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Old 09-04-2009, 04:25 PM
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Default 2001 ranger grille replacement

I just found this forum today, and it is awesome! I read a post earleir where i guy gave a description of how to remove and paint the honeycomb grille. I have the honeycomb grill model, but i want to replace it with the chrome bar style grille. I can get one of the chrome bar's off of a 2001, but I was wondering two things. First, will this grill be a direct fit into where the honeycomb is on my truck? i dont want to use the whole assembly because it is coming off of a truck of a different color. Also, what about other options? I dont want to go aftermarket because i like the authentic ford look, but are there other year ranger styles that will fit my truck without replacing headlights or hood? Thanks! Awesome forum you guys have here.
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:31 PM
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Let me make sure u currently have this grille


And you want this grille middle right



If that is correct then no it wont swap because the grille middle u have now there is no bar at the top

The whole grille assembly will swap just fine but not the middles

2001-2003 are your only options
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:34 PM
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Here are the 2001-2003 options

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Old 09-04-2009, 04:52 PM
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And anything from '04 and up is different.
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Ya 2004 and Up u gotta change hood header panel and all that garbage

anything before 2001 same thing 2001-2003 was the crappy year for grilles
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:31 PM
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Figures. Stl I like the look of yours. I might look into that.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:44 PM
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Prepare your self to get hood - header panel - and other things

My 05 I can swap from 2004 up too 2009
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:04 PM
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Seems kinda like a daunting task and expensive. I may just paint it like the other thread mentions. Also, I have the chrome bumper with the plastic piece underneAth it that is looking a little faded. Can that be painted or should I leave it alone. Any other ideas to improve the look?
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:05 PM
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Btw, thanksfor the help
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:09 PM
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Ya lower part called the valence is easy to remove and paint

It's that textured style one right? There are 7-8 bolts like a 10mm that hold it on
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:11 PM
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Yep that's it. I'll give. A try my next day off. Thanks
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