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2010 ranger bed crossmember replacement




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Very nice. I vote for you to be my new bodywork guy.
 

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Cost was
3-crossmembers $120
1-sheet of 16g.steel $48
3-bags of bellemare 30-60 glass grit $34
misc grinding discs etc $30
Paint-will paint along with the truck frame at a later date.
Used a lincoln 140c welder {im not an expert}and a clarke 10 gallon blaster in my home garage.
 

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Thanks for the writeup! It's annoying that LMC, Dorman, etc. don't make crossmember kits for Rangers... only F-Series. I can't believe the demand for Rangers would be too low to be profitable for them.

Did you POR-15 and then fluid film over that once the POR was cured? Or just fluid film inside the crossmembers where you couldn't apply POR?
 

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Used fluid film inside the crossmembers.Yes if they were available i wouldve bought them.
It was a very kool project,and i drive it everyday.
I Always liked the 4cyl,5spd,2wd longbeds.Thanks bud
 

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You did a fantastic job. I had to do some repair and rust treatment a couple years back for my 09. Luckily it wasn't as bad as that.
 

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Our body shop used to buy Ranger crossmembers, I'll try to find out where they got them. Obviously won't do you any good but it might save others some work.
 
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Super nice job. Good to see there are still some people out there, that take pride in there work. (y):beer:
 

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I saw our old body shop manager Friday, he used to get bed crossmembers from Dorman.
 

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I saw our old body shop manager Friday, he used to get bed crossmembers from Dorman.
Specifically for the Ranger? I've only seen Dorman kits for F-series/superduty.
 

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He couldn't remember if the Ranger ones came from Dorman but he thought they did.
 


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