Builder Ruins a Ranger, Becomes a Hit on Reddit
Originally found on Craigslist, we’re not sure what’s going on with this ruined Ranger, nor do we really want to know.
Aside from our own Ford Truck Enthusiasts Marketplace, you can usually find some cool Ford trucks available on Craigslist. Some are daily drivers looking for a new home, others are project trucks awaiting completion.
And then, there’s whatever this is, which we (regrettably) happened upon on Reddit the other day.
Discovered on Craigslist by Redditor MiamiFFA, the ruined Ranger rides on a seesaw-esque frame, looking like one sorry attempt at building a 1:1 scale RC car or, as karmeleeon puts it, “made by a 5 year old with an erector set.”
Bangstitch and TwoMiddleFingersUp both say the Ranger’s suspension geometry is not there at all, and even if the driveshaft was angled well enough to connect with the rear, there would be a lot of “twisting and binding” with lots of “horrible noises” and U-joints thrown all over the place.
If someone does buy this mess of a Ranger, the first thing that should be done is remove the wheels, cab, engine, axles, and shocks from the frame, then sell the frame for scrap and funding a proper build.