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 Posted: Sun Aug 19th, 2018 09:15 pm
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My buddies daughter(17) bought a $550 ranger.  I agree to help fix it.  I finally understand what you guys mean when you say these rust.

It needs manifold gaskets and im terrified to pull them. I can already tell all the studs are going to break.



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Ugh I've broken them on not so rusty rangers.

If the manifold gaskets are blown it might be deeper.... like clogged cats.



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JAMMAN wrote:
Ugh I've broken them on not so rusty rangers.

If the manifold gaskets are blown it might be deeper.... like clogged cats.

Its missing a stud.  So it needs done regardless



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What engine?



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I wish he would have let me look this over. Its a huge pile



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You can polish a turd. I've proven it on 0ast projects.



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She's going to be 1500+ into this truck when I'm done. And its a 230k mile 3.0 thats 2wd.

I'd have sold her mine for 3k maybe 3500. And its been gone through, a 4x4 and a 4.0



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It still will be a good learning experience for her and that you cant put a price on



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black06xlt wrote:
It still will be a good learning experience for her and that you cant put a price on
Yup.  That's the plan  she's going to learn a lot.

I snapped a few pics today...







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Not bad I've seen worse but have scrapped better. Should be a fun project. We all have to start somewhere. Next step should be starting her membership here on FR



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