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As seen in the December 2003 issue of Off-Road Adventures Magazine article 'Practical Ranger'. www.oramagazine.com

This is the Ford Ranger that started The Ranger Station. I started The Ranger Station to share information with other off-road Ford Ranger enthusiasts.

(Photo from around 1998 - 1999)

Flexing on an RTI ramp - Spring 2004


Swimming in Wellsville in 2000

Riding a washout in Wellsville 2002

Fall photo - 2002

Kentucky - Fall 2003

Kentucky - Fall 2003

Kentucky - Fall 2003

Kentucky - Fall 2003

Kentucky - Fall 2003

Wellsville Ohio - January 2004

Windrock (Tennessee) - Summer 2004

Windrock (Tennessee) - Summer 2004

Windrock (Tennessee) - Summer 2004

Windrock (Tennessee) - Summer 2004

Windrock (Tennessee) - Summer 2004

Attica Indian - Summer 2004

TRS-1: The Jeep Rescue Vehicle

(TRS-1 Ranger - Summer 2008)

Above are some photos of my 1983 Ranger commonly referred to as TRS-1.  I have owned and wheeled this truck since 1991. The truck has been a great mud and trail truck and has been featured in the December 2003 issue of Off-Road Adventures Magazine, appeared in 'Readers Rides' in some magazines and been spotted in some trail ride photos in Off-Road Adventures Magazine. Here is a break down of it's modifications:


  • 1970 Ford 302cid V-8 Bored .030 Over

  • Edelbrock Performer Intake

  • Holley Avenger 4bbl Carburetor

  • Summit Racing Camshaft

  • Complete MSD Ignition

  • Intake Snorkel

  • Griffen Aluminum Radiator

  • 16-Inch Electrical Pusher Fan

  • Flex-A-Lite Engine Fan

  • 1970 C-4 Automatic Transmission

  • Dual Tranny Coolers

  • B&M Shift Kit

  • BW1350 Transfer Case

  • Explorer 8.8 Axle With 31-Spline Axles

  • Dana 35 Front Axle

  • Yukon 4.56 Gears

  • Trac-Lok Rear

  • Lock-Right Front Locker

  • Suspension/Tires:

  • Trailmaster 4-Inch Suspension Lift

  • 5/8-Inch Front Spacer Under Coil Seat

  • Skyjacker Extended Radius Arms

  • Desert Steel Shock Hoops

  • Superlift Superrunner Steering System

  • Skyjacker Steering Stabilizer

  • (2) Skyjacker Hydro Shocks Per Wheel

  • Dual Rear Shock Mount

  • TRS Heavy Duty Differential Cover

  • Desert Steel Traction Bars

  • Extended Rubber Brake Lines

  • 33x14x15 Inch Boggers in rear

  • 33x12.5x15 Inch Swampers in front

  • Mickey Thompson Baja wheels

  • Body:

  • 1983 Cab

  • 1988 Bed

  • 3-Inch Body Lift

  • Lund Cab Spoiler

  • Lund Visor

  • Lund Roll Pan

  • Custom Grill/Brush Bumper/Guard

  • Fenders Trimmed

  • Dupont Imron Paint

  • Duplicolor Brush On Bedliner In Bed

  • Duplicolor Brush On Bedliner On Cab Floor

  • Plasticote Spray On Bedliner On Rockerpanels and top of bedrails

  • Bucket Seats

  • Custom Center Console

  • Miscellaneous:

  • Warn XD9000i Winch

  • KC Lights

  • Unity Spotlights

  • Hi-Lift Jack

  • Front/Rear Tow Hooks

  • Powertank On Board Air

  • 33-Inch Spare Tire

  • Shovel

  • Fire Extinguisher

  • First Aid Kit






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