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Old 05-15-2016, 08:07 PM
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Question Ranger "Custom"; whats so custom about it?

So I'm looking at buying a 1993 Ford Ranger Custom (or at least thats what the ad calls it) and I've been looking around trying to figure out whats different about it but I'm drawing blanks. I've found a couple others but there's no info, just a handful of pictures here and there. I think it might actually be a 92.

My question is what exactly does the custom emblem signify? Any unique parts or trim to the "custom" model? Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks



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Old 05-15-2016, 08:30 PM
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Custom is basically an XL. It was an option that allowed you to generally add options you wanted, but leave off ones you didn't. As a general example, the XLT trim package would come with carpeting, power windows, cloth seats, stripe kit, etc., If you wanted the carpeting and the stripe kit, but not the cloth seats or the power windows, you would order the Custom and then add on the options that you wanted.

That example isn't 100% accurate, but it's close enough.

My F150 was originally a Custom trim when it left the factory. It was a bare bones truck without a radio, tachometer, or air conditioning. However it did have two tone paint, chrome wheel covers, a sliding rear window, bigger radiator, dual fuel tanks, power steering, and power brakes. Even though it was a basic truck, it was a well optioned basic truck.

Also, the Custom trim level disappeared in 1982. It reappeared in 1987, but disappeared in 1988. It reappeared once more in 1992, but then disappeared forever after that.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:53 PM
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Default Re: Ranger "Custom"; whats so custom about it?

Awesome, thats exactly what i wanted to know! What would be the easiest way to tell if its got 4x4 or not?
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Old 05-15-2016, 09:03 PM
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Judging by your pics, it's a 4x2. It doesn't look like you have locking hubs sticking through the front wheels.
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:01 PM
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Rangers with the trim level "Custom" have no options except for what the customer ordered, hence Custom.
The XLT trim level is the most bang for the buck.
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:17 PM
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2wd for sure
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:25 PM
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Mine's a Custom ... a custom POS
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:48 PM
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Mine's a Custom ... a custom POS
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:16 PM
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Mine's a Custom ... a custom POS
X2
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:19 PM
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X2
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:21 PM
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I'd like to have those ranger custom fender badges for my collection
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:34 PM
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iZ KuZtom?
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:45 PM
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That is a second gen, ended in 92
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Old 05-27-2016, 10:49 PM
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That is a second gen, ended in 92
Looks legit first gen

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