1987 Ford Ranger 4x4 v8 swap

Price: - Item location: Angier, North Carolina, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Ranger
  • Type: Single Cab
  • Trim: tan
  • Year: 1987
  • Mileage: 155,000
  • VIN: 1FTCR11T8HUB66126
  • Color: Tan
  • Engine size: 351 windsor
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: 4-Wheel Drive, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1987 Ford Ranger tan

1987 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 w/ professional V8 conversion

Factory A/C, P/S, P/B, carpet

Long bed, standard cab

Mileage – 155K

Engine – 1970 351 Windsor (Approximately 8K miles on engine)

Transmission – Heavy Duty C4 Automatic

Transfer case – Factory manual 1350 Borg/Warner with low and high range

Front and rear differentials – Factory 8.8 w/ 3:55 ratio

Suspension – James Duff Stage III 5”- 6” suspension lift with 3 inch body lift

Link to James Duff Site:http://www.dufftuff.com/1983_97_4WD_Std_Cab_Ranger_5_6_Stage_3_Suspension_p/5051-3.htm

Tires BF Goodrich Radial T/A 31x10.50RLT (Very low mileage)

It would be easier to list what’s not new or updated here but here’s the list:


  • Two-town factory paint inside and out

  • Windshield

  • Grill

  • Front bumper

  • Complete front and rear suspension

  • Steel braided long travel brake lines that match suspension lift

  • Brakes

  • Spray-in bed liner

  • All body seals, window tracks etc…

  • Bed mounted tool box

  • Bed guard rails

Inside -

  • Explorer Sport bucket seats (Factory bolt in with no modifications)

  • Headliner

  • Carpet

  • Dash pad cover

  • Direct oil and temp gauges

  • AM/FM 4 speaker stereo with MP3, hands-free phone sync function through speakers system

  • B&M auto trans shifter

  • Cold factory A/C (Updated to R134A refrigerant)

  • Power steering

  • Power brakes

  • New heater core

  • Tented sliding rear glass

Engine –

1970 Ford 351 Windsor (Built for durability)

  • Cylinder heads converted from press-in rocker studs to screw-in studs with guide plates for hardened push rods and roller rocker arms (Competition Cams)

  • Aluminum Ford Cobra valve covers

  • Mild Iskenderian camshaft with lifters (Specs just beyond stock)

  • Forged aluminum pistons (TRW)

  • Ford Racing duel sump oil pan

  • Offenhauser intake

  • 600 CFM Holley carburetor

  • Ford Duraspark electronic ignition

  • 1998 5.0 Explorer shorty headers attached to free flow dual exhaust

  • 1998 5.0 Explorer high capacity cooling radiator

  • Remote mount oil filter

  • 4-5 PSI electronic fuel pump

Transmission –

  • Ford heavy duty C-4 truck unit

  • Mild shift kit for crisp shift points

  • Complete rebuild with new clutches and seals

  • Mild stall convertor (1800-2100)

  • Redundant external trans oil cooler in addition to high capacity radiator cooler

  • Steel braided cable kick-down

  • Stainless steel cooler lines

  • There is an AOD that goes with this truck if interested

Transfer Case –

  • Borg/Warner 1350

  • Low and high range 2 speed unit

  • Manual locking hubs

Vehicle Summary- This truck began as a father son project 6 years ago as a complete original equipment restoration. My son graduated and joined the Marines. The original 2.9L engine cracked a head and we installed the 351W and automatic since I had this combination available.

It’s not been abused as you can tell in the pictures. Most of the driving has been from the Marine base to home about 120 miles one way over some weekends (Approximately one year of operation with current powertrain).

There is no rust in this truck. This conversion has been done meticulously with emphasis on durability and not something so radical it couldn’t be enjoyed operating daily. Additionally, as many factory parts as possible were used to make this look all original (Components from early factory V8 Explorers and Rangers easily swap which is what this project was based on).

If you want a vehicle that gets constant good comments and looks from others and is fun to operate, this is it!

Here is the YouTube link to for a live tour - https://youtu.be/Z8-ANXxvpXI

Priced at $15,900.00 negotiable with reasonable offers

Only contact me if you are a serious buyer.

If I can’t answer your call, leave a message and I will contact you either via text or call or both.

No trades accepted

No help needed to sell

Call or text 919 656 9544