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2000 to 2002 front Conversion

Thanks for the help in advance, Im new to trucks just got a 2000 Ford Ranger yesterday but been looking non-stop on the internet about lifts,etc , etc.Now to my question I like the fronts of the 2002 Ford Ranger Edge and I know its possible to Convert my 2000 Ford Ranger into one as far as the look goes. What do I need exactly? I believe I need..

2002 Ford Ranger Cr Grill and Healdlight Panel
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2003-...Q5fAccessories

01 02 03 RANGER EDGE F BLK BUMPER VALANCE FOG BRACKET 8
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...9509&viewitem=

and a hood?

Im pretty sure there is more which is why im asking, so if you have the time Id appreciate anymore advice, thank you.Also im not sure if it matters but my truck is 2wd.
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never mind im trying to learn everything through the search option.
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Your going to need

Headlights
Grille
Header panel


Thats all that is necessary..

Hood and bumper is optional
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^^As long as you only go 01-03. If you decide you wanna go 04-05 then you will have to get the hood as well. Def. not a bad deal though, I wanna do it bad myself.
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^^As long as you only go 01-03. If you decide you wanna go 04-05 then you will have to get the hood as well. Def. not a bad deal though, I wanna do it bad myself.
Well being he said he wanted to switch from a 2000 too a 2002 i think i covered what he needed.
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never mind im trying to learn everything through the search option.
wise man haha

and to ***** out my old truck

stock 98-00 front end


With 01-03 hood, lights grille, header panel and 98-00 bumper/valence/fogs


fully complete with a welded front hitch
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Thanks for all the replies,i'll be ordering my parts today except for the hood and bumper,going to hold off on that although I probably will end up being impatient and buying the hood and bumper next week haha

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wise man haha

and to ***** out my old truck

stock 98-00 front end


With 01-03 hood, lights grille, header panel and 98-00 bumper/valence/fogs


fully complete with a welded front hitch
I actually saw your pictures when I was searching but couldn't find them again, but thanks for posting the pictures gives me a better idea....is it all easy to install or is there some cutting and wielding involved? Thanks. Great looking truck btw looks a lot better then before in my opinion.
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I actually saw your pictures when I was searching but couldn't find them again, but thanks for posting the pictures gives me a better idea....is it all easy to install or is there some cutting and wielding involved? Thanks. Great looking truck btw looks a lot better then before in my opinion.
Its really easy to swap over (took me 30-40 min), no cutting or welding. you'll reuse your bolts from the header panel so you're good there. once you get the old stuff off, you'll need to pull 1 of the 2 turn signal bulbs (3157 bulb) on each side because the 01+ lights only require 1 of them per side plus the little "dummy" light which doesnt blink in the far corner. Tape the sockets you pulled the bulbs from, don't tape over the bulb because the tape will burn. once you do that you'll have "hyperflash" because its like if one of your bulbs were dead since its not connected. Pick up an "EP27" flasher/relay at autozone/advance auto/online and replace your OEM relay under the dash and it will get rid of the hyperflash.

after that its really all bolt on. if you plan to get matching bumper make sure you buy the bumper mounting and reinforcement brackets too because the 98-00 stuff won't be compatible.

I agree it looked better when it was done but too bad its dead now but i'll get another one once i ditch this bronco
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I really like this swap (along with many others)...
What kind of costs are involved?
It's really only lights, trim and the header panel?

I like the 00 style bumper and fogs with the 01+ honeycomb grill.... It's a little different look while still being "stock". Something not everyone's going to have.
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Its really easy to swap over (took me 30-40 min), no cutting or welding. you'll reuse your bolts from the header panel so you're good there. once you get the old stuff off, you'll need to pull 1 of the 2 turn signal bulbs (3157 bulb) on each side because the 01+ lights only require 1 of them per side plus the little "dummy" light which doesnt blink in the far corner. Tape the sockets you pulled the bulbs from, don't tape over the bulb because the tape will burn. once you do that you'll have "hyperflash" because its like if one of your bulbs were dead since its not connected. Pick up an "EP27" flasher/relay at autozone/advance auto/online and replace your OEM relay under the dash and it will get rid of the hyperflash.

after that its really all bolt on. if you plan to get matching bumper make sure you buy the bumper mounting and reinforcement brackets too because the 98-00 stuff won't be compatible.

I agree it looked better when it was done but too bad its dead now but i'll get another one once i ditch this bronco
Good to know about the lights I wasn't aware of that. It seems all to easy as far as the rest goes but I guess that's not a bad thing I ordered the Panel , Headlights w/ Corners, and the 02 Edge Grille.Only thing I have to think about is what im going to do with the primer color of the grille since it wont match my paint i'll figure it by the time it all ships in. I'll probably get the hood next and bumper last,thanks again!
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i painted mine myself. go to any autobody supply store they'll mix you an aerosol can of your paint code. mine matched perfectly. $25 for the can of paint and another $28 for the can of clear
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i painted mine myself. go to any autobody supply store they'll mix you an aerosol can of your paint code. mine matched perfectly. $25 for the can of paint and another $28 for the can of clear
i'll try that I'm in the progress of painting my grille with some krylon fusion but taking my time on it so it'll be hard to chip but I called Pep Boys but they said they don't mix paint and im not sure which brand to go with I just want something that won't chip when I wash it. I read about Dupicolor but got mixed reviews.
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i'll try that I'm in the progress of painting my grille with some krylon fusion but taking my time on it so it'll be hard to chip but I called Pep Boys but they said they don't mix paint and im not sure which brand to go with I just want something that won't chip when I wash it. I read about Dupicolor but got mixed reviews.
i got PPG, its what some auto bodies use. Look for auto body suppliers around ur area on google. with a paint code, they'll probably be able to make you a can of what u need
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Do you stillhave your old grill and light and header panel?
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i got PPG, its what some auto bodies use. Look for auto body suppliers around ur area on google. with a paint code, they'll probably be able to make you a can of what u need
I'll do that today,thanks.
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Do you stillhave your old grill and light and header panel?
Yes, it's still installed in the truck I should be getting the rest of the parts in this week and then i'll do the swap. I plan on selling everything you mentioned since its pretty much is perfect condition.
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Ran into some problems today I got the header panel on, and the headlights however we couldn't get the corner lights in because theres nothing to screw them into we need those clips it looks like.So we didn't put the Honeycomb in because we figured it be easier when we fix it maybe tomorrow. Or am i missing something? Thanks
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Got everything in today, although I still need the J clips for the Corners and a Ford Emblem. Here's a cell phone pic i'll get some better ones when I get the J-clips and Emblem im just not satisfied till I do.

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