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Old 05-05-2005, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ranger/Highboy Hybrid

Second gen SuperCab Ranger body on a Highboy frame. Has anyone ever done this or researched doing it? There can't be too much involved in it. Highboy frames are extremely narrow. Any major issues I would run into other than getting a big block to fit in the engine compartment?
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body mounts. ive got a ranger on an EB frame and the body mounts made it interesting. the vertical distances from the frame to body are pretty high other than the center. ive got the middle cab mount ON the frame but the radiator support and rear cab mount are between 6-10 inches higher. but i did it with an 88 ranger. you may have better luck with a second gen.
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By second gen I mean the 88-92 with the updated front end. Basically, I will be facing the same issues you are. I had a feeling that the body mounting would be an issue.
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I alway wonder about steering issues in these kinda swaps?
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i didnt have any steering problems. the stock ranger has the box on the inside of the frame and the EB had it on the outside. but with all the hieght of the rad support i didnt have any clearence issues. and i had to make a new shaft from the column to the ps box. but other than that no big deal. if you look at my pics in the show your ride section or look for Bigford's pics you can see the big gap in the front. you will see what i am talking about. he also put the center of the cab right on the frame. he used a 78? f-series.
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