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Old 01-13-2012
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My bad guys, it isn't a crew cab...don't know why I thought that last night. But here is the link.

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2797759902.html

Few more miles then I thought too...92k
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Old 01-14-2012
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Looks like a clean old truck. Good luck with the sale. I considered an extra cab but really wanted the crew, the extra door was well worth it.
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You were the reason i joined up this forum from your cardomain, i loved your ranger and i'm still working on making mine into a do it all truck.
same here. that ranger was nice!
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Old 01-15-2012
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I would love to find one of those. Minus the gas mileage haha.

I don't know about those D-window style wheels, I've seen some other earlier wheels that are alot nicer. And of Classic IIs always look good haha.

A tube grille guard would be a nice change as well.
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nice crewcab, but you could have put a child seat in the supercab of the ranger, did it on my '88 the seat belt didnt hold it down very tight, so i used tarp straps to keep it secure in place on the jump seat, it was a smaller child seat though, the newer ones are a bit big to fit on the jump seat, sure it was mounted sideways but it did the job fine.
This is pretty much the worst idea I have ever heard. Ever. How could you, as a responsable adult, "secure" a child seat into a vehicle with tarp straps? Mounting a child seat sideways is equally stupid. What do you think would happen to the occupant of that seat if you were involved in an accident? Then giving this as advice! I'm not trying to offend you, what you did put a child at risk.

To the OP. Congrats on your beautiful child. Nice truck too! The body looks great. You made the correct choice for you family.

To get better fuel economy, an overdrive transmission would make the most difference. A quality engine rebuild/replacement built for torque will make the most of the overdrive gear.
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Old 01-17-2012
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I love both of those trucks! Wish I would have found your ranger when I was looking. That is beautiful and decked out. I hope to make mine like yours or find a clone of yours already done.
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Old 01-18-2012
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I got plans to paint those wheels black ( like i did to the ranger) and for whatever reason I love that old farm hand style bumper. Im gonna repaint that, but Im still on the fence if i should paint it with bed liner. I also got a set of super duty front springs from a 03 F250 that will put about 2-3" lift on the front. Im not in any hurry to pull the motor or trans just to gain a few mpgs. But I currently have a fuel heater on it and have gained about 20% better fuel economy and have more ideas with a fuel vaporizer ( not an HHO system). And Im glad somebody else thought that the tarp strap for the child seat was a bad idea..... not with my little angel!!!! Im moving to Pismo beach area and cant wait to get this thing out to the dunes and do a little camping with the family..... im also thinking about getting a little baja bug to go putting around with. This is why I got this truck for family fun time!!!!
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They don't build them like they use to. Nice 77.
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i love it! it looks amazing! congratulations on the family and the truck!
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Old 02-10-2012
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So after all this chatter about keeping my truck, I did something that some people may not agree with. I had a guy approach me with an interesting offer for a trade. At first I said no way, but then I thought about all the options. It seems the trade had more pros than cons. I traded my beloved truck for a 1977 FJ 40. It seems these things are worth alot more $$$ than I ever imagined. Im selling it and am going to pay off all my hospital maternity bills and most of my credit cards and still have enought to get a little baja bug for the dunes. I really couldnt say no, the kid came from $ and didnt care of the overall value of the trade, he just loved my truck and was willing to take a loss on his FJ to get it. Still sad to see my truck go, but its going to feel good to have some bills paid off.



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I'm crushed. But, at least you're paying the bills, which in the end is more important.

Maybe I'll see it on Craigslist or eBay someday
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Old 02-10-2012
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sorry, it was unexpected and happened so fast, but I will absolutely be getting another 70's F250 down the road. Probably a project than I can build over time, like yours.
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I like the FJ but the truck was sweet too. Gotta do what's best for you and your family.
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I saw a beautiful 79 crewcab today. It was two-tone red and creme, lifted a little, and I'm about 98% sure it had a Cummins in it. Oh my!

Nice FJ you've got there too!
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That's a clean FJ. It sucks the crew is gone but like mentioned, you have to do what is best for you.
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Old 02-12-2012
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just for the h*ll of it, I found a couple of really clean classic broncos on CL and asked if they wanted to trade. No real responses yet. Have you heard of the guy who started out with a Razor cell phone and began trading on CL and kept trading up til he got a Porsche Boxer. WTF.... I want to do that!!!
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just for the h*ll of it, I found a couple of really clean classic broncos on CL and asked if they wanted to trade. No real responses yet. Have you heard of the guy who started out with a Razor cell phone and began trading on CL and kept trading up til he got a Porsche Boxer. WTF.... I want to do that!!!
lol thats funny! Never heard of it though.
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i lvoe those FJ's!
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Well I never traded the FJ for a classic Bronco, but did end up selling it. I now own my baby and dont owe the hospital anything and had enough for another old crewcab...... i think im addicted. Best thing is, it has a 12V Cummins stuffed in it and will get better mileage than the ranger. The guy lived up by my inlaws and dropped it off at their house. I get to go pick it up in a couple of weeks when I go for a visit. I cant wait.



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I effing hate you so much. I mean congrats on getting rid of the bills

But that's my dream truck, 12V Cummins in a 73-79 crewcab.

I'm coming to find you lol
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Awesome truck!!!
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That thing is sick! Especially with the cummins!
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You have to be one of the most lucky guys I've seen to go from a hard to find clean 77 crewcab to a rare Old FJ to another 77ish crewcab with a Cummins in it?? You don't get luckier than that!
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You have to be one of the most lucky guys I've seen to go from a hard to find clean 77 crewcab to a rare Old FJ to another 77ish crewcab with a Cummins in it?? You don't get luckier than that!
^ This... anyone very rarely gets much luckier than that.

Beware, I'm afraid something bad might happen soon. I've found that luck seems to be like the weather... nice for a few days, then bam! Thunderstorms all over for a week.

Or you might just be lucky, lol.
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Very nice finds sir. Continue sharing as you keep upgrading!
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