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Old 05-02-2011, 11:32 PM
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Default Dilema! What do you guys think

Okay so i have a 2000 ford ranger already its getting new parts every week now and i am always busy with it this one i plan on making my offroad vehicle eventually right now its my dd. this summer i am either buying another older ranger and doing a v-8 swap or i can buy a 79' impala for 2k and i know the guy very well nothing wrong with the impala what do you guys think i should do?

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oh and the impala would get an aggressive build on the 305 in it
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:35 PM
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Default Re: Dilema! What do you guys think

ask yourself how realistic either build would really be.


seriously.

cuz alot of guys talk alot and get in over their heads....that'll change alot.

ive had projects like that, where i thought id do it, but still havent....but knowing whats realistic and whats not is half the battle.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:37 PM
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either build is realistic. funding is not a problem i have been saving for this for a long time its just i love rangers but the impala is badass.. im not much of hater when it comes to ford or chevy lol i can build either one
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:45 PM
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Default Re: Dilema! What do you guys think

your ranger right noow is already a 4x4, build up a car.

having both of the same is no fun.

trust me, i know.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:45 PM
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well how crazy do you wanna go on the offroading ranger
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:49 PM
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yeah if i bought the ranger it would get a posi rear but so is the impala i mean either one is gonna boogie i think the car would be a lot easier on my pocket and my time put into it would prolly be a lot less its pretty much pull the motor garage the car and start hanging out in my garage every night lol

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oh and the off road is maybe eventually a v8 idk 35's 1/2 ton axles i can think of a lot just depends i guess lol
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:09 PM
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go with the ranger way more badass
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:14 PM
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Go with the ranger. If you're rebuilding an older car like that it will cost alot more for parts and also any kinds of unknown problems. If you can afford the impala rebuild then do it up but I myself would do the ranger buy and engine swap
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:44 PM
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Ranger!......... I would'nt buy a Box chevy for $200.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:08 PM
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hahaha thanks a lot for input guys!! the impala parts aren't expensive 305's and 350's are like corn in iowa but how much you think i would i need to do for the v8 swap in the ranger?
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:05 AM
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If the Impy is a sweet deal and the car is grandpa stock type, buy it and put it up for sale in Texas, California, or Memphis. Theres a certain demographic that goes crazy for them donks.
Take the profit and apply to said ranger. Dilemma solved. Now you owe me a beer!
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:43 AM
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If the Impy is a sweet deal and the car is grandpa stock type, buy it and put it up for sale in Texas, California, or Memphis. Theres a certain demographic that goes crazy for them donks.
Take the profit and apply to said ranger. Dilemma solved. Now you owe me a beer!

Hhhahhahaahaahah that memphis comment got me rolling. But its the truth.
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:48 PM
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hahaha old chevs are cool cars but i think i might do the ranger and lower the front end and make it v8 lol
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:47 PM
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i love those late 70's / 80's GM cars, impalas, caprices, monte carlo's, el camino's ect... especially if it's a door. very comfey crusers, and not horribly slow.... but for if it's gonna be a project car i'd dump in a J/Y 350 instead of the 305. 350's are easy to come by for free or next to nothing ( hell, i've got about 5-10 of 'em in storage that were free) and bolt on performance parts are EVERYWHERE ( last week i got a set of chrome valve covers, air cleaner lid, and timing cover out of the dumpster at work).

the problem with the 80's GM cars is that they have zero resale value to most people, other than the junkyard. no way in hell i would pay 2 grand for one, if it was a super nice, low miles grandpa mobile most i'd wanna spend would be $800- 1000.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:50 PM
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its a flawless car but i mean its worth something it runs and everything is fine... idk its a tough choice
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