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New member of the family! [many pics, but 56k ok!]

Well...no, a poor innocent Japanese girl isn't pregnant [at least I hope not!], but there is a new member, to the ever growing family of Swoop-mobiles!

Mustang's and Ranger's go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly -- so when I found this JEWEL of a 1995 Ranger Splash...I wanted to know more.

Upon further investigation, I noticed that it was an "X" in the VIN number! Oh gosh, I said...it's a 4.0! Now, I bet it's a freakin' Automatic.. NOPE! 5-speed. Well, I know it has to be trashy and super high mileage. Well, this thing is super nice, and relatively low mileage [93,000] for a 1995. I mean, it IS 10 years old. That's less than 10,000 miles a year. But it has bench seats, right? Buckets! It's a damn near twin to my old 1994 Splash.

NOTHING, will ever replace my old Splash. It was perfect. I do, however, like the new dash, new seats and layout of the inside of this truck, and lower miles. My Dad is going to look at my old Splash as well, on Wednesday. It has 130,000 miles, no power windows or locks, but is still very nice, plus it has a sunroof I put in. I am gonna see if I can buy mine back, do some swapping and modding between them, and then off the other one. Here are some memory pictures of my old Splash...His name was "Stan"...





This new one has power windows and locks, tint on the rear window -- and something odd...a Chrome front bumper, instead of the body color painted bumper. That is easily fixed with a bumper and a phone call. No, it hasn't been wrecked. The guy said he changed it as the paint was coming off the steel, and he had a thing for Chrome. Whatever...easily fixed, like I said.

Nice tires, chrome Splash wheels, immaculate interior...beautiful.

The only thing I don't like is the chromie bumper, and the non "93-94" Splash grill -- but I can fix that as well.

Here is the new one, that is now mine:





















Now I have me a perfect Mustang, and a darn near and soon to be, perfect Splash. Both of my favorite vehicles, along with a Skyline in Japan...not bad for 22 years old, 'eh? Now I just need a house. Oh, I didn't tell you, did I? More on that, later...

Discuss, please.
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its mini-shannon!
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AWESOME! Glad you've found something to make you happy =D
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I love that truck and it looks really nice! Def. would look better with the painted bumper but as you said, easy fix. I like that a lot.
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looks awsome...is this over in japan?

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Nice adam glad to see you got one back you always talked about it. should have to come see it one day when your back
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cool!!!
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ahhh i knew you'd get another ranger

w00!!!
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Awesome Adam!!
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Pretty cool that you found it in such great condition!!! Nice find.....
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Thats another nice ride you got there
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Rock on man! She's beautiful! Congrats!
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Looks nice, even has the factory Ranger bucket seats. Rare find that one is, even more rare that is in such good shape.

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looks awsome...is this over in japan?
I was wondering the same thing.
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Hah, no this isn't in Japan. It's about 30 minutes away from my home in Michigan.

Yep, factory bucket seats, everything is stock, and I promise not to mod! Riiight.

But yeah, this thing is really a Splash, I know what to look for and all that, it just has a Chromie bumper. Power everything and totally nice.

Thanks, everyone for the nice comments, you know I couldn't stay away from the Rangers! It's in my blood!
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Very nice, its good to see some of the older gens can still hold thier luster!

While you may not like the chrome bumper its in very good shape, very shiney
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thumps up man...cant wait to see wat u can do with it..looks good..
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Nice find there, skippy.
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Looks good...
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congrats sir!!! ya done good.
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeet!!
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Are you sure it wasn't repaired? I thought the splash should have the other grill. It looks great otherwise. I love those trucks.
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that looks awsome, congrads man!
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name her Shanna .... close to Shannon but more sexier
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Are you sure it wasn't repaired? I thought the splash should have the other grill. It looks great otherwise. I love those trucks.
Yep, positive! The 1993 and 1994 Splash'es had the different grill, but then in 1995, the 2WD Splash'es got the grill on my truck, and thre 4x4's got the different grill. I plan on getting the other one anyway, I just like it better.

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name her Shanna .... close to Shannon but more sexier
Who knows, buddy. Shanna, Nannon, Shannon II...Shannon Jr? Hmm..
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