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Old October 4th, 2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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I just picked up a 92 Ford Ranger, 2.3L, auto, A/C, AM/FM Cassette, nice interior, decent body, runs great. Don't know if the mileage is 52000 or 152000. I got it in an estate auction for $925.
I don't know if I should sell it and make a few $$, strip it for parts for my 88 Ranger project (really all I need is the core support) or just drive the thing. I have 4 vehicles sitting in my driveway now and can only drive one at a time. I know better than to go to auctions, I always end up buying something I don't need.
I'll try to get a pic and post it.

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Old October 4th, 2008, 02:36 PM   #3
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drive it. looks pretty clean overall
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Old October 4th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #4
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i would drive it but if you already have a bunch of vehicles then i would part it out
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Old October 4th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #5
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I would say drive it for now, should get some decent MPGs.
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Drive it I had a 90 4wd with a stick that I bought for $300 and sold for $600 last Fall. The body was about the same, new clutch rebuilt axles/motor at 65k out of the 78k that was on it.Had some new rubber and a nifty topper on it.
Yea when I'm done with them I sell them cheap. Keeps the complaint department quiet

But I would never attempt to sell it for more then $1k.
Have seen (buddies) these with full size drive line sell for less then 2k.

How is that exploader running might consider getting rid of that first. Then drive the ranger if you are sure everything is in better condition.

If the exploader is running good. Part out the ranger. Just get video of the thing running and moving up to 65. Before you part it out it helps a lot to show the buyer that the thing actually ran before you parted it.

I dissembled one for a buddy in the summer.

Front clip off after the first hour. Motor,trans and transfer case pulled(all at once) after the 3rd hour. Doors,interior, and f/r glass removed after the 6th hour. Bed off by the 7th hour. Cab off by the 8th hour. Front axle (and suspension)dropped by the 10th hour. Rear axle and tank dropped by the 11th hour. Picked up till the 12th hour.

Now if this is your first part out double that and you will have a respectable time frame. Don't f with the froze bolts or dissembling the individual parts I spent almost 40 hours "being careful" before with a C-10 because I went this way. Use big boy toys (rent them if you need to)to get the thing ripped apart as fast as possible.
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im interested in the Doors if they are rust free and manual crank
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