New guy in Northwest Arkansas

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by FiatBen, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. FiatBen

    FiatBen New Member

    Well, I just joined the Ford Ranger community by buying an '86 Ranger, V6, automatic, 2WD longbed last Thursday for $500. I'm a self-employed handyman and had wrecked my previous truck, an '89 Toyota 1-ton dually flatbed. I think this little Ranger will be much better suited to my needs once I get the fenders straightened out and the transmission working right. I suspect I'll be posting soon looking for advice on that tranny.

    Meanwhile, here's a pic of the new toy after washing it up.
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    So far just been doing past-due routine maintenance and cleaning off 25 years of grime. Truck is all original and shows 98K miles. I don't think it has rolled over the speedo as the body is too straight and the wear isn't that bad.
    Any hoo, I'm located in the hills of northwest Arkansas, a born and bred hillbilly, whose first choice in driving is my '69 Fiat Spider, hence my nickname. But I think I'll like this little truck if it doesn't start falling apart on me.
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  3. klinger86

    klinger86 Moderator

  4. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

    Welcome. I think it looks good.
  5. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

  6. DangerRanger99

    DangerRanger99 who wants a v8?

    welcome were do u live in nwa? i also live in nwa
  7. OP

    FiatBen New Member


    I'm between Springdale and Fayetteville, just off the interstate.
  8. deerslayer94

    deerslayer94 New Member

  9. DangerRanger99

    DangerRanger99 who wants a v8?

    ok so u live in johnson...i live in elkins just east of fayetteville
  10. OP

    FiatBen New Member

    another link

    My brother lives just west of Elkins, up on a mountain. He also has a Ranger. Not sure what year, etc., or if it's even running right now.
  11. rango88

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    welcome to rfn

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