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Old 10-14-2009, 11:47 AM
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does any body know where i can get a wood bed kit for a 88 ford ranger
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:32 PM
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first guess would be lmc truck. check their catalog, if not then just search around the web
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lmc doesnt carry wood beds for rangers
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:13 PM
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oo, well then i dunno lol
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:31 AM
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Even if you could buy something like that already made, it wouldn't be hard to do it yourself, and I guarantee you could do it for way less money....

BTW, why do you want to do that?
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:59 PM
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i like the look of it i just wanted to see if there was one
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A guy on RPS made his own or had some one make it for him

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Old 10-15-2009, 03:53 PM
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That bed is hideous. I love the wood floor but stepside bed sides on a fleet side bed has got to go. I will say this I appreciate the time in the truck just not the way I would do it.



I'm sure they sell kits to make wood beds. Check out this site.

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Old 10-15-2009, 05:02 PM
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That bed is hideous. I love the wood floor but stepside bed sides on a fleet side bed has got to go. I will say this I appreciate the time in the truck just not the way I would do it.

Not the worst I've ever seen, but he needs a wider axle to fit in those wheel wells.
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Not the worst I've ever seen, but he needs a wider axle to fit in those wheel wells.
Or a dually conversion. It's been done.
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Old 10-16-2009, 06:18 AM
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I think you will have to make your own.
Try to find a 57-72 Ford truck in short box with a wood bed. You need the length measurement, cause I don't remember what it is, I think it is 74 inches. Then you can go to LMC at this link:http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/fb/full.aspx?Page=26 and figure out what you will need to build one.
Are you going to replace the metal floor with wood? If so, get marine grade plywood with an "A" finish on one side, and seal it with ?, I just used linseed oil, 6 coats in 7 days at 90* temps, the bed lasted the 15 years I had the truck and probably is still in good shape. If you build your own with plywood you can space the metal rails at what ever width you want to make it look like it is factory. You will need to cope the pluwood slats so the rails will set down to the same height as the wood.
I should add the first truck I replaced the bed wood on, was a 66 Ford Stepside and have done 4 since then. I never thought about doing it to a Ranger, I think it would be real trick.
You should also consider the weight gain. You will need to have cross bracing to support the wood/rails. I would suggest the use of SS or for a real nice touch, you can have the rails bent from brass and use polished brass carriage bolts, then coat it all with a clear acrylic coat.

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