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Wrecked ft. Valance.. need help!

I hit a truck in the parking lot the other day, and I wrecked up my front lower valance on my 2004 Ford Ranger Edge.





So.. I need a new one! A local body shop's estimate was about $400 to repair it, and about $680 to replace it! I'd like to replace or repair it for as little money as possible.

I found a local junkyard that said they could order one for me for $65 unpainted. If I got it painted (how much would that cost?), how easy it is to remove the old one and install the new one? Is it just bolt on? I know I'd have to transfer the foglights n all, but is that pretty easy?

Also can anyone help me locate one online? Again it's the Front Lower Valance Panel, the part with the square foglight holes for the 2004 Ford Ranger Edge.

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if you take the bumper off (4 large 3/4" bolts) you can then locate all the screws holding the vallance on. There is about 10-12 of them and they are pretty small. I say get a new vallance unpainted and have it line-x's (they can do it the color of your truck). Im sure you can install it yourself its not hard at all. good luck

i want mine line-xed cause its all scratched
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if you take the bumper off (4 large 3/4" bolts) you can then locate all the screws holding the vallance on. There is about 10-12 of them and they are pretty small. I say get a new vallance unpainted and have it line-x's (they can do it the color of your truck). Im sure you can install it yourself its not hard at all. good luck

i want mine line-xed cause its all scratched
how much is line-x??? I was thinking about getting my front valence, my flares, and my truck bed done, I was also thinking about also getting one of their toolboxes
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I just took my valance off, there were only 6-8 Bolts that held it on, plus the clips on either side. It was off within 10 minutes. I cant remember the size, I want to say 10mm, but dont quote me. Its easy work.
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Okay I got it off pretty easily. The bolts were 8mm, and probably about 8 to 10 of them. I also took all the foglight assembly and stuff off.

I'd LOVE to keep the same valance if I could - I'll look into Line-x. What would that look like? I have a superliner (black) sprayed in my bed - would it look like that?? I really don't want it to look bad, and my dad wouldn't allow it unless he agrees it would look okay. I'll probably just have to pay for it to be repaired. There's some deep scratches and some cracks, one pretty big. There's also lots of red paint on it.

Another question - do I HAVE to get a 2004 Edge Valance? Can I get a different year? I still want to have my foglights, so will the square-type ones fit on other years?

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Another question - do I HAVE to get a 2004 Edge Valance? Can I get a different year? I still want to have my foglights, so will the square-type ones fit on other years?

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04-05 was the same foglight year. 01-03 were round, and 06 is square i think
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Okay. I can't find any 04 or 05 front valances on ebay...

But what about THIS one? Would that mount on my truck, and would the foglights fit on that?
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nope, that wouldn't work, unless you baught 01-03 foglights. The only other valance you could put on your truck would be a 04-05 XLT vallance. Its black plastic, and on the xlt's they arn't painted.
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nope, that wouldn't work, unless you baught 01-03 foglights. The only other valance you could put on your truck would be a 04-05 XLT vallance. Its black plastic, and on the xlt's they arn't painted.
Okay another question- When I'm calling around and looking online, am I looking for an '04 EDGE valance or just any '04 valance?
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yes, make sure you specify edge because the 04 ranger XL doesn't have any cut outs for foglights.
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yes, make sure you specify edge because the 04 ranger XL doesn't have any cut outs for foglights.
Ah gotcha. Now if I do get one ordered for $65 like the guy at the junkyard said, they come unpainted. How much would it cost to paint? What all is involved - sanding, priming, layers of paint, and clearcoat?

I'll probably go back to the body shop today and ask some more questions. I'll ask how much they would charge JUST to fix the valance (no de-installation or installation), and how much they would charge for paint if I brought them a new valance.
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call some local body shops in your phonebook and get pricing. be very specific on what you want.
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yea ask them for a quote, cuz i have no idea how much that would cost
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call some local body shops in your phonebook and get pricing. be very specific on what you want.
Okay I'll definitely do some work on this tomorrow.
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sounds good buddy. keep us informed cuz im thinkin about lining my valance and fender flares.
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Ordered a new bumper cover panel today. It will cost $385 + tax, but luckily I don't have to pay for all of it. Only $275 :( That sucks some big ones... Should be in tomorrow or Wednesday.
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Well I fixed the valance, and then took it through some mud

I picked the part up this afternoon from the body shop that ordered it for me. With overnight shipping, I couldn't be more satisfied! It looked perfect - so clean, and even came with new foglights and foglight bulbs! Installation was a breeze. Here's some before and after pics, and some pics of the mud. Almost got stuck too... mud was flying down the street for almost the whole way back home! :)



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your new valance looks good as new
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