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1992 Ford Ranger - Ashcraft Racing Prerunner

Posted in Features on February 1, 2010
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It's not every day we run into a Ford Ranger of this quality. As a Trophy Truck driver, Jesse Ashcraft needed a fast prerunner-really fast. The prerunner is an essential part of every desert racing team whether you drive a TT or a Class 10 car like Jesse's brother, Adam. Knowing what lurks around every corner come race day is invaluable. Sparing no expense, Jesse delivered his Ranger to the guys at H&M Motorsports in San Marcos, California. Eight months later, a TT-caliber '92 Ford Ranger came rolling out of the shop.

From head to toe, this truck is caged with 4130 chromoly tube. Walker Evans 17-inch beadlock wheels are wrapped in 37-inch BFGoodrich Baja T/A tires. Up top is a Baja Designs Soltek five-light bar running a hydraulic actuator remotely controlled from the cabin. Both the front and rear fiberglass was provided by Fiberwerx CRB Fabrication in San Marcos completed all of the aluminum work surrounding the rear end. They are also responsible for the aluminum floor jack mount.

VEHICLE: '92 Ford Ranger
OWNER: Jesse Ashcraft
CHASSIS: 4130 chromoly
ENGINE: GM LS-1 5.7L V-8
DRIVETRAIN: H&M housing, 5.42 gears, Spool, Turbo 400 tranny
SUSPENSION: Custom H&M J-arm front, H&M four-link rear, King shocks
TIRES/WHEELS: 37-inch BFG Baja T/A, Walker Evans 17-inch bead locks
INTERIOR: MOMO, Auto Meter, Lowrance, PCI, Sony
OTHER PARTS: Aluminum floor jack, dual Total Power batteries, Soltek Baja Designs lights

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H&M added a custom aluminum cross bar across the engine to allow each access to the motor as well as good looks. Sometimes the little things make all the difference. The blue anodized reservoir cans from King also carry that finishing touch.
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