Originally Posted by munkstump
Are there any kit-cars designed for using a Ranger-frame? Seems like it would be a good idea. I've heard several people mention it, but have never actually seen it for myself.
The kit-car industry is not what it was in the 70's. All of the kits that were not VW Beatle-based (like, not the fake porsches, MGs , Bugattis, and dune buggies) needed an American full-frame car as a base.
Good, used, compact-trucks were not abundant like they are now, so kits were not regularly made for them.
Currently, the stock off full-framed American cars is nearing depletion. So maybe that will change.
You cud probably build some cool stuff , esp offa 2wd Ranger. Good Model A-type or something. I always thought an old 2wd mail jeep was a good start as well, but they are no longer easy to find compared to old Rangers.
This is a 71 Super Beetle on a 2wd Ranger Chassis:
Was on Ebay a month or so ago.......................
This one is on a Bronco II chassis:
I've got a 94 Ranger chassis/parts truck behind my garage, and have been havin the same kinda ideas, but not kit car.............just somethin different that didn't come with a frame or V8.....like a Corvair, Pinto Wagon, Vega Wagon, etc.......