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Old 09-06-2013, 01:53 PM
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Will a grille from a 98 ford ranger fit onto a 98 mazda b3000? Any help would be great! thanks guys
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:09 PM
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The Ranger and B Series are close siblings in everything except for Front clip parts and tail lights for the most part. It's scary how little changes they made for these trucks from different auto makers.
I think Ford built the Mazda B Series on the same line as the Rangers. Ford and Mazda had a production agreement. The Ford Probe and one Mazda (don't remember the name) shared the same components except for body parts and was built at the then Mazda plant in Flat Rock MI.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:15 PM
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I think Ford built the Mazda B Series on the same line as the Rangers. Ford and Mazda had a production agreement. The Ford Probe and one Mazda (don't remember the name) shared the same components except for body parts and was built at the then Mazda plant in Flat Rock MI.
The Ford Probe and the Mazda 626 shared platforms.
The Ranger and the B3000 shared cabs ,wiring ,engine and running gear . The beds ,taillights , front clip are different but can be interchanged as the whole unit , ie , the bed and lights , front clips complete . The interiors share some components but most parts are interchangeable.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:42 PM
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Hello, I'm new here. I have a 95 Mazda B4000 and I'm looking for a new bed to get rid of some cancer above the wheel wells. I found a 99 Ranger bed for sale on CL. From the pictures it looks like the body lines are the same.Can anyone tell me for sure that they will or won't match up?
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:39 PM
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Hello, I'm new here. I have a 95 Mazda B4000 and I'm looking for a new bed to get rid of some cancer above the wheel wells. I found a 99 Ranger bed for sale on CL. From the pictures it looks like the body lines are the same.Can anyone tell me for sure that they will or won't match up?
the 99 bed will fit just fine
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:50 PM
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I need to be set straight on the grills. I have a 1997 B2300 and I want to put the newer style grill on it, I don't care if its from a Mazda or a ford I just want the grill that has the headlight assembly that is an edge not just completely rounded like the ones I have now. For example a 2001 grill. I've looked it up and some people are saying yes some are saying no. And before I figure it out myself the hard way I'd like some input on this.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:53 PM
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I have a 2000 and mine had the style after yours and I upgraded to a 2001 grill.

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Old 10-25-2013, 08:23 PM
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I have a 2000 and mine had the style after yours and I upgraded to a 2001 grill.

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I found the grill I want to try which is only 32 of rockauto but I just don't understand why some say it fits, some say you need to replace additional parts and then some guys say it won't work at all lol I want a yes or no. Only reason I want the newer grill is so I can have better looking headlights didn't think it'd be that hard
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:33 PM
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Well at the bottom it sticks out a bit but out doesn't matter to me I also put 01 headlights in it too . I had the crappy foggy ones.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:41 PM
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I need to be set straight on the grills. I have a 1997 B2300 and I want to put the newer style grill on it, I don't care if its from a Mazda or a ford I just want the grill that has the headlight assembly that is an edge not just completely rounded like the ones I have now. For example a 2001 grill. I've looked it up and some people are saying yes some are saying no. And before I figure it out myself the hard way I'd like some input on this.

The 97 grill will not interchange directly with any other ranger grill. The only difference on the mazdas are all the emblems, the door sills that day Mazda, the front bumper, valence, corners, turn signals, headlights, grill, tail lights, front fenders, bedsides. That is it. Everything else is a ranger. The 97 grill won't change with anything else because the grill on the mazdas go around the headlights and the Mazda headlights are specific to the Mazda, there aren't even any aftermarket unless oe look for these trucks. You can get a grill to fit. But you would have to cut both grills up and make a hybrid of the 2. I was gonna but the entire cross section out of mine and make it smooth with fiberglass and put steel mesh behind it. But I have that idea up. Oh and the tail gates are different on the mazdas. The Mazda tail gate doesn't have holes in it for the ford emblem. Mazda used stickers and are hole less.

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