Ranger 2500 SS coupe

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FAIRMONTXY
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Ranger 2500 SS coupe

Post by FAIRMONTXY » Thu 07 Aug 2008, 13:37

Hi guys,

I dont know if any one can help me but ive Recently purchased a 1969 (OPEL) Ranger 2.5 coupe but cant seem to find anything on the internet....... :evil: .It was a S.A vehicle produced in LTD numbers in P.E and I would just like some information aswell as a manual gearbox........Its the shape just before the menaro shape.......The red ones mine.....sorry bout the crappy pic... :mrgreen:

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Re: Ranger 2500 SS coupe

Post by hanov0 » Thu 07 Aug 2008, 14:40

Thats a nice find, I love the shape
I've got a manual somewhere.
For parts you should speak to the guys at Chevy World in Benoni.
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Re: Ranger 2500 SS coupe

Post by FAIRMONTXY » Thu 07 Aug 2008, 15:40

Anything on the internet???

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Re: Ranger 2500 SS coupe

Post by FAIRMONTXY » Thu 07 Aug 2008, 16:30

oh and also some pics might ou have.....

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Re: Ranger 2500 SS coupe

Post by Gunter » Thu 07 Aug 2008, 20:11

what parts are you looking for on the Ranger Coupe?
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Re: Ranger 2500 SS coupe

Post by FAIRMONTXY » Fri 08 Aug 2008, 08:29

If you know of parts,any parts i would most certainly have a look at them......even if I already have the just to put them into storage......

But a good start would be a manual gearbox because it is running a auto gearbox......

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Re: Ranger 2500 SS coupe

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 08 Aug 2008, 20:13

An interesting and rare vehicle...please post some more pics!
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Re: Ranger 2500 SS coupe

Post by gordini » Thu 14 Aug 2008, 23:02

Some more ranger pix from the web.Checkout the visor over the front window and the old Transvaal no plate
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Re: Ranger 2500 SS coupe

Post by gordini » Thu 14 Aug 2008, 23:06

FmontXY, there is a rusted example of a Ranger Coupe lying on a farm outside Moorreesburg in the Western Cape. I will drive there over the weekend and report back on what's left. I'll post pix :mrgreen:
It might be a good idea if you phone me on z83 6vier7 3588. What i'll do is to phone you when i'm standing next to the car and give you some running commentry :roll:
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Re: Ranger 2500 SS coupe

Post by Johann65 » Mon 25 Aug 2008, 23:44

Hullo All,
I worked on Operation Mayflower (New Ranger) in 1965/66 at GMSA Port Elizabeth :mrgreen: The Opel Fastback did not appear as a production model in large numbers. The Ranger SS only came out in the last few years of production. I had a 73 SS(Metalic brown with a black vynil top and black interior trim. Must look through old photos! :roll:

The Ranger was simply an Opel that received a nose job (Vauxhall 2000 grill) and revamped interior trim. 8O What was special was the engine with a Weber 36DCD carburator and unbelievable torque. It was however prone to pre-ignition. :twisted:

Mechanical parts are freely available. This engine is/was used extensively by our military. Anything from the 2.3 Chevair, 2.5, 3.8 and 4.1 engines have a large interchangeability profile! :idea:

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