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explorer hitch?

theres a few of the same year of my truck at the junkyard ... wondering if it will fit my ranger, and what particular type of explorer should i pull one off if so.
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I would also like to know because my neighbor's son totalled his 1998 explorer and I can get his hitch if it would fit.
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i got a pm about this issue, apparently it can be done but you need to drill holes in the frame and do some welding on the hitch so ill keep looking for a ranger .... but hell grab his hitch and get some pics so we can see what wont line up and what needs to be done
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I'll try to grab it ASAP.
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yeah, the exploders are different, i got lucky on my hitch, a guy pulled it off of a b-series, and i picked it up for $50
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yea well either way im grabbin somethin before the end of jan when i move to az the bumper isnt gonna cut it towing my dodge shortbed util trailer
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i know how ya feel, i was always a little scared of towing on the bumper of my truck
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I believe the explorer frame is wider than the ranger. At least my brothers 98 explorer is noticibly wider than my 97 ranger. I took my class 3 hitch off a Gen 1 or 2 ranger. The holes lined up pretty well. I think I had to drill one on each side.
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Yeah, the frame is wayyy wider. it doesn't bolt up at all. I had to get it cut and custom fab some brackets for it. Explorer hitches will fit, but with some modifications.... alot
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Dang, guess I'll have to look for a differnt hitch then.
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Yeah, it'd probably be easier to find an actual Ranger hitch. Luckily I know a welder or I would've had to get a different hitch.
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