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Perfessor 11-03-2007 07:28 AM

What are the dimensions of a Ranger chassis
 
I found that a Ranger and a '34 Ford coupe have the same wheelbase. There are fiberglass bodies available and I'm thinking of getting an older Ranger and putting a coupe body on it. Where can I find a diagram of a Ranger chassis or the dimensions written out?

ranger pat 11-03-2007 12:08 PM

Rangers come in three wheel bases. Track width and wheel base vary from year to year. What is the approximate wheel base and track width of the body you are looking at?

Perfessor 11-04-2007 05:09 AM

The frame was 44" wide at the rear and 25.75" at the front. The '34 coupe had a 112" wheelbase. I saw the regular cab short bed Ranger looked promising.

tbolt 460 11-04-2007 11:28 AM

107.9 in
113.9 in
125 in

Perfessor 11-05-2007 07:35 AM

Does anyone know the frame dimensions? Those are critical.

tbolt 460 11-05-2007 11:34 AM

go to a junkyard

ranger pat 11-05-2007 12:11 PM

Here are some 1998-2002 Short wheel base regular cab dimensions.
Wheel base 111.6"
Front tread width 58.6" measured an centerline of tread
Rear tread width 57.3"
Rear frame width 32.8" outside to outside. Inside to inside 27.8"
Frame kicks up in the front and rear quite a bit. About 22" behind centerline of front wheel, the frame is flat for about 32 inches. The top of the frame kicks up in front about 9" at the front wheel and the top of the frame kicks up about 10.5" at the rear wheel. About 22" behind the front wheel and continuing rearward the frame is straight as you look down on it in a plan view.

Perfessor 11-05-2007 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ranger pat
Here are some 1998-2002 Short wheel base regular cab dimensions.
Wheel base 111.6"
Front tread width 58.6" measured an centerline of tread
Rear tread width 57.3"
Rear frame width 32.8" outside to outside. Inside to inside 27.8"
Frame kicks up in the front and rear quite a bit. About 22" behind centerline of front wheel, the frame is flat for about 32 inches. The top of the frame kicks up in front about 9" at the front wheel and the top of the frame kicks up about 10.5" at the rear wheel. About 22" behind the front wheel and continuing rearward the frame is straight as you look down on it in a plan view.

Thanks! It's just what I was after.

5.0B2 11-05-2007 05:18 PM

Have a ball. One of our local builders put a 34 pickup on a ranger chassis with a turbo thunderbird 2.3 liter. Really nice combination

Perfessor 11-06-2007 05:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5.0B2
Have a ball. One of our local builders put a 34 pickup on a ranger chassis with a turbo thunderbird 2.3 liter. Really nice combination

By the way, do you know the front frame width?

ranger pat 11-06-2007 08:43 AM

I have a few old FORD BODY BUILDERS books in my library of shop manuals and owners guides.

5.0B2 11-06-2007 05:47 PM

30" outside to outside

5.0B2 11-06-2007 05:52 PM

that's for an '84 - my '97 is 31 1/2

63Tennessee 11-05-2008 07:43 AM

hey t-bolt460, was wondering which years and bed style of ranger had the 113.9 wheelbase you mentioned here? i have a 63 ford stepside im looking to do something with. it has a 114" wheelbase and about a 60" track so far this ranger is the closest thing ive found...please let me know if you can.......thanks

tbolt 460 11-05-2008 07:54 AM

107.9 in (short bed reg cab)
113.9 in (long bed reg cab)
125 in (short bed xtra cab)

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...rticleId=49541


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