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Custom 1984 Ford Ranger - Red Power Ranger

Ernie Macias
Mar 1, 2008
Photographers: Brandon Burrell
Photo 2/15   |   Owner: Allen BellRide: '84 Ford RangerHometown: Charlotte, North CarolinaClub: Pebble Pushers
Allen Bell from Charlotte, North Carolina, had already been in the scene for a while when he decided to build his '84 Ranger. Allen had already built and cruised another Ranger he had built for a bit, but nothing compares to this '84 Ranger that brings a lot of meaning to his club name, Pebble Pushers. By looking at the pictures of this red Ranger, you can see with a bumper that low Allen can push pebbles, plow snow, or move anything else in his way.

Allen started building his truck shortly after purchasing it in June of 2001. He started the tedious project of lowering the truck by stock flooring it to bring it closer to mother earth. To do this he used a '78 Toyota Hi Lux front end because nobody likes to mess with I-Beam suspensions. Luckily for Allen, the guys at Marvin Motorsports were able to lend a hand on the project and get the truck planted firmly on the ground. On the rear of the truck, they used a Pete and Jakes triangulated four-link with Slam Bags. Hellbent 1/2-inch valves and a 1/2-inch airline were used to bring the truck up to cruising altitude.

Afterwards, Allen took on the job of massaging the body of the truck back into shape. An assortment of items were shaved to smooth out the Ford's already basic design. Front wheel tubs were installed and a tailgate skin replaced the tailgate. Once all the bodywork and suspension were finished, the truck was painted in a single red color that really pops and is sure to catch anybody's eye.

With all that out of the way, Allen took the truck down to Donald's Upholstery to finish of the truck with plenty of stitching to compliment the outside of the truck. Allen said he built his truck in this particular order so nothing would get damaged or need to be redone later.
Rolling Attire

Wheels (Front/Rear): 19 x 7.5 Foose Lusso
Tires (Front/Rear): 235/40R19

Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air Ride
Front suspension: '78 Toyota Hi-Lux front frame clip
Rear suspension: Pete and Jakes Triangulated 4-Link
Airbag size: (Front): 2500 Slam 'bags (Rear): 2500 Slam 'bags
Control arms: Toyota Hi-Lux
Spindles: Toyota Hi-Lux
Valves: Hellbent 1/2-inch Valves
Compressors: Blow Jacks 3/4 horse
Air line: 1/2-inch and 3/8-inch
Air accessories: Hornblasters Train horn set up
Frame mods: '78 Toyota Hi-lux Front-end, notched steering rod 2-inches to clear oil pan
Frame material: 2x3 and 3/16 inch
Gas tank: Custom 15-gallon tank
Detail work: Frame painted silver in the back half
Misc.: Two custom 3-gallon air tanks
Performed by: Woof at Marvin Motorsports
State: South Carolina

Body Modifications
Shaved: Fender lights, emblems, door handles, locks, bed stock holes, gas door, smooth tailgate, and roll pan
Body-dropped: Stock-floored
Front end: Front wheel tubs
Back end: Tailgate skin
Exterior bolt-ons: Clear turn lights in front
Misc.: Raise the floor, and have no holes or tubs
Performed by: Allen Bell
City/state: Charlotte, North Carolina

Brand and colors: Spies Hecker Paint, Hi-lite Red
Style: Solid color
Performed by: Allen Bell
City/state: Charlotte, North Carolina

Seats: Stock bench seat re-wrapped
Material: Dark Buckskin Vinyl
Dash: Stock dash paint, red to match exterior
Flooring: Hand-stitched carpet
Headliner: Covered to match
Misc.: Interior panels painted to match
Performed by: Donald's Upholstery
City/state: Charlotte, North Carolina

Special Thanks By Owner:
Always my wife for all her support and all my long nights, Woof for all the help on the frame and body-drop, the club for the waiting until I built something else, my mom, dad, and big-ass Tony.


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