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 Posted: Sun Sep 9th, 2018 07:39 pm
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A few months ago I replaced the rear frame section on my 06 4x4. Many Rangers are scrapped due to this issue. But with a little work you can easily replace the rear half of the frame. I'm going to put together a small how-to on this as it is an easy job to do. Anyone with a jack jack stands grinder and basic hand tools can do this in their driveway can do this in a weekend.



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Removing the bed bolts can be a little tuff but I've learned if you smack the bolt head with a hammer a few times the bolts will break loose. After removing the bed place jack stands under the truck just below the rear cab mounts. The remove all parts such as as gas tank rear axle and springs bumper and lines and hoses. The next step is the time consuming part and a pain in the ass. Theres 16 total rivets that hold the front spring hangers on along with holding both frame sections together. Grind the rivet heads down flush and know the rivets out. And remove the rear frame section. As in the picture I cut my frame off just behind the hangers just to get it out of the way.

With the help of a friend or an engine hoist slide the new frame in place.


I used grade 8 1/2"x1 1/4" bolts to bolt everything together. Reinstall all lines hoses wires and rear springs and axle.

Reinstall the gas tank exhaust bumper and bed and your done. It took me about a total of 9 hours from start to finish. I did use a torch instead of a grinder. But not everyone has a set of torches. Yes its easier to just replace your whole truck but why spend that kind of money. With buying the frame from a salvage yard bolts and paint I had roughly $200 in mine. And it's an easy job that anyone can take on



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2006 ranger xlt ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
1992 ranger xlt reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd (SOLD)
1996 explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0 AWD sold
1995 ranger splash reg cab 2wd 2.3 5 spd
2001 Explorer Sport Trac 4.0 4x4 auto
1998 Ranger XLT ext cab 4x4 4.0 auto
2000 Ranger XLT ext cab 4x4 4.0 5 speed
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