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Old 12-17-2013, 07:01 AM
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2006+ bumpers are a multi-piece bumper. What you're looking at from the outside is merely a bumper cover and a valence....what you're missing is the actual bumper structure underneath. And it's all '06-12 specific.
this. I've taken them apart, but never the newer all plastic ones. I ordered new bumpers, so I've got nothing to go buy, and I dont see anywhere to mount anything on the back..*(likely because they are aftermarket, common prob). I've got the 06-07 upper and lower halves, going on a 99..so should I just order all 06-07 brackets? A pic would help make sense of it all honestly lol
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:56 PM
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Quick Ebay links to those interested in doing the 01-03 conversion on their 98-00 Rangers: (these ebay links may not last long, but the key words to search for is there)

Honeycomb Grille

SEARCH: 01-03 Ford Ranger Argent Honeycomb Mesh Black Surround
http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-03-Ford-R...dc75e7&vxp=mtr


Header Panel & Lights

SEARCH: 01-03 FORD RANGER HEADER PANEL HEADLIGHT PARK LIGHT 5PC
http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-03-FORD-R...587488&vxp=mtr



And it looks like there is a full kit right here:

SEARCH:01-03 FORD RANGER HEADER MOUNTING PANEL GRILLE BLK W/ARG MESH PARK HEADLIGHT 6PC
http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-03-FORD-R...52a12a&vxp=mtr


Now you will also need the headlight retainer clips...
#2 and #3, you will need two of each, one for each side.


SEARCH: 2001 Ford Ranger Headlight retainer clips
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trks...at=0&_from=R40
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:16 PM
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If you have a 1998-2000 Ford Ranger and wanna upgrade to a newer look. This will show you what all you need.

You will need to decide what year you wanna go with. You can only mix and match on the corners. 2001-2003 grille will not work if you go with the 2004-2010 front end.

A few sources to buy the parts you need.

www.Certifit.com Good quality parts for cheap. Limited shipping.
www.ebay.com
www.car-parts.com Can search all salvage yards in your state.
www.LMCtruck.com Good place to obtain all small fasteners

For the 2001-2003 Look you will need

Headlights
Corner Lights
Header panel
Grille
Hood (If you want the Fiberglass Fx4/Edge raised hood)
Headlamp Retainer (inward and outward)
Miscellaneous Fasteners

For the 2004-2010 look you will need

Hood (Have to have hood as it is different then the 2001-2003)
Headlights
Corner Lights
Header panel
Grille
Headlamp Retainer (inward and outward)
Miscellaneous Fasteners

Here are pictures to show the items needed. The 2001-2005 Corner lights are different then the 2006-2010 corner lights

Headlights 2001-2010


Headlight retainers (holds lights onto header panel)


Corner Lights 2001-2005 Will work up to 2010


Corner lights 2006-2010 will work on 2001-2005 as well


2001-2003 Header Panel


2004-2010 Header Panel


2001-2003 Grille Options


2004-2010 Grille Options
First 4 are 2004-2005 Last 4 are 2006-2010 but will all work the the 2004+ conversion


2001-2003 Bumper Options. (will need to swap over bumper brackets)



2004-2005 Bumpers (will need to swap bumper brackets)

Hello there I'm pretty new here and I was very interested in swapping my 99 ranger front to a 2001-2003. I have located all the parts needed, however a I had a few questions...
1. will I need to change my hood? I planned on trying to keep it as simple as possible.
2. is there any significant t gaps created after the swap is complete?

Thank you in advance for all of your help.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:21 PM
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The gap isn't real bad as long as you don't go with a honey come grill.
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No u can keep your stock hood.
There will be a slight gap between the new honeycomb grille and the lip of the hood..if u have a bug deflector its not noticeable..

Sorry this isnt the best photo...but it gives u an idea


Here it is with a bug deflector
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:27 PM
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Also see my post up above with ebay links to everything u need

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Sean..thats a better photo..thanks..
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:28 PM
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Also see my post up above with ebay links to everything u need

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Sean..thats a better photo..thanks..
No problem, you beat me to it lol.
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Thanks guys I appreciate the help! I'm order parts NOW! 😎👍
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:56 PM
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Hey guys I was researching a bit further and found that there are two different header panels for a 99 ranger swap to a 2001-2003 front.. I listed the link below, i guess one is suppose to be more narrow than another.. http://www.carid.com/2001-ford-range...s-2243737.html
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:20 PM
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Just buy this and be done...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-03-FORD-R...52a12a&vxp=mtr
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only $140 for everything. Thats cheap
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I don't think that grill will fit my ranger... I was looking to minimize gaps if at all possible. That and I already have a aftermarket head light kit with integrated turn signals.
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Yea it is...separately with shipping you would be just over $200..
But that kit doesnt come with the headlight retaining brackets...
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Can this be done to a 96'? Is there a thread for it? I looked but didn't see anything.
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