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Old 11-18-2009, 06:14 AM
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Hello,

Are there ways to change out the body panels on slightly older Ford Ranger's (late 90's) to those of the newer rangers ( 03-04 style)?

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Old 11-18-2009, 08:25 AM
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i dont see why not. my flares literaly just snap on and the lower valence can be fitted with brackets onto an older frame.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:03 AM
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the front end is the only differences, and you can swap on a newer front with the replacement of the header panel, hood, fenders, grill, bumper and lights.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:56 AM
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98+ trucks are virtually identical save for some external plastic parts. 93-97 are a totally different story and require alot more parts. I won't cover 97 and olders.

for a 01-03 front end you need a header panel, grille, headlights, headlight retainers, misc screws/jnuts.

for a 04+ front end you need a header panel, grille, headlights, headlights retainers, hood, misc screws/jnuts.

Bumperwise, all 98+ are interchangeable from the frame forward. Meaning, bumper and all associated brackets would be needed to run whatever particular bumper you want to run, from the frame horns forward.

Fairly easy swap. Straight up bolt-on stuff. Here's my buddy's 98's before and after(01-03 total swap)...







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Old 11-30-2009, 02:01 PM
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damn that looks good i might just have to try that ebay here i come lol
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:09 PM
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What type of hood scoop is on the red one?
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:40 PM
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could be done for around $400.00 bucks not bad for a newer truck look
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:13 PM
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Was done for about $20 and was purchased on close-out from Hillbank. It's a SLP/Roush Thunderbolt Ranger hood scoop.
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:16 PM
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Was done for about $20 and was purchased on close-out from Hillbank. It's a SLP/Roush Thunderbolt Ranger hood scoop.

Oh so their not available anymore?
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No they still have some available $119.95
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:21 PM
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On your hood Joe, I'd get a 99-04 Mustang GT hood school. Thunderbolt scoop would look like ass because you've got a hood that 'dips' down in the middle. The GT scoop grille is very tall, and can be trimmed to fet that groove perfectl. The Thunderbolt cannot.

Didn't know they still offered 'em. I got mine for $20 about 3 years ago. What I typed above is the reason why I didn't run it.
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:28 PM
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No they still have some available $119.95
CLICK 4 HOOD SCOPE
I'm gunna need to get one!
Thanks!
Is it possible to make it functional?
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:49 PM
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93-97 same work fenders header panel and hood
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:25 PM
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93-97 same work fenders header panel and hood
Add radiator core support and front frame horns.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:27 PM
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On your hood Joe, I'd get a 99-04 Mustang GT hood school. Thunderbolt scoop would look like ass because you've got a hood that 'dips' down in the middle. The GT scoop grille is very tall, and can be trimmed to fet that groove perfectl. The Thunderbolt cannot.

Didn't know they still offered 'em. I got mine for $20 about 3 years ago. What I typed above is the reason why I didn't run it.

Do you know somewhere i can find one? And can i make it functional?
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