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My 1996 Ranger is driven by a little old lady (me)

Hello, Ranger fans. I am new to the forum, I may eventually learn enough to upgrade my ride since it has been so good to me. I bought it new in 1996 and it has 150,000 km (90,000 miles) on it. I do not drive it only on Sundays however.....

It is in pretty good shape, one small dent from some dork in a parking lot who hit and ran, but the most horrible thing is the front bumper. It is totally rusted out and I can't seem to track down a used one in my area (Calgary, AB, Canada). Was this a common problem for the '96?

What kind of coinage am I looking at for a new one? It's in pretty rough shape so I don't think it can be repainted.

I am going to do some reading here, already interested in upgrading to power windows, maybe do a little work on the thing each year. I'm sure it's going to last me 15 more probably....
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Welcome! Power windows is easy find another ranger in the junk yard pull the doors and the wireing harness. I did just this for my 87 ranger. Got any pic's of your truck?
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Welcome! Power windows is easy find another ranger in the junk yard pull the doors and the wireing harness. I did just this for my 87 ranger. Got any pic's of your truck?
Does it have to be the same year, or is there a range?

Yah, I'll take a pic !!

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Had her checked out, see the bumper drooping..... :-( she's okay and a chrome bumper on order. !!
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I don't think I've ever seen that happen, in that spot, thats great, welcome
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Welcome aboard.. It appears from your pic that you may need to either straighten or get new bumper brackets.. You'll know more when your new one comes in..


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Our mechanic put her up on the hoist and had a good look, he thinks he can just straighten it out. Can't wait for my chrome, I'll be sure to post a pic !
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