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2005 to OLDER style headlight conversion

Before I go out and actually spend money and bolt parts on....

I'm really not digging the options out there for custom headlights for the 05 style front end, so I am thinking about just jacking the front piece from an older ranger (with better headlight options) and bolting it up.

Does anyone know of any issues I may have?
Will I need to replace the fenders as well?
how diffrent are the bolt paterns?
is there anything I should know before undertaking this project?

I dont mind a bit of modding here and there but if I am going to have to whip out the sawz all, I'd rather just deal with what I ahve and wait patiently

I have not seen any rangers in the pick and pull that fir the year I am going after (late 90-s to early 2k) so I can get a nice projector beam going on for measurements.

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so u wanna go to the 00 style headlight?
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I'll trade ya! Straight up if you want.
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Yeah I'm sure you can find lots of people to trade you..
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Why do you want to.
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I want to move to a nice projector beam style headlight, which they dont make with the current style for 2005

what is involved or is a straight swap?
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They dont make any quality projector in the 98-00 style either..........





retrofitting ftw.
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You'll need 98-00 header panel, 98-00 headlamps, 98-00 grille, 98-00 corner/signal lamps, 98-00 headlamp retainers.
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thanks muchly, thats not as much as I thought, still alot, but it brings it into concideration

next question,

what years had the best projector kits released?
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dont forget the hood.. 98-03
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OH SNAP! forgot. lol. I was thinking 01-03 to 98-00. lol.
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what if he has a powder dome though? lmao.. nevermind truck is 05. lol
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I think it would be badass to take a 2001-2006 4.0 Reg Cab with a wrecked front and replace it with a 93 Splash front..
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thanks muchly, thats not as much as I thought, still alot, but it brings it into concideration

next question,

what years had the best projector kits released?
None, the projectors you see on Fleabay are just after market junk. If you want something worth getting, you are going to have to get it off a Lexus or a vehicle that came with them from the factory. Then you will have to mod your headlights to accept it. Alot of work, but probably worth it.
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I have a friend who has done that once, but I dont think it was something as drastic as it would be to convert ranger headlights...

I love my truck but hate the front end.

I could just get a roll bar and some KC lights, but I cant seem to find a roll bar that really conforms to the theme I am going after. I also cant find one that costs 100$ and I have no fab skills =)
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