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Is it possible to take the front end of a 04 or 05 ranger and put it on an 01 or later ranger?
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Anything is possible, but why would you want to, the new ones are a step in the wrong direction looks wise.
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Anything is possible, but why would you want to, the new ones are a step in the wrong direction looks wise.

^ ^ ^ ^ ^ what they said ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
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how come you dont like the 04 front end?
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I like the 02 because the grille is simple. It's just one big opening. I don't like the three openings with the obscenely large ford oval. I also prefer my fog lights round.
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Haters... :p
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I dont like the 04 front ends either...just dosnt go right or...somethings just wrong there. Id take a 01-03 front end anyday! :D

its one of the reasons why i decided against trading in my 02 for an 04. should never have test drove that fx4 lvl II... :(
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to answer yourr question and not go offtopic at ALL.

It is possible, you will need a new grill and most importantly, a new hood since the grill on the 04-05 stick up higher almost like the new F150 vs the older F150s. I beleive you can still use your old bumper valance and bumper.
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I seem to recall that a new radiator support might be needed too.
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*crys and sucks thumb* butt i wikeeee my o fowr
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Just wait until I paint the valent krylon gloss black, or maybe find a black billit grill with a space for the ford Emblem... Just got photoshop re-installed last night, so I'll play with the options... Sometimes it's just good to be different, but I do like the stock 03's better. Sure nuf. Just that I like what's under this hood, then what was behind my old 03 grill.
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And since they are practically giving away rangers these days, it wasn't a very expensive move for you.

I was just looking at the rad support on an '04 and I see is higher in the middle than it is on the sides. I don't have my '02 here but I seem to recall that rad support is flat across.
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if you want to swap, it's up to you, don't let anybody tell YOU what YOU like, anyways, i changed my '00 front end to the 01 to 03 front end. I changed the grill, headlights, header panel, and core support, I kept the 2000 bumper and valence though because i liked them better. other than what other people have listed look at the header panel to see if it needs swapped.
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And since they are practically giving away rangers these days, it wasn't a very expensive move for you.

I was just looking at the rad support on an '04 and I see is higher in the middle than it is on the sides. I don't have my '02 here but I seem to recall that rad support is flat across.
no sure whats called what, but the "core support" (whatever the grille and panel bolt/clip onto is NOT the same...So that needs to be replaced, same with grille and panel, and hood.....and i would assume a new hood latch too


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