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Old 01-04-2008
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01-04ish bumper on a 93-97

has anyone tried this, I like the look of just the small metal piece in front and was wondering if itd look good or look like crap.
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only problem i could think of is your grille surround is straight across whereas the new ones have a dip in it...
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ya, but my bumper has a small dip in it under the grill, kinda similar to the dip in the new ones
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hmm...im an idiot...always thought they were straight across...well hopefully someone can chime in with some useful info then...
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not much of a dip on the '97 style.....dramaticially bigger dip on the '98+. To bolt on a '98-05 bumper on your 93-97 truck, i believe you need new frame horns to mount the bumper onto it. I know there's a member over on RPS with a really nice black '97 and older lifted w/ a black edge bumper conversion....and still has his stock grille/headlights.
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^ I think that guy is on here too, unless I'm thinking of a different truck
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heres the entire 05 clip on my old 93
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Here ya go - Name:  rangerblack.jpg
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fawk that looks nice
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that looks pretty good
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that does look real good, fix that gap a lil and i think itd be pretty sweet. thanks guys
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ew no it doesn't! If you are gonna swap, swap the whole clip. that gap looks like assbutt
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aww it looks like it is smiling!!


why not a b-series bumper? or explorer? just a thought..
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unless you cover that gap with 4 KCs dont do it, looks like a mistake
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Here ya go -
That's that awesome piece of *** right there. I like it.


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unless you cover that gap with 4 KCs dont do it, looks like a mistake
x2! but i don't think it'll be a mistake.....just cover that gap with KC's.
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i asked this question once and got the same answers that your getting..

what i would like to know is.. what needs to me made to mount it..
pictures of custom brackets and how it was put on would be nice..
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ya, i think that black ranger looks real good with it on there, just needs to snug it up a bit, but pics of brackets would be great
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i havnt installed a new bumper on my 93 ranger but i lifted my bumper the other day from a body lift install. for some F'd up reason the company sent me bracks that required notching the frame. well i just drilled a couple custom holes in the frame and mounted the brackets. it worked flawlessly. its probably similar with the new bumpers, anybody else raise their bumper on the newer fords?
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just a bump to revive the somewhat old thread... Im interested in it too. I think it looks awesome. Any info on the mouning/fAbbing? edwards1687?
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I like it, its a big improvement on a dated look. I agree the gap needs addressed.
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That's not my truck but if i remember correctly he just fabbed up his mounts out of some steel plates i couldn't imagine it would that difficult with a welder.
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