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Old 11-28-2012
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I NEED THIS!!

so i was doing some looking around today and i came across a 99 ford ranger crew cab. all the ones i have seen have been newer but this one looked just like mine. i love the look. now my question... i know they are in mexico, but can i go buy one and just drive it home? or is it like japan where you have to put it through customs to get put up to american standards? i really want one but i cant find any for sale online, just new ones. but i want the 1999 body style. i dont like the new look. anyone heard of this or done this?
 
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It's not as simple as driving it back

You will have to go through customs and to license it will take some paperwork
 
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A while ago there was one for sale on eBay. The one downside is that the Mexico 4 doors only come in 4 cylinders. If I was going to go through all the trouble I would want a South American one with a diesel.
 
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This has been covered numerous times. It isn't easy, nor do I think it has been done yet, to get it road legal. The safety standards in Mexico are lower then that of the US. Do a search and you should find everything you need to know about this.
 
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Old 11-29-2012
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arggggg, so are the engine bays the same as the american rangers? i mean if i came across one i'd love to do the 5.0 swap. but then id say... why not just buy an 07 and up sport trac? answer, alot of people have them, no one has a crew cab ranger. and the sport trac is ----ing ugly!
 
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They are basically the same. Except the ones that have the diesel.
 
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swap the cab and bed over to a US ranger frame. You'd probably just have to fab new body mounts and get a title built for it.
 
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dont i need a longer frame
 
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or do they just have a tiny bed
 
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Originally Posted by rangerstepside View Post
or do they just have a tiny bed
bed is small







Edit: looks like the frame is actually a bit longer. maybe one from a long bed single cab ranger? idk but id do what i could to get one of these if i had the cash right now
 
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Wheel base is slightly longer in the South American ones.
 
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They did build a few US spec S-10s with this config. Of course, then you would have to drive an S-10.
 
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They did build a few US spec S-10s with this config. Of course, then you would have to drive an S-10.
Nobody wants to do that.
 
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if i could get that white truck with the 4 cylinder diesel in the u.s. im not to certain that i would have my 350 right now.
 
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Old 12-02-2012
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well im being tol i can trailer one if i have it under off-road use only
 
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trailer it from mexico that is
 
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Do it.
 
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Do it.
well im leaving soon for my 2nd tour overseas, so ill have some money saved up. but me and 2 of my friends have plans to go to mexico when we get back and each of us are going to get one.
 
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I'd like to grab a diesel drivetrain and a cab from a mexican junkyard and bring them back for a nice winter project.
 
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I'd like to grab a diesel drivetrain and a cab from a mexican junkyard and bring them back for a nice winter project.
You would need a frame also. The frames are different lengths.
 
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Wheelbase distance on a crewcab is 126 inches. Overall length is 202.5 inches. Bed is 5 ft. Mexican Rangers only come with the 2.3L Duratec engine. Rear axle is a Dana 44.3. Gears: 4.56. There's a Limited version which is 4x4 and has 16'' wheels. XL or XLT are 4x2 with 15'' wheels. No automatic transmission is available. Suspension is torsion bars in the front, with front and rear sway bars. Interior has enough space for 6 people.

Here's the link from a guy who imported a crewcab Ranger from Mexico to the States: Click

Here's my '98-00' truck. 03 in Mexico
 
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Originally Posted by Mcleary316 View Post
You would need a frame also. The frames are different lengths.
No way I could handle that stupid little bed. I'd have to extend my frame and keep my bed.
 
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