Builder Ruins a Ranger, Becomes a Hit on Reddit

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Seesaw Ford Ranger Disaster

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.

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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