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Old 03-23-2010
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Frame repair

OK, so I have the same rusted frame that I see lots of people talk about. I have a 99 extra cab with the short bed and both rear spring hangers are torn from the frame and rthe frame is cracked on the passenger side just behind the front spring hanger. The rest of the truck is like new. Almost every ranger in the junk yard is missing the rear half of the frame or the spring hangers are torn out like mine. I have a couple of options, fabricate a new frame from the cab back from 3/16 plate and rectangular tube or find frame rails from some other truck that can be altered to fit. I have the equipment and ability to do either but has anyone ever gone this route? Any pictures?

Funny thing about the frame issue, I have 2 99 rangers, the frame on one is like new and both have spent their lives in New Englend.

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Old 03-23-2010
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Wow...swapping frame rails seems like excess work...and then you have a 1999 truck to show for it. I would take the box off and fabricate/jury rig/re-plate just the basic stuff you need to get back on the road. Keep an eye out for good Ranger deals on something a bit newer as well.
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Old 03-23-2010
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Come up here and take the rear off my 01 wreck!
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Old 03-23-2010
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what years can you take the back half of the frame off and swap it i think its 98-01 trucks but i dont remember someone else will chime i know for sure
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Old 06-17-2010
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I've heard of people going both routes but it depends on how long you want to keep the truck and what you intend to do with it. I am currently looking for someone with a welder and expertise in fabricating body mounts and shock brackets. Of course just looking since I just re-joined the un-employment line again. So yeah if you intend to do off-roading or heavy hauling then redoing the entire frame would be the best bet.
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Old 06-19-2010
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i put a new frame underneath mine same deal
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I installed a new rear frame section as frame cracked at the rear upper shock mount.
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