Ford Ranger

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  1. Series6

    Series6 Active Member

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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I’d drive it minus the rear bars.
  4. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I have always loved the Bronco, an 84 model was my first 4WD. I’m curious to see how the new one will look.
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  5. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    I had a 98 ranger several years ago with the 4.0 it was a good truck..
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  6. OP

    Series6 Active Member

    We pull the 2.8 V6's out if the old ones, work on them a bit and put them in Sunbeam Alpines. With T5 trans.
  7. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with the 289's they put into the tigers?? (already know, rangers had v6's haha)
  8. OP

    Series6 Active Member

    First it was the 260 then on the Mk 2 the 289. 534 made with the 289.

    With the 2.8 you keep the steering of the Alpine and don't have to alter the firewall. It's better balanced. The Tiger had rack and pinion and was flipped ahead. The Ackerman angles are all fouled up. There are now kits that correct that.

    Now that I've knocked the Tiger...I still want one.
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  9. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Now that you've informed me that there were only 534 made w/289 I REALLY want one now, I knew a guy growing up that had one of the 534 then, nice...
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  10. OP

    Series6 Active Member

    4WD-Get out your deep checkbook.

    I had the opportunity in '97 to buy an average Tiger for $17k. Oops.

    In 2004 a friend of mine sold his Mk1a for the then unheard figure of $43,500 at auction. A year or so later another friend's car went for $70k.

    Since Shelby passed Tiger values have climbed. I keep thinking about the time I had the opportunity in '97 to buy that "average" Tiger for $17k.
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  11. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    Wow, my buddy traded a honda 305 & $200 for his (back in 1974 ) It was pretty quick, braking sucked...

    I think we all have had a car/truck or 2 we should've kept
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  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    That or ones we should have bought like series6 said.
    I had an opportunity to buy a 1982 Ferrari in 2005 from this older widow. It was her husbands and he had passed a few months prior. It only had 20k miles on it. She wanted $25k for it. I passed on it and it ended up going to action. I think it’s worth about 60k now.
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  13. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    My ex father-inlaw had a Citroen maseratti buried in his garage he got in trade for 2 brake jobs & a clutch replacement in a vw (he was a mechanic/machinist), that thing is worth bank now...
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  14. OP

    Series6 Active Member

    I got to drive one in the 80's. Exterior was butt ugly. Interior looked like the Jetson's living room. Geez louise it was fun to drive.
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  15. 4wd

    4wd Well-Known Member

    You are absolutely right haha, they were butt ugly but built really well & did everything well, not stellar or exceptional but very solid,well performing car... (it is a maseratti after all )

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