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Old 03-09-2011, 05:55 PM
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Default Are Ranger hood aluminum like the B-series?

If they are what year did they start with alloy hoods?
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:58 PM
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Default Re: Are Ranger hood aluminum like the B-series?

There were never aluminum I don't think. And they've been fiberglass since the early 2000's
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:02 PM
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Default Re: Are Ranger hood aluminum like the B-series?

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There were never aluminum I don't think. And they've been fiberglass since the early 2000's
actually there was, around 98 they started using aluminum hoods. 2001 was the first year for fiberglass hoods on the 4x4's and edge models. (powerdome) the regular 2wd hoods were still aluminum. ford has gone back and forth between aluminum, steel and fiberglass over the last several years.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:38 PM
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Default Re: Are Ranger hood aluminum like the B-series?

Interesting... so a 2010 Ranger is a fiberglass hood?

I didn't know they had fiberglass hoods at any point. Pretty sure mine is aluminum not fiberglass and def not steel.
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:59 PM
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Interesting... so a 2010 Ranger is a fiberglass hood?

I didn't know they had fiberglass hoods at any point. Pretty sure mine is aluminum not fiberglass and def not steel.
they went back to aluminum after being fiberglass for a few years when they were making the powerdome hood. when they changed the hood profile to what it is now they went back to aluminum IIRC.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:05 PM
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Default Re: Are Ranger hood aluminum like the B-series?

my 2000 has an aluminum hood
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:20 PM
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Fiberglass powerdome!
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: Are Ranger hood aluminum like the B-series?

Whatever my 2011 hood is made of.. Its heavier than what I would have thought.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: Are Ranger hood aluminum like the B-series?

The fact is that there never were any fiberglass Ranger hoods. The 2001~2003 composite hoods on the 4x4 and Edge were actually made of SMC (Sheet Molding Compound) and were the heaviest of the Ranger hoods.

Throughout the Ranger's history, most years had conventional steel hoods although there have been some years/models with aluminum hoods (1998~2003?) which were the lightest by far.

All Ranger hoods reverted back to steel in 2004. If they have since changed over to aluminum hoods, I was unaware of it. A simple check with a magnet should tell you one way or the other.
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