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RobtWB 08-09-2017 11:12 PM

'91 Ford Ranger
... unwanted and unloved so I took it as a pet
... a gift , the family that have it to me wouldn't accept any money for it
... 24950 miles on the odometer
... the ever so meager 2.3 L I4 mated to an A4LD
... factory firestone tires still on the rims
... obviously new tires , caliper hoses and wheel cylinders rotted and so replaced , exhaust aft of the catalytic converter rotted and so replaced , new sending unit for temp gauge and had to bypass the anti-slosh pcb for the fuel gauge as it is NLA , and an A.C. recharge
... pics don't really show it , but it has significant sun damage / fading ,,, a shame really as the truck spent the first 18 or so years of its life garages then left to the ravages of the weather
... think I have ~ $1500 in parts labor and license into it
... gonna call it quits and use the beast as a daily driver

RobtWB 08-09-2017 11:21 PM

... well nuts , pics didn't post
... I'll try again tomorrow

Sandy G 08-10-2017 07:58 AM

Most of these I've seen thru the years have always worked for their living, rarely as somebody's "Playpretty"..

Electronic M 08-10-2017 10:00 AM

If you didn't mention the original tires being on it I'd have wondered if the odometer got rolled over in that time.

maxhifi 08-10-2017 10:04 AM

Forget about sun damage, is there any rust? If no then that's awesome, I believe small trucks are among the best vehicles one can own.. It's a shame they have been mostly discontinued. Efficient, able to haul a lot, good in winter, robust suspensions and tires, track well on gravel, on and on.

Celt 08-10-2017 11:16 AM

I had my S-10 LS for 16 very reliable years!

Jon A. 08-11-2017 01:30 AM


Originally Posted by Sandy G (Post 3187878)
Most of these I've seen thru the years have always worked for their living, rarely as somebody's "Playpretty"..

No kidding, that reminds me of this 1980 Ford F150 Ranger I saw recently:

Had to see if I could find a listing for it when I got back home. As for these 7th-gen F-series trucks I always preferred the 1980-81 models, they just look better with clear indicator lenses and without the blue oval in my opinion.

RobtWB 08-12-2017 07:30 PM

... damnit , can't seem to get pics to upload ��

RobtWB 08-12-2017 08:55 PM

3 Attachment(s)
... I'll try this again 🙄

Jon A. 08-12-2017 09:03 PM

Nice score! A truck like that I'd probably just throw a tarp into whenever I want to do light-duty hauling.

RobtWB 08-12-2017 10:41 PM

I really should give it a high polish detail inside and out .
Needs new belts after 27 years as well as front shock absorbers and rear ones as well .
It was a freebie, except for the license & title change , new tires , rotors pads wheel cylinders all around and new exhaust and ac recharge . I have just under $1500 in it so far .
Build date of sept 1990 and sold new to friends of mine 12/15/1990 .
It's a shame it was left outdoors the last 8 years , as it had sent its previous years garaged . Hell , even the bed is almost free of scratches .

Jon A. 08-13-2017 01:16 AM

Its being left outside all that time is actually good in a way, at least I would consider it good. If I had an old car I really like in mint condition I would be hesitant to drive it regularly. One light scratch or stone chip would ruin my day.

MadMan 08-26-2017 02:36 AM

Looks like you got a nice truck, hell I don't think I've ever seen one that clean.

KentTeffeteller 09-20-2017 09:23 PM

The beast you have is one of the best small trucks ever built by a domestic automaker. It's built Ford Tough when Ford Tough meant something. And worth love, the nicest Ranger i've seen this age, most were beaten on and worked hard. Reliable as an old friend. Enjoy and cherish it, and please do some Truck Stuff from time to time with it. :tresbon:

bgadow 10-22-2017 11:28 PM

When gas got above $3/gallon several guys I know went out & grabbed an old Ranger to use as a daily driver while their late model F150 or Silverado sat in the garage. Even since prices moderated they've all kept running their Rangers, every one of them. Must mean something.

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