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Old 03-15-2011, 04:13 PM
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Cool 1998 Ford Ranger XLT DD with style

Decided to start a project thread for the 98. I'm in the process of collecting parts for a 01-03 edge front end. Only thing I need now is a 01+ bumper with fogs and I will be good to go on the front end.

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Lower it a little a on some 17's, stereo, tint and just drive it. Eventually repaint it, but probably not until late this year or spring of the next year.

Scored 2 mach 1 wheels with tires for 150 bucks off CL. Found two matching one's on ebay for cheap and got them. I will put a new set of tires on it when they come in.



powerdome hood I scored for 260 with tax from a junkyard. Only a couple chips in the paint.


I also scored the 01-03 header panel and edge grille for just shy of 100 shipped to the house new!

Took the topper off.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:54 PM
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Powerdome is on and as PS of what the finished product will look like hopefully.






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Old 03-15-2011, 10:02 PM
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like the hood man looks sharp nice fined
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:48 AM
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what engine does it have in it? gunna be your dd? gunna be sweet with those wheels and then that 01+ con
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:20 AM
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i still want those tail lights.lol
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:30 AM
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thats gonna look good when finished, def subscribed lol
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:08 PM
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like the hood man looks sharp nice fined
Thanks man

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what engine does it have in it? gunna be your dd? gunna be sweet with those wheels and then that 01+ con
It has a 3.0/5spd combo, but that'll get me by till next year sometime I plan on the 302 swap. I may have a line on a carb'd 302 for dirt cheap.

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i still want those tail lights.lol
lol they will be off the truck soon. Found some cheap replacements for now that look stockish.

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thats gonna look good when finished, def subscribed lol
That's what I am hoping for lol.
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:15 PM
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I love the swap. Would that stuff work on a 1997 ranger?
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:26 PM
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lol they will be off the truck soon. Found some cheap replacements for now that look stockish..
let me know when.. need them bad.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:46 PM
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I love the swap. Would that stuff work on a 1997 ranger?
I know some guys have swapped a 98+ front end on a 97 style, but I am not sure what all is involved.

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let me know when.. need them bad.
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:54 PM
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I know some guys have swapped a 98+ front end on a 97 style, but I am not sure what all is involved.

Easy, have to get new fenders, Radiator support is the biggie. And the front mounts have to be widened about 1-1/2" on each side. The radiator will fit, but would be best to use a 98+, the tabs on the bottom are wider
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Old 03-22-2011, 04:23 AM
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Okay so I got all the 98 crap off and by god ford WTF were you thinking when you designed the headlight setup. Total PITA to remove. 04+ is stupid simple in comparison. Anyway I got the header panel in and I am only a few small pieces away from getting it all on. Just need the metal clips to hold the part under the head lights in and two screws plus the ford emblem and then finish installing and I am done. I am hoping ford will have everything I need to finish it up tomorrow.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:27 AM
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you need the newer style mirrors..
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:34 PM
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Default Re: 1998 Ford Ranger XLT DD with style

looking good
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Old 03-25-2011, 01:45 AM
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you need the newer style mirrors..
I have some 06's to go on. I gotta mod them and then I will put them on when I do the door speakers.

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looking good
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