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80's Ranger 4x4 for the Trails


eightynine4x4

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Exhibit A.
Rear left mount and removed hardware.
Yikes!
Nothing to see here folks. Move along..

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eightynine4x4

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New York
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1989
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Ford Ranger
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Automatic
I've gotta replace all 6 mount brackets, or come up with modifications to them. They all have expanded mount holes from rust. The rest of the bracket physically is fine, for all 6.
Two new rear ones can be bought for 55$ for the pair new. From small scale maker in the US, not at all the OEM design but apparently still good.
The other four are looking to be very difficult to find at all.
If anybody has a lead on someone who might have good mount brackets available on a parts truck that they'd be willing to grind off, please let me know!
The good news is that if i replace them all, the job is easier than replacing the bushings.
However, i might consider a weld job. I just don't like the idea of tackling that since the whole cab would essentially need to be raised super high and there's other costs involved since i don't own equipment and would have to buy and learn or just pay someone to come do it on site.
 


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