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I need a brush guard

Any suggestions? I want a push bar like on crown vics but cant seem to find any to fit my truck
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I believe they are called WAAG bars?
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You'd probably have to either have to modify one from a Crown Vicky to fit, or build your own...

I do not know of anyone that supplies a push bar for our trucks.

Had a hard enough time finding a good brush guard, as in one capable of taking a winch... oh wait, they are virtually nonexistent, and if you do see one on a Ranger, it's probably a one off fab...

One of the little things about the Ranger... some people really don't give a **** about it. Those that do seem to make good products, for the most part anyways...

I do recall seeing a bar off of a Crown Vic in a CL ad... the guy said a bracket is bent up and useless, but the bar itself is good. He wants 50 bucks for it.
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They no longer make the WAAG bars and I haven't seen one for sale in at least a few years.
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look for a westin or aires brush guard. i found mine on craigslist for 100 bucks.
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You'd probably have to either have to modify one from a Crown Vicky to fit, or build your own...

I do not know of anyone that supplies a push bar for our trucks.

Had a hard enough time finding a good brush guard, as in one capable of taking a winch... oh wait, they are virtually nonexistent, and if you do see one on a Ranger, it's probably a one off fab...

One of the little things about the Ranger... some people really don't give a **** about it. Those that do seem to make good products, for the most part anyways...

I do recall seeing a bar off of a Crown Vic in a CL ad... the guy said a bracket is bent up and useless, but the bar itself is good. He wants 50 bucks for it.
I like the Go Rhino setup that's on all our Crown Vic and been tempting to take mine off for a test fit on my truck. The only reason I hadn't is I have the possibility of getting the old WAAG Sportster. If you're looking for a brush guard with winch capabilities, Mile Marker and Warn is the way to go.
http://www.jamesoaksenterprises.com/...inchbumper.htm
http://www.jamesoaksenterprises.com/...arn_bumper.htm
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Is there any way I can take the light guards off? I want jus the middle. I got two Off road lights for it wired up and everything. I need a bar thatsall
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this is the exact one I had, the light part is bolt on anyway.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-08-Ford-R...item3a6f5eaaf4




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OMG PERFECTO!!!!
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this is the exact one I had, the light part is bolt on anyway.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/01-08-Ford-R...item3a6f5eaaf4




ive got that one too
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steels isn't bad because it doesn't cover the lights though
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so what brackets would i need and where would i mount this:

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/pts/2835130289.html
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I like the Go Rhino setup that's on all our Crown Vic and been tempting to take mine off for a test fit on my truck. The only reason I hadn't is I have the possibility of getting the old WAAG Sportster. If you're looking for a brush guard with winch capabilities, Mile Marker and Warn is the way to go.
http://www.jamesoaksenterprises.com/...inchbumper.htm
http://www.jamesoaksenterprises.com/...arn_bumper.htm
I looked at those a little while back... problem is not only are they not listed for my 1996 Ranger, but they also are charging ridiculously high prices for so called 'brush guards' when they are in fact quite flimsy in both construction and looks, IMHO. I bet hitting a small (6" or bigger) tree with either of those headlight protection bars will still result in a broken headlight.


So I'm building my own. 2.5" square tube, 1/4" plate, and a couple other pieces of steel. It'll be fairly light weight, but much stronger than the ones you posted the links to... I want to be able to run over small trees, Smart cars, and Priuses.

Plus for where I'm getting my steel, I'll be into the whole bumper and winch set up for around 500 bucks. KC Daylighters will add about 160 more onto that figure. So for the price of one of those brush guards, I'll have my truck all decked out and ready to rock.
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