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May be driving out to get a 302 Ranger tomorrow. Need some info

How do the trucks compare price wise to the truck with the stock engine?

What is approx value of this one (ballpark)

Would I be able to sell fast if need be?

Paying cash, do not plan on selling right away, but always like to have an escape plan.

1987, really fubar'd windshield, auto, needs paint (but body is strait), 1970's 302, recently freshend up (pistons, rings, gaskets), carb engine, does not run (turns over, gets fuel, no spark), Flow Master exhaust.

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i would pay maybe $100 for it. stuff like that has little to no value, even in perfect running condition, just because people well never want to worry about it. highly modified cars just drop down to practically zero value, UNLESS you can find a guy who wants exactly what you have.

if you want my personal opinion (and i do have a little experience) dont buy or put any money into it. you could find a ranger in good shape with the same swap, running, freshly painted, etc for $2000 or less
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Ok. Will pass. Thanks.
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haha man i dont want you to make a decision based on what i said alone, i just want you to make an INFORMED decision. older custom mini trucks are a dime a dozen, i mean that literally and figuratively. if that is what you woud like, you can find one in much better shape and not have to sink so much cash into it
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CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION is key. I bought a '88 S10 w/ a 406 small block for $2000....didn't run(blown head gasket), but had LOTS of goodies, including a 12.04 strip slip in the 1/4 mile. Had a great body, newer paint, basically a nice truck the former owner bought for $6000.

As an example above, it all depends on condition of body, rust, dents, running, and lots of other stuff too......overall condition. Heck, you can probably get this thing for less than $500, again depending on condition and how stubburn the owner is.

ENJOY.

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would this ranger with the 302 happen to be in michigan?
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No, its in Ohio.
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cause one of my buddys has a nice old ranger with a 302 and i didnt kno if hat was the same truck you were talkin bout
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**** where in ohio?


is it online or anything?
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**** where in ohio?


is it online or anything?

I think grove city. Of your really interested Ill get you the number.
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naw, im not interested in the truck for myself, i was just wonder about the info so we can give you a better opinion ourselves
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ya right scotty dont kid yourself
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I would pass on it, unless you plan on it being a long project truck. Usualy when an engine doesnt run, there's always something else wrong with it, and then some
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I had an 88 ranger with a 302 in it. and I will NEVER have another! You will be constantly messing with.
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I had an 88 ranger with a 302 in it. and I will NEVER have another! You will be constantly messing with.
thats the fun of it haha.
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