Here's a shot of the interior.
Painted the engine compartment while I had the drivetrain out.
Got the shortblock back and began to paint/assemble the engine.
Engine block/pan/lower and upper intake manifold are semi-gloss black, and the valve covers are flat blue.
Got the engine back in.
Stabbed the distributor and got the BBK shorty heads on
All assembled, back in the car.
Here's a better picture of the wheels.
I still need to take some final-complete pictures of the car and the engine in the car, and upload the before pictures of the engine compartment.
I have also installed: new rear shocks, fuel filter, slotted front rotors/new pads/wheel bearings, starter solenoid, trans cross-member bushings, MAC pro-dump mufflers, smog pump delete. Once I pass emissions (only have to once, next year it will be antique in GA and it won't be required to test) I'll put an off-road x pipe on it, and re-gear the rear end to 3.73. Stock is 2.73
This will be my daily driver for a while (only have a 5 mile commute) so I'm not going to do anything crazy to the engine just yet. It's still speed density and I want to convert it to mass-air before I do anything internal anyways.
The red interior; I'm going to leave it. I want to keep the body and interior original to this car. There are too many fox's rolling around that have interiors changed, body parts changed to look like a gt, or alot of aftermarket body parts etc.
As far as the ranger, I sold the engine/trans/t-case, both axles, wheels and tires, and I took what was left of the body and frame (cab forward) to the scrap yard.