new from mo

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by ljr34, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. ljr34

    ljr34 New Member

    Hey everyone i have been looking at getting a decent used truck for a while, but havent wanted to pay much for how much i will use it. I live in missouri and me and my friends and family love to ride our wheelers. So basically i just want a truck to load the atv up or to pull the trailer with a couple wheelers on it and for winter also. I saw the truck on the side of the road and called the guy and might be going to look at it tomorrow. Its a 1988 ford ranger regular cab 4x4. It has the 2.9 v6, Body is in decent shape, guy said he put new clutch in not to long ago, it has duel exhaust and i dont know if it has a lift but it sits pretty high. Has 190,000 miles. The guy said it runs great and drives smooth with no shakes or shimmy. Said it will need new tires because the tires dont match, same size diff. brand, but thats no big deal. He said there is nothing wrong with the truck and he would trust it anytime to drive anywhere. He had it priced at 1,000, but said if i came and looked at it and brought cash he would go 900. I haved been looking at the 88's online and that seems like a decent price?? Also i dont know anything about rangers. What are things to look for when looking at the truck tomorrow? Any big or common problems with that year? Any help would be amazing guys and much appreciated. Thanks in advance for the help.
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  3. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

  4. Welcome to!
  5. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Welcome to the forum! Go over the truck real well, Make sure you look for frame rot, look for obvious leaks, knocks etc. If there is a mechanic nearby ask the seller if you can take it to him for a good once over.
  6. OP

    ljr34 New Member

    thanks for advice. Is frame rot pretty common in rangers? had a metro once and them badboys are notorious for frame rot.
  7. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

    Welcome to the forums. Get some pics up if you buy it
  8. Taylor

    Taylor Roman 1:16

  9. rango88

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    welcome to rfn
  10. no but then again, depends on the climate and road salts and if the previous owner ever washed the road salt off.

    my truck no rust and no road salts

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