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Old 08-02-2010, 07:35 PM
Ol' Paint Ol' Paint is offline
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Default Finally getting around to this...

Lurked for a little while, figured I should probably post here before I started asking questions elsewhere. I'm 23, and a structure and hydraulics mech. for aircraft. Despite what you may think, cars and trucks are a completely different animal to me.

My ranger, Ol' Paint, was "new to me" in August of '08. She's yet to leave me stranded, though the old girl has had a few minor problems due to things wearing out. She's an '84, with a 2.0L, 5 speed ford transmission (that's what the case says, not Mazda, though I know they're probably the same). 2wd, no power anything, no a/c, but she does boast a cassette player. The previous owner replaced the one piece rear window with one that had a sliding portion in the center that matched up with the cap, they also added a tach and a real oil pressure gauge to back up the "dummy" gauge in the dash (it sometimes stops working, though the aftermarket one never fails).

I'm one of those nuts who would love to replace the punny 2.0 with a small diesel, but I'm in no hurry.
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I have a new rear window, added a tach and an oil pressure gauge. The rest is still stock.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:22 PM
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:27 PM
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:32 PM
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:10 PM
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welcome to FRF, Mike!
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:43 AM
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:35 AM
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:39 AM
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:36 PM
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Hello all, and thank-you!
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I have a new rear window, added a tach and an oil pressure gauge. The rest is still stock.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:39 PM
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:31 PM
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:39 PM
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:16 AM
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Dam an 84! Gotta see some pics!
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:47 AM
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