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Old 10-23-2010
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Can you put a newer Ranger front end on a older one?

I want to get a 98 Ranger. But really like the look of the 08. So is it possible to swap front ends and what kind of price am I looking at?
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yes new hood headerpanel and grille and bumper
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someone on here has an 01 with 09 stuff on it.

04-11 Header Panel
01-11 Headlights
06-11 Corner Lights
04-11 Hood
06-11 Grille

You can get it all at Certifit for cheap but it will be Taiwanese crap.

Or you can find a wrecked on for cheap and take the shabang.
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yea the problem is with the wrecked one is most cars/trucks that are totalled are front end hits...
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yes you can. i know you are new so dont take this the wrong way. do a little searching on the subject there are tons of threads out there about this. there is one that has the list of everything you need.


there are a bunch of people that has done this swap
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i believe you will need the hood hinges as well.
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There needs to be a sticky with this info.
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i believe you will need the hood hinges as well.
I think thats only when you swap a pre-98 to a 98+ because you have to do fenders also. He does not have to so.......i think he is good.
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I think thats only when you swap a pre-98 to a 98+ because you have to do fenders also. He does not have to so.......i think he is good.
it's not going from 97 to 98 that is the problem. i have a 98 hood on my 93 and it bolted right on.
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it's when you go 04 and newer. taken from wvcat on one of the other forums:

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Here's a couple little things you missed. If you upgrade to 04 or newer the drivers side hood hinge is different. For some reason they mad it backwards and the hood won't line up with your old hinge.
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this is my truck its a 95 with 08 front end

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this is my truck its a 95 with 08 front end
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Howbout some details & more pics?
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it's not going from 97 to 98 that is the problem. i have a 98 hood on my 93 and it bolted right on.

it's when you go 04 and newer. taken from wvcat on one of the other forums:
Hmm, just the driver side hinge. Thats interesting. Funny tidbit of info.


@Paul Spickard- are you just running your 90s bumper on there cause something doesn't look right.
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