Hello I am new to this site and should have joined long ago
Hello I own two 1994 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 with standard transmissions and manual locking hubs. I bought my first one in my profile picture almost 2 years ago and have loved it since. I put a rebuilt automatic transmission in it after I blew the first one out in some real sticky mud. This past summer I came across a free M5OD manual transmission and decided that I was done with automatics so I swapped in the manual. recently before this I had been looking for a parts or fixer upper ranger just to have another project. I found my other one a couple hours south of me and for a very reasonable price so i jumped on it. It is the same thing as my red ranger other than it is green and it started out as manual and doesn't have a manual shifting transfer case. So i bought that one and brought it home and started into it. I realized that i had bitten off a little more than i could chew at the moment but still kept chugging away at fixing it. I pulled the bed off and found out that on the way home I had lost the bolt for the front left shackle and that the front right shackle was just about to break through. so I bought a new shackle and replaced the bolt on the left and right side. I then realized that I had 2 broken middle leaf springs on both sides. so I called clukey's back up and ordered two of those. and I replaced the master cylinder in it because the previous owner had broken off the plastic connector that connects it to the pedal so he figured being the smart guy that he was he would slap and i bolt on it and some jb weld. well that started a headache that lasted a little while because i couldnt get all of the air out of the lines until a fellow mechanic asked a friend that is into rangers for some tips and followed his instructions and got it to work within 30 minutes. so that ranger is almost ready for the flatbed that I bought last weekend for 50 bucks. all that is left is a cross member that rotted out and needs replacing and i am putting helper springs in to stiffin it up some and make it take more weight for the trailer i also bought for it. I also need to reweld on a front shock mount because I lost that at some point. the flat bed that I am putting on it is off a 70's f350 so it is going to need a little trimming down to fit the ranger and also some reinforcement due to the rust. I am also looking at making a headache rack on the flat bed with a shelf above the cab for a toolbox and lights. This is going to be my work/play truck. Up here in northern Maine we get a little bit of snow so I am adding the flatbed mostly to be able to haul two sleds side by side. I am very excited to be a new member of this sight because almost everytime I google a question about my ranger it always sends me here for the answer.