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Old 11-16-2009, 11:50 PM
Fx4wannabe01 Fx4wannabe01 is offline
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It's what I said earlier, upper shock/coil mount. I'd go new or good set of used ones. Check that rear frame suspension for rusting out too...

Invest in new brake lines and eventually, you'll probably want to replace all front bushings. Truck's beat.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:14 AM
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It's my dad's truck, so he doesn't replace anything, UNTIL it breaks. Thats just my dad, he is a cheap skate, even if it is kind of unsafe......I will check into the part, i looked the other night when told about the website where to get it, but found like 50ish pages when i searched. So I will look again a little more thoroughly later.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:01 AM
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welcome to FRF, Tony!
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:59 AM
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Ok, I got a little bit more time to search on lmctruck.com. And here is what I found.

http://www.lmctruck.com/icatalog/fr/full.aspx?Page=117

You say that it is the upper shock/coil mount, which seems like that is what it would be. I see a upper spring coil bracket(5). That is obviously not it, it lists for $11.95, and doesn't look like what I am needing, and what I am needing obviously wouldn't be that cheap.

There is also something called the radius arm bracket(10). That seems like it is what it would be. But still not sure. It costs either $49.95 or $109.95 depending on which one would be the right one. That seems to be more likely of the price range that the part would be.

So what you guys think?
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:52 PM
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:17 PM
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I think all they've got listed is the coil bucket....what actually mounts the coil to the coil bucket on the frame(which yours is all rusted away).

Best bet is checking junkyards or the other ranger forum sites(www.ranger forums .com, www.therangerstation.com, www.rangerpowersports.com) and checking their classifieds or finding someone parting out a rig on craigslist or possibly even the ranger forum sites. I believe that bucket is the exact samebucket as used on all 83-97 rangers....so that really opens your options for donor vehicles.

For what it's worth, and not to sound like an ass, but a crapped out jalopy is still a crapped out jalopy. Your old man's maint negligence is gonna suck for you when it becomes yours. Espicially if something else falls apart due to rust at a high rate of speed......just simply isn't smart or safe. saving money on maint and checking for other ate through parts is cheap compared to a life.

Imagine if that coilbucket broke at 65mph...
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:45 AM
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The truck is mainly a in-town truck, 1 or 2 mile trips. Still not safe, I know, he knows, the truck just isn't worth that much to sink a whole lot of money into. The truck is never intended to become mine.

So it is a coil bucket then? Is it something that has to be welded on? I cannot actually find a site to buy one that has a pictures, and explains anything. Can someone link me?
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:00 AM
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Old 11-23-2009, 03:46 AM
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Go to the wrecking yard. Your problems are really gonna start when you try to remove the old one. Soak the whole truck in Knock'er Loose for a week before you put a wrench to it. Don't even think of welding it, it'll never hold....but if you got good insurance throw the sparks to it after you soak it....end of problem! (JK)
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:29 PM
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Bump this up once more.

Can anyone link me to the part in the pictures I provided? It is hard to find a part when the name it is being called cannot be found in the online catalogs that I am looking at. The things I do find, don't look anything like what is broke....I've heard coil/spring mount and coil bucket, but find NOTHING named that.

Once again, it is a 91 Ranger(Extended cab). Front passenger side, w/o Air conditioning, V6, 2WD.......Thanks again.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:14 AM
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Old 12-30-2009, 08:15 AM
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Thanks for response, but no, I believe the part comes up from under the edge of the frame, and comes up over the shock/spring, and the shock/spring mounts to that.

Ranger110, I don't know, I would need to see a pic, I am going to go to my dads tomorrow, so I will take a picture of it.
I have a 92 Ranger 4wd drive. I'm not sure what you're talking about. But I'm almost sure you will not be able to buy a replacement. You might check the junk yards either from 88-92 Rangers or even the Bronco II series.
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