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Sad, little man
March 12th, 2019, 05:47 PM
The only car that I've ever bought out of spite. I want to be rid of it as soon as reasonably possible. It was free saving for the costs of bailing it out of the police impound lot. The brake pedal is soft with a subtle hint of reassurance at the bottom of its travel. It's a good thing it has two gas tanks because one doesn't work. The windows aren't down because I want them to be. I think there's a bullet hole in the left front fender. Welcome to Detroit.



Rare White Ape
March 12th, 2019, 09:35 PM
Looks like a ulility version of the Shitmobile.

March 13th, 2019, 10:37 AM
I've seen worse. It's always interesting when the bed is from different generation than the cab.

March 15th, 2019, 06:55 AM
I like it!

March 18th, 2019, 10:02 AM
Big ups from me. There is something awesome about a truely shitty vehicle. They can have their own charm and personality.

March 26th, 2019, 03:22 PM
Hey SLM, when do we get the backstory about why you need a vehicle so seemingly symbolic of Detroit?

March 26th, 2019, 08:43 PM
Hey SLM, when do we get the backstory about why you need a vehicle so seemingly symbolic of Detroit?

Yup, I'm curious about buying a car out of spite!

March 27th, 2019, 12:58 PM
The bed needs to have pallets stacked up higher than the cab roof.

March 27th, 2019, 04:48 PM
Why am I not suprized it's a Ford Ranger?

March 28th, 2019, 04:01 PM

March 29th, 2019, 02:05 PM
Yep, and I'd say late '80s - early '90s.

The bed needs to have pallets stacked up higher than the cab roof.

Yes! :lol:


March 29th, 2019, 02:20 PM
'92-'95. '88-'91 had the ugly front end with the flush mounted lights. '92 brought the face lift that softened it up a bit and made it look a hell of a lot better than the previous generation. In '97 came the generation in your photo.

I've seen quite a few trucks stacked almost that high.

March 29th, 2019, 02:29 PM
A tip o' the cap to the Fordmeister! :up:

Sad, little man
March 29th, 2019, 04:21 PM
The story goes that a friend basically gifted this truck to another friend. It's in awful shape, but they said the other friend could have it if they wanted to. It needed a couple things just to get on the road. However, it was parked in front of their house on the street in Detroit pretty much all winter. Well, about a month ago the cops did a sweep and decided that since it was parked on the street and not registered, they were going to tow it.

My friend did not have enough money on hand to pay the fees to get it out of impound, and it really pisses me off how the city basically steals peoples' cars, so I decided that rather than let the city keep the car and auction it off, I would pay to bail it out of impound. So it became my truck essentially just for the cost of getting it out of impound.

WhenI first got it, it was absolutely hemorrhaging brake fluid from a rusted out line on the rear axle. I replaced that today, and the brakes are pretty much functional again, so it's drivable. I think the RF wheel bearing is badly worn out, so I want to replace that soon because the steering feels very wandery. It's concerning. Aside from that, I think it's more or less safe to drive.



Sad, little man
April 14th, 2019, 05:27 PM
Somebody backed into the truck, I think when it was parked on the street in front of my house. There's a huge dent in the side of the bed. I didn't notice it happened until a few days afterward because there are already so many crumpled body panels and so much rust. It's been raining all day today. I wonder if anyone is alarmed that it's been parked on the street with the windows down all day in a steady rain. I'm beginning to feel like a bad neighbor for parking this thing in my neighborhood.

April 16th, 2019, 01:13 PM
Maybe they're trying to send you a message that you're bringing down their property values by having it parked out there.

April 17th, 2019, 01:31 AM
Somebody backed into the truck.

Roughly how many $ worth of improvements do you think this caused?

Rare White Ape
April 17th, 2019, 02:55 AM
To think, all this time outside and it still has less rust than a well-looked-after Alfasud.

May 2nd, 2019, 01:03 PM
Yee haw! :lol:


May 5th, 2019, 09:37 AM
I got nothing.

May 6th, 2019, 05:25 PM
There are MANY instances that I would LOVE to be driving a vehicle like this. I get tired of saving OTHER people from hitting me because *I'm* the one paying attention. Sometimes I wish I could just let them hit me, and wreck their car.