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Old 02-14-2011, 12:10 PM
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Hello My name is Marc and im 42 and live in Rockford Illinois which is near Chicago.
I recently sold my 1989 F-250 4x4 because I very rarily used it because it rode like a Chuckwagon and the Fuel gauge and speedo didnt work.
This left me with just one vehicle (1998 E150 Cargo van) and with it also being a Ford you never know when its gonna take a dump on you!
Dont get me wrong my last name is Ford and I absolutely will not drive anything other than a Ford! I even have Built Ford Tough! Tattooed on my back! lol
Anyway, I found this Ranger on Chicago Craigslist (Des plaines) and it needed a clutch but the price was right ($500) so I rented a car trailer and went into Chicagoland and brought this puppy home.

Its a 1993 with a 3.0 V6 5speed manual 2wd standard cab short bed and Its green in color with 162000 miles.
This truck has a really nice interior with newer tires and the guy had all of the brake lines replaced recently. And it still had just enough clutch left to load and unload it off the trailer.
I have already purchased the new clutch kit and slave cylinder but Im waiting for all this dang snow to melt off so I can have a nice dry driveway to work on.
Besides the clutch being bad the other issue I have is the fuel gauge doesnt work on this truck either but atleast the speedo does.
Ive looked on the electrical and interior sections of this forum but nobody has the exact same symptoms as mine.
I will post that symptom in the appropriate forum tho.
I just wanna say this site rocks!!! and after lurking for the last 2 weeks and veiwing all the Badass trucks I kinda wished I had held out for a 4x4.But who knows , maybe a sweet 4x4 will fall in my lap someday and Ill be selling this one or my van.

Take care and bring on Summertime already.....Marc



P.S.Ill be taking pics as soon as I can give this thing a bath and Ill postem
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:41 PM
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Welcome and best of luck with your new project!
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Old 02-14-2011, 02:46 PM
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:22 PM
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Welcome to FRF! My brother lives near Rockford I believe. He went to school at Elmhurst and lives like 20 min south. Great place to be though.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:25 PM
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welcome to the forums
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Old 02-14-2011, 04:54 PM
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:19 PM
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Thanks for the welcome everyone!!

Bugz, Your truck is exactly what im talkin about!! Badass!!

Go Bears!!!
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:37 PM
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:23 PM
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Old 02-14-2011, 07:39 PM
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welcome to FRF, Marc!
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:52 AM
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