LON-RANGER

Gary Bauer Original owner/ builder.

I scanned this shot from Bill Holder's book "The Ultimate Book Of Monster Trucks". Photography by John D. Farquhar.

Original owner/ builder

Owner: Gary Bauer of Vienna, Ohio

Vehicle: 1986 Ford Ranger

Engine: 460 cu.in. bored to 514 cu.in. Ford

Carburetion: two Predators atop an 8-71BDS blower

Horsepower: 1,000

Transmission: Ford C6

Running Gear: 2 1/2 ton Rockwell military transfer case, 5 Ton Rockwell military axles with 20 ton Clark planetaries and Detroit lockers

Suspension: 5 ton leafs and 20 chrome Rugged Trail shocks

Tires: 73X44X32 inch Goodyear Terras

Height: 12 feet 6 inches

Width: 11 feet 5 inches

Weight: 13,000 lbs.

Cost to Build: $120,000.00

Date Built: 1985

Present owner

Owner: Extreme Motorsports

Driver: Donny Smith

Vehicle: 1992 Ford Ranger

Engine: 514 cu.in. Ford

Carburetion: Alcohol Injected - Supercharged

Horsepower: 1,500

Transmission: Ford C6

Running Gear: PTC Converter 5-Ton Rockwells

Suspension: Leaf Springs

Tires: 66x43x25 inch Goodyear Terras

Height: 10 feet 2 inches

Width: 12 feet

Weight: 9,720 lbs.

Date Built: 1985

 

 

 

 

 

Trading Cards

I scanned these shots from Bill Holder's book "Monstrous Trucks". Photography by Harry Dunn.

I scanned these shots from Bill Holder's book "The Ultimate Book Of Monster Trucks". Photography by John D. Farquhar.

I scanned these pictures from Magazines that I purchased.

Don Sheehey sent me these pictures.

These shots were captured from a Canada 1987 show. Chick for show.

 

These shots were captured from a video in Omaha 1987. click for the show.

These shots were captured from a Buffalo 1987 show. Chick for show.

This is a model I built of the Lon Ranger using a Bigfoot and the Krusher models.

COST TO BUILD:$25.oo TIME TO BUILD: 20 hours SCALE: 1/25th

Features; Hand fabricated frame, and a shortened bed to look more like a Ranger. Completely hand painted.

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