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this is the start of my 92 Ranger build. I bought the truck fall 2009 fore $250. Thinking it would be an easy fix. It look like all it needed was a spring tower and fuel tank straps but was I ever WRONG. It wound up needing the spring tower, both rear cab mounts, tranny cross member, rear leaf spring shackles, both front calipers, exhaust from the cat back, windshield, fuel tank straps, oil change, and fuel door.
 

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Yea, tell us your plans. Looks like a good start though.
Richard
 

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Looks like a great project!
 

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That's not that bad. I had a neighbor give me an '86 ranger extended cab [free], the body was in great shape. After salvage inspection and parts it cost C$2000.00
A month later the a4ld tranny blew, Another C$2000.00
2 years later head gaskets went. Once I get around to fixing that It'll be rebuilt front to back, top to bottom. Oh, other than the tranny, I did all the work.
Richard
P.S. free isn't all it's cracked up to be.
 

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alwaysFlOoReD said:
That's not that bad. I had a neighbor give me an '86 ranger extended cab [free], the body was in great shape. After salvage inspection and parts it cost C$2000.00
A month later the a4ld tranny blew, Another C$2000.00
2 years later head gaskets went. Once I get around to fixing that It'll be rebuilt front to back, top to bottom. Oh, other than the tranny, I did all the work.
Richard
P.S. free isn't all it's cracked up to be.
No **** on free not being all it's cracked up to be. I would have called it Quits be for it got to that point.
 

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I didn't have a spare vehicle to drive when this happened. I'd already sunk $2000.00 into it and the only thing left to rebuild was the motor, which was running fine at the time. Another 1/2 decent work truck would have been ~$2000.00 anyway, and probably needed work somewhere.
Richard
 

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The Rusty spots that need to be fixed

Lovely ass bondo job that needs to be fixed

Busted ass windshield

crappy ass mirror


rusted out spring shakels

old spring tower
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new spring tower from 96 ranger

old cab and tranny mounts

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new cab and tranny mounts from 96 ranger
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old fuel door
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new fuel door
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old bumper

new bumper from 98 ranger
 

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stock rimes
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new rimes

motor 2.3 L with the 8 spark plugs

the inside
 

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I was more referring to the undercarriage as well, but it is pretty clean looking from the pics you posted body wise. I am in the rust belt as well and see many rusted beyond road worthy vehicles that should be scrapped instead of on the road.
 

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I was more referring to the undercarriage as well, but it is pretty clean looking from the pics you posted body wise. I am in the rust belt as well and see many rusted beyond road worthy vehicles that should be scrapped instead of on the road.
I know what you me man I see them all the time. like my buddys car he had the rear end rusted completly of the body on the one side and he still drove it for a few weeks.
 

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Good start. 1st turbines I've seen in years 8)
Richard
 
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