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Grill replacement

We've got a 99 reg cab 4x4. We want to replace the grill with a mesh/honeycomb so we can put some lights behind it.

Is there a drop in replacement, can I swap in another year, or do I need to cut the bars that are in there and fab something up?

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You would need to cut the bar and get do some custom meshing. When you see guys on here doing that they have 01-03 Edges and 4x4s which came with mesh. You can always do a front end swap though.

You need:

01-03 Header panel
01-03 Mesh grille
01-11 Headlights
06-11 Corner lights
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Post some pics of the truck.

Doing a newer front end would give you plenty of room for lights

You can use the corners from 01-05 as well

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Get an 01+ grill and cut the bottom off where your turn signals are
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Get an 01+ grill and cut the bottom off where your turn signals are
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That's the look we're going for. Is the front end swap a simple unbolt the old and bolt in the new, is there some special trick?
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That's the look we're going for. Is the front end swap a simple unbolt the old and bolt in the new, is there some special trick?
01-03 Header panel
01-03 Mesh grille
01-11 Headlights
06-11 Corner lights if you want the cool ones. 01-05 is will work.

Either find a 01-03 Ranger with a intact front end or buy it all aftermarket. I suggest Certifit.

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Thanks for the info about certifit, there's even one here in KC.

And i can't believe I didn't get flamed for misspelling grille.

This place is great!
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Get an 01+ grill and cut the bottom off where your turn signals are
Has anybody ever done this?
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I've seen it on a truck in the parking lot at work. Looks ok, they didn't cut the ends off the best, If they would have taken their time it would look good.
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Has anybody ever done this?
I know, I'm like.....................me want.
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