Ford Brazil commissioned Deus Ex Machina to create a special display of the outgoing Ranger. The result is called “Rusty Blue” and combines a unique color scheme with some terrain modifications.
The obvious highlight of the truck is the light blue color combination with the weathered rust body panels. This treatment makes the Ranger look like it’s been abandoned in the jungle for years. We’re not sure how the team behind Rusty Blue achieved the rusty effect, but it looks like a custom vinyl wrap.
This Ranger also received a roof rack complete with ax and shovel, yellow tinted lights on an unpainted front bumper, a pair of aftermarket tinted headlights, and a set of grippy BF Goodrich all-terrain tires.
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The Ford Ranger Rusty Blue was created to promote the Swank Rally Brazil, an off-road competition for vintage and modern motorcycles. The rally takes place in various locations around the world, including airstrips, beach sand and ice. This time it will be held on a specially prepared cross-country course located in the farm of Sao Paolo.
The truck will be on display at the event in the Deus Ex Machina store alongside a 1953 Ford Farming tractor, while test drives of the special edition Ford Ranger FX4 will also be offered.
Sydney-based Deus Ex Machina is known for its custom motorcycles, but also offers clothing and accessories. Cris Almeida, partner at Brazil’s Deus Ex Machina, said Rusty Blue Ranger is just the beginning of their partnership with Ford, as they have “several interesting projects in mind.”