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Old 05-20-2009, 01:20 PM
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Well I know I am new here,but might as well get something started in this section. I am not good at putting photos into threads just not sorry they are in my pictures if you would like to look at them.
I have a 1980 Benz that i bought to run biodiesel in until i got the hang of it just a test car was all.I have been driving the car for over a year and gotten the hang of making fuel. The rearend crapped out on the wagon so I started looking for a gen 1 Ranger and found a rolling body for the most part. hauled the truck ranger home and got started. So far the engine/trans is out of Ranger along with the PCM and related harness.Also pulled the stuff for the clutch and other stuff I will not be using. Next pulled the engine and trans out of the Benz along with what ever else i thought i would need pressure washed engine and pulled off trans. the next thing i going to do is test fit the engine and start mocking up mounts. If this all works out I am going to start looking for a turbo engine to install at a later date.
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:26 PM
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Can't wait to watch this thread progress!
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Old 05-20-2009, 01:26 PM
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For the truck itself I plan on giving it a rat rod look. dropping 2 inches with the factory suspension off of my 94 splash paint it flat black and put a small stack coming of of the bed just to blow black smoke out high like the the 3/4 and 1 ton trucks just to jack with some of the guys at work.
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In process installing a 5cylinder Mercedes Benz deisel into a 1987 Ranger..
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:07 PM
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Looking forward to following this project... and just FYI it's fairly simple to add images once you get the hang out of it. All you need to do is visit the picture in your album, right click the picture, click properties, copy the URL and put it in between the [IMG] [/IMG] tags.
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:03 AM
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thanks i will try that later with the pics
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In process installing a 5cylinder Mercedes Benz deisel into a 1987 Ranger..

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Old 05-21-2009, 06:53 AM
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cleaned and ready fro fabing mounts
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:26 AM
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I beat u to getting a Diesel Ranger. I have a 2006 Ford Ranger, with a I4, 3.0L tubro diesel with a 5 speed. It came that way from the factory. I live in Thailand were all there truck have diesels in them. It a great truck to. I get around 32 miles to the gollon, even if I drive fast. I will get some pics up for you. Good luck on your truck.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:27 PM
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I seen some in Australia while on vacation.They produced a few here in the states that were gen 1 but only about 3%, and those are hard to find.... sooooo going to just make my own.The Benz engine is great it will run on diesel, biodiesel. or veggy oil. Please post some pic under the hood of the engine. They sell the new diesel ranger in mexico just don't know haow to get 1 in the states.....
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94 Splash stock 3.0l with 5speed.3 inch drop beams in front with 13 inch Corba Brakes Explorer disk brake rear with Alburn locker 4:10 grears. Next step 5.0 v-8with 6 speed.

In process installing a 5cylinder Mercedes Benz deisel into a 1987 Ranger..

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Old 05-21-2009, 12:46 PM
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hi bluesplash and thairanger look in pics & vids under scooystew plus new ranger pics add at uk turbo diesel ranger 2.5 /// 30 tdci
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:34 AM
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couple of pics of whats been going on

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94 Splash stock 3.0l with 5speed.3 inch drop beams in front with 13 inch Corba Brakes Explorer disk brake rear with Alburn locker 4:10 grears. Next step 5.0 v-8with 6 speed.

In process installing a 5cylinder Mercedes Benz deisel into a 1987 Ranger..

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Old 06-02-2009, 08:51 PM
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teeny tiny pics!
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:22 AM
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the pics were done with my cell phone my be why tey are small
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:17 AM
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finally going to do the first test fit this weekend. oil leaks dried up valves adjusted and the first part of the mounts done. wish me luck lol. Will post some pics as i go .
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:13 PM
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boy i hope these benz swaps start catchin on.


i contemplated a benz for quite some time, get it done!!!
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Old 06-29-2009, 01:53 PM
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slow go got some house issues that has push it be hind. I need it running quick fuel going up again and i was running the car on waste veg oil and need to start back.lol
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