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Old 07-14-2015
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I am: Kevin C
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Location: Rochester, NY
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Ranger
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My First 1st Gen!!!

I bought this truck a few years ago... I was taking some back roads and spotted this Ranger sitting in a driveway with no plates... Hmm... knock knock knock "Excuse me, I was just wondering if that Ranger is for sale?" "As a matter of fact it is" So after a few minutes of playing with it, starter fluid, jumper cables, etc. fired it up and drove up and down the driveway, made a deal and left a deposit. Burrowed my brother's truck and trailer and went back to pick it up. It's a North Carolina truck, SUPER clean underneith, has not seen a New York winter! 1984 Ranger 4 cylinder, 5 speed, needed a little carb work. Odometer reads 76k, but being it's only 5 digits, I have no clue if it's 76, 176, 276. Doesn't matter much to me as it's clean and straight.

1st mod... 96 Cobra Rims...

This was memorial day weekend 2012, decided late on Sunday night that I was going to do some suspension work, so ripped it apart under the lights... Amazing how easy things came apart for a 28 year old truck. I love working on Southern vehicles! Put a flip kit on the back and reinstalled tailgate and threw on a tonneau cover.

Did not plan to leave it like this for long, but couldn't stand the backwards rake any longer. Had some cut coils sitting here s on they went until I collected the parts for beams install.

Finally pulled the cut coils last fall and installed dream beams along with spindles and brakes from a 97. Still enjoying just driving this thing with it's carbureted 4 cylinders of fiery! Oh, and I decided to do a roll-in Herculiner bed liner. I'm pretty happy with the results.

2008 Ranger XL, 2wd, 4 cyl, 5 spd...
Riding on 30x9.5 General Grabber AT2
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Old 07-14-2015
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Awesome find! Truck looks great
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Old 07-14-2015
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Very cool 1st gen
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Old 07-14-2015
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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Ranger
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Nice.. I want to do a first or second gen build. That thing is in great shape.
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