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Old 10-10-2014, 02:55 PM
devster devster is offline
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Decided to sell my 2001 Ranger a few years ago (since it was difficult to keep three cars while jumping between apartments). Now that I have a house, it's time to bring 'er back!

Last week, I purchased a 1997 Ranger XLT - 4.0 / 4x4 / 5-Speed that needs a bit of love. Does anyone have good places for replacement parts such as door handles, door latches, seat belts, a steering wheel, or seats? I'm also between rebuilding the transmission or just replacing it.

I'm trying to get an idea of new part costs before I go hunt around the junk yards.

Happy to be back!
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:18 PM
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Put a ladder rack on that b*tch!!
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:26 PM
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Decided to sell my 2001 Ranger a few years ago (since it was difficult to keep three cars while jumping between apartments). Now that I have a house, it's time to bring 'er back!

Last week, I purchased a 1997 Ranger XLT - 4.0 / 4x4 / 5-Speed that needs a bit of love. Does anyone have good places for replacement parts such as door handles, door latches, seat belts, a steering wheel, or seats? I'm also between rebuilding the transmission or just replacing it.

I'm trying to get an idea of new part costs before I go hunt around the junk yards.

Happy to be back!
Welcome back. As for parts, door handles - LMC truck, or a junkyard for everything.
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:27 PM
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Welcome back. As for parts, door handles - LMC truck, or a junkyard for everything.
Thanks for the LMC truck recommendation! Had no idea this existed
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Old 10-12-2014, 05:58 PM
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Rockauto.com is also a good place to shop
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:02 PM
JasonGoalie34 JasonGoalie34 is offline
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Yesss... welcome to the "House Truck" contingent of FRF! You're with me bro!

Steering wheel might be more expense than its worth... you got an airbag in that '97 right? Not to mention the potential safety issues. But yeah, a local junkyard will help you with trim and latches and stuff.

I use car-part.com to do searches for parts in junkyards around the region... It's not a particularly sophisticated search engine (whaddya expect considering the type of business they run), but it's good for things like seats, rare electrical parts, the cheap plastic crap that tends to come with American cars, etc...

Have fun with her!
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Old 10-12-2014, 06:08 PM
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The 4.0's 5 spd /4wd transmission is a one off. I would do both, get a used one if you can, and rebuild yours. The internals are prolly readily available.
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