1993 Ford Ranger Extended Cab STX 2dr Extended Cab SB
I hear this is a petty reliable American Made truck when it's kept in good shape. So I bought this faded red truck for a few hundred bucks. The engine was toast. The suspension needed work. So far, I'm in the middle of the project. The old engine has been taken out and a new engine is in, with all new components under the hood. The next step was to prep the body and get it ready to paint so it'l look good with those new 17 inch wheels and tires that I've had waiting. So the bed was removed, and therein was the proverbial can of worms: The frame was rusty and muddy. The fuel tank strap was almost completely rusted off; the fuel filler hose that is between the body and the gas tank had a slit in it right where it was attached to the tank; the rear leaf spring hangers were cracked and rotted, and so were the shock bushings. I intended to replace almost everything, from springs, to shocks, to brakes, wire wheel the frame, prime and paint it. Only then can the body and bed be prepped and painted. The seats, interior carpet, detailed cab cleaning will come next and then a decent stereo system. If you are able to do this yourself, the cost would be about $3500.00. If the transmission is questionable, then cost could rise by another $1500.00. You could reduce a huge chunk off that cost if you decide to stick with original wheel size and cheaper tires.
this little truck looks like it has been in a time capsule its perfect and for 2550.00 a steel. what a shame ford make such inferior products these days. this truck does'nt even have door dings. cannot wait for it to snow every single thing works on it and i am stolked (at 52 yrs old thats sayin something)
1993 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB
Excellent running truck. I'm the 3rd owner of this truck. Currently it has 185,000 miles with just regular maint. I work for nys dot and the truck gets me to work in the worst snowstorms with summer tires. I do agree the fuel mileage does stink 18 mpg.