Another East TN, Ranger Fan - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Member Introductions New to Ranger-Forums.com? Please take a moment and introduce yourself.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-28-2010
Knight Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Maryville, TN
Posts: 18
Another East TN, Ranger Fan

Hello, Everyone, I recently purchased my second Ranger, a 2000 model 3.0 4x4 with 129,000 miles on it. The truck runs and drives like a vehicle with 50,000 miles on it. It has been maintained well. The biggest problem with this truck is that it was from upstate NY where there is lots of road salt use and it suffers from some serious rust. I did get a really good deal on it though. Everything else that I found in the same price range had 275,000 miles on it plus other problems mechanically and/or structurally.

My first Ranger was an 84' 4x4 2.3 that threw the timing belt at 69,000 miles. Since it was paid for the only option was to go big with a 5.0 C6 combo. I had the motor built and I installed and tuned a Holly Projection system. I also installed a 3" body lift and an aluminum 3 core rad. This truck had the flaky gray paint job from the factory, so I had I painted Bimini Blue and used cast aluminum 10 hole Craiger wheels with 32x11.50 Remington MT's. I will dig up some pics if anyone is interested.

I see that there are many members here from MI. I am originally from MI. in the Ludington area and my sister lives in Westland. I love the state, hate the winters.

Correction: I feel like an idiot, the 2k is my third Ranger. My second Ranger was a 91' 2.3 5 speed short box 2x XLT reg cab that I purchased new and ended up giving to my first wife when we divorced. I guess that I had blocked it from my mind. She still has it and I think it has around 130,000 miles on it. It still seems kind of un-natural to see her husband driving my truck around. Life goes on.

Scott Anthony

Last edited by Knight Ranger; 04-30-2010 at 07:43 AM. Reason: correction
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-29-2010
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
Welcome Scott. Ludington eh lol do the sand dunes much LOL...

I am near westland in livonia right now and down in Knoxville tn quite a few times a year


btw your near Farragut. we have a meet down there couple times a year. look for the Knoxville meet thread in aug.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-29-2010
Knight Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Maryville, TN
Posts: 18
Hey, Zach, Yeah, I'm 30 min from Farragut straight down 140 Pellissippi Pky. My wife and I frequent the Turkey Creek Smoky Mountain Brewery at every opportunity. Yes, I love Silver Lake dunes but it's way to busy there in the last 10 or 12 years. Have you done the Tellico trial ride here? Or the Coal Creek ride up on the wind farm?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-29-2010
Machine090767's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 6,410
welcome to R-F, Scott!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-29-2010
94Ranger355's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Athens, TN
Posts: 616
Icon14 WELCOME!

I was just over in your neck of the woods yesterday.....decided to take the scenic route home from K-town.

You still have this 84 5.0?

Look forward to meetin ya at the K-town meet Aug 13-15.

Last edited by 94Ranger355; 04-29-2010 at 07:12 AM. Reason: spellin
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-29-2010
RLong31's Avatar
The Ban Hammer
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monrovia, IN
Posts: 2,629
Welcome to RF. Let's see pics of both trucks.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-29-2010
03crewcabranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Mty, Mx
Posts: 1,031
Welcome to RF!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-29-2010
Knight Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Maryville, TN
Posts: 18
Tim, I sold the 84' 5.0 in 92' to my ex-brother-in-law who took it back to MI and drove it until he sold it in 06'. The only reason that I sold it when I did was due to it getting stress cracks developing through the body from twisting and flexing beyond what any vehicle should be exposed to. My ex-brother-in-law doesn't drive nearly as aggressive as I do, so it suited him just fine.

By the way I am a huge Jeep fan too. I have owned many Jeeps over the years; from a 43' Willis resto project and several TJ's to a Grand Cherokee.

Ryan, I will have to take my old pics to Walgreens and scan them to disc then I will post some pics.

Thanks Everyone,

Scott
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-30-2010
Knight Ranger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Maryville, TN
Posts: 18
Here's some pics that I took yesterday of my 2k.








Last edited by Knight Ranger; 04-30-2010 at 12:11 PM. Reason: edit pics
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-05-2010
Rolldogg's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 3,424
Welcome
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-05-2010
johnunderwood's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Powell,Tn
Posts: 23
Welcome

Welcome Scott.
I live in The Powell area Near Oak Ridge. Good to know someone else is here from Tennessee....
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-31-2011
sheltonfilms's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 631
If you ever have any problems with that 2000 let me know. I got the Ford Service/Shop Manual for that year and the wiring diagrams. Plus I live like 20 mins away.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-01-2011
Dirty Ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 456
Welcome To RF
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to Buy: 3.0l Good Clutch-Fan or E-Fan setup. Skuce Engine & Drivetrain 6 09-08-2009 10:46 PM
Re-installing stock fan - Goodbye e-fan! buzzair General Ford Ranger Discussion 28 06-08-2007 06:00 PM
Flex Fan VS. E fan bryanjints 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 13 12-22-2006 05:12 AM
Fan clutch or Electric fan....??? CaptainScarlet General Technical & Electrical 19 03-19-2006 05:08 AM
Fan clutch went bad -- squeal/squeak -- going electric fan n3elz 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 38 11-01-2005 05:34 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:18 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.