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Old 07-07-2011, 01:26 PM
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Default 1993 Front Clip Conversion

I searched for this and I saw lots of useful information on the installation but, I am trying to locate where to buy a newer front clip for my 1993 Ranger. I would prefer a 2001+. Is this something that I should just go to junkyards for? Is there any place that sells them new?

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Old 07-07-2011, 01:33 PM
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:07 PM
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Default Re: 1993 Front Clip Conversion

a new front clip requires grille, grille surround, bumpers, valance, headlights, side marker lights, hood (if you want to convert to a 2001+)
even then, I doubt the 2001 items will just mount up to your truck. A lot of fabrication will be needed.
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:32 PM
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Default Re: 1993 Front Clip Conversion

Ok, thanks. That is helpful. Does a 1997 or 1998 front clip just bolt on then?
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:19 PM
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a 1997 1998 is the same as a 1993.
so, yes, it's a direct bolt on.
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Old 07-08-2011, 02:16 AM
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Default Re: 1993 Front Clip Conversion

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a new front clip requires grille, grille surround, bumpers, valance, headlights, side marker lights, hood (if you want to convert to a 2001+)
even then, I doubt the 2001 items will just mount up to your truck. A lot of fabrication will be needed.
there is not a lot of fabrication needed. replace the core support with the new one, then bolt the rest on. the core support will be the hardest part. requires cutting the spot welds on the old one and welding in the new one. as long as that's in the correct spot, the rest is simple. the bumper may require a little fab, but it's not even required to do the swap. just completes if you want. i've seen pics of the bumper being used by just drilling a couple new holes in the brackets and bolting it right to the frame.

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a 1997 1998 is the same as a 1993.
so, yes, it's a direct bolt on.
no, 98 is not the same as a 93-97. 98 was the first year of the 4th generation. 93-7 is the same, 98+ has the different core support.

once a 98 core support is put in a 93-7 truck, anything up to 2011 is pretty much a bolt on deal.
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