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Old 03-07-2017, 08:12 AM
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I'm currently rebuilding the front clip of my 2005 after a bit of stupidity resulted in me rear-ending someone.


The engine received zero damage, and I've pretty much got everything rebuilt, but I'm missing a couple pieces, and can't for the life of me find them.


They're a couple steel brackets that go between the radiator support and the headlight support. They're about 6", a 90 degree bracket, about 2" per side of the angle. The ones I had were too damaged in the wreck to bend back and re-use (plus their integrity is compromised).


Does anybody else know where I can find these stupid brackets so I can be done with this repair and get to driving my truck again?
Pardon my frustration, I've been *almost* done for several months now...
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:52 AM
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I'm currently rebuilding the front clip of my 2005 after a bit of stupidity resulted in me rear-ending someone.
The engine received zero damage, and I've pretty much got everything rebuilt, but I'm missing a couple pieces, and can't for the life of me find them.
They're a couple steel brackets that go between the radiator support and the headlight support. They're about 6", a 90 degree bracket, about 2" per side of the angle. The ones I had were too damaged in the wreck to bend back and re-use (plus their integrity is compromised).
Does anybody else know where I can find these stupid brackets so I can be done with this repair and get to driving my truck again?
Pardon my frustration, I've been *almost* done for several months now...
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I know the ones your talkin bout, I've removed them & through them away on numerous Ranger's I've had. Unless you have a state inspection or somethin like that, you can put it together without them, and get to driving your truck!
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Old 03-09-2017, 11:42 AM
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I know the ones your talkin bout, I've removed them & through them away on numerous Ranger's I've had. Unless you have a state inspection or somethin like that, you can put it together without them, and get to driving your truck!
My headlight support feels.. well, for lack of better word, jiggly without them. I'm afraid one good solid bump would cause damage, and plus the headlights bouncing while I drive would drive me absolutely bonkers.

would you happen to know what they're called officially, so I can narrow down my search?
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:35 PM
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AHBT brackets -- Anti-Headlight Bouncy Thingies.. :-P
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:02 PM
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Maybe go to fordparts.com and look up the part name in the illustrated parts catalog (IPC), and call a dealer for the price of them. And.....while they are on the phone with you, get the full part number, thank them for their time, then hop online and search for the best price on the needed parts.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:29 PM
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Base PN# 8b455 and there is a R & L, they don't show the whole PN# on Fordparts.com. I can get it at work if I remember to look it up.

2005 Ranger Header Panel Exploded View

Gets kinda CRAZY and I do have a tendency to forget to look for stuff for my own kids sometimes.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:54 AM
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Base PN# 8b455 and there is a R & L, they don't show the whole PN# on Fordparts.com. I can get it at work if I remember to look it up.

2005 Ranger Header Panel Exploded View

Gets kinda CRAZY and I do have a tendency to forget to look for stuff for my own kids sometimes.
You're correct on the basic part number, that's why a phone call to the dealer must be made. Alternatively, once the part name is known some searching online usually kicks up the part and complete number.
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Old 03-10-2017, 09:18 AM
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Base PN# 8b455 and there is a R & L, they don't show the whole PN# on Fordparts.com. I can get it at work if I remember to look it up.

2005 Ranger Header Panel Exploded View

Gets kinda CRAZY and I do have a tendency to forget to look for stuff for my own kids sometimes.
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PN# F87Z*8B455*AA RH List $52.82
F87Z*8B455*AB Center List $104.17
F87Z*8B455*AC LH List $53.46
Total $210.44

I can get them cheaper for you, but shippin would probably eat up the savings.
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Old 03-15-2017, 05:18 PM
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PN# F87Z*8B455*AA RH List $52.82
F87Z*8B455*AB Center List $104.17
F87Z*8B455*AC LH List $53.46
Total $210.44

I can get them cheaper for you, but shippin would probably eat up the savings.
Gimme a price, I'd be ok with FedEx ground, I'm in STL, you're in TN, and it won't break the bank.
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Old 03-19-2017, 04:23 PM
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Check these guys out they'll find it and they will ship it to you.
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