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    My POS Craigslist Special 92 Ranger

    Drove two hours after fighting off other interested parties to look at a 92 Extended cab 2wd Ranger with a 4.0l and 5 speed man. I'm not familiar with POS vehicles, so after a test drive I was iffy. Gf was cranky and tired, and she said "just get it"









    Drove 2 hours home. Next day, started going through it, I noticed there was NO oil in trans. Seller did mention that the clutch pressure bled off too.
    First thot, I'm no mechanic, flip it quick. After a couple of looks but no interest I said F it and decided to throw money at it.

    This will be my "hotrod", my cool project of my life. Always wanted to build something cool. Forced into it with this.


    This is my third Ranger. First was a new white 2004 single cab short bed 2.3 manual XL 2wd. Put mustang GT wheels and tires on that, had it a year and a half. Loved it. Wish I still had it. It'd be lowered by now.

    Years later bought a new black 2011 ext cab 4.0 auto Sport 4x4. Did a few visual mods but nothing serious. Traded for an F150 two years later. Loved it. Wish I still had it. It'd be lifted by now.


    Originally, I wanted an old beater for yard/garage sale duties. Well....not going to be a beater for long.


    First order of business.....bought some Ford shop manuals, and removed the awful 20s and dry rotted tires, sold for $200




    Also sold a nice JL Audio amp and 2 Rockford Fosgate 12" subs with box out of it.

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    Nice thread
    Black Chrome is bagged, blown and a pleasure to own.


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    Quote Originally Posted by anaheim_drew View Post
    Nice thread
    Just for you Drew, since you asked. Plus the BS thread is prob tiring of my posts lol

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    Suited up


    Pulled shifter and dropped trans




    N. A. S. T. Y!


    F this piece of exhaust in particular.




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    Look @ u go bud!!

    5Star tuned.....

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    Nice that ranger will look great when ur finished

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    Drained it, found a decent shard.

    So I opened up the trans. Looks mint so I decided not to rebuild the M5OD.


    Bought new input and output shaft seals. There is an oil baffle behind the clutch slave cylinder that is back ordered til middle of May, luckily found one of only two in the whole state.





    So happy!

    While resealing the top and rear, I found the rest of the shard


    Realized it was a shim from the shifter.

    So that made me feel better about my decision to save $400 on trans rebuild kit. I believe it was damaged, and simply fell in when I removed the shifter
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    Ba!!! U get some sneakers yet Fer this sic wheels?

    5Star tuned.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey_Joe View Post
    Look @ u go bud!!

    5Star tuned.....
    Watch me!
    Quote Originally Posted by cooperf150-06 View Post
    Nice that ranger will look great when ur finished
    I've put some "serious" money into new parts....i sure freaking hope it turns out nice lol!

    I'm close to $6k into it right now, including purchase price of $1800. I'm not sure when it'll slow down

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    Ba!!! U get some sneakers yet Fer this sic wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FX4Life View Post
    Watch me! I've put some "serious" money into new parts....i sure freaking hope it turns out nice lol! I'm close to $6k into it right now, including purchase price of $1800. I'm not sure when it'll slow down ---------- Patience, my friend
    Listen to u. Patience. Ha! Right on daddyo!!!

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    Cleaned it up and sealed it back up






    Little helper, Nibbler


    I just received the elusive unicorn baffle so I've yet to install it, input shaft seal, and new clutch slave cylinder and throw out bearing. I'll be ready to install once that's done.


    While trans was out, installed new rear main seal

    Trust me I'm a professional....lol actually Ford shop manual said to remove it like this

    Cleaned this up too


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