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Old 11-18-2010, 10:23 AM
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Default 96 -newer swap?

can anyone tell me what all i have to get to put a newer front end on my 96 ranger i was hit in a parking lot so i want to replace with maybe a 2004 grill , bumper and lights is this possable?
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:37 AM
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Default Re: 96 -newer swap?

there is a sticky at the top of the exterior forum. Should tell you all you need to know

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Old 11-18-2010, 10:40 AM
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Default Re: 96 -newer swap?

i already got a new header panel so i have to return it for a newer one what year do i get to fit an 04 to 96 ? and is all this bolt on ? and does the fender lins fit right when u put an 04 fender up to a 96 door?
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:26 AM
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i got a price from a junk yard for all the stuff i think i need new after market parts $105 for the hood $89 for each fender and $40 for the header panel does this sound right ? i havent looked for lights yet or the grill cuz im still not sure if i want to do this no one has said in any threads if all the gaps and body lines still look good after doing this !?
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:30 PM
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i think im gonna go with a 2006 look can anyone tell me if this all works out ? is the 06 hood and everything the same size as my 96?
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:36 PM
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Default Re: 96 -newer swap?

Your frame is different where the bumper mounts, 98 and up are the same. Your radiator support is also different, again 98 up are the same.
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:46 PM
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yes, the fenders line up. you need 98+ fenders, core support, whatever year header panel, lights, grill, and hood you want. if you go 04+ (i think) you will need a hood hinge as well. if you do bumper, then brackets will have to be made. you will have to cut out the spot welds and reweld the core support in. also, the frame mounts for the core support will have to be modified as well.

here is my 93 with a 98 front end

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Old 11-18-2010, 05:13 PM
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Default Re: 96 -newer swap?

Ok thanks guys I'm gonna go with an 06 front end so I guess I need fenders, hood, bumper ,new or moded core suport? And hood latch and someone said hinges for the hood?
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Old 11-18-2010, 06:52 PM
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You should only need the drivers side hinge..
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Old 11-18-2010, 10:17 PM
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Default Re: 96 -newer swap?

im wanting to do this on my 97, but i only want to go to the 98 model, would i being doing the exact same thing?
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:47 AM
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Default Re: 96 -newer swap?

i guess but not as much as im gonna have to do to get an 06 on my 96 u just need body parts
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:25 AM
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Thats what i was wondering, cuz if it the same amount of work im going newer than that, i just want the halo led projector lights but my biggest question, are the wiring harnesses going hook up the exact same
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:12 AM
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Default Re: 96 -newer swap?

If u do any swap u should go new as u can it seems pointless cuz it don't cost to much at all I'm getting all my body parts for 345$ there all new aftermarket but it's all the same I think
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Old 11-19-2010, 02:31 PM
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im wanting to do this on my 97, but i only want to go to the 98 model, would i being doing the exact same thing?

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yes, the fenders line up. you need 98+ fenders, core support, whatever year header panel, lights, grill, and hood you want. if you go 04+ (i think) you will need a hood hinge as well. if you do bumper, then brackets will have to be made. you will have to cut out the spot welds and reweld the core support in. also, the frame mounts for the core support will have to be modified as well.

here is my 93 with a 98 front end

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Old 11-19-2010, 07:19 PM
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Is the radiator support that I'm told I have to replace the same thing as the core support ? I'm not wanting to do to much welding is y I ask?
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