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Old 04-13-2010, 02:22 AM
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Default 97 ranger frame with 98 or newer body

I saw a post that a guy had a 98 ranger front end on a 93 ranger body and was wondering if i read it wrond I would like to take my 97 ranger and change out the front left and right fender and front grill for a 98 or newer. If i can how a far up in year model can i go would love to know. I am loving the customizing thing right now thanks everyone for getting me into my ranger more. I have now found a new love for it.
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Old 04-13-2010, 05:27 PM
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You have to change the whole front clip (fenders, radiator support, header panel, all lights, bumper, hood, & valance panel).......

Post pics of your build/swap!
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:49 PM
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it will all bolt up to 2010
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:39 AM
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Default Re: 97 ranger frame with 98 or newer body

so basically go find one and get the whole fron end as far as fenders hood grill and tear the grill down to the frame and get all those parts too and i'm good to go. ha ha thats great it's just finding one thats wrecked with a good front end to salvage from. my frankin ranger is comming to life lol
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: 97 ranger frame with 98 or newer body

most junk trucks are front end hits, i would try that but odds are you will be beeter off getting aftermarket parts
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98blown you should be an MD! that's the same stuff my doc asks and ur spot on man!!!
98 4.0 2wd-----supercharger fully build heads cam...all show with go......3 time world of wheels champ 5 time national winner


lots of ranger parts for sale leftovers from my 94/96
96 sitting on the frame, waiting to go lower


custom billet parts by me intake adapters and billet steps for the step sides

please sign my guestbook!!
http://breyperformancemachine.shutterfly.com/
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:20 AM
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Default Re: 97 ranger frame with 98 or newer body

well i am not looking at doing this quick it will be a while so i don't mind finding one part at a time if you know what i mean money is tight i have the storage room and i can get them painted as i get them. on another note what are some good aftermarket sites to shop for body parts i live in shreveport louisiana and we don't have good parts stores here
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:19 AM
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LMC TRUCK.COM! I live in Detroit and know a few buds who run JY or buy test units! you cab also buy a flood damage trk for parts... theres a place in 3 rivers MI that deals with flood or salvage units... Try MICHIGAN TRUCK parts.com in westland MI or parts by weller.com they deal with all size trks!
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Default Re: 97 ranger frame with 98 or newer body

ok one more question... in looking at the fenders I noticed that in pictures the fenders on the 97 look exactly the same as 98 through 2001 so am i crazy or blind someone let me know cause that would save me some money if i can keep the fenders and just change lights,grill and hood
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