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Old 05-02-2010, 08:27 AM
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Default 84' Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 specs needed

I cannot find the specs on my truck, only the years previous to it, or after it. It has yellow colored shocks, a custom back step, different rims, and a tin can as an vaccum-can! so I am guessing its heavily modified =P.

But something bad about the truck is it has NOTHING to put a tow rope or chain on.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:54 PM
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Default Re: 84' Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 specs needed

Exactly what specs are you looking for?
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: 84' Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 specs needed

Suspension type, engine type, problems it has (mechanical or etc.), etc.

Just some information to help me rebuild it.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:38 PM
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Default Re: 84' Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 specs needed

Post some pictures of the stuff you got questions about and maybe we can ID some of it for you.
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Old 05-04-2010, 04:15 PM
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Default Re: 84' Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 specs needed

For one, the engine: not much of an idea of why it has a computer though, the truck will monitor the status of the suspension, engine preformance, and something else. (I think this because there are wires that lead from what looks like a computer to the suspension, and the engine, and I think the gas tank. (measure fuel mileage?).



Also, it looks like there are some minor modifications.


For this one, the Ranger's paint job is stock (not a repaint), and it has a plastic trim.


I have not seen that front bumper on any other ranger, or on any other vehicle either.



I was wondering why or if it was standard at the time for the horn to be located on the turn signal lever? (the straight lever on the steering column, you push it inward).
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Old 05-06-2010, 01:59 PM
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You got yourself a 1st generation, carb'd, can't tell by the photos if it's a 4 or 6 cylinder. No pic of the rear bumper but my guess is welded on by a farmer the front is a chrome package stocker. The horn on the signal stalk is a ford fail from the 80s, worst place in the world for a warning device. Those are stock ford rims, your shocks are probably just a pretty aftermarket brand. the vacuum canister is also stock, I guess it was the best they had at the time. I had an 84 bronco II and it had the same can only black. The computer system is an
"MCU SYSTEM
The Microprocessor Control Unit (MCU) system was used on 198384 2.3L and 198388 2.0L carbureted inline 4-cylinder engines. Although the MCU system is basically the same for all engines, it was confined to applications using a feedback carburetor. The heart of the MCU system's operation is the fuel control system. Strict fuel control is necessary to keep the air/fuel ratio at a proper chemical balance of 14.7:1, so that maximum catalytic efficiency is maintained." (quote from a manual) Hope this helps.
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:57 PM
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Default Re: 84' Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 specs needed

greatly, thanks, it is a v6, and about the trim package, what type is it? its not aftermarket.... and I have only seen 1 other ranger with that paint job, and it did not have my trim, and what is the front bumper again?
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:15 PM
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Engines' most likely a 2.8, your trim package was probably XLT, the sticker was probably something the dealer put on a loaded ranger to charge an extra grand for. Your bumper is part of a factory "chrome package". Other than frame damage whats keeping it off the road?
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: 84' Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 specs needed

The brake line's rusted through, and looks like dad is finally gonna let me rebuild it, even told me he'd help me.

The engine and tranny need rebuilt, it has a 4-speed auto. Found out a little back history on it, and we are the second owner of the ranger, it was purchased new from a Ford dealer as a farm truck, and it ran for a long time.

Uhm.... yeah, Ranger's will run forever! It never was maintained beyond fluids. so over 400k miles is like a frickin miracle for its condition.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:28 AM
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Left front wheel, inside, wadya think? (the other side is in my ranger images, named "Country Rangers"
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Old 05-08-2010, 09:58 PM
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Pressure wash it and what doesn't fall off or get big holes in it, must be good. Brake lines are easy and cheap. It's the rusted out shock and spring mounts that will really F#*K you. Before you rebuild, check into it. Compression test your motor, change your filter in the tranny. Buy another truck and break the one you got.
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:00 PM
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Old 05-12-2010, 11:56 AM
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What I'm really tellin' ya is, use this truck to get experiance. Trash it, thrash it, break it fix it, do everything you ever thought of to it. Save your money, get another (nicer) first generation for a daily driver and everything you leaned trashing and fixing the beat ranger will help you fix up the other one.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: 84' Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 specs needed

I saw a Ranger with those rocker moldings on it today, maybe it was part of a body protection option or something? I do know the truck was an explorer. I wouldn't mind finding a set of those for my truck.
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Old 05-12-2010, 05:50 PM
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Default Re: 84' Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 specs needed

wow, thanks, first time I have ever seen the Chrome package on another truck 0_0
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