Home Discussion Forum Tech Articles Other Articles Featured Rides Readers Rides Classifieds Shirts & Decals Parts Store

Ford Ranger Discussion Forum

Off-Road Truck Of The Month

'RICO9'
July 2014 OTOTM

Mini Truck Of The Month

'Cole' Dave'
July 2014 MTOTM
 

Go Back   The Ranger Station Forums > Suspension & Armor > Fabrication

Fabrication Bumpers, sliders, cages, flatbeds, tube work, etc. Forum sponsored by Ruff Stuff Specialties

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-27-2008, 10:03 PM   #1
coolboarder1231
Junior Member
 
coolboarder1231's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: south jersey
Posts: 77
Vehicle Year: 1997
Vehicle Make: ford
Vehicle Model: ranger
I use this vehicle for: depressing people who drive jeeps
Rep Power: 15
coolboarder1231 is on a distinguished road
Default flat bed kit

i found a kit that converts a toyota to a flat bed

http://allprooffroad.com/index.php?o...ask=view&id=28

does anyone know if this would possibly work with a little fab work on a ranger, or if anyone has done it before
__________________
USCG
'97 Ranger 44-8.8 detriots 456 home brew bumpers
build thread
http://www.therangerstation.com/foru...ad.php?t=69423
coolboarder1231 is offline   Reply With Quote
Forum Notices (Not shown to 'Premium Members')

 Reminder:

 We're looking for participants to help move our banner from Alaska to Florida: Click HERE.

 Click HERE to see the banner map.

 Want to become a Premium Member & not see these notices? Click HERE.

Want your truck considered for Truck Of The Month? Click HERE.

Don't forget to vote!

Old 02-28-2008, 05:44 PM   #2
krugford
Member
 
krugford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 734
Vehicle Year: 2003
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger
Rep Power: 16
krugford is on a distinguished road
Default

I don't see why it wouldn't work. Of course, for a little fab work, you could make your own and save a lot of money.
__________________
2003 Ranger FX4 4.0L Auto
Stock with the exception of the BFBs.

My CarDomain - Click Me!!

"As the island of knowledge grows, so does the shoreline of the unknown"
krugford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 11:23 PM   #3
hitech_hick
Member
 
hitech_hick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Madtown, USA
Posts: 212
Rep Power: 15
hitech_hick is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krugford View Post
I don't see why it wouldn't work. Of course, for a little fab work, you could make your own and save a lot of money.
Yeah, I don't really see the cost justification with going with this kit. From the pictures, I looks like the 'yota frame comes up kinda high in the rear, but with a little fab work, I'm sure that you could adapt it to a ranger...



hick
hitech_hick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2008, 10:44 AM   #4
AllanD
RBV Technical Advisor
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: East-Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 7,251
Vehicle Year: 1987... sorta
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger Supercab
I use this vehicle for: Roadtrip Warrior
Rep Power: 49
AllanD is a splendid one to beholdAllanD is a splendid one to beholdAllanD is a splendid one to beholdAllanD is a splendid one to beholdAllanD is a splendid one to beholdAllanD is a splendid one to beholdAllanD is a splendid one to behold
Default

You said "flat bed" and I was thinking just a little more "industrial"
than that

AD
__________________
These two short sentences sum up the US government's views and ideology:
1) The government tells us NOT TO JUDGE ALL MUSLIMS because of a FEW lunatics.
2) The government ENCOURAGES US TO JUDGE ALL GUN OWNERS because of a FEW lunatics.
AllanD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 04:11 PM   #5
thoughtcriminal
Member
 
thoughtcriminal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Apalachian Mountains, PA
Posts: 187
Vehicle Year: 1994
Vehicle Make: Mazda
Vehicle Model: B4000 "Josephine"
I use this vehicle for: daily driver, gravel pit blasting, taking up room and pissing off my grandfather
Rep Power: 13
thoughtcriminal is on a distinguished road
Default

"Does not include diamond plate, or spare tire mount. Kit requires welding and grinding to install, 'most' parts are cut to finish length. No instructions."

so you are paying $500 for a couple of pieces of bent tubing.
Seriously, build something custom, you can make something far more badass than that for a fraction of the cost.
__________________
"Josephine" 1994 mazda b4000 5 speed 4x4. new interior with rubber floors, nice sound system
coming soon: tube subwoofer, new bed, paint, flipped leaf shackles, new springs

Quote:
Originally Posted by TrucksGetDirty View Post
When you don't have a penis, you put big huge useless tires and lifts on trucks.
Head of the Department of Redundancy Department
thoughtcriminal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2008, 08:38 PM   #6
bobbywalter
RBV Technical Advisor
 
bobbywalter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: higgins lake mi
Posts: 15,833
Vehicle Year: 1988
Vehicle Make: FORD
Vehicle Model: RANGERISH SORT OF THING
I use this vehicle for: EVERTHING
Rep Power: 53
bobbywalter is a splendid one to beholdbobbywalter is a splendid one to beholdbobbywalter is a splendid one to beholdbobbywalter is a splendid one to beholdbobbywalter is a splendid one to beholdbobbywalter is a splendid one to beholdbobbywalter is a splendid one to behold
Default

well considering a good dom bender hand made at that and dies will be a minimum of 300 bux most of the time, the kit is rather cost effective for someone remotly located without access to a dom tube bender. also remotely located is tough to buy cost effective tubing too. tubing isnt cheap these days, and deliveries are way up.


but a hf bender and sch 40 would probably net similar results for 250 bux provided you already have the welder or a way to get it welded.
bobbywalter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 02:27 PM   #7
lenry
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 5
Rep Power: 0
lenry is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a flatbed frame if anyone is interested. 7' long by 6' wide. Heavy solid tube bumper, taillights and a 2" receiver for a class 3 hitch. Includes a mesh headache rack. Needs modifications to fit my supercab and I just found another bed to replace my smashed one so either I sell the flatbed or the stock bed.
lenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:40 AM.




1999-2014 / 959 Media LLC / All Rights Reserved