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Old 08-13-2017, 02:06 PM
warpark warpark is offline
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Default Looking for a Replacement Bed

I am trying to find a replacement for the rusted out bed of my 2003 Ranger XLT. IT is not an easy task as I cannot find one in a salvage yard anywhere on the east coast that isn't rusted out. I am hoping for suggestions on what to do or where to look. Ebay, Craigslist, Kajiji, are not yet helping. Quick question: what years will fit on my 2003? I am finding conflicting information that says anything from 1998-2011 will work but other sources say only 1998 - 2005 will work. Can anyone tell me for certain?
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Old 08-13-2017, 04:33 PM
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From 06 to 11 I believe they added 2 more bolts to the bed, it will fit, but you won't be able to use the 2 extra holes they added

Anyone can correct me if I'm wrong, I just remember this vaguely from when I replaced my 04 ranger fleetside bed

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Old 08-13-2017, 11:45 PM
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Default Re: Looking for a Replacement Bed

I know Rock Auto sells the full Quarter panels and tailgates but I've not seen the bed floor itself. Are you in Ontario CA or Ontario Canada?

You're issue may be more of fishing one out of the Pacific West which if that's the case.. I'd scour Ecology, prolly one of the cleanest salvage yards willing work with you or shipping an item.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: Looking for a Replacement Bed

THIS may work if you just have a section that needs replacing. Mine is rusted out directly over where the exhaust comes up over the rear axle and this is what i'll be doing because I couldn't find a new bed either.
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Old 08-18-2017, 12:33 PM
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Default Re: Looking for a Replacement Bed

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From 06 to 11 I believe they added 2 more bolts to the bed, it will fit, but you won't be able to use the 2 extra holes they added

Anyone can correct me if I'm wrong, I just remember this vaguely from when I replaced my 04 ranger fleetside bed

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I just had the bed off of my 2007 last week to replace spring hangers, there are three bolts on each side.
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Old 08-18-2017, 01:44 PM
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I am trying to find a replacement for the rusted out bed of my 2003 Ranger XLT.
Yep, it's so easy, I gave up. I've got a flareside with not much floor left, it's so bad, I put in a dropin bedliner about a week ago. I'm actually thinking of using treated plywood for a floor, with bedliner sprayed on it for waterproofing. In the planning stage right now.
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