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Old 10-29-2017, 01:33 PM
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Default ranger longbed trailer.

took my rolled 97 ranger and made a useable trailer out of it, bed is from my 94, still want to put a tool box on the front.
the beginning, the 97 i bought for 500 that had a bad trans (no 1st):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/

97 when it was a flatbed, before i rolled it in a field:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/

after i rolled it, took off flatbed and cut crushed roof off, actually drove it this way a few days, was kind of fun:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/

time to cut the frame, made the cut right behind the trans crossmember:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/

bent frame rails in to each other and welded in a 3x3 beam for a tounge:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/

added a jack, primed and painted frame, added coil helpers to axle:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/

bed back on, fits nice behind my 42 allis C :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/

made trailer a 2-tone, might do it like the allis someday:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...posted-public/
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'93 s/c 4.0 4x4,"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans-"R-140"
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/
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Old 12-17-2017, 03:21 PM
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Default Re: ranger longbed trailer.

back bumper on and a matching 2-tone tailgate. bumper is a little bent up but will work as a step and to hold a licence plate. used the back 2 bed mounting bolt location for back bumper mount, about a 10" bolt all the way through bed through both ears of the frame and to the bumper. cut 2 4" peices of pipe to go between upper and lower frame rails, also have a peice of heavy angle on bottom side of frame for support. might someday drag a small spliiter behind trailer when going to the woods for firewood. overkill? yes, but i wont have to worry at all about losing the splitter, and if whole rig were to get stuck, id be more confident in useing back bumper as a spot to hook a chain to.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...in/dateposted/
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blue streak ( R-140) build-->https://flic.kr/s/aHsmBWXRwL
'93 s/c 4.0 4x4,"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans-"R-140"
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/
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Old 03-21-2019, 03:32 AM
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IMG_20171212_144137 by dave bird, on Flickr
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blue streak ( R-140) build-->https://flic.kr/s/aHsmBWXRwL
'93 s/c 4.0 4x4,"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans-"R-140"
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/
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Old 03-21-2019, 06:29 AM
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Default Re: ranger longbed trailer.

thanks for updating! contemplating doing this myself
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:00 PM
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Default Re: ranger longbed trailer.

one thing to keep in mind, cut the frame as far forward as posible, mount a toolbox or spare tire up front for some tounge weight. before i mounted my toolbox, it was so light on the tounge that if i sat on the tailgate of the trailer the jack would lift off the ground.
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blue streak ( R-140) build-->https://flic.kr/s/aHsmBWXRwL
'93 s/c 4.0 4x4,"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans-"R-140"
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/
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Old 03-21-2019, 02:03 PM
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gotcha!
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Old 04-02-2019, 05:04 PM
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Untitled by dave bird, on Flickr

just weighed mine today, since trailer licence fees for non-commercial trailers are based on weight of trailer, i took off everything i could to make it weigh as little as possible. no side racks or cap, no tailgate, no toolbox or rear bumper, and i took off my 235/15 tires on the 15x8 steel rims and put on some skinny 13" rims/tires. i even tiik the brake drums off of the ranger axle when i changed tires. i considered buying a "trailer axle" to save even more weight but thats $100 that i dont think would be worth the licence fee reduction. plus id be replacing a 3,000 pound rated axle for a 2,000 pound axle. even if i really would be ok with a 2,000 pound axle, its nice to know i have plenty of "overloading" reserve with the stock 7.5 ranger rear end. weight as i "stripped" it down to was 748 pounds. no doubt id be over 800 with bumper, brake drums, bigger tires, tailgate & toolbox. sure, i only saved a few bucks to be in the 700-800 pound range, but every bit helps. and i can fix a few things while its all apart. (like how the toolbox wasnt quite level when the trailer bed was)
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blue streak ( R-140) build-->https://flic.kr/s/aHsmBWXRwL
'93 s/c 4.0 4x4,"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans-"R-140"
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/

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Old 04-04-2019, 01:13 PM
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Default Re: ranger longbed trailer.

back together again and ready for use. tool box looks so much better now that its level. wider tires for off-highway flotation and sideracks back on too. bet im close to 900# now

Untitled by dave bird, on Flickr
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blue streak ( R-140) build-->https://flic.kr/s/aHsmBWXRwL
'93 s/c 4.0 4x4,"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans-"R-140"
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:49 PM
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Default Re: ranger longbed trailer.

truck and trailer

Untitled by dave bird, on Flickr
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blue streak ( R-140) build-->https://flic.kr/s/aHsmBWXRwL
'93 s/c 4.0 4x4,"the green machine" (retired-r.i.p.)
'92 reg cab longbed 2.3 "polar express" (stolen)
' 97 reg cab 3.0 auto ($500 project truck)-rolled
'94 2wd longbed 2.3 manual trans-"R-140"
pictures--> https://www.flickr.com/photos/154582...h/37156884305/
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Old 05-06-2019, 06:48 AM
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man they look great together!
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