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Old 10-06-2009
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Hello from Iowa

Thought I would post up and say hello.Just picked up the second ranger I have owned. Bought a 1992 ford ranger 4x4 last weekend, it is a standard cab long box with a 4.0 and an automatic. The rear drive shaft ujoint had broke and had damaged the yoke on the drive shaft, found out that there was not a used one in the state. Ended up having a local shop cut the end off and weld on another one. Drove it home locked in four wheel drive with just the front axle. The front axle would make a popping sound when the steering wheel was turned, discovered that the ujoint on the front axle shafts were shot. Since buying it i have replaced the rear drive shaft, brakes, axle shaft ujoints, and headlight switch. I will post up some pictures tomorrow when i can get some pics in the daylight.
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welcome to R-F, Aaron!
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Thanks, i am planning on building a custom bumper and grill guard for the front of it. We get off work early in the morning and see lots of deer.
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Welcome neighbor to the south.
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welcome dude!
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^ I bought that ranger for $50 because it had the same driveshaft issue. I had the same problem no one had one in a junkyard, After calling about a thousand yards I finally asked a guy from one yard why it was so hard to find a shaft from a pretty common truck around here and he told me it is because they bend them with the fork lift when they moved the trucks from the flatbed to the yard. I ended up paying $100 to have the broke driveshaft fixed

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It ended up costing me 108 with ujoints labor and the yoke. Oreillys sold one but it was for a short box and mine is a long box. Plus there is only three years that will interchange 90-92.
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Welcome.

I'm from Marshalltown now in Ames.

Good to see another Iowan on here, there aren't many.
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Agreed! Great to see another Iowan on here. Welcome.
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welcome fellow iowan! i am originaly from the Red Oak/Stanton area. In the air force, so havnt been living there for about 3 years though lol
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Old 11-05-2009
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Sorry for the delay finally go some pictures of the ranger, and also noticed that it has a common issue the leaf springs are not attached to the frame in the rear any more. Ranger Pictures pictures by juni88126 - Photobucket
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