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Old 09-29-2006
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Looking at an 88 Bronco II!

Well I might be in the RBV game again, well I guess I still am with the exploder, but I have been toying with the idea lately about getting an older Bronco II or a First gen ranger to have a little fun with. Well I am at my Parents house animal sitting as they are in DC and my Girl is in Vegas with her sorority friends (BTW dial up sucks ) so I took a little cruise through my old hometown and drove passed a 1988 Bronco II for sale. It is in decent shape for a MN car and it has a 5spd. They are asking 750 for it. I am going to test drive it on sunday and I am going to low ball him and see if he takes it. This Rig is going to be just a beater. Something I don't care about that I can have a little fun with. Definatley a Lift and some Cheap mudders and rims, Nothing pretty just tough. It definatly has potential.

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damn how many cars u have
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5 this will make 6 but the Cadillac and the roadmaster do not get driven in winter. The Charger has been in my parents shed under a tartp since 2002 waiting on me to get about 10-15K together to restore it. The explorer has been sitting since august as I hate driving it and my Wife drive the expedition (although I have it this weekend)

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I drove into town to look at it in the day light. Here are some pics.

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I shall Call Him Mini Me! LOL
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Best of all it is a 5Spd with non electronic 4x4! Finally Dual Sticks!

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cool paint job. definetly worth it for a beater.
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Cool paint job on Mini Me! Get it!
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I hate the paint job scratch it off with tree branchs!!!!
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Oh man i wish that kinda thing showed up around here


i want one of those.

2.9?
2.8?
the rare 2.3?

GET IT!

they are fun and great to customize
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i think it would be awesome... get it
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Get It!!!
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Re: engine size: It's a 2.9

I called the guy and left a message after I got back from league shooting and he has yet to get beack to me. Hopefully I can test drive it after work. I found an 87 Ranger too for $1200. Going to take a look at that also.

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i would get new hubs for it!

Warns!
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i would get new hubs for it!

Warns!
Yeah that would be on the list. It has one auto hub and one lockout!
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Yeah that would be on the list. It has one auto hub and one lockout!
REALLY!

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couple rattle cans and some big tires and it would be nice.
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Get some pics. up of that Ranger! How does a 2.9 do on/off-road?
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Get some pics. up of that Ranger! How does a 2.9 do on/off-road?
from what i hear the 2.9 has more ***** than the 3.0
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My 88 2.9 5 speed ,would run low 10's in the 1/8, lot's of torque for a small motor.
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