Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Thread Tools Search this Thread

Old 12-14-2011, 06:51 PM
2001RangerEdgeWorkhorse 2001RangerEdgeWorkhorse is offline
Learning to use the forums
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1
Default Attaching Lumber Rack to 2001 Ranger Edge

Hey Ford Fans

Got an issue some of you may be able to help me with...

I have a 2001 Ford Ranger Edge. For those of you who don't know the Edge version of the Ranger is lifted a bit, easier to clean out on the inside, has plastic runner caps on the top rails of the sides of the beds, and a few other things.

A few different companies make specialized lumber/ladder racks for attaching to trucks with bed rails like this or step sides, etc. Those usually involve bolts and squared off u shaped clamps for the attachments. They also usually don't include over the cab racking. And, of course, usually involve a price tag of around $500 and up. I'm looking for something more contractor grade and $100-200.

So I'm looking at used lumber racks. Found some quality ones in my price range that are the correct dimensions but just have holes in the flat iron, or flat metal, parts that would rest on my plastic rail caps. None of them come with mounting hardware or especially the necessary hardware for my situation.

Anyone have anyone who knows these Edge model rail caps know of the best/most economical ways to mount standard lumber racks to them?

Thanks a lot for your time/assistance.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 06:54 PM
djfllmn djfllmn is offline
ford dealer parts guy
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 20,938
Send a message via AIM to djfllmn
Default Re: Attaching Lumber Rack to 2001 Ranger Edge

take the bed rails off and then mount the rack
2019 Ranger Screw Lariat 501A

Past:18 F150 2.7, 16 F150 5.0, 14 F150 5.0, 07 F150 5.4, 03 Ranger 4.0

Master Certified Ford Parts / Warranty Admin
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 07:12 PM
VH5150 VH5150 is offline
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 771
Default Re: Attaching Lumber Rack to 2001 Ranger Edge

Vanguard makes a set-up that cantilevers the rack out and around the cap. You do lose a fair amount of rack capacity when you do this though. I've ordered this set-up on occasion for guys who just won't give-up their caps. Definitley not the best solution, but it works. Unless you can find the exact set-up used, you're not going to get it for $100-$200, though.
SOLD---'04 Ranger XLT SuperCab 4x4--4.0 SOHC-Auto--Loaded--Black w/Grey Leather Sport Buckets--Expo OHC--AHI Carbon Fiber-look Trim--Pioneer 290W Sound System--4.10 L/S--Cranked "1" Codes--1" Body Lift--265/75R16 REVO2s--16"x8" Mickey Thompson Classic Lock Wheels with Blue Trim Rings--Bassani Lightning-style CatBack--aFe Intake--Herculiner--Extang FullTilt Tonneau--Black Headlights & Corners--Billet Grille Insert in FX4 Grille Surround--Tinted '06 Tails
New Ride: 2014 Focus ST
Reply With Quote

bed rails, edge, ladder rack, lumber rack, ranger edge

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new ranger edge 2001 emmanuelibarra Introduce Yourself 7 10-11-2011 02:05 AM
does a 2001 ranger edge 4.0 azgilamonster 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 13 09-08-2010 07:04 AM
thermostat on 2001 ranger edge 4.0 azgilamonster 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 3 08-30-2010 07:44 PM
Want to Buy: 2001 Ranger EDGE parts FobFobFob Exterior Parts 2 07-11-2010 10:07 PM
So, I need a ladder rack for a 2001 Ford Ranger pickup... ideas on price or where to cody p Exterior Tech 1 11-26-2008 11:24 PM