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. Specs 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 STEERING: Howe BRAKES: Western CNC 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 FAVORITE OFF-ROAD AREA: Baja, SCORE Races, MDR Races 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.From head to toe, this truck is caged with 4130 chromoly tube. Walker Evans 17-inch beadlo The top view of the truck is gorgeous but underneath is where the magic happens. An H&M housing is loaded with 5.42 gears, a spool and Moore Performance 40-spline axles. Western CNC hubs are found at each corner running CNC six-piston brakes.The top view of the truck is gorgeous but underneath is where the magic happens. An H&M ho In order to accommodate the rear H&M four-link suspension, much of the frame was removed and replaced with a 4130 chromoly chassis......In order to accommodate the rear H&M four-link suspension, much of the frame was removed a .....Rear travel is measured at 28 inches using King 3.0 coilovers, four-link bypass shocks and 2.5 air bumps. The truck seemed to effortlessly float through the rough sections of the Barstow racecourse......Rear travel is measured at 28 inches using King 3.0 coilovers, four-link bypass shock H&M created a trick hood lever system that allows access to the engine compartment without having to remove the hood. Usually you need help getting a one-piece hood off. This way you can simply unlatch it and swing it out of the way solo.H&M created a trick hood lever system that allows access to the engine compartment without Under the hood, H&M replaced the stock 4.0L with a big GM LS-1 5.7L V-8 engine pushing 475 horsepower and 490 lb-ft torque. A few of the internal engine components include Patriot heads, Crower cam and forged Manley pistons. The truck also uses an oversized PWR radiator, Bosch fuel pump, RPM headers and RPM exhaust. Fuel is contained in a 52-gallon Harmon fuel cell.Under the hood, H&M replaced the stock 4.0L with a big GM LS-1 5.7L V-8 engine pushing 475 This truck once had a pretty trick equal-length I-beam setup that provided Jesse with plenty of fun. Stepping it up a notch, he had H&M custom design a J-arm unequal length control arm front suspension that pulls 20 inches of travel. Front hubs were custom made by Western CNC per H&M specifications. The arms are also using 1.5-inch spherical bearings and heims.This truck once had a pretty trick equal-length I-beam setup that provided Jesse with plen Working together nice and tight are KING 3.0 coilovers, 4.0 bypass shocks and 2.5 airbumps.Working together nice and tight are KING 3.0 coilovers, 4.0 bypass shocks and 2.5 airbumps Western CNC also machines the tie rods leading into the Howe steering rack and pinion. 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.H&M added a custom aluminum cross bar across the engine to allow each access to the motor Just like you would find in a race truck, the CRB Fabrication dash is littered with switches and Auto Meter gauges and wrapped in black leather. Also found are a MOMO steering wheel, Art Carr shifter, Lowrance GPS, PCI Race Radios radio and intercom system, and a Sony stereo system. The truck is also still running the factory air conditioning system to keep those long hot desert days more pleasurable.Just like you would find in a race truck, the CRB Fabrication dash is littered with switch Making room for the LS-1 under the hood left a little less room inside the cabin. Dual Mastercraft 3G race seats hold each occupant tight with Deist five-point belts.Making room for the LS-1 under the hood left a little less room inside the cabin. 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