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I have a 95 ford ranger and was wondering if it possible to change my grille it with a newer ford ranger grille . ?
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Yes, BUT it isn't a straight up swap. You'd need a front clip.
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What kind of front clip is there a link u can send me . and is there any sites u recommend to buy from
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Honestly a J/Y will be your best bet. Only problem is finding a rear ended Ranger. There are a few threads on this site about the front end swap.
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yah you would have to search the forums for a front end swap and maybe rangerpowersports.com. Also you would need a front header panel, new hood, new fenders, new lights, new grille. But in the end you would convert your 95 into looking much like a much newer ranger.
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sweet, yeah I have a 99' and i want the honeycomb grille :)
this guy is parting out his 2005, what would i need from the front end to put the grille on my 99?
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sweet, yeah I have a 99' and i want the honeycomb grille :)
this guy is parting out his 2005, what would i need from the front end to put the grille on my 99?
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I made a list kind of above. You would just offer him like....300 for his whole front end. Actually you want hood also, I guess 500 would be fair. And then you would need to get the junk repainted, it'd be pretty sweet though.
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oh ok,
is it a must to get the hood?
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I made a list kind of above. You would just offer him like....300 for his whole front end. Actually you want hood also, I guess 500 would be fair. And then you would need to get the junk repainted, it'd be pretty sweet though.
yeah, but didnt he want the honeycomb? ie the 01-03 edges and 4x4???

if he gets that, he wont have what he needs for his swap..
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I don't know about everyone's situation but i do know this (or at least i think I do)


- Most every ranger generation (there's like 5?) has its own header panel to go with the grille and front end.
- Usually you need to match the hood to the vehicle generation, as there are two types of powedome hoods.
- Fenders above a certain year should be the same I believe.
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its from this truck
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yeah, but didnt he want the honeycomb? ie the 01-03 edges and 4x4???

if he gets that, he wont have what he needs for his swap..
That does have the honeycomb anyways. There were two types of honeycomb grille.

heres an 02


my 04


and billet 02 (which is the equivalent of takin out the honeycomb and adding billet
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are you wanting that honeycomb or the earlier honeycomb? do u want it to look like karrbass4life
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i know, but if he wants the 01-03 he wont need the 04 hood..
rite?
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i know, but if he wants the 01-03 he wont need the 04 hood..
rite?
Yah well if you look at the pics the two hoods are different, mine rises up in the front. I dont know if you can use the 95 hood with the 01-03 but honestly the hoods are great on the newer trucks. If he can get the 04 stuff though then he should go 04 because he would save a bunch of money.
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i agree, i jsut didnt know what honeycomb he was talking about...
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so if i only wanted to change the grille on my truck i need to do a full front end swap. i wouldnt be able just to get a new grille
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yup, it takes work
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