's '55 Chevy Wagon an "antique" when I was in HS, and it was just over 20 years old at the time, so I guess it's all perspective.

By the way, it's "solder" with an "L" and "putty" with a "T". You can melt solder with a propane torch (the hardware store kind) but body work is better done with an oxy-acetylene torch and "brazing" rod. It's a lot like solder, except instead of being made of lead and tin, it is made of brass and ...err, something else. It takes a hotter flame, but it makes a stronger bond as well. In fact, high-end bicycle frames are brazed not welded.

Good luck with the project, and be sure to post pictures of your progress!

Ken
I worked with "Body solder" in high school. It is solder. It comes in square lenghts about 8 inches long and is about a 1/4 inch think. Made for soldering body metal. Not brazing. It's old school materials. But then I'm old, and I went to school LOL...

I plan on posting "after" pictures when I'm done. I have most of the replacement parts for the interiour now, waiting to be installed. There are a couple of things I haven't on HOW to do yet like the dash board. I am still working on the engine, Tomorrow the aftermarket gauges are going and the idiot lights are going to be re connected.

Then it's on to the roof holes. After that, the interiour. Spelling isen't my strong points.
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:00 PM
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I was told to use a farmers type too, although I was also told Rust-o-leum is good too. Rust-o-leum has a "rusty" primer thats supposed to be good also. There are many people whom have used Rust-o-leum for under the vehicle also with great results.

The Rust Guy coatings are completely different from any Rustoleum paints. It's an engineered epoxy based coating. A lot of farm implements also get coated with the Rust Guy rust converter. I'd go with the Rust Guy stuff or POR15.


OP, a 460 will fit under that hood without cutting it. lol Also, are you sure you're not talking about using LEAD to fix those panels? It sounded like that's what you might be referring to? Lead won't stick two panels together like that. It's just used as a filler before they actually had body filler.


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Old 02-13-2011, 11:40 PM
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The Rust Guy coatings are completely different from any Rustoleum paints. It's an engineered epoxy based coating. A lot of farm implements also get coated with the Rust Guy rust converter. I'd go with the Rust Guy stuff or POR15.


OP, a 460 will fit under that hood without cutting it. lol Also, are you sure you're not talking about using LEAD to fix those panels? It sounded like that's what you might be referring to? Lead won't stick two panels together like that. It's just used as a filler before they actually had body filler.


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It's actually solder for car bodies. 30/70 mix, 30% Tin to 70% lead. Not all lead, but yes, some lead. I worked with this stuff in High School when "Shops" were a reality, rather than todays "Tech Schools". I have repaired several of the Teachers cars back in 1973 to 75. Yes, we also worked with plastic. Although plastic these days is a good alternitave.

With working the old school way, you need several materials to do a good job. Flux, a couple of clean rags, one wet, Paddels... Paddels are a small peice of wood that you would use to spread the solder. You don't put the solder on like you would sodering two wires together, you get the solder to like a peanut butter texture, with the flux applied first. heat up the area, not too hot, and apply the solder. You apply a lot, as to have the solder larger than what is needed for the repair. Then, you file and sand. There is a special tool for this. I may be able to borrow one, but if not, sanding... After it's shaped, you finish with body putty.

I have done this, but back in the late 70's. I am willing to try it again. If not, because of lack of tools and the right equipment, then it's Bondo plastic filler... But I will give it a try espically since a older gent is giving me the solder. He has about 30 sticks laying at his shop for years ago.
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:20 AM
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Thanks it is a nice truck. The only draw back is I can't drive it everyday. Gonna start looking for a newer one thats stick probally. I miss shifting from years ago. But then if I get another shift, then the antique won't be that special, unless I get a automatic. I am torn over this. The wife says, get an automatic, and enjoy the antique "Once in a while". She's right.

LOL wut?
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:26 AM
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LOL wut?
It's the only manual trans vehicle I own... You really want me to explaine?
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:01 AM
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It looks to be in very good shape for it's age. It looks like it will be a great project vehicle.
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:09 AM
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It's the only manual trans vehicle I own... You really want me to explaine?
I want to know why having more than one manual makes it less special.
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