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2005 Rangers lights on 2005 Mazda B3000

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Icon4 2005 Rangers lights on 2005 Mazda B3000

Howdy folks! This is my first post on the forum so please let me know if I'm forgetting something. I currently have a 2005 Mazda B3000 and was wondering if aftermarket ranger lights of the same year would fit into my truck. I'm hoping that they do since they're essentially the same truck minus some superficial stuff.
 
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The front end of the truck is different, so no.
 
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Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge View Post
The front end of the truck is different, so no.
x2 won't work. You could however do a front end swap on your mazda and make it look like a ranger
 
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what all would go into a front end swap? Is it just visual stuff like the bumper and what not or is it legit hardware?
 
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Originally Posted by Fordsarebadass4 View Post
what all would go into a front end swap? Is it just visual stuff like the bumper and what not or is it legit hardware?
fenders, header panel, grille, hood, lights.

not sure about a mazda bumper with the ford front end but it mihgt work. Sounds like a lot of work but its actually really easy.
 
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Do you know of any thread that have done it, I'm kind of on a budget and would rather not need to weld stuff
 

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Originally Posted by Fordsarebadass4 View Post
Do you know of any thread that have done it, I'm kind of on a budget and would rather not need to weld stuff
I did it on my 98. It's pretty much a direct swap. Need both fenders, header panel, lights, grill, the clips that hold the lights in, hood, emblem, maybe the hood latch and drivers side hood hinge ( I know the 03+ ranger used a diff hood hinge and latch then the prior years, not sure if Mazda switched or not as well). Bumpers are different as well, 04+ bumpers have a deeper indent in the bumper and 98-03 Mazda or ranger bumper won't work without the grill rubbing on the bumper. As far as 04+ Mazda bumpers, I've never seen one in person so I can't comment if it'll work or not.

And the swap really isn't for anyone on a budget unless you can find a truck at a local salvage yard that has everything.

Here's what my swap costed me

Fenders - $50 a piece local salvage yard
Header Panel - $75 ebay
Grill - $40 ebay
Emblem - $30 Ford
Hood - $165 ebay
Hood Latch - $30 ebay
Hood Hinge - $30 ebay
Lights - $100 ebay
Clips - Nothing found them at the local salvage yard
Bumper - $625 Went with an aftermarket one as factory ones were selling for $400+ on ebay.
 

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Thanks for the info!
 
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