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 Posted: Thu Nov 1st, 2018 06:37 pm
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veedubtuner wrote:
Just joined today. Bought my first Ranger 2 weeks ago. 2001 XLT 2.3L 5spd 2wd single cab stepside.


That's a good lookin truck! You'll love the 2.3l, it's a great engine. For anyone saying it's slow as all get out, it's not really. It's still a 4 cylinder and still a truck, but it's got a little zip to it in the higher rpms. Welcome to F-R!



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 Posted: Thu Nov 1st, 2018 07:32 pm
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Thanks, not too concerned about speed or power, that's what my GTI is for :D. Mostly got it for winter use/daily driving to/from work and hauling stuff. It's a lot nicer now that it's detailed outside. Inside is my focus this weekend. Seats and door panels are trashed and the drivers side seat belt doesn't retract so I'm hitting the local salvage yards for replacements and upgrades hopefully.



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 Posted: Fri Nov 2nd, 2018 03:41 pm
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veedubtuner wrote:
Thanks, not too concerned about speed or power, that's what my GTI is for :D. Mostly got it for winter use/daily driving to/from work and hauling stuff. It's a lot nicer now that it's detailed outside. Inside is my focus this weekend. Seats and door panels are trashed and the drivers side seat belt doesn't retract so I'm hitting the local salvage yards for replacements and upgrades hopefully.
Welcome...love your screen name.

I was just explaining to my wife the other day that I finally figured out why I was attracted to owning my old 93 Ranger.

After all, I've been tinkering on it non-stop since I bought it back in March of this year trying to get all the worn parts quirks out of it!

After a lot of thought it hit me and I explained it like this....

I said...these old Rangers are kinda like VW Bugs were back when I was in High School...they were friggin everywhere and parts were dirt cheap.  So back then they were a tinkerers dream!

Rangers now are like Bugs were then....they're are all over the craigslist ads and the junkyards are full of them.  Pretty much anything you need can be found dirt cheap.

Besides, its kind of addicting and fun treasure hunting, lol.

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 Posted: Fri Nov 2nd, 2018 03:46 pm
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Vincenthdfan wrote:
veedubtuner wrote:

Thanks, not too concerned about speed or power, that's what my GTI is for :D. Mostly got it for winter use/daily driving to/from work and hauling stuff. It's a lot nicer now that it's detailed outside. Inside is my focus this weekend. Seats and door panels are trashed and the drivers side seat belt doesn't retract so I'm hitting the local salvage yards for replacements and upgrades hopefully.
Welcome...love your screen name.

I was just explaining to my wife the other day that I finally figured out why I was attracted to owning my old 93 Ranger.

After all, I've been tinkering on it non-stop since I bought it back in March of this year trying to get all the worn parts quirks out of it!

After a lot of thought it hit me and I explained it like this....

I said...these old Rangers are kinda like VW Bugs were back when I was in High School...they were friggin everywhere and parts were dirt cheap.  So back then they were a tinkerers dream!

Rangers now are like Bugs were then....they're are all over the craigslist ads and the junkyards are full of them.  Pretty much anything you need can be found dirt cheap.

Besides, its kind of addicting and fun treasure hunting, lol.

Thanks! Yea that's one of the things that attracted me to the Ranger is that, because of their popularity, parts are readily available and not too pricey.



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 Posted: Mon Nov 5th, 2018 01:42 pm
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welcome!! Rangers are awesome! I personally like the 2.3L trucks, for a 4 banger its a good one.....zippy and good MPG, reliable as a Vdub!!



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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2019 03:11 pm
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Hello all im trying to find a floorpan for a 1985 standard cab ranger that I put together a few years ago.I need the complete floor pan ,not the repair panels.It has a 1988 5.0 efi aod in it along with a dozen or more other mods in it.I want to rebuild it but I need the floor pan first.thanks for any input on this Ron

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 Posted: Fri Feb 1st, 2019 04:00 pm
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Ron, welcome to F-R. I checked all over the internet & with LMC Truck & it seems no one makes a full floor piece for the Rangers just the patch panels.



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 Posted: Sat Mar 16th, 2019 03:24 am
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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)

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 Posted: Sat Mar 16th, 2019 11:44 am
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Hello Dave, welcome to F-R. I am driving my 3rd Ranger, & my wife is driving her 3rd Explorer Sport.




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 Posted: Sun Mar 17th, 2019 06:22 am
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racsan wrote:
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)
Hey, glad you came to check it out here!!! Once these guys see how far you've come making your ranger out of 2trucks in 2 years they will be impressed!!!

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racsan wrote:
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" ?

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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.
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racsan wrote:
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" ?

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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 !
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the "R-140" is my own made-up model designation, since this was turning into a 70's tribute truck and i had moved the ranger nameplate to the back upper bedside, i needed something on the front fender where the ranger emblem had been. the 74-76 full size trucks had whatever they were there, such as "F-150". i figured id go with "R" for ranger, and 140 for engine displacement. (2.3/140 c.i.d.) plus 140 is a little less than 150 and its not quite a 1/2 ton truck. i thought about "R-50" but dodge used that once upon a time with there D-50 model compact trucks ( that were really made by mitsubishi ) just call it my own personal customazation. its certianally one of a kind.



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racsan wrote:
the "R-140" is my own made-up model designation, since this was turning into a 70's tribute truck and i had moved the ranger nameplate to the back upper bedside, i needed something on the front fender where the ranger emblem had been. the 74-76 full size trucks had whatever they were there, such as "F-150". i figured id go with "R" for ranger, and 140 for engine displacement. (2.3/140 c.i.d.) plus 140 is a little less than 150 and its not quite a 1/2 ton truck. i thought about "R-50" but dodge used that once upon a time with there D-50 model compact trucks ( that were really made by mitsubishi ) just call it my own personal customazation. its certianally one of a kind.
OK on that !
Everyone has a reason for their naming things.

Never did it except for one vehicle, and that's another story.

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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 !
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