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Old 01-12-2017, 03:41 PM
TKJCB_14 TKJCB_14 is offline
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Default Old School Tailgate Swap

I've seen people ask about ranger tailgates that are swappable between different year models. Does anyone know if there's such thing as a tailgate for a ranger that looks like it's off of a 78 F-150? If not does anyone know how much work it would be to make the one of that year model F-150 work?
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:14 PM
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Default Re: Old School Tailgate Swap

If you want that style of tailgate, you need to buy a tailgate from a 1983-1992 Ranger. They feature the Ford script stamped into the sheetmetal similar to the older F-Series trucks. To achieve the look, basically you have to cut the center section out of both tailgates, and then weld in the older center section into your newer tailgate.
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Old 01-12-2017, 06:19 PM
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If you want that style of tailgate, you need to buy a tailgate from a 1983-1992 Ranger. They feature the Ford script stamped into the sheetmetal similar to the older F-Series trucks. To achieve the look, basically you have to cut the center section out of both tailgates, and then weld in the older center section into your newer tailgate.
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I've seen a Ranger around here (93-97 model) that has a 83-92 tailgate on it and looks pretty good since its painted the same color as the truck.

If I see it again, I'll try to get some pics.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:04 PM
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If you want that style of tailgate, you need to buy a tailgate from a 1983-1992 Ranger. They feature the Ford script stamped into the sheetmetal similar to the older F-Series trucks...

The 88ish-92ish tailgates have an aluminum cover on them that can be removed to show the stamped steel oldschool bed. So dont pass over one because it doesnt look old.


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Old 01-12-2017, 08:11 PM
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Default Re: Old School Tailgate Swap

So will it fit on my truck or am I gonna have to modify it if I go that route?
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Old 01-13-2017, 10:50 AM
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So will it fit on my truck or am I gonna have to modify it if I go that route?
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As I stated, never got to see the truck up close to inspect the tailgate.

Best thing to do would go to boneyard and find one & test fit it.

Let us know what ya find & do and pics if you go that route.
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Old 01-13-2017, 03:39 PM
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1990 tailgate installed on 2011?
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Old 01-23-2017, 07:46 PM
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Default Re: Old School Tailgate Swap

ya
I was thinkin of doin this a while back too... I really like old school stuff especially when it comes to trucks.. I gotta get my butt into the local yank-a-part...........but it'll be harder to get one to color match my "harvest gold" or whatever Ford called the beige for the newer Rangers..
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