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Old 06-29-2009, 08:18 PM
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Hey guys. Glad to be here!

I drive an 89 4x4 2.9 model with 190,000 on it. It's on its 2nd engine, 5th head swap, 3rd radiator, 2nd manual tranny, 5th clutch, second rearend, etc.. BUT I love her.. She's given me almost 11 years of almost dependable service.. Plus it helps that I keep finding $100 parts Broncos and dragging those home. I currently have a Bronco II that runs well but needs a new auto tranny. I also have 2 other parts Bronco II's...

I've been wrenching on these old Rangers since owning my first 86 model over 14 years ago. Rangers are all I've ever owned. I'd like to find another 86 2wd that was MINT and RED...

I'm currently on the hunt for a rather rare configuration for a Ranger. I'm looking for a 2000 or newer, 4x4 4.0L, standard cab, manual tranny.. If I could get it with a rubber floor covering that would be even better. Although the Edge model would be prefered.. Low mileage is a must, and I'm not really wanting to spend much more than 10K

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Old 06-30-2009, 10:27 AM
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:45 AM
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Welcome! I have found a few of the model you are looking for...but not sure how far away you are willing to travel for it...
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:43 PM
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I've been looking around for one for you. I'll let you know if I come up with anything....
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Old 08-02-2009, 12:06 AM
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Oh crap! I didn't subscribe to this thread and missed you guys' replies! I have got a lead on one but it's an automatic unfortunately. The price is almost too good to pass up though.

If you guys have any leads on a manual trans model for me with the 4.0 in a regular cab then let me know by replying here or PM'ing me PLEASE.

Mileage to go get the truck is not an issue as I'll be flying out to test drive it and possibly buy, if the price is right..

I really appreciate the help!

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Old 08-02-2009, 07:02 AM
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:43 AM
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I forgot to say, thanks for the warm welcome guys!

If you find anything then that'd be GREAT!

The guy with the automatic truck is kinda waiting on me to get there, as I had a big problem with getting a rental car, so the trip got cancelled. HUGE FIASCO! I've been debt free with no loans for over 12 years so my credit sucks, and I always pay in cash, so the rental company didn't think I was worthy of one of their rentals. Little did they know I had enough cash on me to buy one of their crappy little econo-box's.. You can't even pay them in the American dollar either! Something's wrong with this country now-a-days..

Anyway, I'd appreciate any leads on a truck, and if someone finds one that I actually go buy, I'll Paypal ya some beer money...


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Old 08-03-2009, 05:39 AM
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I was hoping you would have found one by now.
And you're right, sometimes a big stack of cash is useless.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:36 AM
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I was hoping to have found one by now too..

I've never been so angry at a business before. I drove an hour with a family member to get to the Hertz office. I could've taken a match to the place.. Livid..


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Old 08-03-2009, 10:38 AM
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:49 AM
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Welcome aboard man. Wrong thread, but welcome..

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Old 08-03-2009, 11:00 AM
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I don't know if you are interested, but there is a guy that is getting rid of a 92 Bronco that needs tie rods and the rear drive shaft and that is it!!! It runs and drives fine for $500. Syracuse NY craigslist!!!! Check it out cause he is going to junk it if there isn't a buyer soon, what a moron! I would go and get it, but I don't get back to NY till the beginning of Sept!
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:11 AM
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:14 AM
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I don't need any more Bronco's. I've already got 3 of them as parts vehicles. I'm looking for a Ranger 2001 or newer basically.

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Old 09-20-2009, 11:58 PM
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Well I finally went and bought the truck after all. I flew from Indy to Chicago, then to Columbus Ohio to get her.. Had a nice drive and some quiet time with her on the trip back to Illinois from Columbus.. Talked the guy down some more in price as well.






Here's how she looked when I went to go get her..









Then I added these truck/deer savers.. As well as some window ventshade things that were the offroad version. Much larger and not the in channel kind that fell off of my last ranger.. I stole em off Ebay for less than half retail price even after shipping charges.. Brand new even.





Then since I was in a spending mood I went and got a set of these with some mud terrains..



Finally I ended up with this...





After that I spent 7 hours with the orbital and some black rubbing compound and black wax.. Turtle Wax Black kit.. That's the best stuff on the market for black vehicles IMHO..


I'll try to post up some install pics of the lights if anyone would like to see that stuff. I also installed some 4.0 SOHC decals to the sides of the powerdome hood.. Plus I did a small torsion bar crank on her just to take away a little of that 70's musclecar rake.. I had some rubbing issues on the front mud flap bolts so I removed the bolt underneath that holds the little support rod, slid it back as far as it would allow and drilled new holes and installed self tapping sheetmetal screws to fasten em back in place. It pulled the flaps back around 3 inches probably, and no more rubbing issues...

Anyway, there ya have it. I thought you guys might like to see what my dilligent searching did for me.

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