I was looking forward to a new Ranger. I have been driving one version or another (Mazda B2000) since 1984. I still have a nice 2004 Ranger. I can afford a new truck and I thought I would treat myself. I cannot believe how large this is! Guess I will be keeping my 2004 until something forces me to change.
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1965 KELLISON J5 Fiberglass body with a custom tube frame and C4 Corvette suspension. It has a LS1 and 6 speed and weighs about 2500 lb. It is in Tucson AZ where I built it over 20 yrs. I did all the work myself including building the frame. Only the interior finishing and the paint were done by someone else. I would have painted it also since I have painted about 50 vehicles but now that we are retired I have better things to do with play time. We already have over 2000 mi. on it and drive it whenever we can while home. The best time so far at the drags was 12.8 sec. This is my second Kellison J5. I built my first when I was 18 in Waterbury Ct in 1966-1967. It was the only car I was really sorry that I sold. I literally bought this one in a barn. At least 2 previous owners gave up on it. See the last picture that shows how it looked when I bought the body. For those that wonder about the wheels--- I wanted the build to reflect what it could have been in the 60's and it should have had wire wheels but I really liked these 'Vette wheels so I deviated a little. I also widened the front and rear fenders to fit the C4 suspension a little because I didn't want the fender flares that are usually added to this model with that suspension. ENJOY My first J5 built in 1966 - 1967 This body was found in a barn
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