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Old 08-01-2011, 03:41 PM
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Question question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

if i do the 01 conversion on my truck i know that i will need a new header panel grill lights and all that but my question is if i do the conversion would i have to swap fenders aswell or could i use my oem ones?
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:45 PM
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Default Re: question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

your fenders stay the same
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:47 PM
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Default Re: question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

what about the bumper would i have to change it when i do the swap or could i wait til later to swap it....
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:51 PM
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Default Re: question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

good question, not too sure on that. im looking into doing this swap aswell. do you know if you have to do more wiring for the 01-03 lights or do they just plug in?
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

i belive it's the same plugs...... not really sure......
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:05 PM
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Default Re: question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

yea thats one of the things that ive been thinking about that could be a problem as i get into it.
but another route i was planing on going was to just find a powerdome hood. it will line up with the 98-00 grill
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:07 PM
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Default Re: question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

01-03 powerdomes will work with the 98 grill.... i belive it's member sonicblue that put one on his 98
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:09 PM
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Default Re: question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

yea thats what i said...lol.

yea i saw his build, really like the look of it with that hood, i think black would even look ok on mine
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:27 PM
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Default Re: question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

instead of the whole swap, i was thinking of finding a cooler valance but couldnt other than a newer bumper. actually i think the newer bumper will work with the 98-00 grill. >>pic,scroll downhttp://www.fordrangerforum.com/exter...-2000-a-2.html

i also found this bumper cover/valance, but i think it might be a bitch to put on
http://www.myhotranger.com/Keystone-...DF_201/575272/
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:20 PM
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Default Re: question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

you could almost do the whole front end swap for what they want for that bumper cover....
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

yea just found it as an option. ive had a hard time trying to find the parts for a 01-03 swap. i go to the junkyard and craigslist and still cant find shit
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:08 PM
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Default Re: question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

i was checking ebay and they seem to have some pretty good prices on the grill and header panel..... i think you could get both for under 100 bucks..... you would just have to find the lights.....
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:12 PM
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Default Re: question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

yea ill have to go on there and look too.

i think id rather have a powerdome or bumper first so ill probly prioritize that way
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:14 PM
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Default Re: question about the front end swap from 98 to atleast and 01

couldnt find a power dome on there and the bumper was like 200 you could take and buy it piece by piece and do the swap after you get all the stuff in.... i think that's what i'm gonna do....
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:21 PM
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yea thats a good idea, trying to mod the ranger and save money sucks
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