I don't like the way the Ranger lower control arm bracketry sticks so far into the lower area, like were the oil pan is. I know you did a good job on relieving the front crossmember, but I just wonder about another application for a chassis other than an S-10. Some of the Dakota Chassis (2000-2002) look clean and it appears the engine would sit low in the frame. They (Dodge) had the V8 in mind with their development.
I'm not sure if I could put a GM (Chevy) part on my Ford, but that may be my head problem. LOL.
I know exactly your reasoning with the financial purchasing of parts, most of us , well, at least me go thru that. That is the primary reason for looking for a late model chassis. Otherwise I would just order up an Alston or S&W 'rolling'.
Thanks for the answers, that is what I was thinking in the way of a response. Thanks.
In looking at the chassis / Frame builders, their front clip, rear clip, side rails are the inexpensive part. When you start adding control arms, spindles. rack and pinion, ladder bars, that is what really runs the cost up. Like a Fatman Mustang II crossmember--Loaded-- is over $2000. I hope I'm not wrecking your thread, but I was really interested in your opinion.