Joined: Fri Dec 22nd, 2017
Interests: Rangers, Photography, Metal bending
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hello, im Dave and im a rangerholic.... ha ha. im in my late 40s and live in central ohio. ive had a total of 5 rangers. my current truck is a 94 reg cab longbed, 2wd. at the time i bought it i was without wheels and only had 800 to get me something to drive. i found this poor "junkyard dog" on letgo online classifieds. the prevoius owner was just a kid, had very little knowledge of the truck. it was well worn and in really bad shape in many ways, i didnt even know the half of it until i got it home. but it would run and drive. i had many parts on hand, one big "part" being a 97 reg cab longbed that i had bought as a project, i only paid 500 for it but found out it was needing more than i wanted to put in it. i was goofing off in a field with it and rolled it on its roof one day. i took parts from the rolled truck and other parts i had on hand plus a trip or two to the boneyard for parts. the johnny cash song "one peice at a time" came to mind and when i ended up making two diffrent color body sections be a custom two-tone paint scheme, i figured id go "70s style" with this. check out my flickr alblum in the signature for all the details and changes. im not done yet, the latest thing ive done is move the ranger badge from the fender up front to the rear bed side, and on the front fender ive made this a "R-140" model. i just added a set of 1976 full wheel covers to my winter wheels. summer rims are 15" deer paws from my 93 4x4 i once owned. i swapped out the stock 3.45 rear axle for a 98 4.10 so i can tow, the 2.3 has a new head on it and fuel injectors from a 302 V8. transmission is stock but with a hurst shifter. my next thing to do is continue the silver on the cab along the top of the doors and along the front fender, ending in a point. (like the starsky and hutch torino) ive had this ranger 2 years now, its becoming a favorite. (i dont know why the picture posted sideways)
Hello Dave, I am a Rangerholic too !
I hadn't read your Intro when I posted to your thread.
Also, what is an "R-140 Model" ?
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
Large Tube Rear Axle, 31 Spline - FX4, 4.56 Gears, OX Locked
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15" BFG ATs,
Hurst Shifter w/Longer Replacement Shift Handle with (Homemade) Mounting Adapter; 1.5" up x 1" back.
Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !