TRUCK NAME: Ms.BIGFOOT/ BIGFOOT Ranger
MAKE : 1985 Ford Ranger
ORIGINAL OWNER/DRIVER: Bob & Maryiln Chandler & Ken Koelling
TOWN/CITY: St Louis, MO
ENGINE SIZE: 571 cubic inch
INFORMATION: The BIGFOOT Ranger was the first ever BIGFOOT vechicle
to be sold to a private owner, who was not going to carry on using it for
It was also the last factory production built BIGFOOT, as all BIGFOOT
vechicles after 1985 where built onto the frame, with the fibre glass bodies
added onto it.
The truck was heavly modified for it to be able to take
Like all of the other BIGFOOT trucks, this truck was fitted
with front & rear wheel steering. The interior of the truck was left
the same as it was when it came off of the production line, except for
the safety features added into it, like the roll cage, safty seats
& a few extra dials on the dashboard.
With a bigger engine in the truck,
the cab was actually made slightly smaller to accomodate it.
The truck was originally called Ms. BIGFOOT, & was driven by Maryiln
Chandler. She drove the truck from time to time for the first several years
of business. She was the first ever female Monster Truck driver.
In 1987, Ms. received new graphics and paint and was renamed the BIGFOOT
Ranger. The change of color was actually Ford's decession, as they wanted
the truck to be the same color as all of the other BIGFOOT trucks in the
fleet. Ken Koelling took over as driver of the BIGFOOT Ranger.
it was sold by Bob Chandler because it couldn't keep up with the competition
& cost too much money to keep up.
Thanks to Penny Chandler for providing me with the
pictures of Ms.BIGFOOT & the BIGFOOT Ranger.
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