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Old 03-30-2013, 12:42 AM
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Default 36 Ford truck on Ranger

Hello. I'm going to start a thread on setting a '36 Ford PU on a Ranger frame, I think. The computer is scaring me more than the build. Anyhow, I aquired an extended cab 1987 Ranger pick up and striped it of its cab, box, motor and transmission. From reading Ford books I found the '36 wheel base and measured the Ranger wheel base. Whoa, 14 inches too long. It turns out that a regular cab, regular box Ranger frame works like a charm, too late smart, me. I left a tab sticking out the front on the back part of the frame and one facing back out of the front part. I figured out that if I cut the chunk out of the frame near the back of the cab, that the front frame would just slide inside the back part and the two tabs that I left would be good fishplating.
I put new tin all of the way around the bottom of the cab and doors. Both doors came off of a wrecked panel truck in B.C. The rest of the truck had been thrown away and the doors should have been too. I got them a little cheaper.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:48 AM
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sounds like a good start.

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Old 03-30-2013, 05:33 AM
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Real nice start
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:20 AM
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It does look good, cool idea on the fish plates too!
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:19 AM
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on some ranger pickups the frame is riveted together just behind the cab. you may be able to shorten it there if your frame is that style.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:01 AM
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Are you planning run fenders on the front then?
Not so current build - '29 A Rats-N-Rice. Drivers! - '48 Olds '63 F100. Pile of parts - '30 Tudor.
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