THE ELUSIVE RECLUSE RIDES AGAIN
The elusive ’91 Ranger called Recluse rides again
The most influential time of a man’s life is when he leaves high school: Armed with the knowledge of the last 12 years of education, he sets out into the world to become what he wants. Chris Lindsay has been infatuated with square-body Rangers since before he had his license. One of the most memorable square bodies for him was a ’91 Ranger named Recluse. While the rest of Chris’ life came together, the Recluse remained out of reach.
“The Recluse was what dreams are made of,” Chris says. “I have strived to obtain something of that caliber for 15 years.” Chris found that body style quite elusive, so he settled on purchasing similar-style mini-trucks throughout the years. The Recluse had gone through six different owners in that span of time, and Chris noticed it on a social media page and requested friendship with the new owner. Once they started talking, Chris offered anything he could to acquire the truck, but the current owner wasn’t biting. Chris then found a Nissan Xterra that once graced the cover of
Mini-TruckinÕ and asked the Ranger owner if he would make the trade, and they finally agreed.
The Xterra was a higher value to most people—but not to Chris. The Ranger owner added cash on top to make it even, but in Chris’ eyes, he was the one getting the deal. He finally had the truck he’d been in love with since high school. Unfortunately, when he received the truck via transport, it showed the wear and tear of the past 15 years and six owners. Chris’ goal was to bring it back to its glory, but with a twist.