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99 to 01 conversion

what do i need to convert my 99 front in to a 01 front end .......i know the whole headerpanel and lights and grill and all that....but will i need fenders and a hood?
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Your fenders are the same as an 01+ already.. and you dont have to have the powerdome hood. Just like you said- the headerpanel, grille and headlights/corners.
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fenders are the same i believe. Hood can be the same. Get the "powerdome hood" that is straight across. The higher up years the hood is shaped slightly diff, i dont know exactly how to explain it but someone will provide pics.

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i know its on another site, but heres a good write up on the swap

shows exactly the minimum required to swap
http://www.rangerpowersports.com/tech/?p=94
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will my XLT bumper work???
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i believe so..

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yes, it will line up
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Check this out.......VERY nice idea imo.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2001-...QQcmdZViewItem

Fairly nicely priced too. Depends on what grille you want, the 2wd XL grille (like in the auction) or an EDGE or XLT 4x4. I believe the auction includes EVERYTHING you need.

Good luck w/ what ever you do.
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i am biding on that 1 that is y i asked what i need i can care less what the grill looks like i just like the 01+ frontend style.....i the 98-00 style got old on me
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any 1 know where to get amazon green paint...in a can or not does not matter just need the paint
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1999 Ford Ranger 4x4 4.0L forset green


why do you need amazon ?
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any 1 know where to get amazon green paint...in a can or not does not matter just need the paint
F***ing nowhere.... the only thing i can find is the little pen... youd have to go to ford and have them make a batch for you and it wont be cheap...
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F***ing nowhere.... the only thing i can find is the little pen... youd have to go to ford and have them make a batch for you and it wont be cheap...
If you are gonna have them make the paint just get them to paint it too.
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now is amazon the lime green color?? Or is it like that forest green looking green??? Just curious.
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i'd say its Forest Green.
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i can not remember what color my truck it and i can not find my window sticker..but its dark green with metilic paint thats all i know
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Go to a paint shop and they can look up the paint code for ya (its on the door jamb sticker)
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Can you fit a 98 - 2004 header (front headlight / grill thingy) on a 97????
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Can you fit a 98 - 2004 header (front headlight / grill thingy) on a 97????

Heck yes you can!

And by the way.

94-97 = a generation
98-00 = a generation
01-03 = a generation
and then 04+ is a generation, maybe there's 06 or 07 bein diff.


Most people want the 01-03 swap.

AND yes, you could do this swap to make an old ranger look as if it was built in the 2000s! Hmm, I feel as if im missing something though..

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Not w/out more parts you'll need to get the 98+ fenders, header panel, lights, and for the 04 front end, the power dome hood for sure. I think you'll need to get the newer style bumper as well because the 93-97 bumper is just relatively flat on top and the 98+ bumpers have somewhat of a curve to accomodate the grille.
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Not w/out more parts you'll need to get the 98+ fenders, header panel, lights, and for the 04 front end, the power dome hood for sure. I think you'll need to get the newer style bumper as well because the 93-97 bumper is just relatively flat on top and the 98+ bumpers have somewhat of a curve to accomodate the grille.

anyways the older bumpers would look like ****.

Yah I think the fenders is what i was forgetting.

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