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AnalogKid

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Got a call from my mate yesterday, he had got hold of a RRC that was free to a good home, or it was off to the scrap heap!

He was after a donor engine for his 80" trialler, expecting the Rangie to be well and truly rooted. We got a pleasent surprise though, its an 87 Vogue EFi and it looks pretty straight with no major rot in the chassis. He's now torn between doing it up and turning a profit on it or stripping it down into a tough truck.

Its not been running yet, the battery was flat and the tank was empty. There is no air flow meter but also the computer seems to have been replaced with an aftermarket one, so it might not need the meter. It was a bit of a strain on the 110 towing it up steep hills with flat tyres!

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Got a call from my mate yesterday, he had got hold of a RRC that was free to a good home, or it was off to the scrap heap!

He was after a donor engine for his 80" trialler, expecting the Rangie to be well and truly rooted. We got a pleasent surprise though, its an 87 Vogue EFi and it looks pretty straight with no major rot in the chassis. He's now torn between doing it up and turning a profit on it or stripping it down into a tough truck.

Its not been running yet, the battery was flat and the tank was empty. There is no air flow meter but also the computer seems to have been replaced with an aftermarket one, so it might not need the meter. It was a bit of a strain on the 110 towing it up steep hills with flat tyres!

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Jammy sod!:D I'd save it...



Mike
 
It was parked up next to a hedge with about a quarter ton of concrete blocks in the boot. The hedge has restricted airflow so there's a fair bit of moss on the otherside, and the tailgate was full of water. I can see the frame is almost rusted through on the corners of the top half, and I imagine the lower tailgate is pretty rotten inside also.

I was expecting a call last night to say it was running, so I can only assume its not running - yet.
 
Make sure you check the rear boot floor under the carpets if it's had loads of water in the back, also the rear body cross member.

Lucky man! Looks great!
 
Got a call to say that not only was it running, but after 3 new wiper blades and a couple of bushes in the rear (shock mounts I thnik he said) its also now road legal.

He's also taken off the bumbers and fabricated new low profile versions, the rear one is fitted, and also mounted a home made snorkel using 3" exhaust pipe.

I guess its going to be a tough truck then.
 
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