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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)

Rowdy Fitzgerald

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Wouldn’t the f150 bronco frame be a little big?
It will be a little bit wider, and heavier which is what I’m looking for to fix clearance issues with the headers, radiator and help align the coils. I’ll end up having to modify the cab mounts but that’s not a problem. The over all length might be a little shorter than the ranger cab, but I’m not worried about that. My bed is too short for the ranger frame anyways.
 


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That_4.0_ranger

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today i added tail gate trim to my 91 using some self tapers because my tailgate is off a base model and it never had trim.
Before
69491

69492


After
69493

69494


i'm still looking for the missing letters if anyone has them and willing to sell them let me know.
 

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Here's a picture of after I straightened the tailgate some, I apparently don't have a before pic handy...

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So Friday I spent a few hours at my mechanic buddies place, did drum brakes on dad’s 99. Wheel cylinders, shoes, springs, drums. Found a leaky axle seal but it isn’t really bad yet so it will wait till spring. Saturday was a rain day. Went up yesterday and replaced the one bad brake line and the bad spring shackle. Maybe I can get back to my green one now.
 

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Looking to do a grill switch on my 91 ranger want to go from the 1989-92 to a 1983-88 grill, anyone know if it’s just bolt on or any parts I’ll need?
 

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I ran the battery flat on my ‘07 last night, for the second time, leaving the aftermarket heated seat cushion on.

I picked up a spare new battery to keep in reserve.

-Jazzer
 

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Looking to do a grill switch on my 91 ranger want to go from the 1989-92 to a 1983-88 grill, anyone know if it’s just bolt on or any parts I’ll need?
Totally different front ends... you would have to basically change the entire front clip.
 

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I installed electric seats with bun warmers and my wife killed my battery twice so I in stalled relays on the heated seat part. Hasn't been a problem since, it will help save your battery.
Could of wired them into some key-on power source.
 

Rowdy Fitzgerald

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What year did they start with heated seats? I’m kinda thinkin I need some now lol.
 

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What year did they start with heated seats? I’m kinda thinkin I need some now lol.
No heated seats until 2019 I believe. But there's bunches of aftermarket kits you could install in whatever you wanted.
 

Rowdy Fitzgerald

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No heated seats until 2019 I believe. But there's bunches of aftermarket kits you could install in whatever you wanted.
Oh I didn’t know that, thanks man!
 

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Looking to do a grill switch on my 91 ranger want to go from the 1989-92 to a 1983-88 grill, anyone know if it’s just bolt on or any parts I’ll need?
The first gen Explorer grills fit with no modifications if you just want a different look. 83-88 grills are an entire front piece, total different design, to change to that you would have to change everything. Hood, fenders, bumper, grill, stone guard under the grill, headlights, marker lights, turn signals, core/radiator support…
 

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If you want to change things up even more the Explorer Limited grilles are extra rare and even more differenter... I have one floating around if I get to feeling froggy for the '90...
 

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