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Skid Plates Factory??

Hi guys,

Just wondering i'm gonna go look for some factory skid plates tomorrow at the junkyard, they said they might have some there.

I have an 07 Ranger and I was wondering if there are only certain years that skid plates would fit on my truck, like from 2000-2009? or whatever?

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Can't help you on what years will fit what, but I just came across this.
Not sure where Shediac is but I figured I'd post it up. Price seems a little steep but you never know.
Skid Plate 2007 Ranger 4 x 4 - London, Ontario Cars & Vehicles For Sale - Kijiji London, Ontario
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Thanks, at least I know what the front skid plate will look like when I go tomorrow.

If you have any other pictures of the transfer case and gas tank one, please send me a link.

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Here's one that shows the factory transfer case plate on my '07. You can see a bit of the gas tank one but it's the best pic I've got.

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Excellent, thanks a lot.
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does anybody have any pictures of the front factory skid plate installed?
I'm not really sure where it's suppose to be mounted, I've bought them all today from the junkyard today and that's the only one that i'm not sure of, it's a small one.

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You'll need toget a '03 and olderish fuel tank skid, unless you want to drop your gastank to mount bolts on the straps...thats how my '05 tank skid mounts. I now have an '02 skid.


Tcase: all interchangable.

Front: all interchangable.
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can an older model explorer with a T-case skid plate fit any year ranger? cause My uncle has a T-Case skid plate on his 93 and I always wondered if that would fit my 99
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here is the front skid plate that I was talking about.
This is the one that I would like to know where it mounts in the front? A picture would be nice, lol.

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No explorer Tcase plates wont fit a ranger... they are larger than the rangers
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I know my dad's 98 "Off Road 4x4" Ranger has a plastic front skid plate and the bolts that hold it in place are smaller than the ones in my 08 FX4. (His are 10mm and mine are 13mm)
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this plate was actually off an 07 Ranger like mine.
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I know the front bolts go into your radiator support and the back ones go into the cross member? I think that's right.
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That plate sure dont look anything factory ford for a ranger....factory are triangular in shape...
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yeah I've seen them before from other people who had it for sale.
It is the factory one, because I got it from the junkyard.
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I'm just saying that's nothing like what i've seen ever before...you sure it's 98+ ranger?
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You'll need toget a '03 and olderish fuel tank skid, unless you want to drop your gastank to mount bolts on the straps...thats how my '05 tank skid mounts. I now have an '02 skid.


Tcase: all interchangable.

Front: all interchangable.
I was at a yard today and they have an 05 FX4 that I've been picking parts off of for a while. I grabbed the transfer case skid as it was in the bed of the truck and there was a long metal plate laying in the bed. I now know from looking at pics on the net that the plate was the fuel tank skid. Shane what all hardware do I need to install the fuel tank skid? When I go back I'll grab it but I want to get whats needed to install it too.Shane?

Oh and I paid $20 for it is that a good deal?

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98+ stuff will work. I know that's what Shane meant, but it wasn't super clear.
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No explorer Tcase plates wont fit a ranger... they are larger than the rangers
i had a explorer tcase skid plate on my ranger and my b2 . As far as i know the 1992-1994 skids will work on the first second and third gen rangers and both gens of the bronco 2s'. I'm not sure on the newer ones i assume it the skids off of a 95 up should fit the gen 4 ranger some one correct me if im wrong.
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I have the OEM Stainless Steel one that i robbed off of my '00 before I sold it. Like Shane said-it's more of a triangle shape. My '04 had some sort of plastic shroud that protected the area around the transmission cooler lines and lower radiator hose-I popped that off and the front holes for the skid plate screwed right into the same threaded holes in the frame. The back holes line-up with 2 holes in the crossmember-they're a ***** to get to, but I just used some 1/4" x 1" SS bolts, washers and stop nuts.
Not much of a skid plate, but it looks good when its all polished-up (I just had it off this weekend and have the band-aids to prove it!).
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heres what it looks like. it isent good for any thing but looks ive had to stration mine out a few times

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Is there somewhere where i can get new skid plates? I want a front and gas tank skid plate for my 02 but Ford charges and arm and a leg for them
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Bump. Will front skid plates work with a body lift? Im tired of seeing all that plastic crap.
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I think the front skid bolts to the frame, so I don't see why it wouldn't work.
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Bump. Will front skid plates work with a body lift? Im tired of seeing all that plastic crap.
yes it will work i have one on my truck. they're really thin though just a heads up. mine got bent at the dunes meet lol
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