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Old 09-18-2011, 01:11 AM
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Would this work on a 1995 stepside splash? I'm going for a new look also. Really not liking the 1995 look. Lol. Please let me know ASAP!
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:13 AM
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Would this work on a 1995 stepside splash? I'm going for a new look also. Really not liking the 1995 look. Lol. Please let me know ASAP!
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to apply a 98+ front clip to a 93-97, you will need to swap the core support and the front fenders, and the hood latch. the rest will be how the sticky says. also, you may have to modify the bumper brackets to get them to mount.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:16 AM
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Default Re: Front End Swap guide 1998-2000

my dilemma is a bit more simple.. i have an 01 XLT. (white) and i would like to swap to the EDGE front end ( grille and bumper/valance ).
what im not understanding is, is the edge solid colored bumper 1 piece, or is still the 2 piece bumper/valance?
i looked at LMCtruck.com
could someone help me out with part numbers? i want to go all white bumper.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:31 AM
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Any information on wiring that is needed when changing headlights on a 99 to 01? Do the current harnesses just plug into the new headlight or do I need to buy the new harnesses and rewire?

Would it be easier to just go HID while I'm at it?
So I finally went ahead and did the swap, no wiring is involved for 99 to 01 front end swap. You will end up with an extra set of bulbs which right now are tucked into the front end somewhere. Also the bulb harnesses for the side parking lights fit into the housings but do not seal or lock into place.

There are also some extra clips needed to hold the side parking lights into place
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:37 AM
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my dilemma is a bit more simple.. i have an 01 XLT. (white) and i would like to swap to the EDGE front end ( grille and bumper/valance ).
what im not understanding is, is the edge solid colored bumper 1 piece, or is still the 2 piece bumper/valance?
i looked at LMCtruck.com
could someone help me out with part numbers? i want to go all white bumper.
The edge pumper like all ranger bumpers are a two piece.

1 upper bumper metal part
1 lower valance plastic part.

You need:
50-9069 valance paintable
50-9628 primer bumper 4wd (gotta have the 4wd one for valance to match up)
50-9157 grille black/grey you just need the black part painted white.


LMC will screw you on shipping because the bumpers are so large. I would suggest looking at www.certifit.com or trying www.car-part.com it will search salvage yards all over your area.

Let me know if you need more help.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:48 PM
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hey STL what misc fasteners will i need to swap to 01-03 front end? gonna order stuff off of evilbay and wanna make sure i have everything before i start working on my truck to swap it all....
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:41 PM
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Grille fasteners 4,5 and 6


corner lights 6,7 and 8
Headlights 8 and 9
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:55 PM
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arent the bolts on the top of the grill in the same spot as on the 98?
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:49 PM
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arent the bolts on the top of the grill in the same spot as on the 98?
Dunno never seen a 98
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Old 10-14-2011, 02:50 PM
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or not in the same spot but the same size? ordered everything except for the misc fastners for now... heres the pics of my bolts on my grille now....

drivers side

passenger side


if they are the same size i can reuse them and do you know of any other place other than ford to get the retainers for the headlights and corner lights?

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Old 10-15-2011, 11:01 AM
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when you order from lmctruck.com and you click on the part number you want sometimes it says 1 and sometimes it says 2. but when you look over to the right it says required. the ones that i have looked at that say you need 2 it puts 2 in your shopping cart and some say you need 4. here is my question the ones that say 4 it only puts 1 in your shopping cart am i supposed to put 4 in my cart or does it mean 4 per package?
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:23 AM
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for the people that are gonna do this swap if you order the grille clips from LMCtruck their required quantity is wrong. it says you need 2 but you actually need 6 of them. i would say you could get by just ordering 4 and using the 2 that are on your grille already. but that's up to you.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:06 PM
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Default Re: Front End Swap guide 1998-2000

This is almost exactly what forum I needed..i waited to long for new tires and it caught up to me Sunday with real wet roads..so basically i am getting all new front end parts(headlights, grille, bumper, and bumper filler) my question is one that i didn't see reading through each of these, nor are they shown in the pics.(except for grille).. i have an 05 XLT.. I would like to get the printable 06 bumper/valance, 06 chrome grille. What all would have to change, just the bumper brackets?

thanks in advance
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:13 PM
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i think you would just have to get the bumper and valance for the swap.... but maybe someone else will chime in that knows more than i do....
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Old 12-01-2011, 10:49 PM
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i think you would just have to get the bumper and valance for the swap.... but maybe someone else will chime in that knows more than i do....
thanks lol, and i meant paintable, idk why i said printable..
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