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  • A Stalled 1995 Ford Ranger Project That was Brought Back to Life

A Stalled 1995 Ford Ranger Project That was Brought Back to Life


Phil Gordon
Jun 25, 2015
Photographers: Phil Gordon
The term resurrection means to bring something back to life. Although it wasn’t quite dead, 29-year-old Jeremy “Skeeter” Price took a neglected mini-truck build and epitomized the word with his accomplishment of the Ranger you see here.
Photo 2/7   |   Bagged 1995 Ford Ranger Rear Three Quarter
As a young boy, Skeeter accompanied his father to car and truck shows. He had an affinity toward the lowered trucks, specifically mini-trucks. When he turned 16 he and his father built a shop at home where they could work on trucks together. The truck roster was pretty stacked with all types and styles of trucks owned by Skeeter. Some had air suspension and some had hydraulics, but in his own mind he never really found the perfect truck.
Skeeter was browsing through online truck ads and came across a truck he absolutely fell in love with. The truck was a ’95 Ford Ranger and was located a couple hours from Panama City, Florida, where Skeeter lives. He called the owner and found out he had a baby on the way and just didn’t have time for the neglected Ranger. Skeeter grabbed his Vital Signs truck club president, Doug Augustine, and the two hit the road with a trailer.
Photo 3/7   |   4 0l V6 Engine
After Skeeter got the Ranger home, he and his friend Andrew gutted the original air-ride suspension for a new updated Accuair E-Level kit. They constructed stainless steel hard lines for a much cleaner look to the rearend. Skeeter got with his friend Brandon, and the Ranger was given a two-tone paintjob with a DuPont Tangerine Pearl coat on the top and a DuPont Light Khaki Silver on the bottom. The next step was when Skeeter and Vital Signs member Rodney Newton removed the custom interior that had previously been installed and reworked it, adding a fiberglass center console and new speaker pods on the door panels. Skeeter enlisted Martin Fountain of Soulless Innovations to build a custom polished fuel cell to fit in the factory location due to the smaller area once laid out.
Skeeter wishes to thank everyone involved in the build and rebuild including his Vital Signs club members, Soulless Innovations, Brandon Castle, Rodney Newton, and most importantly his loving parents who gave him the inspiration to never give up and keep reaching until you grab what you want. It took a true vision and passion to take someone else’s neglected possession and make it something unique and his own, a true resurrection.
Photo 4/7   |   Bagged 1995 Ford Ranger Driving
Inside the Build
Owner and City/State: Jeremy “Skeeter” Price; Panama City Beach, Florida
Year/Make/Model: 1995 Ford Ranger
Club Affiliation: Vital Signs
Engine: 4.0L V-6 chromed, painted, custom ceramic coated headers, custom intake
Front Suspension: Slam Specialties SS7 ’bags, custom chrome I-beams and radius arms
Rear Suspension: Slam Specialties SS5 ’bags, custom chrome four-link, Viair 480 compressors, smoothed and painted frame and rear differential, stainless steel hard lines, Accuair E-Level, custom fuel cell in stock location
Sliding ragtop, shaved everything, Hitek LED taillights hidden under paint, Grant Kustoms Cali combo, 5-inch body drop, Ranger Edge hood and front fenders, ’03 Ford Explorer front end Paint: DuPont Tangerine Metallic and DuPont light khaki silver
Interior: Wise Guys custom seat wrapped in leather and suede, custom dash wrapped in leather and painted center console, Dakota Digital gauges, Mercedes-Benz carpet, Billet Specialties steering wheel
Stereo: Pioneer double-DIN, Pioneer 6.5-inch two-way, JL Audio subwoofer and amplifier
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 20x8.5 Hot Rods by Boyd Impact
Tires: 245/35R20 Nitto