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sprt trac frame dimensions vs 98 explorer frame

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maybe a far fetched idea, but would a sport trac cab fit on an explorer frame? i have a 4 dr explorer. This may not be my truck under the knife, but i have an idea that this answer effects, thanks ahead of time.
 



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They are the same. Why swap the cab when you can get perrys fab n fiber conversion with flares?
 






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The perry's conversion is for Gen I trucks, not Gen II
 






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very interesting, thanks forthe clarification! All this time I thought it was 91-94 only...

I wnoder why they dont list the 2 door hahaha
 






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reason being is i might use my current explorer for an sas, then buy a rolled 1st gen and a sport trac cab, and make it my prerunner. i know i said 2nd gen in my first post but i later thought about it. I will use the 1st gen b/c it already has he ttb setup, less fabrication.
 






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everythintech said:
reason being is i might use my current explorer for an sas, then buy a rolled 1st gen and a sport trac cab, and make it my prerunner. i know i said 2nd gen in my first post but i later thought about it. I will use the 1st gen b/c it already has he ttb setup, less fabrication.

That sounds waaaay more practical. I think the problem though, well maybe, would be hooking everything up.
 






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the first gen and second gen frames are different, not sure how the sport trac cab would fit on a first gen frame, but it might work :)
 






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the reason a sport trac cab, is because i like the style. I like the four doors that dont effect the wheel wells. That being said, i can do he swap, the get a bed, bob i then widen it, that makes a link rearend easier.
 






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everythintech said:
the reason a sport trac cab, is because i like the style. I like the four doors that dont effect the wheel wells. That being said, i can do he swap, the get a bed, bob i then widen it, that makes a link rearend easier.
Uh, the reason the Sport-trac rear doors aren't affected by the rear wheels is because the Sport-trac is a 14.5" longer wheelbase. That being said, this swap wont work very well.
 












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for a linkied rear I would either hack the frame off past the cab, c notch the frame with a bed cage, or cut and turn the frame rails anyways.....more bump travel, less lift, more radical.

Dont worry Jefe knows that pushing the rear end back with a 4 link setup would increase the wheel base and clear the sport trac cab.
I see just putting a sport trac cab on a Gen I frame as a big job, so why even have a frame? Just build a buggy, truggy, whatever.
You are not the first, there are several sport trac cabs being built with full tube frames right now.
 












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how about an 2004 sport trac cab on a 83 ranger,i know id have to cut the bed down to around 3 foot...i need to put a new cab for the ranger because i rolled it and cruched the roof,all the glass... i had to cut from top of the seat and up,the dash and up the door locks and up...i thought about just making a cage,and buying a jeep wrangler folding glass but i dont want it to look like shi*...anyt idea's...the kicker is the sport trac cab i already have...
 






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