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Mountaineer 32 62.75%
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Old 02-13-2007
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The good, the bad... and the ugly

The good:
I think I have the skills now, to do a front end conversion, but I am not sure what I want to do.

The bad:
I am limited on money so I am leaning toward the phantom grill becuase of the cheap factor.

The ugly:

IDK WHICH ONE?

2003 Mercury Mountaineer


Phantom with shaved corners


I dont like the fenders on this one, but tha is pretty easy to fix I would imagine, just use more of the ranger fender vs. the jeep one.
JEEP
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i say do the jeep cuz that is very unique. the mountaineer/exploder is (i think) more common among the front end conversions.
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ever think of doing something completely different. f-150 swap, s-10 swap (had to put that in), jeep cherokee swap
?????????
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ever think of doing something completely different. f-150 swap, s-10 swap (had to put that in), jeep cherokee swap
?????????

range rover?? I like the jeep one but I have seen it done a couple of times but thats were my vote is.
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ever think of doing something completely different. f-150 swap, s-10 swap (had to put that in), jeep cherokee swap
?????????
the f150 is WAY too wide and would have to be section alot to get it to even fit, let alone would it ever look right.

s-10 is a big fat no lol.

that is a jeep cherokee there, well a jeep grand cherokee.

I have thought of doing a few different ones, lincoln zephyr front end, aviator, and even thought about doing a newer tacoma front end, but now all this thinking has me up in the air about any of them.
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i like the jeep
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I really like the grill & headlights on the '03 Mountaineer.... Jeep looks good too. My vote's for the merc tho
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Jeep. NOW.
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merc..cept put the ford emblem on there
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the mountaineer is looking like a winner...!

good thing is I can get it for around $500

oh yes....
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i like the merc cause its still a ford
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those rims on the mountaineer are fugly x a bajillion if that was your choice of rim you would waste an entire show truck.
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those rims on the mountaineer are fugly x a bajillion if that was your choice of rim you would waste an entire show truck.
While I appreciate your cander, I can assure you, they look better on the truck, then they do in that picture:



I just couldnt find a decent pic of them to put in the photoshop.
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EWW to the "CHEAP" one.
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i say none....dont like any of them to be honest. if had to pick one though it would be the phantom
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i like the mountaineer
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The mountaineer is HOT HOT HOT!
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Looks like mountaineer it is.

Look for completion in October-December of 2007

(gotta bag the back for this show season.)
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the mountaineer looks pretty cool.. ive never seen one like that before.
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redo your rear setup correctly before you change front end
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redo your rear setup correctly before you change front end
dee dee dee

uhm, I'm staring at my 4 link right now, in my garage silly.
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ill take those clear corners off your hands if you decide to swap
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we'll have to settle on a difference in taste... because those rims look like hub caps to me and they just look cheap.

The body lines of the truck and especially with the mountianeer swap are really rigid. those rims are really fluid curvy. They belong with the body lines of a Neon or Sebring. if you are serious about having a show truck look into some Coddington's. He has had some nice ones lately.

I'm sorry but I just really hate those rims
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know a place online that makes boyd replicas for a fraction og=f the real ones. i was lookin at 20" magneatos for 2200 or the replicas in chrome for 1k
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we'll have to settle on a difference in taste... because those rims look like hub caps to me and they just look cheap.

The body lines of the truck and especially with the mountianeer swap are really rigid. those rims are really fluid curvy. They belong with the body lines of a Neon or Sebring. if you are serious about having a show truck look into some Coddington's. He has had some nice ones lately.

I'm sorry but I just really hate those rims
its alright man everyone is entitled to their opinion and that IS what I asked for.

I am serious about having a show truck, but the rims are cheap, and my first set, and by no means my FINAL choice of rims.

I dislike boyds style very much. But I wont go there.

nor do I have the money at the moment for some overpriced wheel. I just want something for the moment that I can tuck more than tire.
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