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Old 06-13-2013, 03:48 PM
Jalapenio Jalapenio is offline
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Default Second life for '99 - New Frame

I have '99 Jalapeno Green Ranger 3.0 Flex, but frame is completely shot. Cracked on driver side and rusted through with multiple holes all over it. I will be getting new one so question to you guys since I have to take engine and entire body out what else is good idea to replace or take a look at it, while it is completely apart ?

I want to keep the truck as it is 125k on engine and that stock color seem extremely unique and I love it.

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Old 06-13-2013, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: Second life for '99 - New Frame

I have done a few frame swaps on 98 and newer rangers.Of course your gonna get a nice frame so you will want to paint it. I use rustoleum in a hplv gun. You might want to also consider undercoating the back half of the frame and replacing all the brake lines. You could do a 4wd conversion but you will need a 99 or 2000 wiring harness(you could also add power options if the new harness has the wires), probably better to get whole parts truck if you go that route. If your frame's rusted out your radiator support probably is too. Also your emergency brake cables. Front bed supports also rust out alot.
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Old 06-22-2013, 03:02 PM
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Default Re: Second life for '99 - New Frame

Thanks for response, rustoleum and undercoating is a must. I would love to get 4x4 conversion but it is too much of extra cost. I managed find very good frame for cheap:
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