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1990 Ford Ranger - 5 Speed Manual - 2.3 L - 2wd - W/canopy on 2040-cars

Year:1990 Mileage:309083 Color: Burgundy /

Kelso, Washington, United States

Kelso, Washington, United States
Body Type:Pickup Truck
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:2.3L 140Cu. In. l4 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 1FTCR10A6LUC00346 Year: 1990
Make: Ford
Model: Ranger
Cab Type (For Trucks Only): Regular Cab
Trim: S Standard Cab Pickup 2-Door
Options: MP3 Player, CD Player
Drive Type: RWD
Mileage: 309,083
Exterior Color: Burgundy
Disability Equipped: No
Interior Color: Gray
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Number of Cylinders: 4
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"Old, high mileage, dents and dings on body, faded worn paint, old worn tires (the tires are barely legal, unsafe, and need to be replaced), uses a little oil sometimes, old rusty steel wheels, tailgate can be difficult to open (needs adjustment), tail pipe rubs on body slightly (needs a better exhaust hanger), non-original transmission (same model as original, newer, and works well, though), shifting into reverse can be tricky occasionally, canopy is difficult to latch shut (needs adjustment), has a dash bulb burned out, engine compression is still OK but at the edge of OK (will need a rebuild in the next few years). The bed has some bends here and there, but nothing severe, due to the vehicle being totaled by a previous owner. The vehicle had a rebuilt Oregon salvage title when my family purchased it. At this time, the vehicle has a normal, non-salvage Washington title just like any normal vehicle. Needs new license plate tabs. Exact mileage unknown; original speedometer replaced."

 This truck is a 1990 Ford Ranger single cab pickup. It is 2 wheel drive and, of course, rear wheel drive. It has the 2.3 l motor, and the 5-speed manual M5OD transmission. This truck originally had an Oregon rebuilt salvage title, when my father purchased it to be my sister's first vehicle, a very long time ago. He bought it somewhere in the Clatskanie, Oregon area. Ever since I have owned it, it has had a normal, non-salvage title, just like any normal vehicle, because I lived in Missouri at the time that my father gave it to me, and the Missouri Department of Revenue failed to recognize that the Washington title my father signed over to me was a salvage title, and so they gave me a normal Missouri title instead of a salvage title. After that, I moved back to Washington, and the Washington Department of Licensing gave me a normal Washington title in exchange for the normal Missouri title. This truck was so well rebuilt after it was totaled by the original owner, that when my father bought it and first brought it home, it ran, drove, and handled just like a brand new truck. The only damage it had left over from the accident from the prior owner was that the bed was bent, but my father and I straightened it out as much as possible and repainted it. That was many years ago. The original 1990 transmission was replaced with a newer transmission of exactly the same model out of a 1997 Ranger from a salvage yard in Springfield, Missouri. The truck still uses the original shifter, but the original shift stub was replaced with a longer shift stub to fit the newer transmission properly. The new transmission shifts and drives great, and gets slightly better gas mileage, although the original transmission got good gas mileage too. It also seems to handle freeway speeds more smoothly now with the newer transmission. Getting it into reverse can occasionally take a little extra effort, though. It likes the wheels to be rolling just slightly to shift into reverse. I do not know the exact mileage. The mileage listed is the most accurate estimate that I am able to make, and I believe it to be fairly accurate. The original speedometer (which contained the original odometer) was replaced, because it got old and the needle started bouncing all over the place. I believe it had around 300,000 miles on it, at the time of replacement. The new speedometer is Metric, with US Customary units as the secondary set of units on the inside. The new odometer currently reads 14,617 km, which is 9,083 mi. 300,000 mi plus 9,083 mi is a total of 309,083 mi or 497,421 km. This is an approximation, but I believe it to be fairly accurate. With the new transmission and the new speedometer, the speedometer gear was replaced and very carefully calibrated, so the new speedometer is extremely accurate at highway speeds, within 1 km/h, tested by 2 separate GPS systems. It still has MPH as secondary units. The instrument cluster was also replaced with a nicer one out of a 1993 Ranger when the speedometer was replaced. I still have the original speedometer (but the odometer got messed up, so no longer reads anything useful) and the original instrument cluster if you want to try to fix the original speedometer and have MPH as the primary units. It's not an issue for me to have Metric units, but for some people it might be; if you want to try to fix the old speedometer, I have no problem throwing it in for free. The motor still runs very well. It is obviously getting old and worn, though, being a gasoline motor with such high mileage. This is one of the first years that the Ranger had fuel injection, so that is one of the big reasons why it still runs so well. I tested the compression, and it was still OK, but barely at the edge of OK, so I would expect to either rebuild or replace the motor within the next few years if you decide to buy this vehicle. It also uses a little oil occasionally, so it is a good idea to check it regularly, but it is usually not much of an issue. The tires are still legal (but just barely), and are so old that I no longer consider them to be safe, so I would highly recommend replacing the tires before anything else if you purchase this vehicle; I think they are currently a safety issue. That said, this truck runs and drives, and is still a very reliable vehicle. This has been a very reliable truck over the years, and it still is now. You can use it for hauling things without getting the bad gas mileage that bigger trucks get (this truck has hauled very heavy loads without issue many times). It's also great for fishing or camping, and the canopy that is currently on it is included in the sale. I repainted the canopy a few years ago. It is aluminum, and I did it properly with Bulldog adhesion promoter for aluminum, automotive grade gloss black paint, and clear coat. Even so, there are a few spots where the new paint is starting to flake off, due to poor adhesion to the aluminum, but overall, the paint on the canopy still looks nice. I replaced the battery about 2 years ago with a very expensive DieHard Platinum AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery. This battery is unbelievable. It never wears down or has problems. The starter currently works, but it occasionally hangs up, and you have to turn the ignition switch off and wait for the starter to stop spinning, before turning the ignition switch on and trying it again. It usually works the second try when this happens. Although it still works, I would recommend replacing the starter because of this issue. The starter relay has been replaced. I have also replaced the front rotors, brake pads (front and rear both sides), front brake lines, and front wheel bearings. New clutch cylinder and clutch slave cylinder; the clutch works very smoothly now. I have also replaced the both headlight assemblies and both tail light assemblies. I took apart the front grille and bumper and repainted them a couple years ago, just because the black paint was getting chipped and faded. I also repainted all of the black exterior trim at that time. The burgandy paint on the body is mostly the original paint, with the exception of the bed that my father and I repainted when my father first purchased the truck a long time ago. The interior is old and worn, and has a few broken parts, such as broken air vents in the dash and the seat belt buckle covers. The seat is ripped on the driver's side from having a lot of use over the years. I haven't used this truck much over the past year, because I was working as a truck driver for almost a year, and was never home to drive it, which is why the tags are expired. Before that, when I worked about an hour away, this truck was a daily driver driving an hour to work and an hour back home on the freeway every day at 70 MPH / 110 km/h, which is a lot of the reason for the high mileage. It was always very reliable as a daily driver. Replace the tires and starter, and you have a reliable daily driver or occasional hauler with good fuel economy for the next few years. Find a cheap salvage yard motor with lower miles or rebuild this motor, and it has the potential to last you quite a lot longer. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

I will not ship this vehicle anywhere. I will not arrange or help to arrange for this vehicle to be shipped anywhere. If you purchase this vehicle, you accept all responsibility to pick up the vehicle and take it home, and to make all arrangements to do so. I work Monday - Friday until the afternoon, so later in the evening or on a weekend would be the best time to pick up the vehicle.

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