Lone Stang: 1993 Ford Ranger V8

Compact trucks are a thing of past here in the US despite the ongoing SUV and truck boom.  Ford pulled the plug on the Ranger after the 2011 model year. Rangers were made from 1983-2011 and were only available with four cylinder or V6 engines.  Ford’s 302 5.0 push rod V8 is a popular engine swap option into a host of cars because of its compact dimensions.  Today’s Ranger sports a 5.0 V8 transplant and can likely light up its rear tires for days with the lightweight unloaded rear end. The truck’s 3200 lb curb weight is actually very comparable to a same year Fox body ‘Stang.  Find this 1993 Ford Ranger for sale in Ellenburg Center, NY for $4,000 via craigslist.

The seller seller is light on details and it is unknown if they were the builder of the car.  They do provide these details:

93 ford ranger 302 swap carbed 302 aftermarket cam new rockers pushrods
and cam auto with b&m floorshifter posi rearend with 3.55 gears
truck runs and drives great

The seller notes these issues: needs a headliner, needs center of steering wheel horn button, and shifter cover is missing. The picture below shows the front end sporting a different grill and a late model Cobra front bumper extension. It appears to be at lower ride height than a standard Ranger and looks the business with the late model SN95 Mustang wheels.

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Cory is awaiting the arrival of the Mercedes 5 speed trans swap kit from the UK