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Press Release From JConcepts:
The mid-sized truck wars were intense during the 1980’s and 1990’s and the Ford Ranger was a standout during this time. An entire line-up of Rangers was produced with several different trim options available to accommodate an ever-growing truck enthusiast crowd. JConcepts steps into the mid-sized body shell truck market with the 1982-1992 Ford Ranger release. In 1985 BIGFOOT 4x4 created the ultimate Ford Ranger, first labeled as Ms. BIGFOOT and shortly thereafter, re-named the BIGFOOT Ranger.
The BIGFOOT Ranger was unique, built with 48” tires, 5-ton axles, 4-link suspension with airbags, the BIGFOOT team created another successful vehicle with a monstrous power plant featuring a 571 Alan Root engine. The BIGFOOT blue paint was first applied to the 1985 body style with linear graphics package to resemble production vehicles available during that time. Eventually, the truck was updated to feature the new 1989 body style, repainted and newer graphics package was applied.
The JConcepts monster truck team went to work using the Ranger body and designed quality decal packages to allow a customer to build the early and late model versions of the popular full-size vehicle. For popularity, JConcepts adapted this body shell to fit on the Traxxas Stampede and Stampede 4x4 giving the design its best swing of applications on two of the industry’s most successful RC platforms. The package includes Ford Ranger decal sheet and BIGFOOT Ranger decal sheet to fully detail the body after customer applied paint has been added.
The styling of the Ranger mimics the full-size F-Series at the time with the iconic square body shape. Square and single headlights on the earlier models and then wrap-around, split-light, and turn-signal front-end treatment were showcased on the later versions. JConcepts has taken the opportunity to replicate these different headlight and grille combinations on the included decal sheet so many year models can be reproduced.
The shape of the Ford during this generation is simplistic but heavily functional. A work-truck attitude includes rigid side-panels buckled with wheel flares, notched horizontal body line with single cab concept and recessed windows. The Ranger was a truck built for convenience and economy but blazed with all the important functions of a worker-bee. Stacking the odds against the Ranger is not advisable, it is ready for competition.
The geometric wheel wells look stock and match-up to the scale looks re-created by the JConcepts team. The front bumper combines look and feel for a stock layout or a user modified look to fit a scale winch, license plate or custom textured finish. The rear bumper has an overhang allowing drivers to paint or remove to give whichever look suits the build. The entire bed is slightly recessed for mounting versatility and enables a flat surface which can be painted for a bed cover look.
Each package contains clear body shell, window mask, simple instruction, and detailed decal sheet. As always, each JConcepts product is backed with racing heritage, customer support and RC dedication. When sizing up the mid-sized pick-up, do not underestimate a champion, the “Built Ford Tough” Ranger by JConcepts.
Note: photographs of body shell also display (not included) rollbar, light-bar, carburetors, and air cleaner produced by Traxxas. To add those items, they are available separately via Traxxas (part #3662).
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