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Old 04-19-2010, 09:42 PM
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Default Front end swap

Kinda new to the hole ranger seen, but will any of the newer ranger front end stuff like grill, hood, and bumper bolt striaght up on my 99?
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:46 AM
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No

You need header panel and lights as well
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:43 AM
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yes, it will be a direct swap, but you have to use it all. lights, header panel, grill, hood. the bumper is optional. it will swap, but you don't have to. this is from 98+. 93-97 is the same, but you need the core support and fenders as well.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:34 AM
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Alright, thanks alot.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: Front end swap

I have a 94' i was thinking about doing the same swap is there anyway of doing it without touching the core support?
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: Front end swap

I so wish there was a way to not do it but the bad news is yes you have to get the core support out i have seen it all over here and everywhere else too. i am in the middle of getting all the parts needed i would say buy a new core support off ebay and not waste the time of trying to cut one off they are cheap and this is not a cheap mod.
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:48 PM
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Default Re: Front end swap

It's definitely a pain to swap a 93-97. You have to basically buy the whole front end of a newer model.
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:45 AM
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I so wish there was a way to not do it but the bad news is yes you have to get the core support out i have seen it all over here and everywhere else too. i am in the middle of getting all the parts needed i would say buy a new core support off ebay and not waste the time of trying to cut one off they are cheap and this is not a cheap mod.
That's where i am with mine. but i don't want to get an aftermarket one due to fit issues. need to find a new oem one.
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Old 06-09-2010, 10:34 PM
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Default Re: Front end swap

ok so for my 2000 ranger what in detail would i have to replace to do a front end swap?
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:44 AM
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98-current requires the header panel, grill, lights, bumper, and hood. fenders and core support are the same for 98+
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:55 AM
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yes, it will be a direct swap, but you have to use it all. lights, header panel, grill, hood. the bumper is optional. it will swap, but you don't have to. this is from 98+. 93-97 is the same, but you need the core support and fenders as well.
YOU don't have to swap hoods.
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:40 PM
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YOU don't have to swap hoods.
depends on what year. 2009 grill won't fit with a 98 hood.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:21 AM
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98-current requires the header panel, grill, lights, bumper, and hood. fenders and core support are the same for 98+
i could just get all this stuff from a 01+ at junkyard, but my question is, will it just bolt up or will i have to do re-fabricating??
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: Front end swap

98+ is bolt on. 93-97 to a 98+ is bolt on, except for the core support.
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