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The Ranger is out of my life. 1988 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab bought new in January of 1989. Longest time I have ever owned a vehicle.





So long, old paint.
 

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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
-----'83 280 SL----- 5 speed....The PIG
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The Ranger is out of my life. 1988 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab bought new in January of 1989. Longest time I have ever owned a vehicle.





So long, old paint.
1989?
Same age as my oldest, newly wed daughter.
Can I trade her in as well???
 

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Fixed both dates. Thanks. I think I teared up a bit when I typed it.
 

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I know how you feel, it's hard to see em go, almost like one of the family.. I bought a 1985 Jetta January of 86, my wife was pregnant with the first.... Sold her last year, after 2 facelifts, 3 sets of half shafts, one alternator, one clutch, 165K on the clock that stopped working in 2002, can't even guesstimate how many miles she had on her, floorboards were gone, and 75% bondo and fiberglass.. but she still looked good. Best car I've ever owned..... not the most fun to drive though, replaced her with another german car :)

Look what ya did, made me cry again....:crybaby2:
 

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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
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Fixed both dates. Thanks. I think I teared up a bit when I typed it.
That's cheatin'.
Fix the mistake and leave no trail.
 

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1989?
Same age as my oldest, newly wed daughter.
Can I trade her in as well???
I think you did... Didn't you say she is newly wed?

"A son is a son 'til he takes a wife... A daughter is a daughter all her life."-Anon
 

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Vegas shot gun newly wed.

SURPRISE!!
I went to Colorado Springs in june of 1980 single, and came home july 1980 married, just seemed like the thing to do at the time. Mother in law wasn't real happy, but the FIL thanked me, I saved him a ton of money...:)
 

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So far I have you all beat.

I still own a 1970 Datsun 2000 roadster that was acq. in 1976.:D

Steve

'84 280sl 5 speed stick:D
 

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I still have my 1968 BSA 650 Thunderbolt, purchased from the original owner in 1980.

And Nobby- Congratulations?
 

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Vegas shot gun newly wed.

SURPRISE!!
Be grateful for the money you saved. It may come in handy later....

But seriously, my #2 son ran off and got married several months before a baby arrived. Turns out that he now has 4 beautiful daughters, a great job as the top Chrysler salesman in the country and is one of the best fathers I have ever seen. Sometimes these things work out for the best.
 

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Be grateful for the money you saved. It may come in handy later....

But seriously, my #2 son ran off and got married several months before a baby arrived. Turns out that he now has 4 beautiful daughters, a great job as the top Chrysler salesman in the country and is one of the best fathers I have ever seen. Sometimes these things work out for the best.
In my experience, great fathers are usually the sons of great fathers. :thumbsup:
 

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