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Old 06-20-2015, 09:34 PM
gmach3 gmach3 is offline
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Default Intro from a long time Ranger guy


Obviously I'm a newbie on this forum, but a long time Ranger guy.

First vehicle was an '84 Ranger, old school with a vinyl bench seat, 2.8V6/auto. It was a great first car, then I got new car fever and traded it in on an '87 XLT (one of those two tone with the tape stripe following the low body crease over the wheel wells). That one got traded in on a Probe (got married, and we thought the back seat would be good for kids. We were idiots).

Several years later I picked up a '91 STX ext cab 4x4 5spd. It had about 250K miles on it when I traded it to some tree guys who took down two silver maples for me. Arthritis was bad in the clutch foot, sadly. She was getting rough, too, and beyond my ability to bring her back.

I just picked up a 98 XLT extended cab, 4.0 auto, pacific green/pewter two tone. She's at 211K, and runs/drives like a top, but needs a tad of TLC. It has a leaky valve cover, and the previous owner ripped out the dome light, probably b/c of a sticky door latch keeping the door ajar switch open. I fixed that with WD-40 but now need to fix that light. I've otherwise given away the cap, replaced the radio with a JVC head unit, and Blaupunkt 5x7s, and applied a spray on bedliner.

Otherwise, I'm an IT guy by day as well as a part time college instructor.
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1984 Ranger 2.8 auto, long bed (first car...truck actually) Traded it in because the license plates needed a new truck between them...I was an idiot kid
1987 Ranger XLT 2.3 5spd, long bed. Got married, wanted kids so we bought a Probe. Yup.
1991 Ranger STX, 2.9 5spd 4x4 ext cab 250K mi. Sold April 2015, arthritic clutch foot...sux getting older
1998 Ranger XLT 4.0 Auto, ext cab 211K (current)
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Old 06-20-2015, 09:42 PM
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:46 PM
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Default Re: Intro from a long time Ranger guy

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2000 Ranger Extd Cab XLT, 4X4 Off Road, 4.0L, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's (My DD)
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:34 PM
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