Well, the time has come, and I will probably be putting my Ranger up for sale in the next week.
Pending a mechanical inspection, I will be purchasing a 94 Explorer XLT 4 dr. 4L 5spd 4x4, it has the same drivetrain as my Ranger, just more interior space. And, it's fully loaded except leather. It drives nice, except for the transmission and CEL is on. But, with all the experience we've had in the past 3-4 years with my Ranger, we're pretty confident we can fix the problems, and we're getting a pretty decent price on it.
The 5 spd 4 doors are REALLY hard to find, and this one is in such good condition. There's a small bit of surface rust on the driver's side quarter, but that's it. Drives nice, engine runs great, no ticking, idles great.
It will be sad to see the Ranger go, especially with all the work we've put into it. I've decided to sell it as is, and not rape it for all the custom parts (bush bar, hoop steps, etc). There is so much custom work on the Ranger.... my b/f gave me the moniker "M.W.P." for "Make-Work-Project".... he jokes that he's pissed off all his hard work is now for nothing... and that I'm giving him a new project! LOL.
We're undecided as to what will be done to the Sploder. At first, I wanted to go with a 6" susp lift and 33's, but we're already planning to lift his 99 F350... and my dog is getting old and rickety...
*note to self* First project.... a doggy ramp!!
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