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Old 09-05-2019, 03:48 PM
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Rear spring bracket replacement

Recently took my 88GW in for a paint job, new vinyl and anything else that might need fixing. Although the outfit is almost completely rust free I found that the frame was badly rusted where the fuel tank skid plate attaches - typical for this rig I am told. I got one of the kits from Team Grand Wagoneer and my body guy says he can install it.

After seeing this I did a little more digging to see if there are any other rust issues I haven’t seen, and found that the driver’s-side rear spring bracket is badly rusted. I always tried to keep the drain holes clear, but it still clogged up with mud. The body guy doesn’t seem to think that it’s a big deal, but I’d still like to find a permanent solution.

I’m sure other guys have had this issue and I’d like to know what they did to resolve it? Is it possible to get a new bracket that can be welded on and if so where can I get one?

Thanks………..
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Mid 90s Ford Ranger rear spring hangers should fit, that's what I've been running for a while now. Replacement brackets are built to be riveted or bolted to the frame, but you could easily weld them on. They are a much better design than the boxes on our rigs, and will not clog up and rust out like ours.

Something like this should work:

https://www.stengelbros.net/338-1950...er_p_1953.html

I found some other ones that were a better and stronger design, but I can't find the link right now. If I come across it, I'll post it up.

You don't need to spend much, though. Any mid-90s Ranger rear spring hangers should work.
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Here is my install from a while back:


https://www.fsjnetwork.com/forum/vie...155373#p155373
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