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Old 01-27-2011, 03:15 PM
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Hey peeps, my name is Joel, I live in a town outside Portland, Oregon called Hillsboro. For years I have wanted to purchase a 4x4 vehicle to get around when it snows and to play with in the summer, I considered many brands and models, with CJ-5/7 or a Ranger on the top of my list. This winter I had the opportunity to purchase a used 88 Ranger 4x4 for $1200 so I snatched it up. This is a 2.9L V6 job so there should be plenty of power to go around yet light enough to keep my pockets from being empty from refills.

There are a few things on it that need fixing and I'd like to install some aftermarket accessories as well.

I'm considering a motor swap to a Cummins 4BTA or similar... Still not sure yet, as those engines seem to be pretty expensive and then there's the smell..

I am also a fan of firearms, and am planning on purchasing my first sidearm!! Excited. Goin with a Ruger GP100 .357 Revolver

Well.. that's a bit about me, if anyone has any suggestions for parts or whatever, or would like to go off-roading or shooting, drop me a line.
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:09 PM
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Welcome to FRF!

From Centralia, WA!
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:11 PM
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Welcome to FRF! Nice choice on the truck and sidearm. Post some pics of your truck when you can. And When you get your gun post specs and pics here -------->>>> http://www.fordrangerforum.com/off-t...ost-em-up.html
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:55 PM
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welcome to FRF, Joel!
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:00 PM
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welcome to the forums
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:01 PM
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:05 PM
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sounds like a cool truck!
isn't hillsboro where the little people big world show was?? hahaha

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Old 01-27-2011, 09:52 PM
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:38 AM
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Well, thanks for the huge welcome guys! And yes, the little people big world family lives out here.when I was working retail a few years ago, they came into my Best Buy and purchased a home theater system from me! XD

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Goin off-road for the first time in the ranger this weekend! My buddy just got an 87 bronco ii so we're going to go on some easy trails and see how they perform. Wish us luck!
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:35 AM
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:01 AM
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Welcome to FRF! Trucks and guns, yeah!
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:47 AM
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