By Ken Herrick
I bought a Ford Ranger extended-cab pickup, new, in about 1990. It had a horrible ride, threw out my back within a week of commuting. It turned out the frame was too limber, partly because there was no firm connection between the cab and the bed. Every bump vibrationally became two or three of them, hitting me right up my backside. My fix: short steel cables with swaged eyes and turnbuckles, mounted each side between two (existing) frame holes. That stiffened the frame marvelously, right where it needed it, and it became an absolute joy to ride. Wish I still had it.
Prior to doing it myself, I had complained to the dealer. I was kept waiting, having to stand at the counter no less, for precisely one hour while they “checked” it, then told me there was nothing wrong with it. A message, I thought…
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