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 Posted: Wed Aug 15th, 2018 11:50 pm
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Hey All! I just lucked into another Ranger, 1996 4.0 XLT. Young guy fishtailed, and hit a guard rail with the right front/rt rear bed. The bed, rt fender, and hood are toast along with the front bumper, lights, grill and header panel. I took all the bent/broken parts off the front end today. Very surprised that there is insignificant damage to the rest of the front end. No damage to a/c or radiator. Nothing damaged in the front drive line. Just all the bolt on stuff was tore up. I was going to swap the 4.0 driveline into my old 91 (400K), but have reconsidered. I read that any 92-97 ranger panels will fit, and there seem to be plenty of rangers still in the scrap yards. I even priced "new" panels and they are crazy expensive? But that might be to obvious? What would you Ranger fans do with a blank front end slate? Can I bolt on a newer front end; hang newer fenders, hood, lights....? Would you hang a flairside bed on it? Maybe run vertical exhaust (think Dodge Lil Red P/U)? This could be fun.....

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 Posted: Thu Aug 16th, 2018 12:39 am
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toadboy wrote:
Hey All! I just lucked into another Ranger, 1996 4.0 XLT. Young guy fishtailed, and hit a guard rail with the right front/rt rear bed. The bed, rt fender, and hood are toast along with the front bumper, lights, grill and header panel. I took all the bent/broken parts off the front end today. Very surprised that there is insignificant damage to the rest of the front end. No damage to a/c or radiator. Nothing damaged in the front drive line. Just all the bolt on stuff was tore up. I was going to swap the 4.0 driveline into my old 91 (400K), but have reconsidered. I read that any 92-97 ranger panels will fit, and there seem to be plenty of rangers still in the scrap yards. I even priced "new" panels and they are crazy expensive? But that might be to obvious? What would you Ranger fans do with a blank front end slate? Can I bolt on a newer front end; hang newer fenders, hood, lights....? Would you hang a flairside bed on it? Maybe run vertical exhaust (think Dodge Lil Red P/U)? This could be fun.....


I lightened that up for you so everyone can see, you must be pasting this from another board? Lots of people here with mixed years, mike69 has a 2000 but you can't tell from the front end. Short of tailights and interior parts I haven't frankenstein'd one yet so I would be a bad source but I'm sure many others will chime in.



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Raptor 1 piece conversion? ­čść expensive but could be a cool project┬á

https://www.mcneilracinginc.com/collections/ford-ranger/raptor

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For your ttb truck there are many fiberglass options! I personally do not like the F150/ Raptor style clips on the Ranger but thats just me.
I like the 2008 Ranger front clip, for you this would require some fiberglass.

1996 is an EXCELLENT year for the ranger.
96 has dual piston calipers on the front brakes

Check out Perrys Fab N fiber and Glasswerx for fiberglass front clip options.



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 Posted: Sun Aug 19th, 2018 02:39 am
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OMG that's is coooool!!!  If I had any ability to do such mods I'd be all over this!  That is not a lot of money for the fiberglass parts?  The stock parts are gonna run be $5-700.  I'm gonna say it; IF I were 20 years younger I'd be a raptor ranger owner!

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