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Old 06-01-2010, 07:56 PM
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Default Overhauling a flipped ranger

edit* pics available at http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...+overhaul.html .... they're alil scattered, ill put captions on them soon so they're more useful hopefully


Hey some of you might remember i flipped my '94 Ranger a few months back... well I decided to fix it and I'm finally getting around to posting how I did it... It might not be the safest way and I'll leave it up to the comments to see how ya'll feel about it but this is what I did...


First i found a new windshield, door, quarterpanel and roof. All together it cost me around 300 dollars... not bad. I did go through 3 windshields tho cuz myself and my buddies that helped me were retarded slightly...

1st I removed the old windshield and scrapped off the extra sealer. Then I removed the back glass.

The door and quarter panel were easy just remove the bolts and there ya go. The quarter panel was a bit of a pain because of rust but no biggy.

Next I removed the wrecked roof... That only tooke a saws all and making sure the cuts were short enough compared to the new roof...

Then I drilled out the factory spot welds on the A-frame.

I slid the new/used roof inside of the rear A-frame and over the front A-frame.

This was to help w/ windshield placement. It proved easier to beat the metal flat in the front versus sliding it in. Idk if you would have the same results or if it would matter for you if you did this same project...

After that I fit the windshield, doors, and back glass in place and tac welded the new roof in place....

I then welded the new roof in place, I then grinded the welds down...

I put some fiber glass over the welds but it left some decent sized pits still so I put on some bondo. That took almost all the pits out....

After that I spray painted the repaired parts....

Honestly if I were to get the truck profesionally painted you might be able to tell it was fixed on the back A-pillars if you were up close but it really turned out better than I ever expected...

After that I just installed all the glass and off I go. I was lucky that none of the mechanical components were damaged in the flips..

If you have any further questions I'd be more than happy to help out. You can message me at tictoc1987@live.com or pm me on the forums. I really hope this helps. My pics have most of the pics from the project uploaded. Sorry if this is mispelled or if there are double pics I'm alil drunk at the moment haha. But yea I love rangers for there durability, proven by what mine have gone through and theyre real easy to work on. Any questions hit me up hope I can help out

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Old 06-02-2010, 03:47 AM
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Default Re: Overhauling a flipped ranger

Did you add any reinforcement to any of the pillars? If not, I hope you never flip it again. There is a great thread on RPS about a guy who replaced a roof on his ext cab. he did a stellar job and you can't tell it was ever changed.
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:40 PM
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Default Re: Overhauling a flipped ranger

no, we didn't add any reinforcement. but by sliding the new roof inside of the existing A-pillars I didn't think that it was needed. seeing as it doubled the thickness of the metal there just by doing that. I might be wrong tho.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:42 PM
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:52 PM
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what he said^^
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:12 PM
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Yeah. Need pics
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:27 PM
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the pictures are in an album on his profile.. he probably didn't want to post all 32 pictures twice.. haha.

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Old 06-03-2010, 03:25 AM
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lol thanks falco, I didn't want to, nor did i know how to post on the thread at the time. preciate it
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Old 06-03-2010, 08:24 PM
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lol thanks falco, I didn't want to, nor did i know how to post on the thread at the time. preciate it
not a problem. just tryin to help a brother out.
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