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1994 Ford Ranger Splash - De Ranged

Homebuilt And Badass All In One

Mike Alexander
Jul 1, 2008
Photographers: Phil Fowler
Photo 2/10   |   1994 Ford Ranger front Left View
Justin Terrell, or as some of his closest friends call him, "Tennessee Ellen Fish" (we'll let you ask him about that one), has been in love with minitrucks ever since he was a middle-school lad. When he had finally saved up enough coin to buy himself a worthwhile canvas, he chose this '94 Ford Ranger Splash with only slight intentions of droppin' it. You see, Justin endured some pretty harsh winters, and having only one vehicle, he wasn't planning on going all out. But, as we all know, that didn't last long. The minute Justin lowered his Ranger and bolted on a respectable set of wheels, it was game over.
Photo 3/10   |   1994 Ford Ranger right View
It just so happened, the night before his wedding, Justin was in a bad accident with cars piling up, people flying out, and all kinds of craziness. Thankfully he wasn't hurt, but due to the damage done to his ride, he knew it was time to fully tear into it. Justin started with the front-end swap, since his old front end was crushed. From there, Justin slowly cut away in his garage, finding time on nights and weekends to build the truck of his dreams.
When asked what order he did all the modifications, he replied, "I did them all at once. For me, it was all or nothing!" And that's the attitude he approached to the whole build.
Photo 4/10   |   1994 Ford Ranger dashboard
Justin knew it wouldn't have been possible to build such an amazing truck in his garage without the understanding and support of his wife. Justin also respects and looks up to his Grandpa, who owned a custom shop in the '50s, so Justin has always had customizing in his blood, and we can certainly see the extent of his skills in this Ranger.
We look forward to seeing what comes our way next, as Justin assured us we'll be seeing him again. For all the detailed information about Justin's amazingly clean Ranger, DeRanged, check out the Lowdown.
Owner: Justin Terrell
Ride: '94 Ford Ranger Splash
Hometown: Allendale, MI
Club: Scared of Heights
Rolling Attire
Wheels: 18-inch Enkei LM1
Tires: Nitto NT 555 225/40ZR18
Photo 5/10   |   1994 Ford Ranger front Right Side
Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Suspension (Front): Handmade upper and lower brackets with Firestone 2,600-pound 'bags
Suspension (Rear): Two-link with Panhard bar, cantilever with Firestones
I-beams: 3-inch DJM beams
Shocks: Gabriel Red Ryders
Valves: MIC 3/8 -inch valves
Compressor: York Engine Driven
Air line: 3/8 inch
Frame mods: Handmade tube frame from the cab back
Frame material: 2x3-inch rectangle tubing
Gas tank: 16-gallon fuel cell
Detail work: Painted
Performed by: Owner Justin Terrell
Photo 6/10   |   1994 Ford Ranger interior
Body Modifications
Shaved: Cowl, door handles, emblems, roof seams, third brake light, tailgate handle, firewall, narrowed and smoothed rear bumper
Front end: '00 Ranger front end
Taillights: APC
Misc.: Full sheetmetal bed floor and Line-X
Performed by: Owner Justin Terrell
Brand and colors: DuPont Chroma Premiere Twilight Blue
Style: Solid color
Performed by: Jason Sheid, Matt Baker, and RJ Smith at Great Lakes Collision
Seats: '94 Grand Am buckets with the headrests removed
Material: Allante Charcoal vinylDash: '01 Mercury Mountaineer dash
Door panels: Handmade door panels with painted flames
Center console: Steel center with wood sides, wrapped in vinyl
Flooring: Charcoal carpet
Headliner: Dyed charcoal
Gauges: Sunpro white face
Misc.: APC steering wheel, 1/2-inch drive extension with 1-1/4-inch socket as shifter, 1/4-inch drive ratchet for window cranks
Performed by: Owner Justin Terrell and Mykill "Ziggy" Moore
Head unit: Pioneer
Mids and highs: Pioneer 6-1/2 inch
Misc.: The exhaust is too loud to hear anything and the draggin' sounds better anyways
Photo 10/10   |   1994 Ford Ranger grille
Displacement: 2.3L
Camshaft: Lunati with Eslinger adjustable cam gear
Turbo: Coming soon
Transmission: Center Force clutch
Intake: Smoothed
Exhaust: Flowmaster exhaust
Inner fenders: Boat trailer fenders
Detail work: Handmade and polished stainless steel panels and aluminum caps
Performed by: Owner Justin Terrell
Special Thanks From Owner:
My wife for being so understanding of all the long winter build nights.



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