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Old 09-05-2012, 10:41 AM
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Hey ya'll,

I am getting back into CAD drafting and design (Had several classes in college before I switched area of study). I not by any means professional but I have kept it as a hobby and recently decided to give it a go after I ordered another drafting and CAD design program.

I have a motorcycle project I am going to be starting (friend of mine wants me to design a custom motorcycle - sort of a theme bike) and I thought it would be fun to design a "NEW 2014 Ford Ranger".

What I would like you guys to do is come up with innovative and unique design ideas that I can incorporate into the design.

Keep in mind that I haven't used the newer programs yet so it will take me a while to get it going but in the mean time you guys could start with ideas.

Dimensions and or pictures would be nice. Now I know you guys aren't designers so dimensions don't have to be perfect. I can figure that out as I go.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:46 AM
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4 wheels and tires, a bed, and a cab would be a good start.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:58 AM
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4 wheels and tires, a bed, and a cab would be a good start.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:00 AM
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4 real doors would be good to see a rendering of. take an explorer sport trac (01-05 when they were based off the ranger frame) and tweak the design to make it look more like a ranger.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:09 AM
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4 real doors would be good to see a rendering of. take an explorer sport trac (01-05 when they were based off the ranger frame) and tweak the design to make it look more like a ranger.
Ok, this is what I was getting at.

I had that thought also - its gotta be a 4 door like the super crew F-150. As far as the interior of the cab, I was thinking making it bigger - not as big as the F-150 but large enough that guys that are around the 6ft mark can be comfortable.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:13 AM
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it'd be cool to see a crew cab ranger like you are talking about with a 6ft vs 7ft bed.

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Old 09-05-2012, 11:15 AM
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double din in the dash with ford sync, nicer climate controls, bucket seats with a full console up to the dash, shifter on the center console, and put an oh shit handle on the roof instead of on the damn a-pillar.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:17 AM
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Needs to be old school with a modern twist
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:19 AM
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...and i personally would like to see what a 'deeper' bed box would look like. maybe just a few inches...

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Old 09-05-2012, 11:27 AM
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Take a page from dodge. V8. Plus what they said. At least the ecoboost.

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Did I mention 4 door long bed?
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:28 AM
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Take a page from dodge. V8. Plus what they said. At least the ecoboost.

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Old 09-05-2012, 11:31 AM
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if its a crew cab a 6ft bed is a must, but I wouldnt mind a 4ft bed model either.

8v is a must too.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:34 AM
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A stick is a given as well.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:47 AM
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Dont forget guys it has to be and look American.
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it'd be cool to see a crew cab ranger like you are talking about with a 6ft vs 7ft bed.
I was thinking about a 6.5 ft bed like the newer Silverado Ext cabs. My Dad had one and the bed size would be about perfect for a Ranger.

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double din in the dash with ford sync, nicer climate controls, bucket seats with a full console up to the dash, shifter on the center console, and put an oh shit handle on the roof instead of on the damn a-pillar.
doyouquaxu, that was already in my head because I have other vehicles with dual zone climate controls and it is so nice to have control of your own temp - especially in the extreme heat and cold!!!

Shifter on the console is also a definite because I can't hardly shift my truck now because of the column shift.

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Take a page from dodge. V8. Plus what they said. At least the ecoboost.

Did I mention 4 door long bed?
I was thinking about it would probably have the Eco-Boost (like the fiddy's have). Biggest reason is fuel economy and I was thinking that if designed it using weight saving materials such that I could get the weight down into the new Ford Explorer range, the truck could potentially get into the 23-25 range.

I do know that I was told the Explore when drove decent - keeping your foot out of it, will knock 23-24-ish - that is with a 3.16 gear if I remember right. Now I know that most would probably go up in gear ratio, but I think that the gearing with a 6-speed would be ideal for gas mileage - something the Rangers desperately needed and NEVER got. Besides with the 420 FT. TQ, pulling and moderate off-roading would be just fine!!!!

Keep it coming guys.

Now I know what you all are saying
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