Sometimes, we see a car or truck we just fall in love with and wish we could get a chance at owning it ourselves.
That’s how Rodney felt about a 1969 Ford Ranger he saw at the Drag Strip and car shows. One day, he found the opportunity to, well, read on and find out what happened, check out the pictures at the end.
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Name: Rodney Reidt
What type of vehicle is this? Truck
Make, Model, Year of Project: 1969 ford Ranger
What stage is this in?: Completed Project
When did you purchase it and for how much?
I bought the truck in 2009 for $10,000 Cad (Canadian Currency)
Why did you choose this vehicle?
I bought the truck because my family had a lot of those over the years .my dad had one in the same colors in the 70s.
What sort of condition was it in when you started the project, what was wrong with it, etc.
The truck was in amazing condition when I purchased it. It needed absolutely nothing. It is an original paint truck
Can you list any and all parts that you have put in?
I bought the truck as it sits with a stroked 410, 435 horse and 435 torque.
Solid lift cam. 4500 stall ,486 gears with a spool.
Any stories regarding this project?
This truck was purchased new in Saskatoon at Merlin Ford by a couple who used it for hauling their camper.
It has never been driven in the winter.
The next owner bought the truck in original condition and built the drive-train up to race at the local drag strip. I saw this truck at the strip and at car shows and fell in love with it.
I thought that I would love to own this truck. In June of 2009 I saw it was up for sale, so I went and bought it.
Check out the pictures of this truck!
My name is Dennis. First, let me just say, I am a Christian, a husband, a father to 1 beautiful step-daughter and 3 strapping young boys and a step-grandfather (She calls me “Grumpy”) to a gorgeous step-granddaughter. These will always be my priorities, no matter what my interests are. That said, I strive to keep and maintain a family friendly atmosphere, so my boys and their friends can enjoy the site as much as I do. (Granddaughter isn’t old enough and daughter has other interests.)
See my home page for more about me.