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PropertyCO 04-24-2011 07:35 PM

351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
Years ago, back in the mid/late 90s my dad and uncle dropped a built 351w and a built trans into a 88 ranger, they claim it did consistent 12s on street tires, wouldn't doubt it.

in late 1999 a bolt was sucked down the carb and caused it to bend a valve and a rod, my dad was in the process of moving into our current house, so he couldn't work on it, he pulled the heads and coated the block in grease, to prevent rust.

I pulled it out of the bottom of my barn today, after about two or so hours of cutting down a fallen tree and roof outside of the barn door.

Gonna fix it up and drive it, needs work on the breaks, interior cleaned, etc.

A lot of work, hopefully it'll be salvageable.

It's clearly coated in a lot of dust and bat turds, but the body's in great shape other than some bubbling around the rear fenders.

http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/962/80285449.png

DiabloBlanco 04-24-2011 07:38 PM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
HUGE RESOLUTION hahaha nice truck, with some work she will be a beauty!

jacobxstanley 04-24-2011 07:40 PM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
nice! bet that'll spin tires!

AlxGry 04-24-2011 07:42 PM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
gen 1 are seriously so fuckin awesome. Since theyre simple theyre pretty easy to restore too. I want a single cab one with a visor. SAS that bastard....shit maybe and ext cab would be cool too.

DiabloBlanco 04-24-2011 07:43 PM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
Just noticed the cobra emblem, awesome. im jealous

PropertyCO 04-24-2011 08:07 PM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
I used to love riding around in this thing when i was 8.

When i get the dust off it i'll take another picture, paint held up nice.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE square bodies, i got a 97 i drive daily, and this will make my life complete.

Gotta find a set of affordable heads, on a high school student budget, deal is, i fix it, i keep it.

Want to apologize for the high resolution, 12mpx camera and i keep the res high on purpose, but didn't think about it when i uploaded it, i'll resize it in the morning.

Thanks for the feed back, wish me luck guys!

DiabloBlanco 04-24-2011 08:10 PM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
dude I envy you!

AlxGry 04-24-2011 08:10 PM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
yeah box body old school trucks are swet. I want an f150 box too. Man if i had endless money for trucks....that would be the perfect life

PropertyCO 04-24-2011 08:20 PM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
I'm sad that all the new vehicles are rounded, they tried to bring back the classic square shape in a few retro cars, but failed. I love how square and sharp all the cars used to look...

Always wanted a vehicle people would be jealous of, almost everyone's got a loud sound system, a lot of people have drops and lifts, but not many people really have a built up classic like this...

joshyddog 04-24-2011 10:10 PM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
Sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

STL 04-25-2011 01:47 AM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
Nice truck needs some exterior cleaning but overall nice looking.

FordDude1991 04-25-2011 02:21 AM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
engine picsssssss dont care if its broke or not lol

me likey 351

DHEM 04-25-2011 01:32 PM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
1st gens are the best

PropertyCO 04-25-2011 08:21 PM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
How the engine sits right now:
http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/6539/p1090544p.jpg

Anyone have any suggestion as for heads that'll fit in this?

Was told i have to get some short ones, because of clearance issues...

Not sure where to start with restoring this, will be cleaning the grease out on Wednesday though.

Edit:
Sorry for the weird lighting and the frame around the pic, was out taking pics of stuff when i took that pic, it's like a week or so old, took the pic when it was still in the barn.

I want a windshield visor for this, they look amazing on the 80s trucks, what's the thing called that sits behind the cab? i'm not sure how to describe it.

Fordzilla80 04-27-2011 09:23 AM

Re: 351w in a 1988 ranger [56k warning]
 
The thing that goes on the back of the cab is called a razorback.

http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos..._1604585_n.jpg


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