Thunder Stick: 1993 Ford Lightning 5 speed
The first generation Ford Lightning pick up truck was marketed as a Mustang GT with a pick up bed. The good folks from SVT worked their magic on a F150 and created a muscle truck complete with a brawny 5.8 engine and suspension make over. The 1993-95 Lightning was not particularly quick new (definitely not now), but it was able to haul a real payload unlike the GMC Syclone. Ford only fitted these trucks with E4OD auto trans, but today’s example has been converted to a M5R2 5 speed manual transmission making it a rare bird worthy of DT readership eyes. Find this 1993 Ford Lightning for sale in Northeast, CT for $9,500 via craigslist.
The seller is reluctantly offering up his prized truck because he is looking for a newer quad cab. The manual trans swap is said to look factory and only has covered about 1,500 miles since completed. The odometer shows 144,000 miles. This Lightning is a turn key driver that gets many compliments on the road. AC blows cold and is still filled with R12.
The engine is stock aside from a side exit exhaust that is made up of Bassani and Magnaflow components. Other modifications include a Exstang Trifecta cover with bedliner and mat and custom gauge inlay based off a second generation Lightning. Recent maintenance includes new radiator, fuel pump, rear brakes, wheel bearings, seals, and more.
The negatives are a missing center cap and the cab corners are starting to bubble up with surface rust. There is no rot anywhere and frame is rust free.
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Cory is hoping to have the door panels and seats swapped in his 1995 Mercedes C36 this coming weekend.
Cleveland rocks. Nice find Cory. Sent it to a friend so, we'll see.
Buy a Syclone, add some rear leaf springs and it can go from a 500lb payload to 1000lbs or more. A Syclone can be a usable truck and the speed… oh lordy. Even by today's standard a Syclone is a fast ass thing. I do however wish mine was a manual which of course they never offered.
I'm so excited, thanks for the fabulous autograph!
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What exactly constitutes "flavorful meat", I wonder…?
Ahh, now the Lady Gaga connection makes more sense.