Okay, simple man. Cut the crap and just be normal. Take any Ranger, the one you have now. Buy a decent $3500-$5000 crate engine and drop it in. Done. Running, easy. Then drive it and smile...
I have plenty to say towards helping. But you make it way to complicated for your self. Leave the life stories out. The stories about frames and rust bodies, we don't care. True or not. Keep your posts quick, simple, to the point, and truthful. Then you'll get the help your looking for.
Otherwise, just quit and leave it alone.