Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 02-15-2017, 05:23 AM
gunblaize gunblaize is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 15
Default Hello from NC

Morning guys and gals, new guy here from NC (kinda between Charlotte and Greensboro).

Names Colton, mid 20s, work for the school system as a Head Custodian (stability, and good benefits) while also running my own personal business at home doing vinyl decals and etched glass (I like to focus on the glass, everyone does vinyl lol).

Had an 89 Ranger when I was 16/17, decided I wanted to pick up another one so I bought this beauty off the side of the road for $600.

[IMG]http://www.fordrangerforum.com/members/gunblaize/[IMG]

Picture coming as soon as I can get my iPad to copy full IMG code


Inside in great condition, engine runs strong. However, it's getting oil in the coolant (but oddly, no coolant in the oil). It's a 1988, 2wd, 2.3l with a manual trans. And, it looks completely original as far as I can tell.

Planning on doing a restoration on it to have a nice, clean truck to drive. Not going whole hog. Pulling the engine this weekend (getting my tags today) and putting all new gaskets on it. Going ahead and doing the timing belt and water pump too since I'll have the engine out. See if the gasket kit solves my oil/coolant issue. Also do a manual inspection of everything since it's apart.

Used to work on cars for a living, love the simplicity and ruggedness of these 2.3s. And now that I have my own personal 1200sq ft garage, I figured it was time for another project.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-15-2017, 05:29 AM
Welcome Bot Welcome Bot is offline
Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2
Default Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!!

Welcome to FRF!

Here are two links to help you use the forum:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/site-...ger-forum.html
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-t...-pictures.html

You can switch the style of this forum to a light theme by going to http://www.fordrangerforum.com/profi...do=editoptions and scrolling down the last option of "forum skin" and selecting light. You can switch back and forth anytime.

Please insert a signature with information on your truck by going here:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/profi...=editsignature

We have three contests you can participate in, which you can view here:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/contests/

Our how-to guides are a great way to begin customizing your truck, view them here:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-tos/

Also, if you're interested in forum stickers, shirts, or ford merchandise visit the FRF store here:
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/store
__________________
I'm a bot that works for FRF. So please don't PM or ask me questions. I'm not that kind of program!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-15-2017, 07:41 AM
gunblaize gunblaize is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 15
Default Re: Hello from NC

New updated pic
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-15-2017, 08:44 AM
NoPower NoPower is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 1,736
Default New B

Welcome Colton, Glad you found us. Have fun and enjoy FRF.
From Don
Grove City, Ohio.
__________________
Myrtle: & Danna
1999 Ranger 4x4 3.0 Stepside Ext Cab XLT
2000 Mustang 4.6 Roush Supercharged ( Show Car )
1984 Elcamino 350 330 HP ( Nick's Show Car )
1959 Wife ( Arm Candy )
Danna passed away 5/26/2016
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-15-2017, 06:39 PM
Mike69 Mike69 is offline
Another old fart
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 6,963
Default Re: Hello from NC

Colton, welcome to FRF.
__________________
2000 Ranger Extd Cab XLT, 4X4 Off Road, 4.0L, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's (My DD)
Build thread http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...oad-build.html
69 Mustang(project) 5.0, T-5, 9" rear.
Build thread http://1969stang.com/forum/index.php...9-coupe-build/
99 Explorer Sport, 4.0 SOHC, Auto, 8.8 - 4.10's, PW, PL, PM, Cruise, Tilt. (Wife's DD)
Build thread http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...=429940&page=4
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-15-2017, 08:54 PM
bigfisher bigfisher is offline
F150 FX4 Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 14,051
Default Re: Hello from NC

Welcome to FRF!!! From Carthage, NC!
__________________
2017 Mustang GT Performance Pack
2013 F150 FX4 5.0 - Sold
1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ 4.0 5spd - Sold
2001 Mustang Bullitt - Sold
2005 Level II - Sold
2001 Integra GSR - Sold
1999 XLT - May 2013 TOTM - Totaled
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2004 fx4 level II
fuckin Nissan shhhiitttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-15-2017, 10:00 PM
gunblaize gunblaize is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 15
Default Re: Hello from NC

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigfisher View Post
Welcome to FRF!!! From Carthage, NC!
Hey that's not too far from me, that's just on the other side of the Uhwarrie Nat forest ain't it? Think I've been through there, did used to go to Uhwarrie a lot (the shooting range used to be nice until they got a new RO)
__________________
1988 Ranger, 2.3L, Manual Trans, 2WD

Also drives a 2009 Chevy HHR SS, trifecta tuned at 26psi boost

Also drives an Advance SC3000 Floor Scrubber
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-16-2017, 11:35 AM
mxpxpunkrock1987 mxpxpunkrock1987 is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 744
Default Re: Hello from NC

welcome to frf happy trails if u need something diagrams they call me the alldata guy anyways have a wonderful time on the site
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-16-2017, 07:19 PM
bigfisher bigfisher is offline
F150 FX4 Owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 14,051
Default Re: Hello from NC

Quote:
Originally Posted by gunblaize View Post
Hey that's not too far from me, that's just on the other side of the Uhwarrie Nat forest ain't it? Think I've been through there, did used to go to Uhwarrie a lot (the shooting range used to be nice until they got a new RO)


Roughly an hour from Uwharrie


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
2017 Mustang GT Performance Pack
2013 F150 FX4 5.0 - Sold
1998 Jeep Wrangler TJ 4.0 5spd - Sold
2001 Mustang Bullitt - Sold
2005 Level II - Sold
2001 Integra GSR - Sold
1999 XLT - May 2013 TOTM - Totaled
Quote:
Originally Posted by 2004 fx4 level II
fuckin Nissan shhhiitttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search