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Old 12-30-2017, 06:47 AM
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Smile Alex from Maine

Hi all, good to be here.

Little bit about me:

Name: Alex
Occupation: Digital Marketer
Location: Auburn, Maine
Age: 24 (almost 25)

Some of my hobbies include spending time with my family and friends, dog (Luke), and pursuing fitness through weight lifting, cycling, and clean eating. I also enjoy working on various projects and have a bit of an electrical background, though I'm quite rusty at the moment.

I picked up my first Ford Ranger two nights ago after finding it freshly posted to Craigslist. I've owned a few newer vehicles before, as well as a couple other "older" Fords; my first car was a 1999 ZX2, and my next was a 1993 Crow Vic LX.

This Ranger was owned by an older gentleman who would garage the truck at the start of each winter before flying down to Florida until the following spring. Because of this, the truck does not have the rust or related issues that are attributed to Maine winters.

I purchased the truck from the gentleman's son, who had just installed new tires and done basic maintenance on it. Front-end alignment was done 3 weeks ago at the same time as the new tire mounting.

It's bone stock as far as I can tell, and has been maintained better than most other cars currently on the road - regardless of their age.

Some details on the truck:


Year: 1997
Color: Green
Regular Cab / Short Box
2WD / 2.3L / Manual Transmission
Odometer: 146,500 miles

Currently on fresh studded snow tires and came with new all season tires for the summer. Lifetime free mount and balancing at the shop that mounted them too.

I'd like to keep the truck relatively stock and in perfect shape, with some subtle improvements added if and when things need replacing. I know the basics of vehicle maintenance, but am all-ears when it comes to learning about Ranger-specific preventive maintenance/repair. I enjoy working on my vehicles, but am lacking in the garage and tool departments.

It's also -21 degrees fahrenheit at the moment, and being outside in this weather for more than 90 seconds is not my idea of fun. Walking outside this morning to take the following picture was more than enough time to validate this conclusion.



Looking forward to getting to know my truck and all of you over time. Thanks!
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