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Old 02-19-2012, 03:53 PM
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Default Front end collision rebuild 2001 4x4

Soo about 3 weeks ago I tried dodging a deer in icy weather , then over steered, panicked over steered some more.... fishtailed about 6 times then hit a tree.

Now my truck looks like this:







what i need help with is what year ranger parts are interchangeable,
everything in front of the engine has to be replaced the only thing that survived is the a/c. the innner and outer fenders are going to need replaced as well. I'm trying to keep the budget around 2k i have more money but i'm trying to budget.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:30 PM
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i've gotten just about everything off the front of the truck now.

for the spot welds do I just drill them out or is there some other technique?
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:37 PM
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Drill them out.

Check out this thread if you haven't already for what parts are interchangeable.

Hope it helps
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:41 PM
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air chisel maybe.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:41 PM
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I would do x measurement on the frame. Just to make sure it's not bent.
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:42 PM
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Drill them out.

Check out this thread if you haven't already for what parts are interchangeable.

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Old 02-20-2012, 07:45 PM
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I would do x measurement on the frame. Just to make sure it's not bent.
i've already had it checked by a specialist.

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Drill them out.

Check out this thread if you haven't already for what parts are interchangeable.

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would probably help if i could read your mind...?
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:15 PM
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Front End Swap guide 1998-2000



So what are you saying.... You can't read my mind??? lol oops

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Hey!! I just saw you're from my neck of the woods. Im in Crown Point IN
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:52 AM
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Damn! Wish you were closer. I have a rolled 2001 with all the parts you need that is almost ready for the scraper. Its even red.

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...and yes drill out the spot welds. They make a drill bit for spot welds. Think you can even get one from Harbor Freight.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:07 AM
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Front End Swap guide 1998-2000



So what are you saying.... You can't read my mind??? lol oops

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Hey!! I just saw you're from my neck of the woods. Im in Crown Point IN

I'm living in Valparaiso, you ever take your ranger to the dunes?
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:13 AM
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if you have a harbor freight near you, they sell spot weld drill bits for like $5 each, makes life super easy
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:53 PM
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if you have a harbor freight near you, they sell spot weld drill bits for like $5 each, makes life super easy
http://www.harborfreight.com/3-8-eig...ter-95343.html

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Old 02-22-2012, 12:01 AM
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yupp! i used one of those to skin the sheet metal bedsides off a buddy's bed. made life so easy!
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:47 AM
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yupp! i used one of those to skin the sheet metal bedsides off a buddy's bed. made life so easy!
I drilled out 6 spot welds and its taking approximately 3 minutes each with a normal bit. I was looking up some videos on those specific bits and it seems like it drills hella faster. Plus you can change the depth on some of them, hopefully the harbor freight bit is adjustable?
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:57 AM
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I've used the harbor freight bits too. They work good. You just cut through the top layer of metal. Leave the metal under to weld the new panel to.
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