1987 Ford Ranger Custom
If you thought you were clicking on just another Ford Ranger then guess again! This 1987 Custom Ford Ranger was the original Ford Racing project truck that was built for Sema in the late 80s. In fact, the truck was awarded the Best Engineered Product at Sema in 1988. Looking it over closely there you can see it really has had a lot of custom work done to it. The pickup has 13,000 original miles which is very rare to find on these trucks as they were extremely good drivers and very popular. It was originally black when shown previously but has since been repainted in a two tone 2008 Explorer Maroon and 2006 Cadillac Silver which work nicely together. Some of the body customizations include the all steel front and rear roll pan, flush mount tail gate cover, tonneau cover, electric sliding rear window, frenched radio antenna, and vacuum operated hideaway license plate. The truck has a slight rake and rides around on custom 16" Work wheels.
Looking inside the truck you will see it has the 140MPH speedometer and the 5.0 cu in 1985 Mustang engine under the hood will help you understand why. The truck has plenty of power and is fitted with a 5 speed with overdrive Borg Warner transmission to back it up. The engine is topped with all Ford Motorsport components and is kept cool by the aftermarket Griffin radiator and electric fan. Disc brakes are found up front with drums in rear and a power unit will come with the truck when sold. The power steering system is in place and has no problems. An Auburn 7.5 inch positrac rear end is found in back and utilizes 3.50:1 gears. The suspension system was built up with fiber glass springs w/dual spring rates, dropped I beam axles and front/rear sway bars. It gives the truck a nice ride while lowering it a bit from the stock height. It has been lowered 3.5 inches in front and 5.5 inches in the rear.
The inside of the truck is a combination of stock and custom components all done in Red. The Red fabric high back bucket seats are very comfortable and have the shifter mounted between them to the floorboard. Stock style bezels sit in front of the driver but all of the gauges have been changed out to Ford liquid filled gauges. The stereo has been upgraded from stock as well and has a great sound. A carpet liner was added to the bed which finishes it off nicely. It has also been fitted with a full chrome roll cage that has been tied into the frame.
With such low miles the truck is still fresher then most 2013 pickups you see on the road so check it out while its still available!
Take it home for the low reduced price of $21,000.00!
NOW REDUCED DOWN TO $12,500.00!
The first Ford truck to wear the Ranger badge was not a pickup but what was then known as a carry-all vehicle, and now called an SUV.
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