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Old 05-02-2011, 11:53 AM
Catfish33 Catfish33 is offline
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Default Gen II to Gen I front end retrofit?

What all would I need off of the front end of a Gen I ranger to swap it over to my Gen II? Just fenders, grille headlights? Or is do you need teh radiator support too?
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:33 PM
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Default Re: Gen II to Gen I front end retrofit?

You will probably need the radiator support as well, since the gen I trucks use a sealed beam light and your gen II has the replaceable bulb style. I'm pretty sure they mount up differently. As a word of advice, before you swap the rad supports, spray generous amounts of PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench on the mounting bolts. Years of battery acid and weather take a big toll on the rad support mounts. May be smart to just torch the bolts and then worry about them later.
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:41 PM
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Default Re: Gen II to Gen I front end retrofit?

i need a rad support for a gen 2 where does one obtain one?
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:18 PM
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Default Re: Gen II to Gen I front end retrofit?

If you want new, about the only choice you have is LMC truck.

If you can manage to find a rust free truck, then you can try one from a junkyard, but they're usually all rusted out, so it's like a 25% chance of finding a good one.
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:25 AM
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Default Re: Gen II to Gen I front end retrofit?

Thanks for the reply Fordzilla. And yeah PB blaster is one of my best friends. LOL
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