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Old 03-11-2012
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Please help!? WTB rear frame section for 99?!!Western NY..

Borrowed my pals pressure washer to blow off the scale and grime, and paint the frame,...OMG....Some real serious rust issues,....perforated and a crack! This thing's my baby and I cannot afford to get rid of it, nor would I sell it this way...POR'ed everything while I was under there, but still going to need to do something soon...If anyone has one that's wrecked in the front, with a solid and useable rear section...I'd be very appreciative to be able to buy the rear frame. It's the truck in the pic, never updated my sig.... white 99 3.0 flex fuel 4wd extended cab.... I've sunk a small fortune into her over the last year,...now this. How much do these frame halfs usually go for? Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks, Joe
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You want a HALF a frame?
Your aware what has to be done to make that work right? There is a reason you can't buy Half a frame retail.
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Yeah,...None to thrilled, but really, what are my choices? I've been online for hours reading of hundreds of other issues like this where the rest of the ranger is in outstanding condition, but the rear frame is rotted away?? It sucks. I've owned this ranger for years and I baby it, including oiling underneath every fall,and regular washing of the undercarraige...It's a frame section or junk it? not enough metal to weld it safely.
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In order to splice in the rear part of the Frame, You need to Stitch weld with plates on both sides of the section you weld in place.
You also need to make sure you do it Strait. you can't just slap it on there. You need to use a measurement system to make sure its right.
Some people even recommend riveting or bolting the sections together on each side.
this is a lot bigger task than i believe you think it is.
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Isn't the frame two sections already? Didn't Steve go through this with his Mazda?
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Isn't the frame two sections already? Didn't Steve go through this with his Mazda?
A frame should be one whole piece.
You've got your two main rails that run down the sides of your truck. In the front, the cradle and Motor mounts hold that end together.
In the back, you've got multiple support brackets and your bumper support hold it together.
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I would offer you the one from my 01 wreck, but someone from MA on here already came to get it. His daughter had the same issue you have.

Good luck, you should be able to find a rear section from a junkyard somewhere, preferably to the South!
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Alex,...it's two seperate sections factory riveted together,...Also it IS a huge undertaking, but I can handle the mechanical work...53 years old and have done many projects...Carl, thanks, I'm remaining as optomistic as possible,....It'll be more of an issue of money for me, and having the truck down for awhile doing it....It's our only wheels...
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Sidenote....

Actually went and drove the last remaining 2011 Ranger XLT 4X4 at our local dealer with possible intention of trading mine off. Amazing 6000.oo in incentives....Still not enough to go that much for 5 or 6 years,...They seemed oblivious to the rust (I mentioned it). It was okay to drive but like mine better. I'll fix it.
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