i figured since i have a ton a pics i could start a build thread, im doing both my rangers for this one so l have more to post and itd give me time to work on my newest addition. heres a pic of both of em:
the gray one is a 1987 ranger 2.3l l4 3spd auto 2wd. its the first one i got and the first on this thread. i got it for $400 with a rebuild engine but the tranny was slipping and it didnt run, all it needed was a fuel sender unit to crank :P. its my DD til the blue on is fixed before i go off to college.
The blue one is a 1986 ranger 2.9l v6 4x4 that had a Bodylift and the auto was swapped for a 5spd tranny. got it for $500 the guy said he might blown the engine but it ran and it sounds like a bad rod bearing or main bearing. The PO changed the gears in the rear but couldnt for the front axle, but he has the gears for the front and a roll bar.
here are my current plans for it:
replace fuel problematic areas, fix interior, install radio, spray on bed liner on frame, get it legal.
-tranny swap auto to 5spd – DONE
-repair v6 hopefully
- remove bed and bedline frame
-paint body white
- herculine truck bed, as well as floor in cab
-paint interior (no blue) , possibly red.
-diamond plate gauge pod cover
-custom center console w/ subwoofer enclosure built in
- upgrade speakers and subwoofer
-bushwacker cut-out fender flares(paint to match)
- euro style taillights, also upgrade headlights
-air horn hidden under bed
-custom diamond plate/black front bumper with winch mount hitch receiver
-rear lift shackles 2”-3” debating
- front lift coils probable 2”
-32” tires depending on gearing
- msd ignition coil w/ upgrade 8mm spark plug wires
-k&n drop in air filter w/ airbox mod
-possible wire hiding mod?
- throttle cable mod
-rear receiver hitch
-upgrade headers + remove muffler (keep dual outlet though)
-fix tailgate ( lettering saying “big daddy”)
-big Georgia bulldogs “G” magnet on tailgate
that's pretty much the idea right now, ill have pics of the first one in a few. feel free to ask questions n stuff!
here the 88 ranger the day i got it.
came with an extra bumper and tires :P
this ranger replaced this blazer, cuz the chevy just had too many problems and wouldnt pass emissions for crap!