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Well first to start off does the rangers still come regular cab long bed (7ft)? If they do is it possible to mount it to a extended cab. ranger?

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7ft bed on ext cab ranger?

Maybe... The wheelbase could be different
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I'm sure the bols in the bed are in a different spot than the long bed.... either that or the wheel wells won't line up properly.
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You would have to modify the frame pretty extensively, get a new drive shaft and alter the suspension mounting points, but it could be done if you wanted to do it.
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You would have to modify the frame pretty extensively, get a new drive shaft and alter the suspension mounting points, but it could be done if you wanted to do it.
Dave is correct. The costs involved would be similar, I would imagine, to making a stretch-limo, minus the body work. You would have to extend the wheelbase between 1/2 a foot and 1 foot.

The much more cost-effective solution would be to get a tubular bed-extender.

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Is the frames different at all cuz if u think about they dont put the 7ft beds on the extended cabs cuz that foot lose is gained by the cab. the main reason i was asking cuz i wanted to add a hitch on and hide the hitch behind the roll pan.
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Is the frames different at all cuz if u think about they dont put the 7ft beds on the extended cabs cuz that foot lose is gained by the cab. the main reason i was asking cuz i wanted to add a hitch on and hide the hitch behind the roll pan.
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i wanted to add a hitch on and hide the hitch behind the roll pan.
Jeez, if that's all you wanted to do, just get on www.truckperformance.com and look under trailer hitches...find the one that's compatible with the Street Scene rollpans, buy it, and install it.

It will work with any rollpan, just cut a rectangular hole in the center and use the liscense plate flip-kit.
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the other reason i was wanting it is cuz i am gettin a artice cat 500 or whatever and it takes up my uncles bed already and he has a F-150
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buy a little trailer...
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You would have to modify the frame pretty extensively, get a new drive shaft and alter the suspension mounting points, but it could be done if you wanted to do it.
... and brake lines, longer e-brake cable, move the exhaust if its stock, and then wiring the taillights since they are moving back a foot, remounting the rear bumper as well (it bolts off the frame no?)
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You would have to modify the frame pretty extensively, get a new drive shaft and alter the suspension mounting points, but it could be done if you wanted to do it.
... and brake lines, longer e-brake cable, move the exhaust if its stock, and then wiring the taillights since they are moving back a foot, remounting the rear bumper as well (it bolts off the frame no?)
Couldn't you just do some fender cutting so the wheels fit? Then just rewire the tailights. You'd have to get a roll pan cuz yes the bumper is attached to the frame.

Not to metion this swap is pretty pointless seeing how you do alot of unecessary work for only 1 foot of bed space when you could just get a trailer and use it when you need it.
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but i want to be different
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Put on a clown wig and dance buck-naked in the middle of your cafeteria.

Different is only good when it improves or simplifies.

Not to mention the wheelbase would be so long, you'd have to make three tries at every parking spot.
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If you want to be different and have the skill to carry out all that stuff that was mentioned, then swap in a dana 60 and 9 inch rear with some 44's and a 460!
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hmmm thats sounds like it could be fun. but i had already thought about the dana 60 and 9in rear but i dont know about the 44's
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but i had already thought about the dana 60 and 9in rear but i dont know about the 44's
your 4.0 would go <pop> and be the end of it...
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It has been done...


But, I would not do it unless you really know what you are doing. The guy who modified that truck knows Rangers inside and out.
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i want that truck
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i want that truck
You're not the only one. He is a member on TRS. It has a 2.3L turbo, 9" LS rear (can't remember what gears), dual tanks and a bunch of other stuff.
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