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Old 08-27-2017, 05:39 PM
Grubb44 Grubb44 is offline
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Default Front end swap

As anyone ever taken the front end off of a 97 ranger and replaced it with one from a 98 and up body style? Fenders appear to have the same body line as the rest of the truck. But was wondering about fitment as far as the fenders bolting up, grill, core support, (where the light sit into) and the grill and of course lights themselves. Would the wiring from the 97 work with the lights for the 98? I'll post pics of both trucks. Wanting to know IF this could be done without to much cutting, splicing, grinding and fabrication. Thanks!
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:40 PM
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Green truck is 98 and will one day be the donor. Black truck is 97 and is my ENORMOUS money pit. Lol.
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Old 08-28-2017, 03:09 PM
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Default Re: Front end swap

The radiator support has to be swapped, and the front frame horns are completely different. Not necessarily a bolt and go swap, but it is doable with some minor fab work.
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