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Old 11-30-2011
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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???
The Ranger became very popular here in Mexico because of the vehicle import regulation established by the Mexican government a few years back. 3rd gen is very popular down here...

If a vehicle had an accident, but it is not totalled, it goes to a government yard where the vehicle is kept until the owner claims it. If after certain time, the owner does not claim it, the government sells those vehicle at auctions, and then you could find them at 'public' junk yards, where you can grab what you are looking for. If the vehicle was totalled, it goes to an insurance company yard, and then they sell those vehicles at auctions as well.
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The Ranger became very popular here in Mexico because of the vehicle import regulation established by the Mexican government a few years back. 3rd gen is very popular down here...

If a vehicle had an accident, but it is not totalled, it goes to a government yard where the vehicle is kept until the owner claims it. If after certain time, the owner does not claim it, the government sells those vehicle at auctions, and then you could find them at 'public' junk yards, where you can grab what you are looking for. If the vehicle was totalled, it goes to an insurance company yard, and then they sell those vehicles at auctions as well.

Hmmm That's pretty similar as far as it almost seems like it all ends up in a pick n pull (type) yard eventually. Just different yards, depending on where it came from. Whether it be from the government/insurance company/or auction. etc. Is there really a difference in price depending on which one you go to? P.S. Do you know what pick-n-pull is? Just so you know what I'm talking about.
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Hmmm That's pretty similar as far as it almost seems like it all ends up in a pick n pull (type) yard eventually. Just different yards, depending on where it came from. Whether it be from the government/insurance company/or auction. etc. Is there really a difference in price depending on which one you go to? P.S. Do you know what pick-n-pull is? Just so you know what I'm talking about.
JYs around here are not very cheap. Last thing I got was a third brake light with cargo lights from a 4th gen, and it cost me like $25... Before that, a mustang dome light, and it was 20 bucks.

I know what you mean by pick-n-pull. I'm close to the Texas border with Mexico (by Laredo, Tx) and I think there's one yard of those there... Around where I live, you can't pick-n-pull stuff, so you have to ask a guy for soemthing and then they look for it... you can lurk around, but there are people watching you don't steal anything.
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JYs around here are not very cheap. Last thing I got was a third brake light with cargo lights from a 4th gen, and it cost me like $25... Before that, a mustang dome light, and it was 20 bucks.

I know what you mean by pick-n-pull. I'm close to the Texas border with Mexico (by Laredo, Tx) and I think there's one yard of those there... Around where I live, you can't pick-n-pull stuff, so you have to ask a guy for soemthing and then they look for it... you can lurk around, but there are people watching you don't steal anything.
Ahhhhhhh ok. So it's kinda like a mix of our recycle yards (the ones you walk threw the yards and pull the parts by yourself from whatever car you need then go pay) <---This is our pick n pull style yards.......Mixed with our auto recyclers which are brand specific. I.E. ford recycler, dodge, toyota, etc. (where you go into their building and walk up to the counter and tell them what you need and they go and grab the part for you. (Which in general usually it is always dis assembled right after they get a new car in, so all they do is go grab it if they have the part you need in stock.)
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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?
I was planning to lift a crew cab into a car elevator to capture each part of the frame, also to look for spare cabs and beds in the junk yards in the area.. but got really sick this weekend, so I think IŽll have to do it next week.

But in advance here are some pics of the most important spots (cab / bed frame support).
2004 - 2005 crew cab 2.3L 2WD 5 speed manual torsion bars front suspension

inside the bed fender

rear cab support

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Ok that should answer a lot of my questions about the frame, Thanks for the pics!
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I think you will only need to remove the rear cab support and weld it back a few inches back. About the bed well the mounting is pretty much the same of the extended cab and reg cab, so I think you wont have any problem.

Qty of cross members in the chasis are the same in the back. On the front this Mexican models doesnŽt have the front cross member where the tow hooks attach.

Stay tuned for more pics next weekend.
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Old 12-05-2011
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Yeah it looks like only a few inches back really. I made a call to a friend I have who does a lot of south of the border work. He is on the hunt for me. Issue he brought up isnt customs so much as just finding it. Usually these trucks are rebuilt rather than sold off for parts if most of it is still good
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I want that front end for my truck...
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seems like all you need is an ex cab frame and the 4 door cab is shaped in the back so it goes up with the frame. get the bed and move mounts seems like a sweet deal
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I want that front end for my truck...
That truck also has some neat door handles.
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Old 12-09-2011
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You guys going to the junkyard this weekend?
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Have any of you Mexico guys checked out your junkyards?
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Im so Sorry, I still have this pending, the year is coming to an end and My boss is drving me crazy with so much pendings (Workging on weekends).

Next week IŽll be on vacation until 1st week of Jan 2012. So I will have time for that next week,

My most sincere apologizes fellas ! .
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Im so Sorry, I still have this pending, the year is coming to an end and My boss is drving me crazy with so much pendings (Workging on weekends).

Next week IŽll be on vacation until 1st week of Jan 2012. So I will have time for that next week,

My most sincere apologizes fellas ! .
No worries, here. :) I was just anxious to see what you guys would find. Take your time.
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Old 12-22-2011
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just by a colorado and slap a ranger front end on it. this is my only gripe with the ranger. no crew cab. bad ford bad.
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You know whats sad...I will agree with you guys too. I love my ranger but the older compact toyota tacoma's have everything (or most of the stuff we are looking for in our rangers.) lol 4 doors, good sized back seats with leg and head room with the 4 doors. fully loaded if you choose. A factory sunroof, and the trd's come with a push button e locker for the rear, manual transfer case ans a hand e break instead of one on the floor. (which is great for wheeling.) Despite all of that. I am still a ranger lover and always have been! I love my rangers!
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Old 12-23-2011
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Im so Sorry, I still have this pending, the year is coming to an end and My boss is drving me crazy with so much pendings (Workging on weekends).

Next week IŽll be on vacation until 1st week of Jan 2012. So I will have time for that next week,

My most sincere apologizes fellas ! .
I've been working my *** off as well... people are going on vacation and leaving all the work to us. Lol.

I need to go to a junkyard and get a battery hold down (or whatever its name is)... battery had a couple of shorts and I replaced it, but the plastic hold down for the battery broke in pieces (weird, i know), so I had to use some straps to hold it down temporarily... thing is JYs are closed the next couple of weekends, and I can't go on weekdays because of work...
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