Ripped from the Headlines: Blind Man Restores Ford Ranger!

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Blind Ford Ranger

Ford fans come in all shapes and sizes, races and colors. Some don’t even have to see a Ford truck to know how awesome it is! That’s the case with Mike Moreira of Rhode Island, who just finished restoring his 1993 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab. While that’s not a big deal in and of itself, it should be noted that Mr. Moreira is legally blind. Yes, blind.

Originally wanting a Mustang, Moriera settled on a Ranger due to finances. But his choice of a Ranger was still a strategic one. At the time of purchase, Rangers were incredibly difficult to find, whereas S10s where a dime a dozen. He wanted something rare, so the Ranger made sense.

The truck follows a patriotic theme since his son was in the Army, and served a tour of duty in Iraq. The truck follows a red, white and blue color scheme.

Blind Ford Ranger Engine

Moriera mixes some old and some new style in his restoration, and the truck does feature a lot of chrome. There are also red, white and blue elements all over the truck, including a flag painted on the bug shield.

The truck goes to many events. When they purchased the truck, it had approximately 80,000 miles on it. Now it has 192,000. It’s not a trailer queen and attends gatherings and car shows all along the northeast.

But don’t worry, Mr. Moriera doesn’t actually drive it. That’s left to his wife, Carol.

What do you think? Let us know over in the forums!

via [Providence Journal]

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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