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Old 02-10-2011
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Front end swap questions

I was just wondering what year i use to swap my 2000 ford ranger front end with, and also where i can get the parts at for a cheap price.
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Well it depends on what you are doing. If you want to keep your current style 98-01 Ranger. If you want to go with an older or newer styling front end you will need the complete header panel, both fenders, hood, front bumper and upper radiator support.
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If your going with a newer front end you won't have to change out the hood. They interchange for years past the 2000 model, I know up to 2007, may be the same on the current one. Now if you wanted to switch to an Edge hood that would be different.
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Well it depends on what you are doing. If you want to keep your current style 98-01 Ranger. If you want to go with an older or newer styling front end you will need the complete header panel, both fenders, hood, front bumper and upper radiator support.
negative. 98+ run the same fenders, core support. most of the time, you will need the header panel, lights, grill, and hood for the year/trim package you want. if you go 04+, then you will need the driver's hood hinge and possibly the hood latch.

go 97 and older, then you'll need core support, header panel, lights, grill, fenders, etc.
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@OP it would be alot easier if you tell us what year you want to swap to

Here are your choices:
93-97
01-03
04-05, 06+ (same stuff just different grilles)
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i just want to change out the header panel and the headlights and the front grille to an 02 front end
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need the 02 hood then

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need the 02 hood then
no.

You need a few things for a 01-03 front:
Headlights
Corner lights (01-05 or 06+)
Header panel
4x4 Honeycomb Grille

You can keep your hood but your 98-00 hood is basically a 01-03 2WD hood so it will look funny. But it will fit and work just fine.
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retract...

thought you thought i thought you just needed a hood lol nevermind




get a hood too tho lol
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thought you thought i thought you just needed a hood lol nevermind




get a hood too tho lol
yeah defiantly one of those things you don't "need" but it won't be complete without.
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yeah defiantly one of those things you don't "need" but it won't be complete without.
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