Part number/source request - cab floor support


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Alright, I have the last rot area to fix.

Need the rear crossmember for a 1988 extended cab. I don't know what to call the crossmember. Floor support, maybe? It's the sheet metal section of the cab that attaches to the cab mounts on the frame. Mine is TOAST.

Found one online for $120. Absolutely not paying that for one.

I "think" it's number seven on the diagram. Maybe number six?

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Found the part number here, but bit not sure it will fit my 1988:


Any sources or ideas as to a replacement one I can weld in is welcome. Preferably less than $120. Only need a partial for the drivers side. Upgraded from a Flux core to a Hobart Handler 160, so should be a little easier to weld sheet metal. :icon_thumby:
 


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The flux-core is great for dirty metal, like exhaust. But is a pain to clean the spatter.
The part number you posted starts with f8 which is 1998. I think they made the cab 3" longer in that year compared to the 88, but it would probably not affect the cross-member other than placement 3" farther back on the frame....BUT not sure.
 

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The flux-core is great for dirty metal, like exhaust. But is a pain to clean the spatter.
The part number you posted starts with f8 which is 1998. I think they made the cab 3" longer in that year compared to the 88, but it would probably not affect the cross-member other than placement 3" farther back on the frame....BUT not sure.
From what I can tell, the crossmember / floor support is the same 1983-2011
 

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I've never changed one, but would you be able to get one from a scrapyard or a wreck at a bodyshop ( just thinking of situations were the cab would already be removed ) good luck.
 

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Have you tried LMC Truck Parts? Surprisingly they have a good selection of parts for these early Rangers.
 

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