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Old 11-02-2013, 12:30 AM
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Hello, i was recently in a accident in my 1999 Ford Ranger supercab. The frame is bent... Is it possible to buy a frame or have one made custom? Please help, i need to know weather or not i should try to save her.
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:34 AM
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fabrication shops can do anything
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Old 11-02-2013, 12:44 AM
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Hello, i was recently in a accident in my 1999 Ford Ranger supercab. The frame is bent... Is it possible to buy a frame or have one made custom? Please help, i need to know weather or not i should try to save her.
probobly cost more than its the truck is worth...but thats my opinion
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:43 AM
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post pictures where the frame is bent
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:09 AM
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let the truck go...junkyard would be the only place to get a frame
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:47 AM
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I was on Nashville Craigslist just a couple minutes ago looking for a truck bed and some people are selling frames as well.
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Old 11-02-2013, 02:34 PM
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My friend rolled his truck off road and bent the frame from the cab back. He cut the frame off under the cab and built his own fully boxed one from scratch. Three weeks of work on his free time and it was completed. Its possible but is it worth it? That part is up to you. Since he did the work he got away with ~$700 in materials but to have a shop do it would be extremely expensive. I personally would scrap the truck
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:21 PM
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Thanks for the advice everyone, craigslist is what im thinking my best bet is, get a cheap ranger, decent frame, and front clip (mine was heavily damaged from the wreck, but the engine was spared). Would anyone happen to know what ranger frame years would best fit a 99 xl supercab?
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:06 AM
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98 or newer will work but there are wiring changes from 2001 and newer
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:52 AM
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We live in a wasteful society...they throw away stuff cuz its not worth the time/money.
If u damage something on an older truck...like body damage, they may total it out and scrap it...but if u.do the same damage on a newer truck thats worth more they may fix it...even tho its the same damage!
Metal is metal..im sure the metal box on my 99 is the same as the metal on a 2011.

As for the frame..look for a junker...i bought my 98 project ranger for $500..just needs a new engine.
Find one with a good frame and youre set....again if u want to do the swap yourself... or if u want and have the money to pay a shop to do it.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:54 PM
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Default Re: Frame for Ranger. Can you buy new?

Another question everyone, would an XLT be able to work, are their frames different from an XL
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:47 AM
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Im pretty sure the frames are the same...only difference may be between 2wd and 4wds models..
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:10 PM
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okay thank you
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:22 PM
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We live in a wasteful society...they throw away stuff cuz its not worth the time/money.
If u damage something on an older truck...like body damage, they may total it out and scrap it...but if u.do the same damage on a newer truck thats worth more they may fix it...even tho its the same damage!
Metal is metal..im sure the metal box on my 99 is the same as the metal on a 2011.

As for the frame..look for a junker...i bought my 98 project ranger for $500..just needs a new engine.
Find one with a good frame and youre set....again if u want to do the swap yourself... or if u want and have the money to pay a shop to do it.
The value of a 2011 low mileage truck is higher than your 14 year old high mileage truck. Metal may be the same, but a 2011 has a longer life expectancy than one that's 14 years old. Insurance doesn't care if someone is overly attached to their old truck, it's dollars and cents that matter.
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:22 PM
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Default Re: Frame for Ranger. Can you buy new?

I have a frame of a 98 on a 96 and the only problem was the positioning of the gas tank. We had to rig my tank so it would work.
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