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Old 11-17-2018, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default Ranger repairable after roll over?

Rolled over about 2x, Everything mechanical is in order. Just body damage all around. Whats the possibility of just pooping that A pillar back into place so it can fit a windshield again? Or has the structure been pushed passed its limits? Images in link below

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Old 11-17-2018, 03:03 PM   #2
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Did your insurance company total it? You will never get a windshield to seal properly again and yes it will have lost structural integrity. If you like the truck and its still mechanically sound your best bet would be to replace the whole cab with a junkyard truck. You may have titling issues either way depending on your state laws and what your insurance company wants to do.
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I agree, simpler to swap bodies.
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FIRST..................see if frame is still straight, or can be straightened if its not

Never spend money on a wonky frame vehicle, waste of time and money

"Looks OK" is not good enough you have to measure

You can do a quick check with plumb bob and measuring tape

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Whats the possibility of just pooping that A pillar back into place so it can fit a windshield again?
Depends on how much fiber you eat.
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Depends on how much fiber you eat.
Dang. Beat me to it. lol



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If your going to roll it over again....just pound it out and live with it...but getting a window and door to seal again...buy RTV stock
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its workable....



both my rigs are smashed like that.



they only leak bad when it rains.....usually....mostly..



i would drive it.
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My Ranger has been rolled but it was in the sand not pavement like yours from the looks of it... I drove mine back home ~300 miles, parked it for a while, took some measurements from another Ranger, pulled what was left of the windshield, pulled the rear window, pulled the roof skin, straightened it all out the best I could (used a "port a power" to get the A pillar and everything back to straight, pounded the dents out of the roof skin the best I could, welded it back on (and added some silicone body isolation spots like was in the roof when I took it apart) then put a windshield back in. That was 7 years ago or thereabouts, leaks some somewhere in the top passenger corner of the windshield but that's it.

It really depends on what your plans are, if you want it to be pristine and correct you'd need a new cab, but if you are going to be in a similar situation again and just want to have fun and don't care if it is perfect, get it close and workable.
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