pfftt my first reply didn't go through...
VH5150, thanks I've had good results with a PDR shop here also but forgot to mention that one of the dents is too deep to do this way anyway.
djfllmn not what I wanted to hear but thanks. I'll look in some junkyards for now, maybe I'll get lucky.
I thought about getting a hood scoop since I heard it helps cool the engine. I didn't know about the cowl but that's probably out of my price range and I see '03 is the last year supported anyway. I do like that the cowl is a drop in replacement, not something you have to mod.
I'm not really an enthusiast but this is my first Ranger so thanks to all for the info.