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Old 02-01-2015, 12:37 PM
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Im wanting to put my 89 standard cab on a 98 ranger frame. The 98 frame is from an extended cab, is there any problems i would run into doing this swap?
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:54 PM
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I'm not sure, but wouldn't the extended cab frame be longer?
It has a longed wheelbase as well (?)
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Old 02-01-2015, 03:55 PM
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Im wanting to put my 89 standard cab on a 98 ranger frame. The 98 frame is from an extended cab, is there any problems i would run into doing this swap?
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I saw this swap on a ranger at my local scrap yard, it looked great! Even though people started tearing it apart already. It looked like it was in good shape
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Old 02-01-2015, 04:11 PM
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Im wanting to put my 89 standard cab on a 98 ranger frame. The 98 frame is from an extended cab, is there any problems i would run into doing this swap?
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Not sure bout pre 93, but I know I had the same thought a while back, but was gonna put a 95 std. cab on a 99 std cab chassis. I know that the difference was like 4", the cab mounts measured to be in same place, but the 98 up frames are 2 piece, so my thought was to drill out the 16 rivets, move the rear frame section 4" forward & bolt or weld it. Beds interchange without any problems 93-08, is 09 they went to 10 bolts instead of 6.

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Old 02-02-2015, 06:02 AM
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Another forum I looked at said they would all swap. 82-10. It said the only difference was 2wd and 4wd have different mounts in the front. Did I get some bad info here? Here's the link,
http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...ad.php?t=68672
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:09 PM
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Another forum I looked at said they would all swap. 82-10. It said the only difference was 2wd and 4wd have different mounts in the front. Did I get some bad info here? Here's the link,
http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...ad.php?t=68672
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I posted on that thread too.......

I did some checkin today when I had some time and this is what I know via FORD CPD Catalogin:

By Base PN# 5005 Frame Assy:
83-88
89-91
92 is a yr in itself
93-97
98-03
04-06
07-08
09-11 ten bolt beds

Now, I know that from 98 up are a 2 piece frame and are A-arm & Torque rod setups.

What I have no way of verifyin is if the cab mounts are in same location thru the years.

I was always under the idea that the 83-92 frames were narrower, but not for a fact. I may look into suspension PN#'s to see if the I-beams are same from 83-97, if they are, then that would mean they are the same width. I just thought of that as I was typin!
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Old 02-04-2015, 05:00 PM
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I-beams:
83-88
89-94

60/40 Seat Tracks:
83-89
90-91
92-94
95-96
97
98-03
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