No lone Ranger to be seen here.
These are the only two bed lengths these came in right? Even with an empty Horse Box I am surprised how much compression the rear suspension is experiencing.
I’d say the suspension is so compressed because of the tree in the back, whether that is due to the tree falling on it or just the clean up efforts I’m not sure.
It’s hard to tell, but I think that big box trailer is hooked up too. And if that bed is full of sawed logs from cleanup, it would absolutely be squatting like that.
The trailer is hitched up, two safety chains are visible.
These things are NOT heavy duty in any sense of the word. But these had a standard bed (like on these) or you could get a longbed which was like 7′ long but only on the standard cabs.
My older kids liked to watch the Power Rangers on tv when they were young. So all I can think of now is the Red Ranger, and how my boys used to argue when they both picked the same color of Ranger to pretend to be.
I’ll take a Courier, thank you.
Couriers were good little trucks, but just say “Salt” to one and they disappeared. At least Rangers held up better to the stuff.
I always liked this era of Ranger. It still had the boxy styling but the updated interior. Those wheels on the first Ranger look like the BBS style wheels used on the 92 Cougar 25th anniversary edition
I think that are ford Explorer eddybouer rims
Or Explorer Limited rims. I like their taste in trucks, too. Love Rangers.
Pretty sure they are Explorer
Limited wheels as they would be readily available bolt ons when the Limited’s worthless but expensive to fix air ride gave up.
(I’m sorry that sounds a little biased doesn’t it?)
Pretty trucks and I know Ford makes good ones.
I think I’ll keep my admittedly Light Duty Chevy though .
I have had the honor of owning examples of all above trucks.
78 Courier with the 2300 Pinto engine, a great little truck with better power than cohort small trucks. Dash rotted away, front fenders and doors dissolved when mixed with water.
Owned a 96 Ranger std cab with short bed XLT. 2.5 with a 5spd. not a bad truck but slow as an old *Volvo off the line full or dry. Transmission shifted but only begrudgingly.
Owned a 93 Explorer sport with 5speed, fun truck, always reliable, same POS transmission. Owned a 94 Explorer 4 door with automatic. Rebuilt transmission at 125k (plastic gears…really?) otherwise 100% reliable and great vehicle.
I currently own a 2008 Chevy Colorado LT automatic crew cab, outside of a couple of electrical gremlins (ongoing I.e. “ghost wipers” and tpms fault if pretty much anything is in the bed) otherwise so far completely bullet proof and adequate power from it’s 2.9. Is at 126k and going strong.
*/Yes I have owned a few old Volvos and the comparison is pretty much spot on/
The 3.0 engines eat valve seats and valves normally by 150k latest usually before, rough idle and low idle vacuum (14-15″) are a give away. Just a tip for anyone buying a used one.
P0305 is usually next then they quit running. Yes they are usually worth the effort to fix (heads)
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