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Old 12-02-2011, 07:10 PM
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are their new 2006-2011/12 front bumpers
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:06 PM
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are their new 2006-2011/12 front bumpers

not mine..but thats what they look like.. the paintable one of course
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Old 01-01-2012, 09:39 PM
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i wanted to know if i do the stx bumper and the edge raised hood will i have any severe gaps help would be greatly appreciated
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:19 AM
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i wanted to know if i do the stx bumper and the edge raised hood will i have any severe gaps help would be greatly appreciated
I dont see why you would. Especially if you went with the STX grille it would all line up.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:05 PM
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I have a 98 ranger... And I'm upgrading to the 02 look... But the header panel doesn't bolt right to my fenders... Can anyone help?
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:54 PM
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New here, I have searched and have not found the info I need, I have a 2005 mazda b4000. I know alot of people like the look of the mazdas, but to me the ranger is a much better looking truck. So I want to change the front end. I love the hood and front end of the 01-03, but hate the idea of a heavy fiberglass hood when mine is aluminum. So im thinking that the 05+ fx4 would be a sweet swap. My question is, does anybody know if it can be done, if it can do I have to switch header panels and fenders. If I did the 03 edge,fx4,stx would I need to switch the header panels fenders. Are the lights going to be a problem. Any info is appreciated and thanks for your time, Kyle
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:36 AM
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I just added a coolant line over the top of it to match HAHA

Right now, as I mentioned in another thread, it's not about being pretty at all :\ Just about making it work for now! Too many 'little things' have caught up with me over the years and at this point, especially this being my DD, I don't have the time/spare cash to do it up the way I'd like...
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:56 PM
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Default Re: Front End Swap guide 1998-2000

What do you think all that stuff would cost? (Ballpark)
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:58 AM
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i bought a used 1998 front bumper for my 1999 XLT would it it fit? Could not get it to go on?
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:22 AM
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it should
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:14 AM
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i bought a used 1998 front bumper for my 1999 XLT would it it fit? Could not get it to go on?
yes. all 98+ bumpers have the same mount. The 95-97 have narrower frames, so they are not a bolt on install
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:34 AM
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Default Re: Front End Swap guide 1998-2000

Haha I feel like this is going to get confusing. But getting another persons' perspective would be great!

I have a 95. About 4 years ago I decided to do a front swap to a 98, which I know requires 98 fenders, hood, core support, header panel and bumper. So that's what it would take to get it to a 98. Here's what I am curious about and why. the 98 to 00 is my FAVORITE headlight assembly. It's bigger and just meaner looking to me. that said I think I like the grill and bumper from the 04-newer. Now from what I can tell, and I could be wrong, the only difference between header panels is on the newer panel there is a strip underneath the lights (which on the 98s are hazard lights or something). So in theory can I just keep the 98 lights, header panel and install an 04 grille and bumper. Or would this require a ton of fabrication. I know it's probably never been done that way but I figure someone who has done these conversions has better insight.
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:43 PM
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Anyone ever put on Mazda front fenders with Ranger Headlights, grille and such? I bet that would look pretty b/a
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:47 PM
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A few things I can think of with an 04+ grill on a 98-00 front end. The header panel is probably different as well as the hood latching mechanism. The hood itself is different and either the hood or the grill will need to be modified to make work.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:46 PM
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Looking to do 01-03 Edge Bumper with aftermarket grill and headlights. On my 99. I'd need new bumper brackets but do I need the bumper reinforcement or anything else?
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