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Old 06-08-2011, 06:46 PM
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My cousin has a 1st gen ford ranger ext cab 4x4 lifted. it sat for about 4 years then he fixed it up for his son who blew the motor 3 months after he got it. i asked about it and for $500 its mine! gonna pick it up hopefullly this weekend. the only thing bad really was he couldnt do 4wd since the gears in the axles were different, but he has the right gears for the front axle. its coming with another engine, the gears, a roll bar, and it was swapped with a manual transmission from an auto. i got one pic of it through a fence while i was burshin the horses. more pics soon!!

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Old 06-08-2011, 06:48 PM
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looks like it be a sweet truck. id like to have it
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:00 PM
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im stoked, itd be my first 4x4. the engine in it now is the efi 2.9l v6, but the engine i got for it is a carbed l4. so its gonna be a project makin the switch.
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:26 PM
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I wish I could get the 95-97 STX i've been stalking for like two years. Can't get ahold of the owner though.

Anyways, that trucks looks awesome!
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Old 06-10-2011, 12:26 PM
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stx are nice man. maybe leave a note or something?
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:04 PM
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stx are nice man. maybe leave a note or something?
My Aunt and Uncle live next door to the house, they said they would talk to the guy who owns the truck and house next time he comes around, but so far he hasn't come around. He lives elsewhere and rents that house out. So it's impossible to tell when he'll show up. If I were to leave a note, it'd probably get rained on before he saw it. I've tried looking up property records, but I can't find anything on the house at all as far as a house number goes. And my aunt and uncle aren't sure of his real name, or even his last name.

Here's the truck i'm talking about. It's been sitting for about 5 months now. Supposedly has transmission problems, which makes me want it more because I want to tear into an Auto.



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Old 06-10-2011, 09:58 PM
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looks like its in pretty good shape!. sucks that it's just sitting there wasting away that thing has potential. maybe talk to the people who are renting his house out they would have his number? if not i guess ud just have to wait and see how ur relatives do with contacting him. it'll happen in good time man you'll see
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:04 PM
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looks good
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:14 PM
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looks like its in pretty good shape!. sucks that it's just sitting there wasting away that thing has potential. maybe talk to the people who are renting his house out they would have his number? if not i guess ud just have to wait and see how ur relatives do with contacting him. it'll happen in good time man you'll see
It is. Since I live in Florida it's completely rust free. It does have a lot of potential, as a driver and a learning tool. The only people that rent that house are the crummiest of the crummiest people. And currently nobody lives there. So for now i'm waitin on my relatives to see if they can catch him. What I wanna do is offer him a deal. If you can see in the pics, the yard is cluttered with junk. I want to offer to clean up the yard in trade for the truck. It's a win for both of us because the guy could attract better tenants with the nicer looking yard, and I would come out with a nice Ranger.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:31 PM
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git-r-done man love the truck looks like u will have a nice project going on soon. make a build thread of course
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:00 PM
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thanks man im excited, went and got the title n stuff tonight. probly goin up tomorrow to get it and take it to a shop se we can put the new engine in. got to see it first time for the interior, its an 86 ext with the all blue interior, has power windows and lock and what looks like a power drivers side seat? has a roof console with push button 4wheel drive low and high, 5 speed tranny swap, and a chrome front brush guard. the few bad things are the fender flares are gone, and needs the correct gears in the front axle(which he has for it). its sittin on what might be wide mickey thompson rims and 30" pathfinder radial that look to be in pretty good shape.

there is one redneck-ish thing, the guy said its lifted with a 3" body lift with a 1-2" second body lift with it? im a little concerned about that but ill have pics soon so you guys can all see for yourselves. but all in all for $500 its dam worth it!

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It is. Since I live in Florida it's completely rust free. It does have a lot of potential, as a driver and a learning tool. The only people that rent that house are the crummiest of the crummiest people. And currently nobody lives there. So for now i'm waitin on my relatives to see if they can catch him. What I wanna do is offer him a deal. If you can see in the pics, the yard is cluttered with junk. I want to offer to clean up the yard in trade for the truck. It's a win for both of us because the guy could attract better tenants with the nicer looking yard, and I would come out with a nice Ranger.
nice man for rust free in florida lol. maybe also it looks like theres some old metal stuff, maybe offer to scrap it for him? it shouldnt be to hard to deal with him if it means more money on his end either way.
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:01 PM
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thanks man im excited, went and got the title n stuff tonight. probly goin up tomorrow to get it and take it to a shop se we can put the new engine in. got to see it first time for the interior, its an 86 ext with the all blue interior, has power windows and lock and what looks like a power drivers side seat? has a roof console with push button 4wheel drive low and high, 5 speed tranny swap, and a chrome front brush guard. the few bad things are the fender flares are gone, and needs the correct gears in the front axle(which he has for it). its sittin on what might be wide mickey thompson rims and 30" pathfinder radial that look to be in pretty good shape.

there is one redneck-ish thing, the guy said its lifted with a 3" body lift with a 1-2" second body lift with it? im a little concerned about that but ill have pics soon so you guys can all see for yourselves. but all in all for $500 its dam worth it!

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nice man for rust free in florida lol. maybe also it looks like theres some old metal stuff, maybe offer to scrap it for him? it shouldnt be to hard to deal with him if it means more money on his end either way.
good stuff man
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:09 PM
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is it safe to have a body lift on top of another?, i wouldnt think it is....?
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Old 06-12-2011, 09:47 AM
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nice man for rust free in florida lol. maybe also it looks like theres some old metal stuff, maybe offer to scrap it for him? it shouldnt be to hard to deal with him if it means more money on his end either way.
Exactly my plan.

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is it safe to have a body lift on top of another?, i wouldnt think it is....?
No, because the "pucks" could shift. The only kind of double lift that is safe is a body lift plus a Suspension lift.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:52 PM
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Well went and pulled the ranger out of the owners yard today, got a lot of pics of it! enjoy. also the guy we gt it from doesnt know alot about engines so the v6 might be fixable! saving time on gettin it runnin :P





(what is this exactly? its on the drivers side seat ??)












heres the pic of the body lift. i think the BL pucks are sitting on top of the stock rubber mounts?





had the ford crew help get it out. pulled it down to a shop with the white ford.


got it there with no problems from the cops! score


btw. im 5'10" and the bed goes up to my chest, so its pretty big for a ranger.

Heres a pic of the engine that we plan on puttin in, its a l4 carbed thats hooked up to an air pump.
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