A sentimental goodbye to the last Ford Ranger

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Superlifted06FX4, May 29, 2012.

  1. Superlifted06FX4

    Superlifted06FX4 Last of the V8s


    It's been more than five months since the Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota went dark. The facility produced Ford vehicles for nearly 100 years before finally being closed as part of ongoing restructuring. The closure coincided with the production of the very last North American Ford Ranger.

    As you may recall, that machine is currently in service with Orkin. The website HappyWrenching.com has worked up a video commemorating the plant's final days in operation, and the clip gives us all a look into the atmosphere surrounding the pickup as it rolled off of the assembly line.

    Well shot and with plenty of sentimental music, the video gives us yet another reason to miss the old Ranger. Check out the clip for yourself. Bring a hankie.

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  3. good video, sad too, but the workers did not look upset. so that was good
  4. Demon

    Demon I take no prisoners!

  5. Fx4wannabe01

    Fx4wannabe01 New Member

    Admittedly, kind of emotional watching it and the link below.


    Sad the way she went...the sea of white fleet rigs was pretty gross to look at. lol. But not surprising. Her demise time clock was ticking for the last decade. Shame the profits and sales of the full sizes killed the Ranger and any major updates to it. I know I'm opening a big can of worms here, but imagine if regular consumers actually bought Rangers this past decade and Ford actually kept up with it with updates....imagine the truck we'd have here today.

    RIP Ranger. May you live on through the enthusiasts and though insect infestations. lol.

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