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Old 03-15-2019, 07:53 PM
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Just thought I'd say hey and introduce myself. I'm new to the forum and ford trucks. I've had my 68 ranger lwb for a while now. I was going to try to get it running and attempt to drive it eventually but after looking it over, I think the safer option would be to restore it. It will be a slow process because of kids, work and life but it'll be fun. This truck was my wife's grandfather's truck then her uncle drove it until it was parked and left for nearly 20 years. Here are some pics of how I found it.

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Old 03-15-2019, 09:08 PM
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Welcome Manny. Nothing that time, money and work wont fix. This forum is invaluable for information on how to reach your goal. Chief
 
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Wow! Exactly how does that much stuff get under the hood of a parked truck? Looks like it has plenty of potential. Pretty cool that it's an A/C truck with everything still attached. My truck came with A/C too, but it was all removed before I bought it. The rust doesn't seem too bad considering how long it's been sitting either.
 
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Welcome Manny, Thanks for the pics, those are some amazing shots. What was it ? a Wood Rat Nest?

Glad to see the old truck found a friend, it sure looked lonely sittin in those woods

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Old 03-15-2019, 10:26 PM
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Wow. I'm outta practice didn't even catch it was A/C Thanks for pointing that out!
 
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Welcome to the forum Manny. That truck really doesn't look to bad for sitting that long outside. I'm guessing that you've already drained the "gas" from the tank. Are you going to tear the engine down, or try to run it for now? Check out the "Read this First" article that Hio Silver complied for all of us. It has a boat load of info. If you take a picture of the warranty plate, which is located on the edge of the driver's door, "Number Dummy" can decode it for you.
 
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:49 AM
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[QUOTE=Kurttb1;18542488]Welcome Manny, Thanks for the pics, those are some amazing shots. What was it ? a Wood Rat Nest?

Glad to see the old truck found a friend, it sure looked lonely sittin in those woods

I did see a pretty big rat run out when I was first digging it out. I think they were making an apartment complex.

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Welcome to the forum Manny. That truck really doesn't look to bad for sitting that long outside. I'm guessing that you've already drained the "gas" from the tank. Are you going to tear the engine down, or try to run it for now? Check out the "Read this First" article that Hio Silver complied for all of us. It has a boat load of info. If you take a picture of the warranty plate, which is located on the edge of the driver's door, "Number Dummy" can decode it for you.
I removed the gas tank from the cab, the tank started leaking and the smell in the cab was pretty bad. I've rebuilt the carb, replaced all the stuff the rats chewed up, changed the oil, etc. It tried to run but just cant seem to get it going. My wife's uncle said the engine had been rebuilt not too long before he parked it.
 
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You have your work cut out for you! It is a cool looking truck. I always like the two tone.
 
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WOW that was a big nest heck beaver home lol good luck as it has been said time and money heals all.
 
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Wow. I'm outta practice didn't even catch it was A/C Thanks for pointing that out!
It's not factory installed A/C, it's aftermarket A/C, because the two A/C switches are located in the bezel. I'll need to see a better pic to ID it.

Factory installed integral A/C is combined with the heater. The A/C controls are in the same panel as the heater controls.
 
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Originally Posted by NumberDummy View Post
It's not factory installed A/C, it's aftermarket A/C, because the two A/C switches are located in the bezel. I'll need to see a better pic to ID it.

Factory installed integral A/C is combined with the heater. The A/C controls are in the same panel as the heater controls.
My dad said it was aftermarket, said he used to have one about the same year model.
 
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WOW that was a big nest heck beaver home lol good luck as it has been said time and money heals all.
I'll need the wife to work some overtime for me!
 

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