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Old 04-03-2011, 12:26 PM
Drakhiei Drakhiei is offline
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Default Just got my first ranger (Pics)

Spent $500 and it's a 2.3L 5speed with 148,xxx miles and it runs fine

Poor thing, New York hasn't been nice.

The rear.

It came with the toolbox though.

Tires are nice and at least the rims are clean.

We towed it 30 miles to my auto tech class where I can work on it.

"Part Discontinued by Ford"

Problem solved.

So it still needs the rear brakes done, new rear shocks, three spring mounts (one has been replaced already), new rear brake lines, a new rear differential cover, new parking brake cable to the driver side rear, and an oil change plus new plugs and wires.

Also, what would you guys do about this?
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:35 PM
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Looks like a great project for the money!! And a very good start to it as well.. In the last pic are you talking about the exhaust??
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:36 PM
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nice!
I also have a 92 2.3l 5spd
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:53 PM
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Looks like a great project for the money!! And a very good start to it as well.. In the last pic are you talking about the exhaust??
Yeah, I meant the exhaust, sorry for not being specific. Also, what would you guys do about the body rust? I mean the frame itself is pretty solid, it has a thin coating of rust on it but other than that it's not too bad. I am torn between actually fixing all the body rust and having a decent looking truck or just driving it and saving up for a newer ranger.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:00 PM
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Also, what would you guys do about the body rust? I mean the frame itself is pretty solid, it has a thin coating of rust on it but other than that it's not too bad. I am torn between actually fixing all the body rust and having a decent looking truck or just driving it and saving up for a newer ranger.
Given the year you should be able find find body parts in most junk yards. Just save up and replace one part at a time (bed, door,tail gate, and so on...)
Be fore you know it you have a great restored truck and you can say you did it yourself..


Opps! Forgot about exhaust.. Any local shop should be able to attach a hanger and for a few dollars 90* it out in front of the tire or behind which ever you like..
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:03 PM
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Given the year you should be able find find body parts in most junk yards. Just save up and replace one part at a time (bed, door,tail gate, and so on...)
Be fore you know it you have a great restored truck and you can say you did it yourself..
Good Idea, I would have most of the summer to start doing that.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:26 PM
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you can look on LMC truck for parts too. or if it's an easy to fix spot (somewhere without major body lines, curves, etc.) you can just cut out the area yourself and replace it with new sheet metal.
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:33 PM
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Looks like the truck was priced right.

Northern Truck I would assume?
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:01 PM
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Looks like the truck was priced right.

Northern Truck I would assume?
Finger Lakes, New York, so yeah, northern truck. I can't wait, 2-3 more years and I move to Tennessee and then a few years there and probably off to Louisiana.

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The only parts I'm actually worried about are the cab corners and rocker panels. I can just replace the bed and tailgate, the bubble on the drivers side door could probably be sanded down.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:01 PM
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off to Louisiana.
watch out for hurricanes.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:06 PM
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watch out for hurricanes.
Lol, it will probably be the northern part of the state so I can get out fast.
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:30 PM
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Good buy man. Just curious what size tires are on it? I have a 90 that is very similar and love it.
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:36 PM
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like what was previously said check out LMC they have everything for your truck

http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/fr/t.aspx

heres a link to their ranger catalog
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:23 PM
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Good buy man. Just curious what size tires are on it? I have a 90 that is very similar and love it.

I'm not sure, I could check for you tomorrow if this is still up then. The truck is up at where I take auto tech so I sadly only get 1 hour (monday-thursday) and 2 hours (friday) to work on it.
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Nice truck! I just recently bought a 90 2.3L 5 speed manual 70k. I'm having pretty similar things to change out. Brake lines, shocks etc.
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