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quick reassurance please!!

so basicallly my truck is a frankenstein!! it's an '07 ford ranger, but when it was rebuilt the guy mixed some cosmetic stuff up with whatever he found..

I have a later model grille/hood/bumper.. nd i wanna change it out for the 07 pretty much nd i found this set on ebay that i liked, but it comes with "HEADLAMP MOUNTING PANEL"

my true question is if i already have one in the truck.. i'm not going to need to get another one cuz i can just keep the one i have cuz it'll fit the same way?? or i need to get a new one cuz it won't fit??

i just need some reassurance cuz ive been told a couple things by a few people nd got curious!! OPINIONS PLEASE!!

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What front end is on your truck? If it's an 07 front end then the new 07 will be a direct replacement.
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Pictures too ,
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this is what the grille in my truck looks like ((not my truck by the wayy))
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but this is what it should have in it
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but on this one ^^ it has the light mounts.. the one i have in my truck should have it right?? cuz obviously my lights are mounted to something lol
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this is what the grille in my truck looks like ((not my truck by the wayy))
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but this is what it should have in it
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but on this one ^^ it has the light mounts.. the one i have in my truck should have it right?? cuz obviously my lights are mounted to something lol
So the guy put an 98-00 front sheet metal on an ’07 !

Here is what I know from reading on this site…
When some of the members switched from there '00 front sheet metal to an '03 Power dome hood/sheet metal they had to change the inner header panel also. So I would think that it is the same in reverse.

Why would someone switch backwards, funny !
Did you check out the VIN to make sure you got an “07 ?
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this is what the grille in my truck looks like ((not my truck by the wayy))
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but this is what it should have in it
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but on this one ^^ it has the light mounts.. the one i have in my truck should have it right?? cuz obviously my lights are mounted to something lol
If you have a gen 4 front end now you would need to get the new grill, headlights, corners, header panel, hood. The bumper could stay but will just look out of place.

That 'light mount' is the header panel.
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Why would someone switch backwards, funny !
I bet many people could do this to make the truck less attractive and prevent thief attention.
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probably, but why bother? just make it one of a kind, they are easy to track down.
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It is an 07 but it's been rebuilt.. Twice
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As Adam said you basically need a new front end if you're gonna get an 07 hood. Rebuilt twice? Just kill the damn thing.
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i didn't do the rebuilding!! lmfbo!! the guy who had it befoer me was a ----ing idiot!! BUT she runs perfectly great :D i couldnt be happier.. im putting a small lift on her this weekend actually im really excited to start my customizing
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as stated before. hood, header panel, lights, grill, and driver side hood hinge (if he swapped it out). they changed in 04.
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post an actual picture of the truck. I'm curious lol
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I will tomorrow before i go to work!!
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the front end of my truck!!
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this is what the grille in my truck looks like ((not my truck by the wayy))
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but on this one ^^ it has the light mounts.. the one i have in my truck should have it right?? cuz obviously my lights are mounted to something lol
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the front end of my truck!!
Those are not the same. You have an 01-03 front end. The one in the first picture is a 98-00 front end.
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The grille does not determine the year of the truck btw. I have an 03 FX4 grille in my 04. The styles of the grille surround and hood is what determines the year. Yours is 01-03 front end.
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Ohkay thanks
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yeah thats an 01-03 2wd front end you'll need everything to swap to 2007 but its really easy to do.
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it's getting the money to do it all -_- might as well just leave it nd get a big bumper!!
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might as well then the front wont ever have to be reconstructed again
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this damn truck!! whatever.. ill still go rompin around!! heehee..

heyy another question..
I'm putting a 3" space nd 2" blocks.. im eventually gonna lift her higher.. nd id do AAL for the rear.. but what kinda lift would be best for the front?? i heard spindles have a habit a snapping.. any suggestions!?!?
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this damn truck!! whatever.. ill still go rompin around!! heehee..

heyy another question..
I'm putting a 3" space nd 2" blocks.. im eventually gonna lift her higher.. nd id do AAL for the rear.. but what kinda lift would be best for the front?? i heard spindles have a habit a snapping.. any suggestions!?!?
The spacer you have would be your front lift. Although 3" is more then I would run as the ride will be horrible.

Your options for lifting are bigger coils, coil spacers, spindles or body lift. My spindles were fine and a lot of other guys have run them in the past as well without problems.
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Yep, he must have had a non-insurance covered accident. They do have quite a different array of front ends for those last 6 years. Mine had that ugly generic looking black all over theme to it. I ordered the 08 set up and got the chrome grill. The 07 seemed to be the mix of the bunch, from the XL to the STX of that year I noticed a big difference in the style of the front ends but the rear style was only different with the painted bumper.
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Idkk wthell Im gonna do with the front end.. I wanna bigger bumper so just don't know what kind yet lol.. But I got some of the lift on.. The u bolts were too big for my blocks so we have to work that out now but I got the 31s on her!!
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