Reader’s Rides & Mustangs
This 1987 Ford Ranger is owned by, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords reader, cwillrath. Check out some pictures and ratings of this Stang below, as well as other info about this ride.
This is my 1987 Ranger with a v8 swap. This was my first vehicle over 21 years ago and was purchased new by my dad. The truck started life as a 2.0L 4 cyl with a 5 speed. This is a very basic truck as it has manual windows, locks, steering and brakes. Once the original driveline reached 170,000 miles it was time for a change which lead to the building of an aluminum headed 306. The engine is backed up by a c4 with a mild stall and 8.8 rear with 4.10 gears. Total Performance provided the swap kit and 4 core radiator for a very clean install. All of the mechanical work was done by me with help from a few good friends. The rust free body was painted professionally in the factory color in a base/clear combo. Many people have told me the engine swap looks like it was there from the factory. With the stock appearing body and a single 3" exhaust tip coming out the rear this truck is a perfect sleeper.