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Actually its a great advantage in Mexico to have this package available from ford dealers:

2WD 2.3L = unbeatable gas mileage
Torsion bars suspension = high stance and room for 31īs. No lift required.
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Truck is 2WD. =/
Can i get your truck in a white automatic 4WD?
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Can i get your truck in a white automatic 4WD?
IIRC, No automatic transmission option is available for any Ranger sold in Mexico. They all are 5 speed manual and the only engine option is the 2.3L Duratec. Although, you can get a 4x4 version of a crewcab Ranger, you cannot get a 4x4 version of a regular cab Ranger.
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Weird as in because of the 98-00 front end?


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Yes sir. And because I have never really seen one... just not used to it
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Yes sir. And because I have never really seen one... just not used to it
This front end on a crewcab Ranger is common, but not as common as the one with Brazilian headlights...
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I have decided it is my destiny to import a cab and bed to do this to my truck. Wonder how different the frames are?
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I can send you detailed pictures of a crew cab frame if you want it will take a couple of days to complete the job... please let me know.
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Sure if you dont mind. I am already pretty sure its different but not to an extent it cant be made to work. Ive seen a bronco body on an F350 frame so its roughly the same idea
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Buy one and give me the money to drive it to you. lol
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Well buying a whole truck is a mess to go though. But ive done a little light reading and parts arent to bad. So long as there is a legit bill of sale. Both buyer and seller can be contacted at the time of customs crossing (only for larger dollar items if there is an issue). The cab might be tricky having a VIN on it but if there is a parts only bill of sale it should be ok. Ive brought cars from Canada before with little issue cause they were parts only cars
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If you register it in Mexico you can just drive it up and then you should be able to go from there. I could probably do this with one for me since one of my old employees lives just south of the border.
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My old roomie in from the army lives down there. he is a dual citizen. I could have him hook me up.

I spent the other night searching Mexico craigslist and didnt find anything. This may be a little tougher than I am thinking
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I like my extended cab, but I like those crew cabs as well. It's definitely a neat truck. I'd love to have one in 4 wheel drive. You should put some of those factory tow hooks on it.
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You could try mercadolibre.com.mx (it's in Spanish), which is some sort of ebay, to look for a whole trucks or parts...

This truck does not have the front crossmember where the tow hooks attach to... it's on my list of future mods to the truck...

Here's a pic of the front end with no bumper:
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I don't know about other states, but in California you are aloud one custom vehicle per drivers license number. Meaning you can make a frankenstein vehicle and register it as one. Get it inspected once, plus a few other steps but you get the gist. You are only aloud one of these per CA license number. Pretty much meaning you are aloud to make one of these ever. Unless you can figure a way to get a different license number? I'm sure they would come up with some reason you wouldn't be able to make two freak cars though. Either way other than that I know they have ways in most states to bring it over and make out of county cars legal. I will say I doubt it will be cheap...Gotta pay if you wanna play. Not gonna lie, as cool as the crew cab Rangers are...I would not use my frankenstein vehicle on a regular pickup sold in other country's. <--- I know I'm gonna get sh*t for that one but it's true. Final note is I'll try and get some pics of my buddies car/truck thing he used his on. It's a Toyota Cressida on a fullsize Chevy Blazer frame with a v8 out of a??? I think it's the 4.0 out of the lexus's? I don't remember. I'll text him and ask. Also she if I can get some pics. Oh the thing is also lifted on 35's. lol
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I didn't know that about CA. I'm gonna look into getting one now.
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I don't think PA cares. Their dmv site said so long as the title is clean and it makes inspection laws its good to go
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Probably won't make inspection. They don't have the same safety regulations in other countries.
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My old roomie in from the army lives down there. he is a dual citizen. I could have him hook me up.

I spent the other night searching Mexico craigslist and didnt find anything. This may be a little tougher than I am thinking
Craiglist in Mexico is for shure not an option, just like 03crewcabranger said you will need to try other sites, but all of them are in spanish... anyway you will only find "entire" trucks there,

Your real deal will be waiting for you in a junk yard were cabs and beds are sold separately for this purposes. Give me this weekend to take some pictures of the junkyards in the area to see what I can find and to request some cost estimates.
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PA does a safety but its lights and brakes. They don't care about bumpers and whatnot long as their legal height.

Alright I really appreciate it. Depending on the price of this I may be making a crew cab ranger lol. I just pray nothing would happen to it. Rear doors are prolly impossible to replicate
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I didn't know that about CA. I'm gonna look into getting one now.
Yep do it. He said you have to stand in line at the dmv on Jan 2nd and get a number. My buddy is #3xx of 500 issued each year.Don't know if they do it anymore but it is called "special construction vehicle." You have to do a vin verification and a brake and lamp inspection. If they do still do it I think that is an awesome thing to be a able to do.
Look into it and let me know. Either that or I'm checking it out tomorrow if I have time.


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I don't think PA cares. Their dmv site said so long as the title is clean and it makes inspection laws its good to go
If that is that case that would be really cool.
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IIRC, No automatic transmission option is available for any Ranger sold in Mexico. They all are 5 speed manual and the only engine option is the 2.3L Duratec. Although, you can get a 4x4 version of a crewcab Ranger, you cannot get a 4x4 version of a regular cab Ranger.
Dang, I would love to have it in auto. i would drive the hell out of it. But I might buy one then
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Give me this weekend to take some pictures of the junkyards in the area to see what I can find and to request some cost estimates.
Awesome! Please do see what you can find and share with us!
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Probably won't make inspection. They don't have the same safety regulations in other countries.
Mexican environmental regulations in my area (northern Mexico) are none. I see lots of imported vehicles emitting black, blue, white, gray smoke... you name a smoke color, tand i'll find a car emitting it... Central area of Mexico has some harsh vehicle emissions standards because of the highly polluted environment in Mexico City.

A few years back, Mexican government decided to let people import vehicles from the US to Mexico, but until certain year. For example, it's 2011, so you can import a 2001 vehicle from the US. Good thing about this is parts for a Ranger are now more common here. Lol. The American Ranger was sold until 2003, when Ford Mexico switched to the Argentinian Ranger.


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Craiglist in Mexico is for shure not an option, just like 03crewcabranger said you will need to try other sites, but all of them are in spanish... anyway you will only find "entire" trucks there,

Your real deal will be waiting for you in a junk yard were cabs and beds are sold separately for this purposes. Give me this weekend to take some pictures of the junkyards in the area to see what I can find and to request some cost estimates.
We are still a few years behind regarding selling stuff on the Internet. It's rather easy to get new parts, but information about junk yards or used stuff is not that common. Gotta hit several junk yards and ask people that might now some people who might know a place where you could get something useful... =/

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Dang, I would love to have it in auto. i would drive the hell out of it. But I might buy one then
There's always the option of swapping an auto transmission on the truck.
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^^^^^ 3rd paragraph....I would think it would be hard to find parts for rangers at a junkyard over their, due to just as here , anything that new. (2003 and up) would more than likely be at a ford recyclers. Which instead of a junkyard; When cars are just wherever in the yard and free to grab and pull apart yourself, they are dis-assembled by the ford recycler and generally charged way more. Is that the way it works down their too???
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