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F100 Ranger advice needed for a rebuild

Old 06-03-2019
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Icon5 F100 Ranger advice needed for a rebuild

The plan is to work on the engine and the mechanical aspects first leaving the body for last. Right off the start I know I'll need a new carburetor as the current one leaks, I plan to replace the fuel tank as this truck was just sitting in the weather and most likely rust issues. Later I'll get a new driver side mirror the current one is cracked and windshield, new weather striping all around as the current striping is dried and breaking off. I just need your guys expertise to help get the project rolling I love this model of ranger and got it for a couple hundred I want to get it running so I have something other than my 96 4.0L extended cab to drive. New to the site any forum etiquette that I should know or if there's a better place to post this please just leave a comment.

360 V8 5.9L

Broken cover for cab light

Plan to reupholster the bench

Tail gate is broken, disconnected from the clips it still opens but you have top pull the lines that should connect to the handle

The bed is completely rotted out the previous owner had this piece of plywood over it any suggestions on how it should be covered until a new bed is in place would be great

Rust spot on the driver side of the hood appreciate any advice on how to fix it the paint is gone but hasn't really eaten away the metal yet.

Driver side rear fender

Passenger side rear fender

Front of the bed

Rear of the bed
Old 3 Weeks Ago
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Orange County, CA
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That rust is pretty extensive, especially the bed. It hasnít gotten to the frame at all?
Old 3 Weeks Ago
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Welcome to the forum

Prior to 1983 Ford used the "Ranger" name as a Trim Package, not a Model, so you have an F100 with Ranger trim

Our forum has info on the 1983-2011 Ranger Model, which is a smaller truck and completetly different power trains, so outside of general mechanics not specific to any vehicle there won't be alot of info we can share with you

We will help when we can

I would suggest registering at this forum:

They seem to have several forums for the Years of the F100s, so would have info on your model year F100
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