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Old 07-01-2009, 10:12 AM
brittonp brittonp is offline
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Default New 88

Hey just thought I'd track my own progress and help out anybody else out there. I just bought a 88 ranger xlt 4x4 2.3L L4. The body's in bad shape but I don't much care, just wanted a 5 spd that'd be good on gas. Got it home on Sat. Patched the exhaust, flushed the coolant, and replaced the water pump. It needs a rear drive shaft, 51 3/8" GKN, searching junkyards tonight. I noticed a power steering leak last night so today I'll find the leak and replace the suspected seals, pretty sure it's the bottom seal by the pitman arm. Gotta buyu door mirros while I'm at the junkyard. Once it runs in 2H instead of two wheeled 4H, I'll take it to the apartment, since it's at a buddies house for now and give it a full tune up and flush all fluids. I've got to rewire the horn to pass inspection, eventually it needs new shocks and brakes. Any body out there with a late 80's model with some tips or advice?
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Old 07-04-2009, 07:54 PM
Jay FX4 Jay FX4 is offline
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Welcome to the forum! Let's see some pics of this project....
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:48 PM
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Guess he didn't wannt post anymore...

Lol big bump again!

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:31 PM
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Default Re: New 88

I hear ya!! I have an 87 that I just done tons of work on, but I guess he lost interest!!
If I Can"t Weld It.....It Can't Be Welded!

If you don't have time to do it right the first time,
Where will you find the time to do it over?

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