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Old 02-08-2013, 01:17 AM
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Default 1999 Ford Ranger

Hi Everyone -
I'm bummed out. My '99 Ford Ranger's frame just failed on me in the front end and it's not able to be repaired or welded. Nothing there to weld to the wheel mounts. So, I'm looking for a '99 with a blown motor so I can swap it out for mine. Anyone hear of one around, please let me know.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:01 AM
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How far are you willin to travel?

I've got a 2wd 98 chassis.....

PM me if your interested, its at zip 37303
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:23 AM
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It's going to be too expensive to replace the frame if that's what you mean by chassis? I have 180K miles on the engine and it's only 2WD with no xtended cab. I think my best bet would be to find one with a blown engine, tranny or body damage and swap out my parts. Let me know if that's what you mean?
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:47 AM
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It's going to be too expensive to replace the frame if that's what you mean by chassis? I have 180K miles on the engine and it's only 2WD with no xtended cab. I think my best bet would be to find one with a blown engine, tranny or body damage and swap out my parts. Let me know if that's what you mean?
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Yes rolling frame is what I meant.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:04 PM
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Just a thought, but 98-2000 should all be the same for your swap.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:06 PM
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With 180k miles I would just try and part out the truck and buy another one. Just a thought. It's a bummer living in New England when your vehicles rot out..
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:26 PM
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From what I have learned, the road salt the states have been using these past few years, 3-4, have had a devastating effect on frames. Something in the composite mixture, maybe calcium, has had a real damaging effect on steel. Thanks BBBBrass, I'll increase my search for those years.

I was looking at a 1998 Ford Ranger, 4WD, auto, 6 cyl with 88,000 miles on it but the rumor has it that the v6's were know for cracked heads.

Anyone confirm this?

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:52 PM
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Nope. Don't listen to that rumor. Mines doing good after 16 yrs.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:40 AM
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That rumor was from our local mechanic in town. Now I'm confused. Maybe consumer reports will have something, but thanks for the feedback. I'm going to re-think this now.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:10 PM
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Okay, I've decided to purchase a frame and found one that looks really decent at a local salvage yard. I'll clean it up ad treat it beforehand.
Just wanted to know if there are any videos out there that show the details in disconnecting engine components to free up the cab. I'm not thinking this is all that difficult once you've done it, but this will be a first for me. I plan on getting a few cherry pickers to lift the cab up enough to clear the engine and then roll the chassis out the back. Any surprises in the engine I need to know? I figure disconnect all the wire harnesses and the rad hoses. Then the A/C needs disconnecting. What are the safety measures there for moisture? The steering knuckle, fuel lines and master cylinder. Is that about it besides the 6 cab bolts?
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