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Front End Conversion

I was thinkin of doin a front end conversion...but im already a ranger so i was thinkin..

would a new explorer front end work?




will those fit on the ranger front end?
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the lines wouldnt match up...
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you could make it match, gonna cost $$$..
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With extensive modification either will work. Personally I think the stock '04 Ranger grille looks better than both of those anyway.
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i think the explorers are wider now.. you'd have to do a lot of fab work to make it fit on our trucks
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if the panels are wider hwo could i make em fit..if it would bolt up to the frame?
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what all would be needed..


hood
fenders
grill
bumper
front end clip..
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I doubt you will get the new explorers to work but you may stand a chance with the sport trac. I would just keep your ranger front end tho.....it looks more aggressive.
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i say go with an 06 frnt end. thse are wicked...
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i want to get the new 3 piece chrome grill when i get some cash saved up..and i want a chrome upper valance....i think ill stick with the ranger front end
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I would think the sport trac would, its basiclly the same as the ranger.
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I doubt it alot you would need more than you listed prob.
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you would have to section the hood grill and bumper since they are wider
even the sport tracs are wider. really its more work than iys worth unless youre doing a full blown custom which youre not
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i think it would be awsome to have a ranger with an explorer front end..like said up there im not doin a full blown custom..i just like being different..there are no other trucks that would work..

i could do a Mazda front end but i dont like those that much sorry brenton
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i think it would be awsome to have a ranger with an explorer front end..like said up there im not doin a full blown custom..i just like being different..there are no other trucks that would work..

i could do a Mazda front end but i dont like those that much sorry brenton

haha...that's why he crossed over
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It's cool, I didn't like the Mazda front end either... lol

Brenton
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how about a aviator front end
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How about no, still too wide to be direct bolt on, if you have the fab skills this could be accomplished.

I don't think Evan is eager to do anything new to the front end since this thread is almost a full year old
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I dunno, my mom has an explorer sport...and everything is different...even the front fenders aren't the same...

I can take some measurements and double check if you want though...just LMK
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I've only seen Ranger owners use the the 98-00 front end of Explorers
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those explorers are poo doo..

nothin against em i just dont like em..

ive seen the avaitors b4 but not a fan of em..

i saw a S-10 with a BMW one that was hot..lol but im stickin to the ranger for now
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Don't think anyone's mentioned this but Fiberwerx makes a fiberglass bolt-on explorer front clip for 900 + shipping for the "extreme flared" version. It looks friggin' kickass.

I'm too lazy to find the pic, but I think it's in my Myspace pics.
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I see that that explorer has cobra rims on it(or so it looks).. say does that mean 02+ explorer rims would fit on the rangers?
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i think they do dnt quote me on it..but if they done get lug pattern changed..you can do anythin with enough time and money
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I was thinking this was an old *** thread before i clicked on it!
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