Front grill change on 2003 xlt? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

Exterior Semi-Tech General discussion of exterior for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-25-2011
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Elmwood, CT
Posts: 184
Front grill change on 2003 xlt?

the black on my front grill hasn't faded like on most rangers but I was contemplating changing my front grille to a 2004 or 2005 grille... the ones with the chrome surrounding the grill. can this be done easily or is this not worth it? i notice that my 2003 has that bottom chrome part attached to the actual grille and the 04-05's are a little different in not having that. thoughts or anybody ever done this?
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011
98liftedranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (5)
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 12,538
You will have to cut your hood. They changed the body style a little and how the hood meets the grille.


Attached Thumbnails
Front grill change on 2003 xlt?-163_0802_2008_readers_rides_25z-2004_ford_ranger_xlt_4x4-harry_richmond_of_indianapolis_indiana.jpg   Front grill change on 2003 xlt?-0511st_01_z%252b2003_ford_ranger_edge%252bfront_passenger_side_view.jpg   Front grill change on 2003 xlt?-1ftyr10d04pa02300-1c.jpg  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Elmwood, CT
Posts: 184
right! guess i didn't look hard enough. well forget that Mod
Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2011
klc317's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 950
Why not just paint the faded black areas with fresh paint?
Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2011
VH5150's Avatar
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (9)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Rutland VT
Posts: 834
Or you could pick-up another hood from a junkyard and modify it to fit with the '04+ grille. This is what I'm going to try to do so I can put a "real" PowerDome on my '04.
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2003 Front Grill Installation GMG Exterior Semi-Tech 2 08-09-2013 04:41 PM
in front of grill or behind grill? RangerDanger09 Exterior Semi-Tech 24 03-28-2009 05:47 AM
Cutting Stock Grill for Street Scene Grill Insert fr0st m0nkey Exterior Semi-Tech 5 05-01-2007 10:35 PM
Street Scene grill OVER a Billet Grill?? logan03CO Exterior Semi-Tech 5 07-03-2006 07:00 AM
03 Ranger XLT Grill and Front End swap Quinnin Exterior Semi-Tech 19 03-03-2005 08:28 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:31 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.