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Ford Ranger 4x4 Pickup
FordRanger4x4Black
No. 19001
Series Original Mini 4WD
Chassis(s) Origin Chassis
Release Date July 13, 1982
The Ford Ranger 4x4 Pickup (Japanese: フォード・レインジャー 4x4, Fōdo Reinjā Fōbaifō) is a Original Mini 4WD car released by Tamiya in July 13, 1982 and is the first Mini 4WD car ever produced by the company.

It was released alongside Chevrolet Pickup 4x4 in the same date.

It is based on the first-generation North America Ford Ranger pickup truck that was produced from 1982 to 1992.

General info Edit

The Ford Ranger has the 4x4 pickup body design, with the rectangle-shaped air intake with headlamps on the front and the vertical rectangle-shaped signal lamps on the rear. There's the flareside around the rear wheels and the bullbar that is attached to the front bumper, complete with the additional headlamps.

In addition to the 3-color stripes around the bodyshell, it has several manufacturer and OEM decals, such as Goodyear. It is mainly in blue.

It comes with the pickup-1 wheels with block-style tires.

About the real-life vehicle the Mini 4WD car is based on Edit

Unveiled in 1982, the Ford Ranger is a compact pickup truck that was produced by Ford from 1983 to 2012 for North America market.

The first-generation Ranger, which was manufactured from 1983 to 1992, has the similar chassis structure and styling of the Ford F-series light-duty truck. It has the rear-wheel-drive models and four-wheel-drive models.

The inline-4 engine models were powered by a 2.0 liter (later 2.3 liter) Lima engine from on the infamous Ford Pinto, while the V6 engine models were powered by the Cologne V6 engines (2.8, 2.9 and 4.0 liter) and a 3.0 liter Vulcan V6 engine, all of which were built by Ford. The Diesel models were powered by a 2.2 liter Mazda-sourced Perkins 4.135 l4 engine and later a 2.3 liter Mitsubishi-built Astron 4D55 engine. All engines are naturally-aspirated engines.

All engines were mated to either the Toyo Kogyo-built manual transmissions, the Mitsubishi-built manual transmissions, a Mazda-built manual transmission or the Ford-buiilt automatic transmissions.

The first-generation Ranger received a facelift in 1988, with exterior design changes, the addition of the rear anti-lock brakes and the improved chassis frame.

Technical info Edit

Length: 130 mm

Width: 59 mm

Height: 60 mm

Chassis: Origin Chassis

Gear Set(s): N/A

Gallery Edit

Images Edit

Trivia Edit

  • For some reason, the picture from catalog page on Tamiya official website has the car colored black instead of blue.

See also Edit

Ford cars Edit

External links Edit

Tamiya Japan Edit

Original Mini 4WD series
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