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Front clip conversions?

I looked back pretty deep in here and didnt seem to find a thread about converting front clips. If im just missing one feel free to tell me. Im curious on my 93-97 how much is involved going to the 06 and up. I know the hood, fenders, header, lights, grille, core support need to be changed. Is the core support the only thing that has to be cut/welded or do like the inner fenders or something need to change too. Thanks!
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inner fenders will have to be modified just a hair, but if you can cut out a core support and weld a new one in, the minor trimming won't be an issue. other than that, sounds like you have the right idea. probably a little wiring on the head lights, and you'll need to change the driver's side hood hinge as well. don't forget the header panel to mount all the lights/grill to as well.
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I started a thread to other day about this but mine was from 98-00 to 01-03 lol
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yes sir i saw yours but knew that 98 and newer have a diff. core support so i wanted to make sure i wasnt missing anything. thanks though
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damn this is pretty much pointless without pics. lol
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inner fenders will have to be modified just a hair, but if you can cut out a core support and weld a new one in, the minor trimming won't be an issue. other than that, sounds like you have the right idea. probably a little wiring on the head lights, and you'll need to change the driver's side hood hinge as well. don't forget the header panel to mount all the lights/grill to as well.
thanks for all the info! yeah i had header in there and wiring is no problem. Im not interested in hacking just to make it fit, I want it to be pretty much factory. So the driver hinge is different too? Ok added to list. lol. is the hood latch different?
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Damn it didn't realize the pics were gone.....try this one
http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga...conversion.htm
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yes, will need a 98+ hood latch. prob be best to find some from the same style front end you choose.
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Damn it didn't realize the pics were gone.....try this one
http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga...conversion.htm
cool ok that gives me a better idea of it broken down. Im not wanting to just hack it to put it together though but that works perfect for a trail rig.
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