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Old 01-28-2011, 06:12 AM
S1rGav1n S1rGav1n is offline
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Hello to everyone. Just bought a 1992 Ford Ranger STX Extended Cab 4x4 4.0L Standard Tranny last night. Engine runs and souds great. Needs clutch work, new exhaust(dual X frame with extra mufflers to keep the noise down as it will mainly be used to sneak into my favorite hunting spots), front differential work(goes into 4 wheel but will slip some times), and last but not least I want to lift it 4-6". Body is Poor. Previous owner bought when he was 13 and used it to stump jump on his families land, He just turned 16 and wanted something better looking to drive to school. Couldn't beat the price at $500. I have 2 adopted brothers that know a lot more about fixing vehicles than I do and they will be helping me out on most of it, but I'm probably going to be posting alot asking questions about parts interchangeablity between different year models.

Thanks from a new Ford Man,
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:46 AM
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:51 AM
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:33 AM
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Welcome to FRF, Eric!
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:28 PM
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:21 PM
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:38 PM
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welcome to the forums! and welcome to ford!
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:48 PM
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:18 PM
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:08 AM
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Thanks to everyone for the support. I'm hopeing to replace the clutch plate today. I've been trying to get to it since I bought the truck, but I've been sidetracked every day by other peoples vehicles' issues. Wife's adopted mothers van broke down while I was at work and the person who towed her back to the house wrapped the tow chain around the frame and the radiator hose. Radiator hose and bottom of the radiator gave. Wife's adopted Brothers' truck got sugared by an a##hole. Long story short, RD was in an accident when he was 17 and had to live with these people closer to town to get home study from the highschool. He bought this truck for $500, but did not have the money to transfer the title. He moved back in with his mom 3 months ago but didn't move the truck. We recieved a call two weeks ago saying that the people he had been liveing with were trying to sell his truck to someone else for $2000. They were planning on forgeing his name on everything. We intercepted them before it could be completed. In spite they sugared the truck and ran it until it shut down. We dropped the tank on it yesterday,cleaned the tank, the fuel lines, and the carb. Putting it back together today and then on to my clutch!!!
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:34 PM
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Update :
Put in clutch plate and put everything back together. Cranked her up and could not get her into first gear. Slipped into second, third, fourth, and fifth fine. Back to the house and floor is soaked with brake fluid. Went to a you pull it yard and found a new clutch master on a truck that was rolled. Almost felt bad after we pulled it out and really looked at it, we noticed that they had just replaced this one before it was rolled. Hope it's not jinxed. Got it in and everything is going into and out of gear great. As we were checking out some other things we noticed tons of cracks in the vac lines and some are just hanging. plan on replaceing all of them but have no idea where about three of them go.
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