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#4711872 - 03/30/18 09:06 PM 80s Beater Trucks
eyeofthetiger Offline


Registered: 11/18/17
Posts: 683
Loc: South Carolina
I seem to be collecting them. I just drove my '88 GMC on a 3-hour trip to pickup an '86 Ranger. It towed very well, even if it was a bit slow.
The Ranger needs a clutch because it doesn't move, but the engine sounds great. I'll be working on it next week. It's a bare bones base model, carbureted 2.0. Just how I like it.


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#4711882 - 03/30/18 09:16 PM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: eyeofthetiger]
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#4711886 - 03/30/18 09:18 PM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: eyeofthetiger]
FirstNissan Offline


Registered: 12/05/10
Posts: 934
Loc: MO
your 88 looks great minus the paint scheme. Awesome that it made a three hour trip without issues.
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#4711889 - 03/30/18 09:19 PM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: eyeofthetiger]
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Registered: 11/14/08
Posts: 8834
Loc: Phoenix
Sweet!
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#4711891 - 03/30/18 09:21 PM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: FirstNissan]
eyeofthetiger Offline


Registered: 11/18/17
Posts: 683
Loc: South Carolina
Originally Posted By: FirstNissan
your 88 looks great minus the paint scheme. Awesome that it made a three hour trip without issues.


Thanks. The paint is one of the few things that I haven't fixed. I'm a mechanic, not an artist.
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#4711897 - 03/30/18 09:28 PM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: eyeofthetiger]
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Registered: 10/15/06
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Let us know how the ranger turns out.
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#4711931 - 03/30/18 09:58 PM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: eyeofthetiger]
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I have a 1986 F350 dually 6.9 diesel that has never really seen proper maintenance... yet it just won't die.

My other dually is a 1995 K3500 Chevy 7.4/454 with almost 300,000 miles - it's been run on 15W-40 tractor oil it's whole life.
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#4711940 - 03/30/18 10:26 PM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: eyeofthetiger]
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Registered: 04/08/06
Posts: 9267
Loc: Birmingham, AL
Wow, a 2.0 is REALLY bare bones and very rare these days. You do know it has like 70 or 80 HP right?

It is a Lima though, very simple. Good as an around town beater.

Great candidate for a 5.0 swap.

Cool project whatever you decide. Keep us updated.



Edited by 01rangerxl (03/30/18 10:27 PM)
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#4712046 - 03/31/18 05:08 AM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: eyeofthetiger]
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Registered: 04/20/14
Posts: 1184
Loc: South Central PA
Hah, that picture is weirding me out. Up here both would be rotted out almost to the point of no recognition. Super jealous of clean Southern vehicles! My dad had an '86 Ranger he swapped a 302 into and later a 351W. Fun little truck.
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#4712125 - 03/31/18 08:11 AM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: eyeofthetiger]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 7743
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
Your '88 looks like my '93 C3500-at least all your paint still seems to be attached! smirk
Those Rangers are simple, bare bones trucks-they make good beaters, but they can't haul much weight. Like the old early 4 cylinder S-10s.
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#4712127 - 03/31/18 08:15 AM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: bullwinkle]
eyeofthetiger Offline


Registered: 11/18/17
Posts: 683
Loc: South Carolina
Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
Your '88 looks like my '93 C3500-at least all your paint still seems to be attached! smirk
Those Rangers are simple, bare bones trucks-they make good beaters, but they can't haul much weight. Like the old early 4 cylinder S-10s.


The picture is deceiving due to the lighting. My GMC has what they call "patina". The paint on your truck looks much better!
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#4712132 - 03/31/18 08:19 AM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: 01rangerxl]
eyeofthetiger Offline


Registered: 11/18/17
Posts: 683
Loc: South Carolina
Originally Posted By: 01rangerxl
Wow, a 2.0 is REALLY bare bones and very rare these days. You do know it has like 70 or 80 HP right?

It is a Lima though, very simple. Good as an around town beater.

Great candidate for a 5.0 swap.

Cool project whatever you decide. Keep us updated.



I hear that a Weber carb will free up another 10-20 hp or something, plus get rid of that mess of emissions junk. Either one of these trucks could end up with a V8. We'll see.
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#4712380 - 03/31/18 12:55 PM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: eyeofthetiger]
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Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10314
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Sounds like a fun project. I had an 86' Ranger 2.9L when I was 16 for a short while. It was my grandpa's go-to-the-dump-truck. Transmission was slipping and it ran on 5 cylinders. I put some newer Explorer pickup wheels on it.

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#4712441 - 03/31/18 02:37 PM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: eyeofthetiger]
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Registered: 12/18/14
Posts: 1385
Loc: NY, USA, etc.
I love clean older trucks. I recently picked up one not as old as yours, but I still enjoy it. V8, 5-speed, 4x4. I'm not afraid to use it like a TRUCK! First day I had it I dented it and took it off road in 4-LO. I love it.

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#4712473 - 03/31/18 03:43 PM Re: 80s Beater Trucks [Re: eyeofthetiger]
methusaleh Offline


Registered: 06/09/05
Posts: 448
Loc: Vermont
1985 M1009, very slowly restoring from the inside out, for now it's the closest we have to an old beater, mainly used to haul things and plow the driveway. Has 12VDC conversion and gas 350.



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