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Old 06-17-2017, 05:59 AM   #129 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
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Originally Posted by 19bonestock88 View Post
My plan to build a truck was to start with an old Ranger(likely a 93) and build a lightweight alloy frame and front suspension, swap to an independent rear (Ford 8.8" center section)
Many rednecks might think that IRS in a truck, even though it's a compact one, wouldn't stand to hard working. Well, those T2 pick-ups that I still see once in a while prove they're quite wrong

35-40mpg should be possible under the right conditions...
Mind you that a Diesel T2 like the one in the above picture get 40 to 45 MPG regularly, with all the low tech from late-70s to early-80s
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