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Please help me ID these Mounts

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by saabaru1, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. saabaru1

    saabaru1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Hi Guys- Haven't been around in a while, I used to be "roscioli" here and on lawnsite, but I need a little help. I picked up a cheap plow (cheap enough that I didn't care the guy didn't know what it was for). He said it was for a "ford". Gee, that helps.
    Problem is, there aren't any casting numbers anywhere. Paint and stickers are worn off. I hope the general shape and size is enough to figure it out. Its a 6.5TM, that much I know. Thanks for the help!



  2. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    93-97 Ford Ranger (same body style Explorer also)

    Meyer p/n 18067
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2007
  3. bribrius

    bribrius PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,609

    HOW do you do that?:salute:
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Don't tell him, keep the secret!!!!:D
  5. saabaru1

    saabaru1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Wow thats impressive! Which model year Exploders are the same as the -97 ranger? I was hoping to bolt this up to a cheap 98 with a 302 I saw. But, will basically shape my next truck purchase around what I already have for a plow.
  6. saabaru1

    saabaru1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    While I've got you here, any idea what the rear end choices were on the 98's? The tag says "6621AR 3L73 88 7 G24" to the best of what I could read. Might have to jump over to a Ford forum for that one.
  7. saabaru1

    saabaru1 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Ok Guys- Googled the heck out of the axle codes and found that this exploder has a 3.73 LSD. 8.8". In case anyone other than me is interested, or it comes up in someones search someday. The "L" in the 3L73 denotes Limited Slip. and the 88 in the code denotes 8.8" ford rear.

    Still can't find any info on the similarities between frames of Ranger/Explorer by model year. Any help there?
  8. Brandon

    Brandon Member
    Messages: 99

    I'm not sure about Explorer's, but Ranger's '98-up went to torsion bar suspension in the front and this mount won't work. I'd assume the Explorer's changed when the Ranger's did, but I have no idea.
  9. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If I remeber, the Explorers changed a year before the Rangers did...so up to '96.
  10. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Don't worry basher, I'm good at keeping a secret :D
  11. cincy snowdog

    cincy snowdog Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    if that mount is no good i know who is in need of one.
  12. Nascar24

    Nascar24 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Do mounts go bad like milk and bread? lol :D