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Old 03-17-2009
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Hi everyone. Obviously I am new to these forums. This is not my first Ranger. Actually had one back in 85 but got hit head on by a Harley which totalled the truck. Harley was back on the road in two weeks.

But on with the new one. I have kind of received a 96 Ranger Splash from my son. Let's just say, he drove it for many years and really didn't do any maintenance on it and now has abondoned it in my driveway. All in all, it's not a bad truck. I figure about $2k or less, could get it mechanically sound again. It has a 3 litre V6 with a 5 speed manual trans. Not a bad start, but the windshield is cracked, needs 4 ball joints, tires, and some TLC around head lights and grill area as the headlights are fastened in with wooden shims, and a new oil pan which seems to be corroding through from rust causing a small leak. Once the weather gets warmer, I will pull out the bench seat and thoughly steam clean the carpet and the seats to make them look fresh again and try to make some kind of latch for the arm rest box to keep it closed.

It has two sets of rims, one chrome and one black steel for snows. And a really nice matching cap which has been at my cotttage for a couple of years now. A decent aftermarket stereo and it drives pretty good except for the front end issue. So it has the makings of a good project truck.

So here is the big question. I am in the GTA region, to the east. Does anyone know of any junkyards that have a good stock of Ranger parts? And also, is there an on line service manual link that anyone knows of?
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Welcome to R-F and yellowpages.ca is ur best bet for finding junkyards lol
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Welcome to RF Ken. Yet ANOTHER Ontarian. Haha we're multiplying like flies.

As for wreckers, try Dom's Auto Wreckers (out your neck of the woods), Cookstown Auto, Mike's Auto Parts (Hamilton), North Queen Auto (Etobicoke). Those are some of the biggest ones around.

If you're interested, we are having an RF meet in Brampton on April 4 at Formula Kartways and going for chinese buffet.
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Welcome to RF Ken. Yet ANOTHER Ontarian. Haha we're multiplying like flies.

As for wreckers, try Dom's Auto Wreckers (out your neck of the woods), Cookstown Auto, Mike's Auto Parts (Hamilton), North Queen Auto (Etobicoke). Those are some of the biggest ones around.

If you're interested, we are having an RF meet in Brampton on April 4 at Formula Kartways and going for chinese buffet.
Hey Mike: Thanks for the invite. Saturdays are hard for me as I am a realtor and weekends are usually busy. But is this a Ranger club meet? What are the details? ie: any web site? How many memebers, etc. Couldn't come in the Ranger anyway, as it is not road worthy yet.
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we might be doing it on the sunday.. and here is the link to the info:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=82146
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welcome to R-F, Ken!
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Howdy. I love Splashes! I want to see pictures!
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Welcome to the RF party. You'll find everything you need in here to get that Rangergoing again. eBay is pretty good for Ranger parts and upgrades too.

See you in here.
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I'd try Dom's it's probably the best around here!
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So here is the big question. I am in the GTA region, to the east. Does anyone know of any junkyards that have a good stock of Ranger parts? And also, is there an on line service manual link that anyone knows of?
Hey, welcome to R-F ...
I'm fairly new as well, just got my first Ranger (An '02) back in Jan.
Here's the link I use to find parts in wrecking yards:

http://www.car-part.com/

Just enter the info you need, and it'll show you all those parts, starting with the closest.
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www.partrequest.com ...if that doesnt work, it's www.part-request.com .. for a small finder's fee, they will locate your parts from wreckers across Canada and the US. The yard with the part will contact you with a price and yuo can buy it and they will ship it.

I did that for a fog light assembly for my truck. Found one in Philadelphia and they shipped it to me in 3 days.
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Welcome Aboard. Got any pics of the truck yet?
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welcome buddy yeah try north queen auto wreckers
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Thanks for all your help guys. I am afraid that the Ranger is not picture worthy yet. But one I hope.
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Welcome fellow Ontarionian (is that how you spell it??) lol
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