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Old 11-19-2011
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Location: Roseville, OH
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1985 Ford Ranger - $1750.00

Category: Salvage
Status: Domestic

I have a 1985 Ford Ranger for sale, in USA - Ohio.

Engine Size: 2.3

Asking price is $1750.00

First thing is first. Asking 1750 OBO or trade for a utility type quad 2 or 4 wheel drive, with a title. 300cc or bigger. I would do a partial trade towards a youth atv like a 90-125 cc NON chinese made. Polaris, yamaha, suzuki etc. Im not interested in sport quads, cars or any kind, fullsize trucks or anything like that. I'd be interested in side x sides, samurai's, trackers or other small 4x4 vehicles. I will not put any cash towards the trade but if you have something thats an $800 vehicle I'll take cash with trades.

Dont need a title unless its a quad/ side by side. If its an older quad that has NEVER been titled that will work to. All quads with out titles I will call title office andsheriffs office with vin# to confirm they are not stolen/never titled. I want to be able to register it and take it to state lands.

If the tracker/samurai/etc is not titled it needs to be atleast moderatly built ( mud tires, small lift, etc) and not a rusted out pile of crap. Rust is ok as long as it isnt falling apart. If it has a title I really dont care if its stock or not becuase I can use it for driving occasionally aswell.

Really just trying to either get an extra quad, or something I can take in the woods and bring my duaghter along with me in.

I still cant afford to have nice rig that will keep up with guys on 35+ tires but I do want something little that I can beat on and not worry about for places like Heiney Farms, old painted rock, maybe even southington offroad ( ex JS property) stillwell, and moderate wellsville trails.

Now that I have got the what I wants out of the way you may continue reading if you have one of the above.

This truck is for OFFROAD use only. it has no title, no lights, no windows and no heat. It is purpose built for short course offroad racing. Better known as tough tuck or rough truck races.

I built this truck last winter from the ground up. Everything on it I fabricated myself, some parts have been made to fit with a sawzall, grinder and a welder. It is not a professional 20k truck and some things may not be done the way a professional would, but it isnt some hillbilly hack job built by someone that was drunk one night.

Frame/axles/cab are 1985 4x4 ranger. It has the stock dana 28 with 3:73 gears and the stock 7.5 with 3:73 gears. Carriers are still open. suspension is still all stock. The cab is completely gutted and fully caged. Nose is cut and bobbed, it has no bed sides. Interior is enclosed just like a stock car would be. Has 4 point harness, with Bronco II seat with lumbar support. Seat is bolted to the cage as is the harness. Has removable steering wheel.

Engine is from an 88 ranger. It is the 2.3 efi motor. Engine was rebuilt 5 or 6 years ago and has been inside of a tough truck ever since. The motor runs GREAT and very strong. all unneeded wiring ha sbene eliminated, but it can still be hooke dup to a ford scanner and have the codes read. EGR code will come up becuase it is removed. o2 sensor, ect is all still there.

Radiator is mounted inside the cab behind the enclosed area out of harms way. Truck has never ran above 180 degrees with this setup. Transmission is a manual 5speed 2wd transmission from an 86 ranger. Clutch, bearing, pressure plate, slave and master cylinders were repalced when trans was put in in december 2010. Transfercase is from an 84 Nissan 720 pickup. It is a divorced style case so it has a short drive shaft between the transmission and the tcase. Transfercase is mounted with 4 solid mounting points. Rear drivesahft has 2 loops to keep it from falling out if it breaks.
Both fuel pumps and fuel filters were repalced at the beginning of the season. OEM fuel tank is mounted inside of the rear mounted toolbox. It also has a 1/4" plate under the tool box and a big 1/2" angle iron rear bumper to make it a tad tail heavy for landings. Has a full tnak of fuel currently.
Has 31-10.50-15 Truxxas MT tires withs about half tread.

Truck was a top 10 finisher all year. Had several top 5 finishes, and took first in the county class at the local fair. If you know how to drive it will win you money. I brought home nearly $1000 in winnings this year.

Truck is located near Fultonham OH.

All of my photos are here http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff62/offroadohio/Tough%20Truck%20build/
Videos are here www.youtube.com/offroadohio1

First place county class

3rd place stock class finish

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