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Old 09-29-2012
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LED's finally installed & lit up!!

The color is off in the pics, but in person they're almost identical to my turn signals


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MORe pICS!!

Had a nice day today & moved my Hella's down onto the bumper. Not sure how I'm going to like them, but at least my grille is more visible.















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That's pretty clean looking terry! I'll get you those measurements today!
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that 1 piece thing is fugly...........
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that 1 piece thing is fugly...........

Not to mention the $900+ price tag

If anyone wants to give me $600 for mine, it is for sale!! That's a $300 savings, what a bargain!~!~!

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I'll even throw in my marker LED's.
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that 1 piece thing is fugly...........
i think it looks better then just ford in the grill but thats just me and i would pay an extra $300 for it cause you get a hole front en new hood fenders and a grill and you get to use raptor head lights

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Here's those measurements of the 04+ grills.


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Scrambler. I think you missed the point. I was just commending Buggman on all his hard work and bringing attention to the fact that tooling is a lot of work. And im not trying to get anything from anybody.

$70 an hour is cheap in So Cal.
Ya, I did, shoot from the hip, ask questions later, sorry.


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LED's finally installed & lit up!!

The color is off in the pics, but in person they're almost identical to my turn signals

Buggman, pictures of the LEDs.
Are these lights similar to the OEM Raptor but smaller ?
I looked no line for the Raptor Lights but no luck.
How much for the set of three ?
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Hey Buggman, Sorry for bumping the ol' thread but I absolutely love your truck. Since you are the lord of the LED mods I was curious if you have seen something like this, It is a new global ranger in Thailand retrofitted with a Raptor grille mod like yours that i found on facebook. Would you consider doing something like this?
I just wanted your opinion, I love it.

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I like the concept.
Been thinking about something similar for a while now, just haven't had time to develop any prototypes yet.
Stay tuned....
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Cool mod Buggman. I always enjoy seeing what you come up with next.
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You need two more lights under the headlights or in the bumper... Lol, more LEDs !
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HA!

I actually have some yellow led strips under the headlights that are connected to the turn signals
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Scrambler. I think you missed the point. I was just commending Buggman on all his hard work and bringing attention to the fact that tooling is a lot of work. And im not trying to get anything from anybody.

$70 an hour is cheap in So Cal.
No matter where you are 70 an hour is a lot of money to make in my opinion... thats 140k a year at 40hrs .. I wouldnt be driving a ranger if i made that much ! haha
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Hey Buggman, Sorry for bumping the ol' thread but I absolutely love your truck. Since you are the lord of the LED mods I was curious if you have seen something like this, It is a new global ranger in Thailand retrofitted with a Raptor grille mod like yours that i found on facebook. Would you consider doing something like this?
I just wanted your opinion, I love it.


I Like this i would buy one
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Raptor Fiberglass

scroll half way down they make a grille for 04+ now....

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@buggman - Love that grille mod! Have wanted to do that to my 2003 for a while now. Did you ever get the process refined and set up for other years? Even if I didn't do the whole change, can you tell me what you used for the amder LEDs in the top of the grille? Thanks again for sharing this here, it really looks good!
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$300 for grill?!?!? Holy dog ****
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@buggman - Love that grille mod! Have wanted to do that to my 2003 for a while now. Did you ever get the process refined and set up for other years? Even if I didn't do the whole change, can you tell me what you used for the amder LEDs in the top of the grille? Thanks again for sharing this here, it really looks good!

I do have templates for the letters, I've done a couple sets out of 1/4" thick material. Seems to work pretty well too. They're light enough that good foam mounting tape will hold them to the mesh, honeycomb or most other grilles.

They come clear but you can paint them pretty much any color you want using krylon fusion or any good plastic specific paint for best adhesion.
They're pretty forgiving for use with other years too, you can vary the spacing between the letters to best fit your grille.

The led's are some led strips I modded & wired together that come on with the parking lights. I should still have some of those yellow/amber led strips I could mod too.
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Are the letter templates something that you can scan and send? What kind of 1/4" material are we talking here? Plastic? I wonder how they would look in red to match the color of the truck?

Can you post a couple photos of the LED strips and how you modded them as well? Thanks.
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I don't have any digital format for the templates, they're patterns I designed so I really don't want to let them go.

I use polycarbonate (lexan) material, not the inexpensive plexiglass that will break... these are darn near bullet proof.

Here's a LINK to more of my raptor pics/videos

You could paint them any color you like... if you don't like it, it's easy enough to spray another color anytime in the future.
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Raptor Fiberglass

scroll half way down they make a grille for 04+ now....

I find them stupid that they Ranger grill, and the f-250 grill (which is 2 times bigger) are set at the same price :O
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ooooo I like that.
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you could make masters from wood build a diy vacume former and then use the vacume mold to cast the letters.

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