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Old 02-23-2008
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00 to 01-03 front end swap

So, I finally got around to getting parts for my front end swap. I called several junkyards around but nobody had newer rangers, so I went to the Certifit in Atlanta and got everything. Everything looks nice...I sorta stuck it all together and it fit pretty good considering it wasn't actually mounted on the truck. I may have to do some adjusting, but i'll have to see about that. And just so you know, the plastic wrap is still on the headlights.
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Nice goodies. Normally I like the clear corners better, but on your truck the yellow ones blend in real nice!
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Old 02-23-2008
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start putting it on the truck, you should be done by morning

i have always liked the 01-03's the best
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How do you like the Certifit parts? I'm going to them go get all my parts to fix my front end. Was the stuff just primed?
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SWEEET! Now uh......Do I see some custom 01+ projector housings in the works????
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How do you like the Certifit parts? I'm going to them go get all my parts to fix my front end. Was the stuff just primed?
They look nice...I think the headlights and corners could pass as oem. None of the parts I got are primed...its just plastic.

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SWEEET! Now uh......Do I see some custom 01+ projector housings in the works????
Yea, as soon as I get enough money...I plan to sell my current projector headlights.
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Sweet, truck is going to look great. Are you going to get a power dome hood as well?
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using a 01-03 hood?

looks good man
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welcome to the 01-03 conversion club. its gonna look good.
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your truck will look sick when its done! are you going to upgrade to the black headlights/corners in the future??
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Nice dude thats going to look awesome
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Old 02-25-2008
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Well I finally did it. Everything actually fit really good.
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wait a minute.....those headlamps look a little different in the dome area......they look quite similar to the 08 HID equipped mustangs! Dude...the truck is looking great as usual!
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Im glad you stuck with that bumper, it looks really good on your truck with the 03 grille. Great job!
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That looks badass dude! Makes me want to have a street truck lol
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Last pic reminds me of:


Looks great, now paint!
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drooooollll...looks sweet dude! just outta curiousity watd all those parts run u
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I'm gonna bet like 200 bucks
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Looks great!
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drooooollll...looks sweet dude! just outta curiousity watd all those parts run u
it was like 220 bucks with tax.
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looks good, now get a an edge power dome hood and edge bumper.

check on www.car-part.com
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Certifit sells the edge bumper as well, I think it was like 100 bucks for both the bumper and valance.
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Looks great! Just beware of the plastic header panel (i'm assuming since it's aftermarket). I tried one and it made my headlights shakey when driving because the plastic flexes more than the OEM fiberglass header panel. I like the stance in that last shot!
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Looks great! Just beware of the plastic header panel (i'm assuming since it's aftermarket). I tried one and it made my headlights shakey when driving because the plastic flexes more than the OEM fiberglass header panel. I like the stance in that last shot!
Mine is actually pretty stiff when bolted in...but not as stiff as the oem one.
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