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Old 03-20-2011, 08:44 PM
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Default newer year body on 91 ranger chasis?

have a '91 chasis with 48k miles 2wd 2.3 5spd long bed 114 wheel base. is there a newer model year body(junk yard or craigs list...good body with bad frame/engine) that would fit my chasis. would there be particular problems with such a project?
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:49 AM
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fun to watch the ranger activity/ discussions on FRF. spending lots of time looking at pics. hope to get some feedback on body/chasis swaps. i have a 91 ranger running chasis only and am considering finding a newer year body to mount on it... just starting into the idea and not sure if it's too much to get into. has anyone done this and has advise?
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:51 AM
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There was a guy in my old town that had a 93-94 body on a 92 frame. I dk how much modding he had to do to it though. It was a pull truck.

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would have to match wheel base to start, but not sure about wiring harnesses.... airbags... the little things that might get in the way. wonder if it would register as a titled 91 chasis or would have to get a newer titled body... then does it require new emission standards???
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Yeah like I said, im sure he had some welding and modding to do to make it fit.
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Default Re: newer year body on 91 ranger chasis?

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Yeah like I said, im sure he had some welding and modding to do to make it fit.
I don't think so. They didn't change much between those years, mostly electronics. The cab/bed/fenders should all bolt right on. I think it was 95 when they started putting the air bags in them?

Now if you wanted newer then that then yes, I bet you would have some cutting/welding to do.
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you could be right, your the one with the second gen, so you will know it better than me lol
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93-97 regular cab w/long bed has a 113.9 wheelbase...should be ok on a 91 approx 114 wheelbase. 95 started the driver airbag and 96 started the pass airbag. 98 adds 3.6" to std cab and wheel base. easiest would be to stick with a 97. ...just not sure if i would be required to have a functioning air bag and would they look for 97 emission standards. also don't know if it would title as a 91 or 97 at the registry....???
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93-97 regular cab w/long bed has a 113.9 wheelbase...should be ok on a 91 approx 114 wheelbase. 95 started the driver airbag and 96 started the pass airbag. 98 adds 3.6" to std cab and wheel base. easiest would be to stick with a 97. ...just not sure if i would be required to have a functioning air bag and would they look for 97 emission standards. also don't know if it would title as a 91 or 97 at the registry....???
That's really something you should ask the registration department. It could be either one. I would assume they would register it as a 91 just because that is what the frame/drivetrain is, but who knows?

Same with emissions.
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Default Re: newer year body on 91 ranger chasis?

definately will check with registry before buying another body for the 91. but more importantly, need to talk with someone that has done a newer body on a 91 vintage. before i take on the project, need to find out whats involved.
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