What parts are interchangable with Explorer? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Interior Semi-Tech General discussion of interior for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-18-2009
slowrey's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 216
What parts are interchangable with Explorer?

Hi everyone, I've browsed and searched this site so much that my wife is thinking I'm crazy but I'm curious what is interchangable with the Explorer?

I have a 1998 Ford Ranger XLT 2 Door Extended cab and have been visiting Junk Yards quite a bit since I'm out of work so this would be very helpful if ya'll chimed in.

Here is my list thus far that I've confirmed on this site:

Confirmed:
  • Overhead Console - OHC
  • Instrument Panel Plastic Surround
  • Instrument Cluster
  • Sun Visors
  • Auto Dimming Mirror
  • Glove box
  • Drivers and Passenger side Vents
  • Dome Lights
  • Radio Bezels
  • Center Consoles

Questionable?:

Last edited by slowrey; 05-18-2009 at 02:34 AM. Reason: Users additions.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-18-2009
Smakes's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: nowhere
Posts: 235
visors fit so does the mirror
the glovebox and sidevents should too.. the ranger expo and trac all have the SAME dash
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-18-2009
FordX4Ranger's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Golden, CO
Posts: 487
dome lights. radio bezels. center consoles.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-18-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
95+ front suspension and brakes is the same as a 98+ ranger with torsion bars(2wd or 4wd)...

ALOT of the interior will...the entire dash, seats, leaf springs(not interchangeable in ride height though), many engine parts, the rear disc brakes will bolt onto a Fx4 31spline Ranger, windshield, engines, transmissions, rear ends with some welding, emblems, wipers...


virtually from the front seats forward will work on a 98+ ranger, minus the sheetmetal and doorpanels.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-19-2009
slowrey's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 216
Well I found an OHC in willow green and also dual lighted sun visors and a dome light. I think I may go back and get the dome light. The visors were rained on and the OHC was a sunroof motor.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-21-2009
slowrey's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 216
Anyone know if the A pillars are the same?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-21-2009
Mykhael's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: .
Posts: 4,197
I wanna say a-pillar will be the dash is the same also
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-21-2009
slowrey's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 216
Well I went and looked and the A pillar seem much longer than the Ranger. So I didn't buy it. But I did call the dealer and they said a new one would be $30 bucks.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-27-2009
_gribble_'s Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Clarksville, Tenn
Posts: 9
im pretty sure the seats will bolt up too. ive seen alot of rangers with the leather explorer seats in them. also alot of peices fro mthe dash fit as already said and the visors too.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-27-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
A-pillar for $30 from Ford? That's unheard of....
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-27-2009
RedOctober's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 465
ford's been changing there pricing on a lot of parts lately... I got a bunch of parts cheap as of late.

I thought the A pillar plastics were a different lenght do door being a different length.

I bet the seat belts are the same too...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-22-2015
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Islip Terrace,NY
Posts: 23
trying to fined out if the steering columns are interchangeable between explorer and ranger. I rely want a tilt column I have a 97 ranger with a stick
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-22-2015
Dewey's Avatar
@THE_ALMIGHTY_E4_RANGER
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Arcadia, Fl
Posts: 2,054
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigwheel43 View Post
trying to fined out if the steering columns are interchangeable between explorer and ranger. I rely want a tilt column I have a 97 ranger with a stick
Why don't you start a new thread. The last post in this one was 2009.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-22-2015
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Islip Terrace,NY
Posts: 23
ok thank you
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-22-2015
Scrambler82's Avatar
Old Guy Userů ltr
iTrader: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 6,765
The info is still good... 2009 pr not.

I was surprised to,read the mirrors were interchangeable.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-22-2015
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Islip Terrace,NY
Posts: 23
got mirrors, got ohc,got got gauge cluster, was wondering about . other things fit to change non tilt to tilt column, my truck is 18 years old, & going
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
interchangable parts ohiogolfnut General Ford Ranger Discussion 1 08-31-2014 05:50 PM
interchangable parts for 01 4.0 2wd ext cab mabtek 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 0 09-15-2013 08:52 AM
Quick Question regarding interchangable parts Grenth89Ranger General Ford Ranger Discussion 5 08-16-2010 01:45 AM
are newer clusters interchangable with older ones? x182dan General Ford Ranger Discussion 2 12-12-2007 07:30 PM
Interchangable items from 28 spline to 31 spline 01xltranger4x4 Drivetrain Tech 25 05-18-2007 01:09 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:05 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.