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Old 10-12-2011
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Hello Everyone

They tell me my truck can't be fixed. That is why I am here. The front passenger side suspension collapsed with a bang, took the brake line with it. The coil spring and shock are attached to a plate which is in turn attached to the frame. Seemingly the plate parted company from the frame - either the plate is rusted out or maybe it is the frame at the joint that is so rusted. It is still at the body shop where it was towed - I don't think they were interested. Does anyone know if it can be rebuilt - what am I looking for? Would appreciate advice and the right words. Thanks
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I guess it depends how much work you really want to put into it.
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If the parts rusted in two the truck most likely has a lot of other issues too. Anything can be fixed though. Any pictures of the damage?
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Welcome! As Kris said, anything can be repaired if you have the time and money. Post up some pictures of the damage if you can
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Short answer, Yea, It can be fixed.
Long part, It'll cost you some money. I doubt it would be something too crazy, you will just need to find a good frame guy. But overall i'd evaluate the condition of the rest of the frame before you spend some money, you don't want to fix this then have the other side go.
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What year is the truck? Is it a 90?
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It wont be too difficult to fix
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Hi Ranger 90, enjoy your stay :)
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Thanks

Thanks everyone for replying - sadly it looks like the frame is too rusted to warrant repairs.
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OH! Buy another Ranger.

Then you wouldn't have wasted your time registering here.

Easiest solution I can come up with.

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It's the spring perch, very common with those yr rangers. Had the pass. side collapse on my old '92. It can be fixed, thankfully the dealer still carries these parts. I believe it cost me $250 to fix, that's new spring perch, brake line and labor.
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