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Old 10-15-2011, 03:33 PM
FordDude1991 FordDude1991 is offline
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Default 1st Gen Transformation 88 XLT

This is a thread of how my free '88 has changed since i got it.

This is how it started, not running, peeling and rusty paint:





Now after some primer,



Now some flat black paint (i think this looks amazing on 1st gens)





Things Fixed:
Rod Bearings
Main Bearings
Oil Pump
Head Gasket
Water Pump
Head Rebuilt
Wipers
Exhaust
Rust Grinded off
Timing Belt


Hopefully this will be a nice reliable DD for me, and to save some gas and mileage on the '11.

(plus its good to have a paid for vehicle in case i lose my job or something)
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: 1st Gen Transformation 88 XLT

looks good dude...i want a 1st gen ranger lol
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:38 PM
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Default Re: 1st Gen Transformation 88 XLT

2wd? kinda looks like stigs
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:40 PM
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Default Re: 1st Gen Transformation 88 XLT

yep 2wd, 5spd

i love it!

i have about 3 months work into it, mostly engine lol, only took me 5 hrs to paint it
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Old 10-15-2011, 03:57 PM
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Default Re: 1st Gen Transformation 88 XLT

I need a 1st gen project lol
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Old 10-15-2011, 04:02 PM
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Default Re: 1st Gen Transformation 88 XLT

I'm excited to get it inspected and driving,

anyone know what kind of MPG's im looking at with this 2.3 5spd?

in my '11 4.0 Auto im getting about 13.5, and im hoping this will be much better than my sport on gas
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