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Ranger Hood

This may sound crazy but... our ford ranger's have a metal hood right?

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I'm 99% sure your hood is fiberglass. I think 04+ are fiberglass. 03-older 2wd (non edge) has aluminum while 4x4 and 4x2 Edge had a fiberglass "powerdome".

EDIT: I'm not 99% sure anymore. Maybe 1% sure?

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i think 04+ are aluminum, ill check tomorrow but im almost certain
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Really? I stand corrected. I would've assumed since they're all powerdomes now.
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the Edge's have a fiberglass hood
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Yes 01-03 Edge models had the fiberglass hood. As did all 4x4 models of that generation. The OP's truck is an 05. I'm not sure what his hood is made of.
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Fingers crossed that it's aluminum. That would sure make for a good ground plane for my cb install, since the cb antenna will be mounted right next to the hood.
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Go take a video of you closing the hood. I can probably tell by the sound.
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my 05 is steel
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my 98 is steel lol
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I have an '02 4x4 and It a steel hood, heavy as hell too def not aluminum or f-glass. If you really want to be absolutely certain go get a magnet and if it sticks to the hood then its iron ( steel, tin) if it doesnt then its aluminum or f- glass
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Go take a video of you closing the hood. I can probably tell by the sound.
I don't have anything to take video or record sound because I'm at school but the hood feels pretty heavy. The hood doesn't feel as light as I would imagine fiberglass to feel but I've been wrong before.

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my 05 is steel
That is what I wanted to hear!


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Yeah mine is defn not fiberglass, that sum ***** is heavy.
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i think my 94 is steel its to heavy for aluminum but i could be wrong
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Fiberglass = no hail damage FTW!
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I bet my 02 is steel.

However, I had a Mazda RX7 that had an aluminum hood. I didn't beleive it until I tried picking up a steel one. Yup, mine was aluminum!
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'03 - has the powerdome - aluminum
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My 02' 4x4 is fiberglass. I know because I cracked my old one.
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My 02 is fiberglass and it's a powerdome hood. Yes they are heavy
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My 03 non-powerdome is aluminum.
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my 98 is steel lol
yours is alum

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Yeah mine is defn not fiberglass, that sum ***** is heavy.
fiberglass is far from lite

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i think my 94 is steel its to heavy for aluminum but i could be wrong
it is steel

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'03 - has the powerdome - aluminum
nope Fiberglass

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Fingers crossed that it's aluminum. That would sure make for a good ground plane for my cb install, since the cb antenna will be mounted right next to the hood.
Grounding to the hood isnt a good ground IMO...
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finally someone(redneckstone) put some truth to the thread!

01-03 edge/xlt/fx4 (4x4s and 4x2 Edges) are all fiberglass
04+ is steel, no way they made it out of aluminum.
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you said it zach,


ALL 01-03 powerdomes are fiberglass, and heavier than the aluminum 98-00 and 01-03 2wd hood.

the hood isnt a good ground, the ony thing connecting it is the two hinges that have rubber or nylon bushings in them
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I have an 03 fiberglass and it is lighter then my 98 steal. By far!
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your 98 hood was aluminum, and it was heavier than your powerdome?? i think not...
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