This is what the truck looked like when I first bought it , 2 years ago , the box and fenders developed major rust and it was cheaper to by a parts truck
These are some pictures of the 1999 XLT donner truck. These are the parts used on the Mazda , front clip (hood is aluminum), the complete box , the carpet , some interior panels ,the drive shaft ,the exhaust system , the rad and shroud, the A/C compressor,and finally the alternator
This is the truck as it looks now. Other changes not shown are , Ranger power mirrors , power door locks , Explorer center console and upper information center,and a custom Stereo install
The seats are from a Mustang , they are Recaro's , I need seats with excellent back support , these do the job perfectly . They do need to be recovered as they are starting to show their age
After blowing the hanger bearing on the truck , the 2 piece shaft was toast , so I took the 3" aluminum one piece drive shaft and installed it . there were some clearance issues but nothing a hydrolic ram couldn't take care of.
The Mazda carpet was done , couldn't get it clean ,plus when it got damp it smelled like the farm , so I rep[lace the carpet with the one from the XLT, the sill guards were toast as well , so I trimmed the XLT ones to fit /
My Father made this new metal box to attach the hood latch to use the Ranger hood
I ended up getting a fuel door of a straight side box