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You may want to shop around on the windshield. Our local string of pull a parts have glass shops. I put a brand new windshield in my 87 for $165. That was a couple years ago but I don’t think it’s changed much.I bought this parts truck to be disassembled with the goodies to be distributed between two of my BIIs. 95 XL 4.0 4x4 5 speed reg cab short bed She got vandalized a couple years ago and has been waiting for me to find her. View attachment 102026View attachment 102027
Broken glass, torn off cat, jacked up ignition switch and rusted out shackle are her larger faults. I know she’s a parts truck but it’s in my nature to fix things. I can’t help it! DONT JUDGE ME!!! So while bench building ( drinking beer in the barn ), I found a wrench in my hand that just happened to fit the spring eye bolt. So I removed the rusted out remains of the shackle and cleaned it all up well just because. Then I somehow found myself under the dash wiring an ignition and start switch to bypass the jacked ignition switch ( which is in the run position ). So now she starts and shuts off without having to jump the relay and shuts off without killing it with the clutch and the battery can stay connected. She fires right up and runs like a champ. I keep wanting to dislike her enough to stop but I can’t. So $400 for a new windshield? I’ve already got a rear window. No inspections here so I can straight pipe that lack of cat thing. She may have to be my new beater with a heater. And A/C. Did I mention she has almost no rust on the body, even underneath. But she’s covered in whiskey dents but then I won’t worry about scratching her. IDK. Maybe a therapist would be cheaper. I need a bigger barn.
I already have fenders & tailgate, it's the floor and front panel I'm on a quest for.That bed had the most dents of all. But no rust holes. My daily BII is rusting pretty good but I keep patchin what I gotta. Just filled the drip rails with JB weld. Rains comin.
I have another parts truck with a good bed floor. I don’t know what years work for you but it an 85 short bed. Let me know.I already have fenders & tailgate, it's the floor and front panel I'm on a quest for.
speaking of rust, the splice where front & rear frames overlap at the front spring hanger is tough to repair.
it rusts on the inside. if you're going to save this Ranger give that section a good workout with a hammer to test for soft steel.
I’ll get some pictures tomorrow. It’s at my brothers and I gotta drop off a quad there anyway.I'll be piecing stuff together to make a custom bed, anything 6' long will work. (or longer)
the '85 has narrower frame rails than '95 right?
that won't matter, I'll make it fit.
plus I'm looking for another excuse to drive over to The Saucy Dog in Jonesville.
Since you asked.....
Apparently it's too late now. I can't remove the letters, and the Ford Logo was affixed with Silicone. I don't want to create a monster, so I'm leaving it be. But thanks anyways.
The Ford logo has two pins that go into holes in the sheet metal too. At least my 1998 did. You’ll need to fill in those alignment holes and paint if you want to remove it.Apparently it's too late now. I can't remove the letters, and the Ford Logo was affixed with Silicone. I don't want to create a monster, so I'm leaving it be. But thanks anyways.